Am I the only MFL HOD that finds it outrageous that text book publishers (OUP, Pearson) are increasingly limiting access to transcripts and audio files by only selling them as renewable subscriptions? In the bad old days, you could fork out a few hundred quid and get a pack of CDs and a teacher's book that would last as long as you used the books. As we know, books could be used for many years... Now it seems that if you want the audio etc, even if you can still by a proper book, it has to be as an annual subscription - which over the course of a text book's life, will cost vastly more than the old CDs, for no obvious benefit to schools. In a time of austerity, when departments can't be sure of funding for future years, and when schools need all the financial help they can get, I feel this practice is totally unacceptable. Fair enough, offer a digital subscription service for those who want it, but please continue to offer one-off purchase options for those of us who don't. Rant over. Am I missing something? Are there new GCSE books out there with non-subscription audio available?