So my college has reduced the contact hours for the AS and A2 Physics courses from 5 to 4 hours per week, along with biology, chemistry and everything else in other departments. 3 years ago it was 6 hours. The guided learning hours I haven't been able to find (OCR), but there is a scheme on the approved electronic resources from Oxford that puts it at 30 weeks excluding the practical work. What hours per week this is I don't know; so I'm getting double short changed I think, not enough weeks and not enough hours per week. The decision comes from central, saying that this is "sector standard".* Is it sector standard? How many hours do people get elsewhere? For any A levels. And how are people planning to cope if they are in the same situation? This would be physics specific I guess. *which is how they do with unpopular decisions, like giving the principle a 70% pay rise, leaving people down the payscale and temporary contracts vs permanent posts.