I hop that you might be able to offer me some advice. I've received a letter from my son's school today to say he is going to be put into a group that will take a combined single GCSE in English and the remaining English sessions will be spent preparing for a media studies GCSE. He is just coming to the end of year 9. My son has dyspraxia and appalling handwriting. He left primary with a level 5 in reading and level 4 in writing. CATs tests taken in year 7 gave a score slightly above 100 in all tests. He has had a very poor teacher for the last two years who seems to spend the whole time trying to control behaviour issues and is retiring at the end of term. He has a twin sister who has also confirmed that there is very little teaching going on! In his most recent tests he scored a D - not sure what this means really - as I'm not sure if this was a 'GCSE' type grade. I'm am very worried about what this might mean for his future. I'm not at all happy at the idea of him doing media studies - is this just to make the school statistics look better?I am not happy about him being in the bottom set with children who don't want to learn. I would welcome some advice. I am a primary school teacher and would like to know other's opinions on this route before speaking to the school.