Just wondering if I am over-reacting but I thought the GCSE Spanish Listening this afternoon -AQA - was way too hard. We are having a departmental debrief tomorrow but I know that our most able students came away from the exam feeling very demoralised as the paper was so much harder than the 2 past papers we have done for this new spec. I'm worried that some of them will choose to drop Spanish as an A'level choice & I know some of ours are already thinking of dropping French too after last week's GCSE. Do students in other subjects have to look/listen out for distracters so carefully in an exam? There were so many traps - I only hope our students spotted them. At the moment, we (MFL staff) feel pretty low as we work so hard to get them to a good level of understanding and then we are faced with exams like this afternoon's. Rant over but I would appreciate some reassurance that I am not alone in thinking that this GCSE cohort are going to be the scapegoats of this awful new spec.