The linear format has been going for several years now - it's just the specifications that are changing.
What do you think about the linear format, Guest55? This return to it, is it positive or negative?
I was not in this country in the time of the O levels; my DD sat her GCSE as modules less than 10 years ago. I have to say, I liked the modules, especially as teenagers (especially boys!
) are learning to be responsible and organised, so I feel it is good to leave them the marge to make some hiccups on the way!
My DS, who will be sitting his GCSE in 2017, says it is fine to have GCSE linear, but I am rather worried about him; I think he does not really realise the situation… or maybe it is me fretting to much!
At least, with modules, you do not feel that all the eggs are in the same basket!