We are currently covering the WJEC B spec which I love and think the examination board are fantastic. However, as we are a school serving the forces our rate of mobility is extremely high. My Year 10 class has 3/9 students in it that have started since December with another on their way. My Year 11 group had 2 students join at the latter end of Year 10 and another 1 in Year 11. As we start with Theme 1 and this has very little overlap with other specifications it means these students have to catch up on upto 33% of the course. I have considered teaching it in a different order but wondered if going with another specification would be a better answer for our students. Currently the reasons for choosing the specification with it being very unique is now creating the problems
If you have any comments good or bad about the other specifications I would appreciate your input.