I was just looking at the EdExcel website and they have released the proposed BTEC 2012 specs. They seemed to have slimmed down the choices and there is now a performing arts BTEC and no specific music one! Are they getting rid of BTEC music as a qualification? If so then I'm not sure what we xan offer our kids at KS4 had finally got music back on the timetable after 2 failed GCSE groups ( pre-me!) and a couple of years of low uptake. Our kids simply dont have the skills to do GCSE music at the moment, and the new performing arts BTEC seems to be solely performance focused!