Hi, I am conducting some research for on behalf of Middlesex University and I am interested in seeking the opinions of drama teachers in the UK who are familiar with GCSE specifications. My research looks into the relatively undocumented evolution of the different specifications available to drama teachers at GCSE today over the last 20 years, evaluating them from the practices that take place in classrooms and drama studios across the UK and considering where do they go from here, in terms of their evolution, in 10-15 years time? In the most recent evolution of the GCSE specifications, some exam boards have gone to use Controlled Assessments and some have remained with using exams. I would like to know what your views are on the differences between the two. Whether you prefer Controlled Conditions to Exams, or vica-versa and your reasons for thinking so. I hope that you can take sometime to respond to my question and hopefully create some discussion between us. If you want to know more about my research, or want to get involved, then please email me through TES. Thanks in advance.