It's great that the TES offers such a platform for focus on topics like this. As a parent of an EDEXCEL Drama student getting grades this year, I have read all your thoughts and frustrations with great interest. My first reaction on recieving my daughter's grades was one of incredulity and (wrongly) of blame on the School. Thanks to this article and discussion thread, parents like myself have quickly got to understand the situation. I sympathise with all Drama teachers out there having to deal with the aftermath of this situation. I find it hard to imagine a more frustrating place that you might find yourself in at present. You feel passionate about your subject, you are restricted to the curriculums you can offer, you decide on what you feel is the best choice and in good faith that your students will be treated with balance and respect for their efforts. And then EXDEXCEL totally fail to deliver on their professional obligations. I find it disgaceful that a UK exam board can produce these examination results and consider them as an acceptable assessment of pupils drama abilities. It sadly makes a total mockery of the subject. This is even more annoying and embarassing for me a British National living and working in Borneo, where I see great deal of respect and trust placed on UK examination boards in international schools across the region. Teachers, pupils and parents deserve an apology and explanation from EDEXCEL for what has happened and an open promise that this will never happen again. And I would find it hard not to strongly recommend students not to take Drama in my daughters school next year for fear of a repeat of this mess. A very sad indictment indeed.