I don't think anyone has commented on a rather strange report from the BBC last month: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14218920 "Music exams, for example in violin or piano, are to be counted in the [school league] tables for the first time. Exams passed at grade 6 or higher will be included." It appears that such passes will count as the equivalent of one GCSE, and a maximum of two such non-GCSEs per pupil will be allowed to count towards the five GCSE passes indicator. Does anybody know anything more about this? I haven't been able to find anything beyond the BBC's report. There is none of the essential detail I'd expect to see: presumably the pupil will have to have been taught in the school, rather than privately? Does the pupil have to be entered by the school concerned? Will a Grade 6 pass taken before year 10 be counted? If a pupil is taught privately but entered and perhaps coached by the school, will that count? How do exams taken through the Music Services fit into the plan? It sounds like another manic Gove plan that has not been thought through. But it certainly bears his stamp - many independent schools (who don't really care about league tables) have GCSE pupils who have passed Grade 6 (some of whom don't necessarily take GCSE music), while I think the proportion in the maintained sector is likely to be very much lower. On the other hand, if it is true, this is more encouraging than recent news about Music not being included in the EBacc, and perhaps disappearing from the National Curriculum. Any news or any views?