I'm seeking a bit of advice from the more experienced of you out there. I've just been told that my school is not going to offer KS4 music in September, despite having a proposal for BTEC or GCSE put forward from myself. I'm being told it's because the up-coming cohort of year 10's weren't that good at music when they did it, so they've got no chance of passing a KS4 course. The only query I have is, that it's got to be at least 3 years since my school's offered music at KS4. I've been told I need to up the standard of music in KS3 (I've not been there that long) and then they'll consider it for the following year, but I'm having issues with students not respecting the subject at all because they can't see any progression in it, so it comes down to the questions such as 'why's music even important as we can't take it at GCSE anyway? etc. I'm getting so frustrated and wondered if any of you have ever been in a similar situation and what you would advise to be the best course of action. I've improved the dept no end since I came in and am gutted that this has not been realised into a KS4 course.