Why do I always seem to have some pupils who have chosen to do Music GCSE or BTEC who refuse to do performing? They were told repeatedly when going through the options process that the course included performing and they have been told repeatedly since starting the course - they have taken part in whole class and small group performing activities. Now that the deadline for GCSE coursework and for the BTEC performance is rapidly approaching the complaining has started. "I'm not singing/playing and you can't make me" " If she isn't doing it I'm not doing it" "I'm not going to turn up for the performance". I have done all the supportive stuff and provided easier parts, encouragement, arranged extra sessions etc. I feel like I just want to scream "well why the hell did you choose the subject then?". Grrrr! Just needed to have a rant!