Can some of you younger Tmpers give some advice on the merits of doing GCSE music. My daughter has to decide on her GCSE options over the next few weeks. After deciding on the options she wants to take to help her pursue her likely chosen career, she has one choice left. She has narrowed this down to History which she is very interested in and enjoys. Business studies that she knows will be usefull whatever she does. And, finally music which she also enjoys. She goes to Brass Band, School Band, A Saturday music workshop where she does brass and swing band and she also has perepetetic teaching where she is studying for grade 6 on Flugel horn. My question is - is GCSE music a waste of an option? By the time she actually sits the exam she will be far more advanced than GCSE level. The counter argument to this is that the GCSE would be a banker, where she could afford to relax and enjoy the lesson. But is one GCSE in the bag more important than learning business studies - which to be honest is what I would advise her to take instead.