Graeme Rudland has been involved in the development of GCSE since the first examination in 1988. He is currently Chief Examiner for GCSE music with one of the major examining groups, a post which he has held since 2003. In this capacity he oversees the examining and moderating process, contributes to development materials, and also delivers training and consultancy to teachers. He is also a tutor for the Open University Secondary Music PGCE course. After teaching in schools in the Midlands for fifteen years, Graeme worked as a music advisor in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Halton. In 2008 he became an area leader for the Trinity Guildhall and Open University Key Stage 2 music CPD programme, and was a lead subject adviser for the New National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, offering support and training to schools in the London area.Graeme plays the piano and bassoon.