Alongside traditional singing or playing a physical instrument, DJing is set to be added to the performance part of a Music GCSE from September 2016. Amazing.

You have the AQA exam board to thank for this revolutionary decision; head of music at AQA, Seb Ross, explained the motives behind it to BBC's Newsbeat:

"They originally said that jazz wasn't real music, and they said it about rock and pop too. Dance music - like any kind of music - is about performing with skill and understanding how music creates mood and meaning. A good DJ makes what they're doing sound effortless, but there's a huge amount of musical understanding behind this and DJing is hugely relevant to today's students."

True dat. However, I do believe that a crucial step between playing instruments and DJing, i.e. playing other people's music, has been missed out: producing. You know, the production of electronic music and performance of said music in a live setting via gizmos and doodads like 808s and Akai MPCs, etc.

On the other side of the coin, Chris McGovern (Campaign for Real Education), said he "would not be in favour of this kind of thing," adding: "it would not impress an employer in the same way as knowing about Beethoven or Mozart." He did say, however, that maybe it would be a good idea to add DJing as a vocational course. Bit elitist of him really.

The whole thing might have come about by exponential success of dance music acts like Calvin Harris, reported by Forbes as the highest earning DJ last year ($66 million over 2014). Although unfortunately the change is only set for England, Wales and Northern Island, not Scotland.