Every student in the school has the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award – a qualification recognising participation in the Performing or Creative Arts, which is awarded by Trinity College London. Mrs Bradley is the Arts Award Co-ordinator and runs the Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
The Arts Award enables students to develop their performance, literacy, communication and leadership skills, through a variety of creative tasks and responses. Students are encouraged to become arts leaders, passing on their skills and working with others to create performance.
Bronze – All members of the KS3 Performing Arts Club work towards their Bronze Arts Award, which is a Level 1 Certificate in the Arts. Students must provide evidence that they have developed their skill through performing, learnt about performance through seeing a show, researching their arts hero and finally, through passing on their skill in a leadership task.
Silver – The Silver Arts Award is aimed at GCSE students and is a Level 2 Certificate in the Arts. We currently run Silver with the Shakespeare School Festival, so the students’ performance is validated further through the achievement of a qualification. Skills are developed further through a leadership project, so students must pass on their skill to others.
Gold – The Gold award is a significant qualification worth 35 UCAS points on the QCF framework and is a Level 3 Certificate in the Arts. Gold is open to sixth form students who must apply in writing to join the Gold Company. Students work hard to produce their own performance in a new art form, developing their skills independently. The leadership project at this level is a significant, large scale event which the students devise, plan, lead and evaluate independently.
If you are interested in completing the Arts Award – please see Mrs Bradley.