Arts Award at Comberton – the qualification that rewards your love of the arts
Arts Award aims to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. It's a creative, valuable and accessible qualification: Arts Award works in a similar way to the Duke of Edinburgh Award with Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, and is a nationally recognised achievement.
We have had a number of students from CVC achieve their Bronze award, and currently have students working towards their Silver and Gold, exploring quite a range within the performing arts, the visual arts, literature, media and multimedia.
If you would like more information about the Arts Award:
Check out the numerous resources and additional information on CombertonLearn
· Go to the Portals tab on this website and follow the link to CombertonLearn
· Find the Arts Award logo on the right hand side of the Home Page and click on the hyperlink
Visit the Arts Award website for more details and case studies from across the UK
Explore the Arts Award e-magazine
Please contact Arts Award Admin & Support for further information and to sign up
· Miss Jude Bristow - Arts Award leader email@example.com
· Mrs Claire Harris - Arts Award administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
What Do I Need to Do?
Part A: Explore the arts as a participant
Take part in, and reflect upon, one or more arts activity, e.g.
· Any performing/creative arts clubs or activities – whether in or out of school
· Independently pursue any arts activity
· Any of the Activities Week items marked with the Arts Award logo
Part B: Explore the arts as an audience member
If you are going on a trip to an exhibition or show, to a gig or reading, to any arts event, then you can use this for this part of the Arts Award. Write about your experience here and review the event.
Part C: Arts Inspiration
Write about your arts hero or heroine by engaging in some research about them and their practice, and describing how they have inspired you to engage in your chosen arts.
Part D: Arts Skill Share
Perhaps assist a professional arts leader in a workshop by leading a short task within the workshop and writing it up, or share an arts skill by leading an activity to demonstrate your skills to others. Sometimes you can do this during an arts lesson or at an after school club. The key thing is to record how you deliver the workshop and ask people how the workshop went.
What level am I working at?
The level comparisons are useful to get an idea of the type and size of the qualifications, but getting an Arts Award says something unique about the skills you have gained in creativity, communication, leadership and art form development. You can start Arts Award at Bronze or Silver and the Arts Award Team can guide you on what level may best suit you.
Comparable by standard level of difficulty
Standard you are working at
credits - graded exams example
credits –leadership qualifications example
credits - other example
D-G GCSE Grade
Music/ Drama Award- Grade 1
Level 1 Sports or Dance Leadership
Level 1 Award in Employability Skills
A* - C GCSE Grade
Music/ Drama Award -Grade2/3
Level 2 Sports or Community Sports Leadership
BTEC Level 2 Award in 3D Design
Music/ Drama Award -Grade 4/5
Grade 7/8 music exams
Level 3 Higher Sports Leader Award
Level 3 Certificate in graded dance - Grade 8
AS Level C Grade (40) Higher Sports Leader Award (30)
The Gold Award is at the same standard as A-levels but is the size of half an AS level, and you will need to have successfully completed your Silver to be eligible to undertake this. The Gold Award holds UCAS tariff points. For more information: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2129
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