This year at School For Stage, we've really tried to shake things up and give our students new and exciting things focus on. As a result we’ve adapted our current curriculum and made a few improvements.
One of them being the introduction of the Arts Award, which is a selection of unique qualifications for anyone between the ages of 5-25 and designed to help our kids enjoy and grow as artists and arts leaders - it goes without saying we will be specialising in performing arts.
Through the Arts Award we hope to inspire our students to connect more with the wider arts community whilst undertaking fun yet appropriately challenging performing arts based tasks.
So why have we chosen The Arts Award?
First of all, we feel the Arts Award is the perfect choice for our students as it reflects on and compliments what they are already learning in our classes. Except now they will gain a recognised qualification. In fact, The Arts Award is both recognised and moderated by credible institutions including Trinity College and Arts Council England.
We feel this is the perfect way to give our students that little something extra without interrupting or disrupting their current classes.
The award opens up the door for more art based opportunities including events and trips as it is a vital part of the Arts Award criteria. It is also going to assist in helping our students develop valuable life skills. The students will be tasked to build a portfolio of their work, with our help of course, which helps them to understand independent study. Not to mention, they will get to explore the works of some of the biggest and best artists and craftspeople within the industry to gain a better understanding of the life of a professional in the performing arts world.
Lastly, and most importantly, we want to create as much opportunity and inclusion for our students as we possibly can. We think that it is a great way to make our students really feel a part of something bigger than School For Stage and in time they will meet other people from diverse backgrounds who have also strived to achieve a Arts Award.
We so can't wait to get going and for our student to begin expanding their minds on their Arts Award journey.
Each year every student will have the opportunity to gain an Arts Award and work their way up a grade, starting at Discover level and finishing with the top prize of a Gold award. The Arts Award is accredited by Trinity College and affiliated with Arts Council England and the award is regulated by RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework).
Qualification = N/A
Qualification = Entry Level
Qualification = Level 1
Qualification = Level 2
Qualification = Level 3 (16 UCAS points)