The Silver Arts Award includes two units:
- Arts Practice – complete a challenge (set by the student) in their chosen art form, and explore arts events and arts opportunities within the community
- Arts Leadership – plan, deliver and review the chosen arts project
Students create a portfolio to gain the Silver Arts Award. They have the freedom to choose their own style and format – for instance diary style, video, online, slide show presentation, or something different altogether – and an adviser will work closely with each girl to create the best possible outcome.
There are no entry requirements in order to enrol, and it will take around 60 hours to complete the Silver Arts Award (much of which is completed independently,
in the student's own time).
For the academic year 2018/2019, the Silver Arts Award scheme will run during the extra-curricular slot, currently period 6 on Tuesday afternoons (from 3.05pm to 4.00pm). Participants will be required to attend all award sessions throughout the year to ensure that there is sufficiently frequent contact with their adviser.
The initial cost involved is £30, which funds an introductory pack, badge and registration with Trinity College, London. Students are expected to attend at least two arts events (e.g. exhibitions, concerts, plays, musicals, dance shows) during the academic year, and the Arts Award team organises an annual trip to the West End to see a large-scale musical for interested Arts Award students (the usual cost of which is approximately £40). For many, this is one of the highlights of the year!
Optional trip: Theatre visit (Years 10 and 11). Approximate cost: £40.