Silver Arts Award

Arts Award musicianSilver Arts Award (Level 2 qualification)

You can undertake the Silver Arts Award scheme in Year 10 or in Lower Sixth. This is a great opportunity to explore an area of the arts that you are passionate about - from art and drama, to dance, music and more!

You will gain arts skills and the experience of leading activities in an art form of your choice, demonstrating to both universities and employers evidence of artistic skills, an understanding of the arts in general, and leadership skills.

This award is open to all, but if you participated the Bronze Arts Award in Year 9, you are particularly well-placed to build on your existing skills.

Arts Mark Award information

The Silver Arts Award includes two units:

  • Arts Practice – complete a challenge in your 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. You will have the freedom to choose your own style and format – for instance diary style, video, online, slide show presentation, or something different altogether – and an adviser will work closely with you 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 your own time).

The Silver Arts Award scheme runs during an extra-curricular slot. Participants are 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 optional annual trip to the West End to see a large-scale musical (the usual cost of which is approximately £40).