Arts Award Gold
Examination Board: Trinity College London Level 3
Arts Award Gold is a level 3 qualification worth 16 UCAS points. Gold Arts Award is a unique qualification that supports students to grow as artists and arts leaders.
Learners may choose to take Arts Award Gold in addition to their three A level subjects to enable them to continue to study the arts in 6th form or as an extension to their A levels subjects.
Delivery of Arts Award gold is through mentoring, guidance and supervision of the learner’s progress in a timetabled lesson each week. It will also involve extended independent work by the learner.
Students can choose to explore any art forms they wish; this could include anything from Drama to Creative Writing to Sculpting and Fashion Design.
Part A: Personal Arts Development
· Extending your own arts practice, experiencing another art form and creating new work
· Being involved in the arts through placements, volunteering, training and research
· Reviewing arts events/experiences and finding out about artists and their career paths.
· Making and communicating the case for an arts issue
Part B: Leadership of an Arts Project
· Recognising and developing the leadership skills involved in planning a project
· Organising the people and resources
· Delivering and managing the effectiveness of the project
· Managing a public showing/sharing of the work
· Reviewing their leadership development
Students create a portfolio which records their ideas, progress and evaluation of the different areas of the Award explaining and analysing how they have met the criteria for each section. This can be written or in the form or blogs/vlogs, Power points or a mixture of both.
Teachers and Educators have noted the positive knock-on effects of Arts Gold; as it develops and supports other subjects though creative thinking, the processing of information and analysis. Learners develop informed opinions, theories and judgments based on their investigations. The course develops considered young people.
Arts Award Gold can be included on your UCAS or apprenticeship applications.