Performing Arts Award

Exam board: Trinity College, London
Course code/specification number: Bronze (501/0081/6), Silver (500/9914/0)
Level of qualification: Foundation - Bronze Award in Arts / Silver Award in Arts

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Performance skills (GCSE show- case, community performances, class performances and free tui- tion on instrument of choice)
  • Director skills – workshop with industry actors to produce a live performance to a small audience.
  • Listening skills – trips to see live performances (drama and dance)
  • Writing skills – reflection, setting targets, peer feedback, research on artists, careers and reviews of events 

What will students learn about?

You will need to:

  • Take part in different arts activities
  • Be inspired by artists and arts organisations
  • Experience arts events
  • Share your arts skills with others
  • Put together a portfolio or log in your own choice of format
  • Set yourself arts challenges
  • Organise your own projects
  • Research arts careers and the arts sector

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser/teacher and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether.

What grades can students access?



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

Short GCSE

Music/ Drama Award - Grade 2/3

Level 2 Sports or Community Sports Leadership

BTEC Level 2 Award in 3D Design

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

GCSE Level 2 Music, Dance, Drama GNVQ/BTEC Performing Arts courses Level 2 and 3

For further information please contact:

Ms. C. Casey Head of Faculty