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Year 7 and 8 Arts Award

Y7-8 Arts Award photos Nov16Year 7 and 8 have a wonderful opportunity to work for an Arts Award Bronze award. Linking to the Story Museum in Oxford and working with Year 6 pupils from Harriers Banbury Academy and Dashwood Banbury Academy, our students will experience different museums, discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others.

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is...

...a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

Arts Award ‘Bronze’
To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25.

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them.

This award provides a great introduction to the arts and to other Arts Award levels.

Find out more here: Bronze Arts Award