Eid for students is 5th June. ALL Y11 must attend ALL exams

Arts Award

Arts award- WHA are offering Bronze art award for all of year 8.

This will be run through various dimension days, trips and Artist in residence.

Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. They not only gain art form knowledge and understanding but also develop leadership, creativity and communication skills.

Arts Award offers a flexible framework that can work with any arts, cultural or media activity. It embraces all interests and abilities. Offering Arts Award in your organisation can also support applications for Arts mark, Arts Council England’s flagship programme which recognises excellence in arts and cultural provision.

Bronze award – Year 8

 Enjoying the arts -Level 1 Award in the Arts 

  1. take part in an arts activity choose anything from sculpture to storytelling
  2. arts review record response as an audience member
  3. arts inspiration research the work and life of an inspiring artist or craftsperson
  4. arts skills share pass on arts skills to others by helping to run a workshop or by giving a demonstration and explanation


Silver award (potentially year 9, 10, 11 over the next few years.

  • arts practice. Take on a challenge and lead others!
  • For Silver Arts Award, young people develop their arts skills and knowledge and lead an arts
  • Project to achieve a Level 2 national qualification. Young people build an arts portfolio to track their experiences and show their development, creating and collecting evidence along the way


Arts challenge set a challenge in a chosen arts activity, make a plan and review progress

Arts review record views on shows, exhibitions or events and share these with others

Arts research find out about artists and arts activities in their local area and beyond, and research arts training and opportunities

Arts leadership Young people share their skills with others by leading workshops or working in a team to plan,

Deliver and review an arts project. Leadership roles can involve passing on arts or media skills or taking charge of a particular creative aspect.


Gold Arts award (post 16)

Develop arts skills and lead the way!

  • Gold Arts Award is our highest level, through which young people gain a Level 3 national
  • Qualification and build a portfolio that demonstrates their achievements as an artist and arts Leader.
  • Gold Arts Award is designed for ages 16 and above and has two units.


Personal arts development arts practice extend arts skills by gaining experience of a new area of the arts and developing something new

The wider arts sector get involved in the arts world through placements, volunteering, training and research

Research and review go to high-quality arts events for inspiration and find out about the artists and their career paths form a view makes the case for an arts issue

arts project leadership

Young people take individual responsibility for researching, planning, running and reviewing their own arts project and managing a public sharing of their work. Projects can be managed as a group but young people need to take responsibility for a distinct creative part of the project and lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of it