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Arts Award Gold at Torquay Boys Grammar School

Course description

The purpose of the Arts Award Gold Level is to develop creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. It is recognised on the UCAS tariff too.

Course content

There are two units:
1. Personal arts development
- You extend your knowledge and skills as an artist, explore the professional arts world and form a view on an arts issue.
- There are four areas, which will be developed in core lecture sessions, and meetings with an arts award trained supervisor, as well as work in your own time
i. Arts practice
ii. The wider arts sector
iii. Research and review
iv. Forming a view

2. Arts project leadership
- Students take charge of an arts project, building leadership skills and projecting to a public audience. For example, you may run a workshop with a primary school, using the skills you’ve developed in unit 1. You will plan, implement and review.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements. You can pursue any area of the arts that is new to you, from visual art to music, theatre, poetry writing – the possibilities are endless!


The arts mark will be delivered in a weekly guided learning session, through online materials, mentoring through meeting your supervisor, and with 60 hours of independent learning. You will develop a portfolio and log of reflections as evidence of your project, in order to achieve certification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torquay Boys Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2017

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