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Arts Award

At Essa Academy we offer the Bronze Arts Award to all Year 9 students through the disciplines of Art, Graphics, Photography, Music, Drama and Dance. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible. Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log or portfolio of their experiences of:

  • Actively participating in any art form

  • At least one arts event and their review of that event

  • Researching the career and work of an artist or crafts-person

  • Passing on an arts skill

Students in Years 9,10 and 11 also have the opportunity to take part in the Silver Award as an extra-curricular course which is a RQF Level 2 Qualification.

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