The Arts Award qualification at The Northern School of Art welcomes learners aged between 14 and 16 years old to develop their creative and leadership skills through sessions, challenges and events. This award aims to support and encourage learners of all levels, abilities, backgrounds and cultures to participate in the arts. Through Arts Award, learners will achieve a national qualification that will build confidence through nurturing their individual interests, while also equipping them with life skills that will support their education and future employment.
Bronze – Level 1 Award in the Arts. NEW! Bronze - Level 1 Production Design for Film & Theatre For learners aged 14 to 16 years old. Sessions are delivered every Saturday during term time. All students enrolling on the bronze will be automatically enrolled onto the silver so there is an expectation that they complete both in 1 year. We are offering two Arts Award pathways: Art and Design Covering drawing, painting, printing , mixed media art, ceramics and textiles Production Design for Film & Theatre This pathways focuses on 3D production, model making, set design, prop design, costume design, lighting and photography.
Attain a recognised qualification in Art on Saturdays between 10am – 1pm, discover your potential and ability through a range of creative and inspiring art and design activities. Meet new people with shared interests. Start your creative career with us. Successful students can progress on to full time courses at The Northern School of Art and develop careers within the creative industries. New! Arts Award Gold Sept 2024! For students who have successfully completed the Bronze and Silver and want to take up full time courses at The Northern School of Art. Gold is the highest level of Arts Award, giving young people insight into life as an arts professional. They'll hone their existing artistic skills, acquire new ones, gain practical experience of different roles in the arts world and develop leadership expertise. Worth 16 UCAS points, it's also a great boost to university and job applications. Gold Arts Award is a young person-led qualification that encourages creativity and independent learning. It challenges young people to develop their arts practice, lead an arts project, investigate topical arts issues and get involved in the arts world. Along the way, they create a portfolio showcasing their new-found knowledge alongside their critical-thinking, organisational, problem-solving, collaboration, communication and management skills. Arts Award Level.                                                 Equivalence to KS4/5 examinations Bronze – Level 1 Award in the Arts.               GCSE grades 3-1 (was D-G)** Gold (2024) – Level 3 Award in the Arts.                 Grade B AS-level or half a grade C at A-level.**
Please find the current terms and dates for this award! All classes run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday.
Term One 16.09.2023 23.09.2023 30.09.2023 07.10.2023 14.10.2023 21.10.2023
Term Two 11.11.2023 18.11.2023 25.11.2023 02.12.2023 09.12.2023 16.12.2023
Term Three 06.01.2024 13.01.2024 20.01.2024 27.01.2024 03.02.2024 10.02.2024
Term Four 02.03.2024 09.03.2024 16.03.2024 23.03.2024
Term Five 20.04.2024 27.04.2024 04.05.2024 11.05.2024 18.05.2024 08.06.2024

The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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