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Arts practice

Silver level, Unit 1 is about planning, achieving and reviewing a personal challenge in the arts, as well as exploring arts practice and pathways. Young people explore their chosen art form and find out how to enjoy it within their community.

Young people will cover three areas:

Arts challenge

Young people set themselves an arts challenge in their chosen arts activity – anything from choreography to printmaking, music production to theatre. It can be something they have never done before or it can be a way of extending themselves in something they already do. The young people will plan and review their achievements, and show their progress through their portfolio.

Arts events

Young people experience live arts events like shows, exhibitions or festivals; review them and share their opinions with others through newsletters, websites or presentations.

Arts research

Young people find out about arts activities in their area and beyond by getting involved or by interviewing people. They also research arts training opportunities and jobs, to help them consider what they can do in the future.