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