Arts Award Shakespeare Challenge
Trinity College London and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) have been working in partnership since 2008 on a special edition known as Shakespeare Challenge. This has resulted in over 1500 Arts Award Shakespeare Challenge special edition certificates being achieved, exploring a wide range of Shakespeare plays and giving young people the experience of working with script writers, creating characters and devising productions based on Shakespeare’s works.
Until 31 December 2018, advisers can request to receive Special Edition certificates when making a moderation booking for Explore through to Gold, or placing an order for Discover certificates.
N.B - Follow the steps below for moderation or certification:
Place a moderation request as normal through the adviser portal selecting the levels at which you wish to moderate, then when confirming your young people’s details via the mass enrolment spreadsheet select the Arts Award level under ‘Exam suite’ and the Shakespeare Challenge option under the ‘Examination/product name’ column.
Discover and Explore
When confirming your young people’s details via the mass enrolment spreadsheet select the Arts Award level under ‘Exam suite’ and the Shakespeare Challenge option under the ‘Examination/product name’ column.
Resources to support you
For ideas and inspiration download our mapping and ideas resource.
For advisers delivering Shakespeare Challenge Special Edition read our guidance notes.
If you are delivering Shakespeare Challenge at Bronze level then we have created some Bronze portfolio templates that may support young people to gather their evidence.
Stand up for Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Challenge recognises the approach to teaching and learning Shakespeare as celebrated through the RSC’s Stand up for Shakespeare Manifesto. The aims of this campaign were to encourage more young people to Do Shakespeare on their feet, See Shakespeare Live and to Start Shakespeare Earlier.
To speak to one of the RSC’s specialist education team
Arts Award also works closely with Shakespeare Schools Festival.