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Arts Award Shakespeare Challenge

Trinity College London has been working in partnership with Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for a number of years on a special edition Bronze Arts Award known as Shakespeare Challenge. Due to its success we have been developing Shakespeare Challenge at all Arts Award levels, including Discover and Explore. This is a great option for existing Arts Award centres or for those new to Arts Award within the education, arts and cultural or youth and community sector who are using Shakespeare inspired activities to explore the arts.

Advisers will be able to request to receive Special edition certificates when making a moderation booking for Explore through to Gold, or placing an order for Discover certificates, from September 2014.

N.B - Follow the steps below for moderation or certification:

Bronze/Silver/Gold

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.

Keep checking this page to find out more as this programme develops and as more opportunities come online. artsawardenquiries@trinitycollege.co.uk or call 020 7820 6178.

Shakespeare Challenge intro workshops

The RSC and Trinity College London are hosting two free intro workshops in summer 2015. Join us for an introductory twilight session exploring Arts Award Shakespeare Challenge. The session will look at how you can implement Shakespeare Challenge into your current Shakespeare activity as well as linking up to current RSC practise and how to become an Arts Award adviser (if you're not already).

Who can attend? 

Both trained Arts Award advisers and practitioners/teachers interested in becoming Arts Award advisers

When and where?

In London on 17 June 2015, 4-6pm

A New Direction
3rd Floor
20-26 Brunswick Place
London
N1 6DZ

Book to attend in London

In Stratford-upon-Avon on 23 June 2015, 4-6pm

RSC, The Clore Leaning Centre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Book to attend in Stratford-upon-Avon

Please note that there is a limited capacity on these workshops, so please book in advance to reserve your place. Once you have completed the online booking form we will email to confirm that you are booked onto the session.

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 
call 0844 800 1113 
http://www.rsc.org.uk/education  

Arts Award also works closely with Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Click here for our briefing on how you can link the two programmes.