Performance Arts Enrichment

‘Creativity is intelligence having fun.’ – Albert Einstein


Drama – Bronze Arts Award

What will I study?

To achieve a Level 1 award on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), students take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others.  Students need to plan their work with their teacher, and keep a record by creating their own ‘Arts Award Portfolio’. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website. The Bronze Arts Award has one unit where students must take an active part in the arts as well as experiencing the arts as an audience member. They must also research the work of an artist and share their skills with others.

Unit 1

  1. Active participation in any art form
  2. Experience as an audience member of at least one arts event
  3. Research into the work of an inspiring artist
  4. Experience of passing on an arts skill

How will I be assessed?

This single unit qualification encourages students to develop their enjoyment of the arts as a participant and an audience member. Students also research an artist/craftsperson that inspires them and pass on their arts skills to others. Students record their activities and achievements in a portfolio/arts log.

  1. Art form knowledge and understanding

Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of arts practice and some knowledge of arts provision in the community.

  1. Creativity

Students will be expected to show commitment in creative activities.

  1. Communication

Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of effective communication and an ability to convey information.

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Duke of Edinburgh

What will I study?

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is an international qualification which we run through Burnley Football Club’s ‘In the Community’ programme.  Any young person aged 14-24 can do the award, no matter their gender, cultural background, religious or political affiliation or physical ability. An award is gained through individual improvement and achievement, which means that all students are able to participate fully!

The award recognises activities which many students will already be undertaking, and combines those with additional training to enable students to complete a walking and camping expedition. The award looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, CVs and resumes. Whether applying for post-secondary or about to enter the work force, the award shows commitment and achievement, as well as dedication to a variety of activities. It also gives young people an opportunity to talk about themselves and their passions outside of their formal education.
A Duke of Edinburgh award is a personal challenge which recognizes that there are a lot of aspects to a well-rounded person, including achievements outside the classroom. Anyone who puts in the appropriate effort will receive the award, so students can collaborate with peers instead of competing with them. The award is based on personal choice and reflects the abilities and interests of individual participants. It is a process of personal and social development; the activities are a means to this end. Students learn from the new experiences they have and discover hidden capabilities and talents.

Participants of the award must complete a minimum of three months each on a physical, volunteering and skill activity. For the bronze award, one of these must be extended to six months. Over the duration of the course, participants will also be required to complete two training days to prepare them for their practice and qualifying expeditions.

How will I be assessed?

All activities are evidenced via the online Duke of Edinburgh system. Participants are given an online account, where they add evidence (photographs, videos or diary-style entries) of their chosen activities and will require an ‘assessor’ to agree that the participant has undertaken the activities. It’s up to each individual to ensure they stay on track and that all the award requirements are met. It’s about more than just completing the activities!

Skills which are gained on the training days will be assessed over two weekends: a practice expedition and a qualifying expedition. These each consist of two days of walking, with one night of camping. Participants must plan a route, navigate their way around it, and demonstrate camp-craft skills as well as leadership and teamwork.  An external assessor will be present on the qualifying expedition to assess the students, and decide if the criteria have been met.

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Music – Rock School Certificate for Music Practitioners in the Technology of Music

What will I study?

The Level 1 certification in Technology for Music Practitioners is the ideal first step into music production and greatly assists in the knowledge of how music is created, recorded and performed. It is ideal for both performing and composing musicians, as well as those who are technically minded. Students will learn how to record in both studio and live environments and to mix, master and sequence music.

How will I be assessed?

It is encouraged for the teacher to adapt the mode of assessment to suit individual learner’s strengths, through the production of audio recordings, recorded discussion, observation, reports, logs and diagrams. Tasks will be clearly outlined and prescribed so that students are aware of what is required.

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Physical Education – Level 1 Sports Leaders

What will I study?

The Level 1 qualification in Sports Leadership (accredited to Sport Leader UK) is a great introduction to leadership. Although this qualification is in Sports Leadership, all the leadership skills that are taught are transferable skills which can help students develop leadership and confidence whatever career or studies they wish to pursue in the future. It is also a great addition to any CV that future employers and colleges will look favourably upon.

The course is taught for one hour each week. In addition, all students will need to spend a minimum of 30 minutes a week assisting at a sports club. This can be out of college or at PE clubs during lunch, break or after college. The qualification will conclude with all students delivering a sports festival to primary school students, showcasing all of their sports leadership skills.

How will I be assessed?

In order for learners to complete their Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership they must complete a one hour demonstration of leadership. This element of the qualification is part of Unit 1, however the one hour demonstration of leadership must happen at the end of the course, after all of the taught aspects have been delivered.

Likely assessment methods include:

  • Observation
  • Questioning of underpinning knowledge – either verbal or written
  • Notes or planning work completed during the course
  • Performance of set tasks
  • Simulation
  • Video/photographic evidence


  1. Plan, lead and review a sport/activity
  2. Develop leadership skills
  3. Lead activities that help promote a healthy lifestyle
  4. Fair play in sport
  5. The role of the official
  6. Opportunities in sport and recreation

Key contact name, role & email

Ms L Pennington

Curriculum Leader – Performance Arts


01282 682300