Gaining an Arts award at SML College
At SML College we provide the facility for students to achieve an Arts Award, set up by the Arts Council to provide a route for young people to develop their creative and leadership skills and gain GCSE and AS level equivalent qualifications in the arts. To achieve their Arts Award, students take on various challenges in an art form of their choice and create a portfolio of work with the support of an Arts Award adviser, who acts as assessor, facilitator and mentor. We provide the facility for our students to gain an Arts Award at Bronze or Silver level. Bronze is equivalent to a lower level GCSE and Silver equates with an A* to C. (Gold level is at AS Level and gains UCAS points for university entrance though we currently do not offer that.) Past students at the College have undertaken work in a wide range of performing and visual arts from film-making and textiles to singing and games development. One of our current students, Mia, is busy working for her Silver Arts award in fashion with plans to study fashion at college next year. Thanks for sharing these pictures Mia.