QuestionGuidance for answersWhy does the criteria ask for this?
What arts experiences are offeredto students to engage them in andwith a range of cultures?
Drawing on more than one accepted art form provide twoexamples of arts experiences that promote awareness, respect,appreciation and enjoyment of the range of cultures and valueswithin school life and outside school, locally and globally(max 300 words).We live in a culturally diverse society and the arts are a great way of ensuring students learn from and value the cultures that are around them.Your examples provide you with an opportunity to describe how your students make connections with a global world
How do you use and promotethe arts to develop learning innon-arts subjects in the curriculum?
a) Explain why your school thinks this is valuable (max 100 words)b) Provide two examples in non-arts related subjects of how theuse of the arts has developed learning among students andstaff (max 300 words) As a school that values the arts and the approach to teaching and learningthat the arts inspires, it is important that the benets are experienced acrossthe curriculum. Using the arts in non-arts subjects can enrich learning andhelp students to make connections.
What positive impact does your arts provision have on students’behaviour, engagement, aspirations,their self-condence and self-esteemand attitude to learning?
Provide two examples which identify how your arts provision hasimpacted on any two of the areas indicated in the question(max 300 words).Identifying where the arts has had real impact on students and their approach to school life is important and will help your school to continue tochampion the arts.
Additional question for Artsmark Gold
Provide any data, statements (eg Ofsted) or other statisticalevidence you have that helps to demonstrate this impact(max 200 words).Statistical evidence alongside examples helps to strengthen the case andcelebrate your school’s achievements more widely.
Excellence and wider impact
) How do you identifypotential and nurture talent inthe arts?b) (
) How do yourecognise arts development andachievement?b) (
secondary phase only
) How doyou recognise arts developmentand achievement outside of GCSE, AS/A2, BTEC, GNVQ,HNC/D achievements?c) (
secondary schools only
)How do you provide arts relatedadvice and guidance?
a) Provide one example as a short case study of how youidentify potential and nurture talent (max 300 words)b) You will need to be able to demonstrate that you offer Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualication
Regular celebration events (internal or external) each year. All four key art forms must be adequately represented (youshould be able to demonstrate at least one out of the twooptions provided)(max 300 words)c)
secondary schools only
Provide a description of artsrelated advice and guidance that is available (max 200 words)Many successful artists and arts practitioners say that their schoolexperiences awakened and nurtured their talents. Having an approachin place that enables your school to offer this is essential to supportingstudents’ potential in the arts to be reached. The connections andopportunities that specialist arts teaching staff are able to bring shouldbe recognised and celebrated.Providing opportunities for formal recognition (outside of core exams)demonstrates your commitment to supporting students’ progression.
Examples should be drawn from the previous academic year, or the year you are currently in.