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Arts Award Levels


Equivalence to KS4/5 examinations 

Other Equivalence/Useful information 

Explore – Entry Level Award in the Arts (Entry 3) 


Initial Music grade exam (Trinity College London) 

Bronze – Level 1 Award in the Arts 

GCSE grades 3-1 (was D-G)** 

Music Grades 1-3 

Silver – Level 2 Award in the Arts 

GCSE grades 9-4 (was A*-C)** 

Music Grades 4-5 

Gold – Level 3 Certificate in the Arts 

A Level standard/AS Grade B 

Carries 16 UCAS points 

Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership 

Music Grades 6/8 (for example Grade 7 Music performance examination at Distinction) 

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