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An evening of celebration saw former students welcomed back to Burnt Mill Academy. The class of 2018 were invited back to school to collect their GCSE certificates and more - https://t.co/x621yeRNDx https://t.co/J9afq5cTYp


Children with special educational needs and disabilities are turning their lives around through performing arts. Full story - https://t.co/DvYOEq4lKi https://t.co/sD3TcVvjw1


Young sports leaders were called upon to help host a national event for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A team of students have taken on the role of sports leaders to assist pupils with their inclusive PE lessons. https://t.co/TcGbwM6cqg https://t.co/bN48ULbI9B


Young mathematicians have qualified for the semi-finals of a national competition. The Year 8 students competed against other schools from around the country to make it through to the next stage of the National Young Mathematician Competition. https://t.co/mtWfwWzyXc https://t.co/Y1TE1XL4ZM


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Burnt Mill Academy. https://t.co/aMjx8f6HLr


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A partnership with has seen children from across the BMAT group of schools – in Harlow, Epping and Newham - take opportunities otherwise out of reach. Full story - https://t.co/i436zKG5jD https://t.co/LHUwxlX4xJ


The challenge is on as teachers – and a student – from Burnt Mill Academy battle it out to produce the best facial hair for . Full story and fundraising link - https://t.co/8w4yoqvb36 https://t.co/DtSUS1Ktqg


Young sports leaders at Burnt Mill Academy have been awarded for their work with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Full story - https://t.co/fjEZCziSEW https://t.co/FfRm83qhHD


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Teenagers from Harlow and Epping went head to head with a Lego challenge. Year 9 students from and and Year 10 students form took on the task of designing and programming a robot to carry out a specific task. https://t.co/VRzDINXb9W https://t.co/pjl7BcR2d2


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BMAT Battle Of The Bards! Presented by . Othello by takes on Henry IV Part 1 by . 29th November at in the main theatre. Contact (email in poster) for details and tickets. https://t.co/iRKJ3gqLUe


Burnt Mill Academy students took part in a 2 minutes silence on Friday 9th November to commemorate armistice Day. Student Harvey Lucas performed The Last Post https://t.co/gHJFjiP0fR


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Claire Bishop

So proud of this young lady, thank you for supporting her so well https://t.co/sUfZnyiZwk


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Congratulations to all our class of 2018 on their fantastic achievements and awards. You are all fabulous. We will all miss you. https://t.co/yG7t6JHHOy


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Ms Ganzhorn

What a proud but sad moment to say goodbye to our yr 11s. I meant everyword I said. You are ALL INCREDIBLE young people who deserve the best. Couldn't hide the tears at the end! So proud that so many of you continued with a language at A-level.


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Open evening tonight 6:00 pm. Speech at 6:45pm. You can speak to teachers and students before or after the speech. . Students welcome from any school. https://t.co/KK9kbAGkR1


Happy Halloween 🎃 https://t.co/FsZvExF1h8


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Our director of Performing Arts spoke to BBC Essex's Dave Monk about the introduction of DJing lessons at . https://t.co/DMl97XFMsb


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Massive well done to all the X-country runners who ran at the West Essex X-country championships at yesterday. Superb effort from everyone that ran. 🎽🏅 https://t.co/8Txqo49YQW


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. introduces Future DJs to their curriculum - https://t.co/5geEFixwPD https://t.co/TPDNfrt1xr


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Performing Arts Award

Exam board: Trinity College, London
Course code/specification number: Bronze (501/0081/6), Silver (500/9914/0)
Level of qualification: Foundation - Bronze Award in Arts / Silver Award in Arts

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Performance skills (GCSE show- case, community performances, class performances and free tui- tion on instrument of choice)
  • Director skills – workshop with industry actors to produce a live performance to a small audience.
  • Listening skills – trips to see live performances (drama and dance)
  • Writing skills – reflection, setting targets, peer feedback, research on artists, careers and reviews of events 

What will students learn about?

You will need to:

  • Take part in different arts activities
  • Be inspired by artists and arts organisations
  • Experience arts events
  • Share your arts skills with others
  • Put together a portfolio or log in your own choice of format
  • Set yourself arts challenges
  • Organise your own projects
  • Research arts careers and the arts sector

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser/teacher and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether.

What grades can students access?



D-G GCSE Grade


Music/ Drama Award-Grade 1

Level 1 Sports or Dance Leadership

Level 1 Award in Employability Skills


A* - C GCSE Grade

Short GCSE

Music/ Drama Award - Grade 2/3

Level 2 Sports or Community Sports Leadership

BTEC Level 2 Award in 3D Design

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

GCSE Level 2 Music, Dance, Drama GNVQ/BTEC Performing Arts courses Level 2 and 3

For further information please contact:

Ms. C. Casey Head of Faculty caseyc@burntmill.essex.sch.uk 


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