Unique and industry relevant qualifications in dance and musical theatre
Performance Arts Awards are group graded examinations in musical theatre and dance ranging from absolute beginner (Premiere) to advanced (Grade 8). Developed by industry specialists, PAA exams are specifically designed to measure, assess and reward progress throughout the year whilst encouraging innovation and creativity.
Innovative assessment, practical outcomes
Group examination, individual achievement
Performance Arts Awards offer the only examinations in the UK to assess a group performance, awarding each candidate an individual grade whilst giving teachers full creative control of the content assessed
Tailored to suit your performance space and timeline
Whether you've got an end of term presentation or upcoming show, PAA exams are designed to fit seamlessly with your usual lessons
Industry relevant progression
PAA exams are designed to be practical and accessible whilst targeting industry relevant skills that all aspiring actors, singers and dancers need to progress in the world of performing arts.
Developed for all levels and age ranges
PAA offer a rewarding experience no matter the age or performance ability, beginners (Premiere) to advanced (Grade 8) performers.
UCAS points are available at grades 6, 7 and 8, supporting students progression onto University, or for a career in the performing arts industry.
Fully accredited by Ofqual and part of the QCF
We're fully accredited by the UK government body Ofqual as well as being part of the QCF.
The students had a whale of a time preparing for their exams and they all felt happy and encouraged by our Examiner on the day. We will definitely be using PAA againS. Martin – Principal, Dorking Stagecoach
The exams were a complete hit! The examiner was so great, and made the children feel really comfortableV. Elizaga – Principal, Mansfield Stagecoach