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

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.

Contemporary examination for the core disciplines

Whether you’re a Musical Theatre enthusiast, a keen street dancer or trying your hand at Jazz Dance, PAA cover the core performance arts disciplines.