Uncategorised 10 June, 2014

The Benefits of PAA Grades

The Benefits of PAA Grades

Performance Arts Awards (PAA) grades are performing arts graded qualifications offered by world-renowned awarding organisation RSL Awards.

PAA grades were created to equip students with a breadth of industry-relevant skills needed to become well-rounded performers whilst also providing teachers with autonomy over the content that students can perform.

There are many benefits to teaching PAA grades, so to help you decide whether they are right for you, here’s a list of reasons to incorporate PAA grades into your teaching delivery.


The benefits are simple

Flexible Repertoire

As a teacher, you will have the creative freedom to select tracks and materials that your students enjoy, generating greater engagement whilst playing to your cohort’s strengths.

No membership fees, No approval fees

With no membership or approval fees, PAA’s freely available supporting materials and cost-effective exam entry fees provide teachers and principals with an accessible package to help guide, inspire and motivate your students to succeed.

Assessment on demand

PAA graded assessments offer the flexibility to be scheduled at any time of the year. Whether it’s a festive production or mid-term showcase, our exams can be seamlessly incorporated into your preferred timeline.

Our examiners come to you

Our highly trained and experienced examining panel can come to your school or centre. Alternatively, we will provide guidance for your candidates to be assessed digitally.

Students gain industry level skills

PAA exams incorporate in-demand industry-specific skills. Each syllabus has been crafted in collaboration with industry professionals ensuring that the skills learnt in each PAA grade reflect the industry now.

Created by specialists

In addition to equipping students with industry-relevant skills, PAA grades are unique as they are created by specialists in the performing arts. From syllabus consultants to our examining panel, PAA grades ensure that the techniques performed by students are used daily by top professionals from Broadway to film and theatre.

The flexibility and autonomy that PAA graded exams offers both teachers and students is incomparable to many of the other performing arts exam boards. To find out how PAA could benefit you and your students, get in touch.

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