Ƶ Stars: Young Performers in English

English through drama, music and performance

Ƶ Stars line up

Our Ƶ Stars: Young Performers in English Award is designed to encourage teaching and learning English language through drama, music and performance. 

Preparing for Ƶ Stars awards supports both learning in the classroom and teachers’ own professional development.

These awards show how performance-related activities support learning, motivate children and build their confidence and communication skills.

Four awards for children aged 3-12 years

Ƶ Stars is a group award for children aged anywhere between 3 and 12 years old who are starting to learn English through fun activities and games.

Details and guidance on how to prepare children for these awards are contained in the Ƶ Stars Guide for Teachers.

Resources and support

See our Ƶ Stars guidance and resource sections for information about the four awards and how they are assessed, together with links to recently updated teaching resources.

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Ƶ Stars in action

Watch short excerpts from Stage 1 and Stage 3 performances and an example of a teacher feedback session.

For more example videos visit our .

Book assessments

For local fees and booking information, please contact your local representative.


Become a Ƶ Registered Exam Centre

To hold Ƶ Stars assessments, your school must be a Ƶ Registered Exam Centre.

Ƶ Registered Exam Centres gain access to teacher support, study materials and teacher development, including leading teacher qualifications.

Discover the benefits of becoming a Ƶ Registered Exam Centre and learn how to apply.

Find out more

For information and administrative support, please contact your local representative.


“Children cross boundaries when
teachers use these techniques. They
stop being passive and they become
leaders in the learning process.”

Infant school teacher
Lombardia, Italy


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