My name is Issy Slade and I'm 17 years old. I have just finished school and passed my GCSE exams. I am now home schooling, studying music for one year and decided to do the Gold Arts Award during this time. I'm in the process of applying to the Brit School, BIMM and ACM to study level 3 diploma music beginning September 2022 and think working towards the Gold Arts Award would help show that I'm serious about my home schooling and pursuing a career in the music industry. My favourite areas of music are singing and song writing, but I also play piano and will start learning the guitar as my new arts practice. I also enjoy production as I like producing backing tracks for my song writing.