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Our range of School Scholarships

Assessments for scholarships in Academic, Art, Design & Technology, Drama and Music all take place in the Spring Term of the year of entry while Sport takes place in the Autumn Term. 16+ Scholarships can be taken in two rounds, either in the Autumn Term of the year of entry or the Spring Term. Wherever possible, we recommend sitting the first round.

Academic

13+ candidates sit Academic Scholarship papers at College over two days in the Spring Term of Year 8 and 16+ candidates sit papers over two days in either the November or February of Year 11. Candidates are accommodated overnight in one of the Houses, giving them an opportunity to experience life at College first-hand. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional performance or potential demonstrated in the scholarship papers; the quality of a scholar might emerge across a paper or in the way a candidate has handled particular problems. 

13+ candidates sit six papers and scholarships or exhibitions will be awarded either for exceptional performance in at least two subjects OR on the basis of a very strong performance overall in all subjects. To be eligible for a 13+ Academic Scholarship, candidates must sit and pass all the papers. 16+ candidates will sit papers in three subjects, as well as verbal reasoning, and take part in an interview.

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ART

Art scholars are active members of the department and their participation in activities, gallery visits and workshops is expected as a natural part of their position within the school. For scholarship entry at 13+, we require a broad collection of work which reflects a personal interest in Art, demonstrating skills and ideas (self-set and school-based). Pieces can be in a range of media, including sculpture and photography, but must include painting and drawing, complete with some observational work. At 16+, candidates will also need to show evidence of independent work conducted outside of the teaching environment.

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DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

13+ Design and Technology scholars must have an understanding of the design process and excellent manufacturing and presentation skills. Candidates must complete a set 'design and make' project on the theme of 'storage in my bedroom'. This can include the use of paper, card, textiles, resistant materials and electronics. At 16+, candidates can apply for a scholarship in Product Design or Fashion and Textiles. Both scholarships require a portfolio of outstanding work from the candidate's GCSE coursework, or equivalent, alongside evidence of independent work.

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DRAMA

Drama scholars are chosen in recognition of their outstanding performing abilities and we expect that they will seize all opportunities provided by College to both showcase and develop their skills.

For the 13+ assessment, candidates prepare and perform one monologue and take part in a group workshop that explores their ability to work collaboratively, as well as a brief interview. For the 16+ assessment, candidates perform two monologues, attend an interview and submit a DVD or portfolio of peformance work. There is no requirement to study Theatre Studies at A Level to be eligible for a Drama Scholarship. 

All Drama Scholarships include free tuition in LAMDA with College's teaching staff. 

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Music

Our scholars are chosen in recognition of their outstanding musical abilities together with a passion for musical performance and dedication to development and wide participation. We expect that they will showcase and develop their skills at the many opportunities College provides to perform.

There is a range of Music Scholarships available to candidates who show musical potential and, above all, a genuine enthusiasm for music. At 13+, a high standard is expected for a major scholarship but awards are also possible for those who may not be so advanced but who show a high level of promise and commitment. These are often suitable for a musical pupil who perhaps started later than others but who will contribute a great deal throughout his or her time at College. At 16+, candidates require a performance level in their first study of at least Grade 7 (though this might not necessarily have been formally examined).

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SPORT

Successful 13+ candidates will demonstrate proven ability and potential in at least two of College's main games. In certain cases, exceptional talent in an individual sport or one main game will be considered. 16+ candidates will demonstrate ability and potential in at least one game. Commitment and attitude to training, combined with a desire to improve performance, is key. 13+ candidates are assessed in November and 16+ candidates assessed in November and February prior to entry in the main games, as well as in a range of sporting skills and non-game situations. 

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