Academic & Music Scholarships
Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are awarded each year to current pupils by internal review and external candidates by examination. Internal candidates are assessed on performance in the December Mock GCSE examinations and by an interview for those who are short listed.
External candidates take examination papers in two subjects that they have chosen for A Level study and are then invited to attend an interview with the Headmistress. A report is also requested from their current school. Suitable candidates should have predicted GCSE grades of A* or A in the subjects in which they will be tested.
A Music Scholarship is offered each year to a student entering the Sixth Form, which can be up to a value of 50% remission of fees. This is open to both internal and external candidates. Sixth Form musicians play a valuable role in the musical life of the school and the Music Scholar will be expected to encourage all members of the school to participate in musical activities, lead rehearsals and represent the Music Department at all public occasions. The successful candidate would be expected to undertake the A Level Music course.
There is much competition for the Sixth Form Music Scholarship and we expect girls to have reached a minimum standard of Grade 7 on their principle study instrument. Candidates can play a second study instrument although this does not need to be at the same level.
Girls will need to attend a practical music audition conducted by the Music School to qualify. These practical tests will include a performance of one piece on each instrument or voice they are offering for assessment, sight reading, sight singing and aural tests. Applicants also undertake a written examination, which will be similar to Grade 5 theory, with additional challenging questions.
Girls are encouraged to bring their own accompanist but if this is not possible one will be provided. In this case, the necessary music for the school's accompanist must be brought on the day of the main Entrance Exam to allow the school accompanist time to prepare.
How to Apply
Parents who wish their daughter to be considered for a Music Scholarship must complete an application form available from the Admissions Office. This form will be sent to you on receipt of your registration form.
Key Dates - Academic Year 2020-21
Assessment dates are as below:
Sixth Form Scholarship Examinations - Academic
Monday 11 January 2021
Sixth Form Music Scholarship
Theory Examination - Monday 11 January 2021
Timed Audition - Friday 15 January 2021
Closing date for the scholarship and bursary applications - Friday 4 December 2020