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Sixth Form Scholarships & Bursaries

At Sixth Form level there are a range of scholarships available, from Academic to Art, Drama, Music (including Organ) and Sports Scholarships. All scholarships are open to internal and external candidates.
 

academic scholarships

Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are available to internal and external candidates who are aiming for a minimum of seven 8 or 9 grades at GCSE.

External Candidates

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 February 2019
Sixth Form Academic Scholarship Day: Tuesday 12 March 2019

External candidates who wish to be considered should make an application by Friday 15 February 2019 and if appropriate will be invited to attend the Sixth Form Academic Scholarship Day on Tuesday 12 March 2019. The Academic Scholarship Day will comprise a Verbal Reasoning examination, an interview with the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form, taster lessons in two A-level option subjects, lunch and a tour of school.

Internal Candidates

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 February 2019
Scholarship Interviews: Week commencing Monday 25 February 2019

Internal candidates who wish to be considered must complete a Sixth Form Scholarship Application Form and write a 'personal statement' outlining their achievements to date and why they feel they would make an excellent candidate for the scholarship (maximum 500 words), by the deadline of Friday 15 February. Prospective award holders will be interviewed by the Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form and/or Deputy Head-Academic during week commencing Monday 25 February.

 

Art scholarships

A Sixth Form Art Scholarship is available to internal or external candidates entering the Sixth Form. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue the A-level Art Course.

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 February 2019
Art Scholarship Assessment Day: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Requirements:

  • Candidates should have achieved high standards in their GCSE courses (predicted 8 or 9).
  • Portfolio work would also be expected to contain evidence of creative endeavours outside the confines of school GCSE coursework and be supported by a reference from their Head of Art.
  • The candidates will be expected to have excellent observational drawing skills and be able to draw from a still life during the assessment day.
  • A CD with up to 20 images of artwork, in JPEG format, must be included with the application and sent to Princethorpe College by the application deadline.
  • Candidates will also be expected to bring a portfolio showing work from their previous two years. 3D work should not be brought, photographic evidence of 3D work being sufficient, or as images on the CD.

Art Scholarship Assessment Day:

  • Candidates will undertake some drawing and design exercises in the art studios and will also be interviewed by the Head of Art with their portfolios of artwork (portfolios should include recent GCSE coursework and evidence of work created outside school).
Internal Candidates

Internal candidates are not required to submit a portfolio, however they will be required to complete a Sixth Form Scholarship Application Form and attend the Art Scholarship Assessment Day. 

 

drama scholarships

A Sixth Form Drama Scholarship is available to internal and external candidates entering the Sixth Form. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue the A-level Theatre Studies course.

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 February 2019
Scholarship Auditions: week commencing Monday 11 March 2019

Requirements

  • Candidates should have achieved high standards in their GCSE drama course (predicted 7, 8 or 9).
  • A proven track record of dedication to school co-curricular drama productions and a commitment for this to continue in the Sixth Form
  • Candidates to have demonstrated leadership qualities in drama related activities, such as directing or mentoring

The Audition

All candidates must attend an audition. At the audition they will be required to:

  • Perform two 2 minute contrasting monologues, one contemporary and one from pre 1950 
  • Submit a theatre review of a recent production seen by the candidate 
  • Present other supporting evidence for their application
  • Participate in a viva voce on a play they have studied and a company/theatre practitioner/theatrical style that has particularly inspired them

Names and addresses of two referees must be supplied, one of which should be the school drama teacher or the leader of a drama company in which the candidate regularly performs.

Internal Candidates

Internal candidates are required to complete a Sixth Form Scholarship Application Form and attend the Drama Scholarship Audition.

 

music scholarships (including organ scholarships)

A Sixth Form Music Scholarship is available to internal and external candidates entering the Sixth Form. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue the A-level Music course.

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 February 2019
Scholarship Auditions: week commencing Monday 11 March 2019

Requirements

  • A standard of Grade 7 ABRSM or equivalent, in any instrument.
  • A second instrument, which will probably be at a lower standard than the first, will be an additional recommendation.
  • A proven track record of dedication to school co-curricular music programmes and commitment for this to continue in the Sixth Form

In certain cases it may be possible to begin a second instrument on entry.

The Audition

All candidates must attend a practical examination. At the audition they will be required to:

  • Perform 2 pieces on the instrument of their first choice
  • Perform 1 piece on the instrument of their second choice.
  • Sing a song of their own choice.
  • Play the panel’s selection of scales and arpeggios from the ABRSM grade that best reflects their current standard and undertake an aural test of the same standard.
  • Participate in a viva voce, where they will be asked about their music-making, hobbies, etc.

Piano accompaniments should be brought to the audition. An accompanist will be provided unless a candidate prefers to be accompanied by an external accompanist they elect to bring with them.

Candidates are advised to perform music with which they are comfortable, rather than playing music which is technically beyond them.

Names and addresses of two referees must be supplied, one of which should be the school music teacher or conductor of a choir or orchestra in which the candidate regularly performs.

Sixth Form Organ Scholarship

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 February 2019
Scholarship Auditions: week commencing Monday 11 March 2019

Additionally a Sixth Form Organ Scholarship is available to candidates who have a high level of ability and are committed and enthusiastic performers; the successful candidate will be expected to play in the College Chapel on Sunday at 10.15am Mass during term time and at other functions. Applications, addressed to the Registrar,should be received by Friday 15 February 2019. Candidates will be required to perform a short piece and be interviewed by the Director of Music and Headmaster as part of the selection process.

Internal Candidates

Internal candidates are required to complete a Sixth Form Scholarship Application Form and attend a Music Scholarship Audition.

 

sport scholarships

Internal and External Candidates

Deadline for submission of portfolio: Friday 15 February 2019
Sixth Form Sports Scholarship Assessment Day: Friday 8 March 2019

Sport Scholarships may be awarded to internal or external candidates entering the Sixth Form. The candidates should submit a portfolio and detailed account of their reasons for the application supported by references from their coach/activity leaders. Please click here to download a Sixth Form Sports Scholarship Application Form

The final document should be forwarded to our Registrar by Friday 15 February 2019. Following a review of the portfolios, as appropriate, candidates will be invited to the Sports Scholarship Assessment Day on Friday 8 March 2019.

 

sixth form offers and scholarship offers

Sixth Form offers and Scholarship offers, along with confirmation of subject choices will be made week commencing Monday 1 April 2019. Some awards may be dependent on final GCSE grades.

The deadline for acceptance of Sixth Form places and Scholarship offers will be Wednesday 1 May 2019.

Once external candidates advise actual GCSE grades to the Registrar by telephone in August, a confirmed offer will be made.

 

sixth form bursaries and chevalier scholarship

Bursaries are available for up to 100% of tuition fees. Application forms are available from the Foundation Bursar’s office and from our website. Completed applications should be forwarded to the Foundation Bursar with supporting documentary evidence.

Applications for bursaries are means-tested and reviewed by external consultants. The deadline for Sixth Form bursary applications is Friday 15 February 2019.

The Chevalier Scholarship is a means-tested Sixth Form scholarship for external candidates. It is open to Catholic children aged 16 by 31 August 2018. Applications for this scholarship need to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation signed by their Parish Priest. The letter should include details of the length of time that the candidate has been known to him and confirmation of the candidate’s date of baptism. Applications for the Chevalier Scholarships will be reviewed by external consultants.