The Perse School
 

Scholarships

Recognising exceptional potential

We offer a small number of scholarships each year to students of exceptional merit and potential. These awards are not means tested but are limited in financial value and are generally worth about 5% of the annual school fees.

All applicants who sit our entrance tests are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship; there is no need to apply for this. All applicants are also automatically considered for a General Scholarship, which will form part of the admission interview on the day. Candidates can apply for a maximum of two other scholarships from Art, Drama, Music and Sport, each of which have their own assessments. For entry in 2017, the majority of interviews and entrance tests will take place on Saturday 3 December 2016.

  • Sport Scholarship assessments will take place on Thursday 1 December 2016
  • Art Scholarship assessments will take place on Saturday 3 December 2016
  • Music and Drama Scholarship assessments and recitals will take place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 December 2016.
  • The Sport Scholarship assessment and Music and Drama assessments and recitals will be during school hours, so permission for absence may need to be requested

Scholarship application forms (for Art, Drama, Music and Sport) should be submitted along with the main registration form, personal statement and subject choices.

Further information regarding the requirements for each scholarship, and the forms to use to apply, can be found below.

Art Scholarships

Scholarships are available for budding artists who show great potential within the field of art and design. This can take the form of outstanding abilities, evidence of a creative and inventive mind at work and an interest in the world of art around them. Applicants are required to write a personal statement outlining their interest in art and their aspirations for the future. On the day, applicants bring in a portfolio of current work which is reviewed and discussed together.

Art Scholarship assessments will take place on Saturday 3 December 2016.

Requirements

  1. If you wish to be considered for an Art Scholarship you need to complete the scholarship application form and submit it along with the sixth form registration paperwork.
  2. These awards are designed to reward those studying art at AS and A2 level who can demonstrate through a portfolio and interview the potential to be an outstanding student of art.
  3. You will be interviewed; this will be based around your art portfolio and personal statement and will be on Saturday 3 December 2016. Unfortunately due to timetable pressures  and the high competition for the awards, applicants who are unable to attend this session will not be considered for an Art Scholarship.
  4. You are requested to bring a portfolio of present art work with you. This can be GCSE work and/or anything that you have developed outside of school.
  5. Art scholars are expected to take a full and active role in the art department, with opportunities to help run clubs and put together exhibitions of student artwork.
Drama Scholarships

Drama Scholarships are designed to reward those who can demonstrate notable success in, and an aptitude for, drama. Applicants are likely to have made a notable recent contribution to drama at their present school or in wider dramatic activities. The School is, however, looking for future potential rather than purely current achievement. Applicants do not necessarily need to have studied GCSE drama (or the equivalent).

Drama Scholarship assessments will take place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Requirements

  1. If you wish to be considered for a Drama Scholarship you need to complete the scholarship application form and submit it along with the sixth form registration paperwork.
  2. You will be invited to perform a short audition monologue of your choice and should be prepared to discuss your involvement in dramatic activities, including any plans for the future. You will be invited to an assessment on Monday 5 or Tuesday 6 December 2016. Unfortunately due to timetable pressures and the high competition for the awards, applicants who are unable to attend this session will not be considered for a Drama Scholarship.
  3. Drama Scholars are expected to play an active role in the dramatic life of the School.
General Scholarships

General Scholarships are designed to reward those who have made a notable recent contribution to the extra-curricular activities of their present school, for example excelling as leaders or raising significant funds for charity. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate commitment to the extra-curricular life of The Perse. All candidates will be automatically considered for a General Scholarship.

Music Scholarships

A successful music scholarship candidate will typically have either achieved or be working towards Grade 8 level in his or her first instrument or have the clear potential to achieve that standard during the Sixth Form. We are, however, looking for future potential rather than purely current achievement, and will take previous musical opportunities (or lack of them) into account when assessing a candidate. Those with fewer or no formal qualifications should not feel automatically excluded. Candidates do not have to study music Pre-U in the Sixth Form to apply.

Music scholarship exams will take place on Monday 5 December and Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Requirements

  1. If you wish to be considered for a Music Scholarship you need to complete the scholarship application form and submit it along with the sixth form registration paperwork.
  2. You will attend a musical audition/interview which will last around 45 minutes on Monday 5 December or Tuesday 6 December 2016. Unfortunately due to timetable pressures and the high competition for the awards, applicants who are unable to attend this session will not be considered for a Music Scholarship.
  3. It is hoped that you will offer at least two instruments, which may include singing either as a main or secondary component. There is no limit to the number of instruments that may be offered for audition!
  4. There will also be sight-reading exercises for the first and second instruments and a series of aural tests (melodic and rhythmic memory, singing notes from a chord etc.). There will also be a short interview to explore your musical interests and enthusiasms.

Music Scholars will be expected to make a lively and committed contribution to musical activities within the School.

Sport Scholarships

The Scholarships will only be awarded to those currently playing regional or higher representation in Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket or Tennis. For example Saints Rugby Academy and JRPC Hockey are considered to be of regional standard. We will consider other sports on an individual basis but performance should be between regional and national standard.

Sport Scholarship examinations will take place on Thursday 1 December 2016.

Requirements

  1. If you wish to be considered for a Sport Scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form and submit it along with the sixth form registration paperwork.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an assessment session at The Perse on Thursday 1 December 2016. This will involve a series of performance tests including some team sports scenarios. Unfortunately due to timetable pressures and the high competition for the awards, applicants who are unable to attend this session will not be considered for a Sport Scholarship.
  3. Applicants will complete a questionnaire relating to their sports careers and will receive a general interview from a member of the sixth form team.
  4. You will be required to make an active contribution to Perse sport, including weekend fixtures and, where appropriate, tours.

 

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