Maddocks A Level and IB Academic Scholarships
External students should submit the scholarship application form at the same time as the application for the Sixth Form. All forms need to be completed by the 26 October 2020.
Applicants will need to identify two subjects for which they wish to be considered for a scholarship. They will be required to submit an academic sample of work for each of the chosen subject areas*. (e.g. an essay, a piece of research). Work may include assignments completed in or for your current school. Each piece of work submitted should be no more than 1000 words (excluding titles, quotations, bibliographies and footnotes). All pieces of work submitted must be the applicants own original work. Essays may be typed or handwritten and uploaded to the admissions portal. Following submission of your work, you may be interviewed by a subject specialist. NOTE: ONLY CHOOSE SUBJECTS YOU ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING.
General language note: please do not select a Modern Foreign Language Scholarship if it is your native language.
*Maths Scholarship: For Maths only, rather than submitting a sample of work, candidates are required to suggest three Maths topics for discussion in their scholarship application form, which may include areas formally studied in your current school. Candidates should be prepared to discuss and/or explore these topics as part of the interview process.
*NOTE: Applicants for the IB route scholarship must submit answers in contrasting disciplines e.g. 1 science and 1 language, 1 language and 1 humanities subject. Please bear this in mind when nominating your 4 subject choices.
International applicants should complete their scholarship application forms at the same time as their registration form and submission of their non refundable registration fee. On receipt of the completed forms the admissions office will contact the Head of the external applicant’s current school, who will be asked to complete a confidential school reference. External applicants must meet the academic requirements for entry to the Sixth Form.
To be considered for one or more of the following scholarships, you will be required to submit a portfolio or video of performance and may be required to attend an interview (remotely) with a subject specialist.
Palferman music scholarship
You will be required to provide the details of the instrument(s) that you will play in your virtual audition (any reference to instrument/playing in the form includes voice/singing).
The role of music scholars and exhibition holders
The musical life of the Foundation is very active, and music award holders are expected to play a full role in supporting and developing this. Those who audition on an orchestral instrument will be expected to join the Symphony Orchestra (which rehearses after school on Wednesdays); singers will join The Singers (a choir which rehearses after school on Tuesdays), and pianists should be prepared to be involved in solo and ensemble performances as appropriate.
Other instrumentalists are equally welcome to apply and the role they could play as a potential music scholar will be discussed at the audition. Above all, music scholars should lead by example, both musically and also by being punctual and regular in their attendance at rehearsals and concerts.
To apply for the Palfreman music scholarship, International applicants when registering via our online admissions portal will be given the opportunity to choose to apply for a scholarship - the scholarship form will then be made available in the checklist items.
Applicants should be of Grade 7 standard or above at the time of the audition. Applicants will be considered for both scholarships and exhibitions.
Applicants should submit a good quality video recording of themselves performing two contrasting pieces on their main instrument or voice They should also record themselves talking about the musical activities they are involved with in their current school, as successful applicants will be expected to show that they already make an appropriate contribution. Applicants may, if they wish, perform on a second instrument and/or voice. Backing tracks may be used if appropriate, but we understand that arranging for an accompanist may be impossible at the moment, and applicants should not be concerned if they need to submit their performance without accompaniment.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in early December. The Principal’s decision is final. We do not disclose marks, grades or rankings. Successful applicants are required to accept or decline scholarships by early January. Having accepted a scholarship for the Stephen Perse Sixth Form, applicants are required to withdraw from the application/scholarship process of all other schools and colleges. External applicants must meet the academic requirements for entry to the Stephen Perse Sixth Form.
International scholarship for Drama and theatre
The role of drama and theatre scholars
Our Drama and theatre scholars are expected to take part actively and contribute to a wide range of Drama & Theatre enrichment activities.
To apply for a Drama and theatre scholarship, international applicants when registering via our online admissions portal will be given the opportunity to choose to apply for a scholarship - the scholarship form will then be made available in the checklist items.
Applicants will be required to submit a good quality video recording of yourself performing a 2-3 minute monologue of your choosing; this must be selected from a published play text and you should have learned this monologue off by heart. Please make sure that the camera is positioned far enough away to enable us to see as much of your performance as possible.
Please write a detailed account of your theatrical experience and interests to date, stating why you think you should be considered for a Drama and theatre scholarship. Please include details of past performances and your involvement in extracurricular Drama and theatre activities as well as any more formal training or experience you have had. You may also wish to include details of professional theatre productions you have seen that have inspired you.
Following submission of your video and application to the admissions portal, you will be invited to attend an interview via Google Meet.
Curwen art scholarship
To apply for an International Curwen art scholarship you should outline your artistic experience, achievements and ambitions. You should state why you would like to be considered for the Curwen art scholarship and what you could contribute to the Art provision in the Sixth Form. Include any other information or experience to be taken into account. Max 500 words.
International candidate applications should be submitted via digital portfolio consisting of photographs of your artwork. This could be as a presentation, google slideshow or Powerpoint, and should be saved as a PDF file and uploaded to the admissions portal.
All candidates should include the following:
One observational drawing of something interesting you have seen using TONE and LINE
Up to Nine photographs of other Artworks you have made in any media. Try to include evidence of other work completed in or out of school – photography, prints, painting, digital art – keep it concise and thoughtful.
Evidence of sketchbook pages - demonstrating generation of ideas, thoughts, drawings, experimentation, and influence of other artists. These could be photographed and saved as a pdf.
You should use a suitable presentation app to curate your images and writing such as Keynote, Google Slides or Powerpoint and save it as a PDF.
Following submission of your portfolio and application to the admissions portal, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview via google meet, during which they will conduct a quick drawing task.
The role of sport scholars
Sport scholarship holders are expected to play a full role in the sporting life of the Foundation. Scholarship holders are expected to commit themselves to school club practices and fixtures taking place during the week and on Saturdays.
To apply for a Sport scholarship applicants, International applicants when registering via our online admissions portal will be given the opportunity to choose to apply for a scholarship - the scholarship form will then be made available in the checklist items. All applicants should submit a letter with their application form, outlining skills and experience and provide supporting testimonials. This letter should be uploaded to the admission portal.
Applicants should currently play at County level or above in at least one of our major sports, such as hockey, netball, cricket or tennis. We will consider other sports on an individual basis if at regional standard or above. Applicants will then be short-listed for interview.
Stephen Perse Foundation Award
To apply for a Foundation award International applicants when registering via our online admissions portal will be given the opportunity to choose to apply for a scholarship - the scholarship form will then be made available in the checklist items. All applicants should submit a letter with their application form outlining what they have been doing and the contribution they have made.
Applicants may wish to comment on any leadership roles they have taken and initiatives they have started. In order to provide as much detail as possible, applicants may also wish to provide a portfolio of evidence to include, for example, a reference from a club leader or teacher. The portfolio of evidence should be uploaded to the admissions portal.
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview.