Sixth Form Scholarships
For Sixth Form pupils, the School offers a number of Academic Scholarships and Sport, Performing Arts and Boarding Awards.
With the exception of Boarding Awards, Sixth Form Academic Scholarships and Awards are available for both day and boarding places. All successful candidates for Awards will be expected to meet the Sixth Form entry requirement of a minimum of three A and three B grades for I/GCSE. Please note that under the new grading system we consider a level 7 the equivalent of an A grade and a level 6 the equivalent of a B grade.
The Academic Scholarships and interviews for September 2019 entry will be held at Dauntsey's on 14 November 2018. Interviews and auditions for all other awards will be held at Dauntsey's during the week commencing 12 November 2018. The closing date for entries is Monday 12 October 2018.
Scholarships and Awards carry remission of a maximum of 10% of the School fees. Scholarship supplements are available for those who need additional financial help with the school fees and are subject to means testing.
The academic assessment consists of written examinations and an interview. Candidates sit written papers in three different subjects of their own choice from the following list:
Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Design and Technology, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics, Spanish, Theatre Studies
All papers are 1½ hours. Overseas candidates may sit the papers at their current school by arrangement and an interview will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
Applicants should be currently competing at a high level (minimum County standard) in at least one of our major sports – rugby, hockey, netball, cricket and athletics. Applicants will be required to submit a detailed record of sporting achievement, supported by testimonials from their coaches, and shortlisted pupils will attend an interview with the Director of Sport.
Applicants should demonstrate considerable talent in drama, dance and/or music, and will have performed at a high standard.
For Drama and/or Dance, applicants will have acted in at least one major role in a production and/or have trained under a recognised dance organisation and, preferably, they will be highly accomplished in at least two genres of dance, e.g. tap dance and ballet.
Applicants applying for a Music Award must be able to perform on an instrument or voice to Grade 7 standard or above.
Candidates will be required to provide a detailed record of achievement, together with appropriate testimonials from their teachers, and shortlisted pupils will be assessed by interview and audition.
Candidates should demonstrate both academic competence and an ability to make a significant contribution to the life of the School, particularly the boarding community. Participation in any academic, sporting, musical, dramatic or other School activities will be taken into account. Candidates should submit a CV showing their range of activities and interests. References from Head teachers (for external candidates) and House staff (for internal candidates) as well as the interview, will be central to the assessment process.
Boarding Awards attract a maximum of 10% remission of the full boarding fees. Additional financial assistance is available to those in need in the form of a scholarship supplement and is subject to means testing.
Applications from current day pupils considering boarding for the Sixth Form are most welcome.
An application form for entry into the Autumn 2018 Scholarships and Awards for Sixth Form entry in September 2019 will be available to download here by the beginning of the Summer Term. Please note that there is an administration fee of £100 per candidate.