Art Scholarships will be awarded at Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form to those pupils who meet the normal entrance criteria of the school and also show an outstanding ability in Art & Design.
Holders of an Art Scholarship will make a considerable commitment to the Faculty and show additional dedication to Art through their co-curricular interests. It is expected that successful Art Scholars will take Art at GCSE.
The school is particularly interested in a candidate’s creativity and confidence with a range of Art medium including: photography, film, sketching for different purposes, painting, sculpture, print making, textiles, graphics and architectural design.
Scholarships will be reassessed annually, and their continuance is subject to the successful candidate exhibiting satisfactory commitment and attitude towards their own progress.
The application process is as follows:
1) Pupils wishing to apply for an Art Scholarship should complete the following Application Form and submit it, along with a portfolio of their work, to the Registrar. There are no pre-conceptions about what makes high quality and creative Artwork and pupils are expected to have a range of art-making techniques on display in their portfolio.
2) Providing the pupil has passed the normal assessment conditions for entry candidates will be invited to spend some time drawing under the supervision of the Head of Art.
3) Finally, all potential Art scholars will be invited to an informal interview with the Head of Art to talk through their portfolio and particular motivations for their work.
The Head of Art is happy to discuss scholarship applications and answer any questions at any time.