Art Scholarships will be awarded to candidates, both external and internal, entering Year 7, Year 9 or Sixth Form. It recognises those pupils who show an outstanding ability in Art & Design. External candidates will also need to meet the standard entrance requirements to join the school.
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. Please see below for a list of expectations.
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.
Whilst the following opportunities are open to all of our students, there is an expectation that scholars will fully immerse themselves in our wide-ranging enrichment programme. All scholars will meet half-termly with Mrs Owen, Head of Scholarships, to discuss their involvement in the enrichment activities.
The enrichment programme includes working towards their Art Award, in addition to visiting a wide range of national and international art galleries to consolidate their exploration of artists in class and to hone their own craft. The school hosts regular Art Viewings and welcomes visiting artists. Art scholars will be expected to take part in the annual ISA Art Competition, RH7 Art Exhibition, and in any workshops offered.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
1) Pupils wishing to apply for an Art Scholarship should complete the application form and submit it. FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY, we will also require a portfolio of work, to be sent via We Transfer to the Registrar, Katie James, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Radnor House to meet with the Head of Art for an interview and to complete a practical task. Dates and deadlines can be found here.
3) Candidates should bring their portfolio with them to discuss during the interview. Work must include:
Two sketchbooks; one from school and one from home
Drawing in pencil demonstrating the application of a variety of tonal values (Examples could include a bowl of fruit or everyday object)
Painting demonstrating colour mixing and neat application to include tints and tones (Examples might include a landscape or scene)
A portrait or self-portrait in any media demonstrating an understanding of facial proportions
A research page for an artist and a page about a recent gallery or museum visit
A small sculpture in clay, Plasticine, plaster, glass or found materials
Work completed at an external club, or online workshop
Any additional work of their choice (maximum 3 pieces)
The Head of Art is happy to discuss scholarship applications and answer any questions at any time.
Our Expectations of Art Scholars
|YEAR 7-8||YEAR 9-11||YEAR 12 & 13|
|All scholars meet with Head of Art weekly for an extracurricular session. Expected to attend at least one art club a week and enter work into ISA and national Art competitions||All scholars meet with Head of Art weekly for an extracurricular session. Must take GCSE Art. Expected to attend at least one art club a week and enter work into ISA and national Art competitions||All scholars meet with Head of Art weekly for an extracurricular session. Must take A level Art and run an art club open to Year 7 and 8 pupils.|