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.
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 is as follows:
1) Pupils wishing to apply for an Art Scholarship should complete the application form and submit it. We will also require a portfolio of work, to be sent via We Transfer to the Registrar, Katie James, at email@example.com. 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 set a 20 minute practical task and an interview at Radnor House Sevenoaks. Dates and deadlines can be found here.
The Head of Art is happy to discuss scholarship applications and answer any questions at any time.