Candidates wishing to apply for an Academic Scholarship will be able to demonstrate a high degree of intellectual curiosity and must display an adaptive and adventurous/risk taking approach to learning and problem solving. Candidates may have exceptional aptitude and interest in one particular domain, or have a broad interest in a range of areas. Successful candidates will be those who habitually read or enquire into their areas of interest beyond the curriculum, and will be self-motivated learners.
Assessment will include reports and references from the candidate’s current school, tests in English and Maths, plus Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.
Candidates will also be invited to write a short essay on a subject of their choice, and will be interviewed by the Headmaster, the Deputy Head Academic and a subject leader. The interviews are informal, and are designed to allow candidates to freely discuss ideas. Success does not necessarily depend on high attainment in every area of the assessments