Scholarships at 11+

Scholarships available: Academic, Art, Music, Sport

Scholarships available upon entry into the First Year: Academic, Art, Music, Sport

Parents must register their children for entry in the normal way by completing the Registration Form before 1 November in Year 6. For more information about registering your child and the 11+ entrance examination, click here.

Scholarship application forms

Application forms for Art, Music and Sport Scholarships can be found on the Admissions Downloads page. The closing date for applications is 1 November in Year 6. No applications are necessary for 11+ Academic Scholarships; all 11+ candidates are considered based on their normal entrance examination results.

Eligibility

Candidates must be under 12 years of age on the 31 August of the year of entry and may apply for an Art, Music or Sports Scholarship or all of these. A scholarship application form and the relevant scholarship summary form must be submitted in the November preceding the examination (i.e. in Year 6). Scholarships should not be confused with the Assisted Places Scheme or with Bursaries; the former provides means-tested financial support with fees, while the latter are allocated to existing College families in the case of proven financial need. The College views scholarships not so much as a prize but as an investment in ability and potential, and in recent years some of our scholars have gone on to gain international recognition as well as consistently gaining entry to highly-regarded colleges and Russell Group universities.

Review

An annual review of all existing scholarships takes place, which will include monitoring of academic performance across core subjects. Where a student has done their best to uphold the conditions of a scholarship, this review is normally a formality until the end of the Fifth Year. However, where a student has not met the expectations of a scholar in terms of effort, a scholarship can be removed at the end of any academic year including the Lower Sixth. A major review of scholarships takes place in the Fifth Year, following which they are either retained for the Sixth Form or are removed where performance no longer merits scholarship in open competition.

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships at 11+ are awarded based on performance in the College’s normal entrance examination and references from the current school; no separate application is necessary. Candidates who perform extremely well are invited back to the College for an interview with the Headmistress after which Academic Scholarships may be offered, at the College’s discretion.

Art Scholarships

Art Scholarships are awarded on the strength of a candidate's potential; this is judged by the variety and quality of a portfolio of their work, which they should bring to the assessment to form the basis of an interview. The portfolio should contain a range of media and methods (including a sketch book) and exhibit the candidate's commitment to artistic excellence; it should be organised and edited to focus on work from the past year. There will also be a timed observational drawing assessment in pencil, lasting roughly an hour, as well as the opportunity to meet members of the Art Department. Candidates must also produce a good academic performance in the entrance examination in the first instance.

To find a copy of our Art Scholarship application form please visit the Admissions Downloads page.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are given to the musically gifted and are awarded on the strength of the candidate's potential, judged by their level of performance at the time of audition and responses to questions asked. Those offering a second instrument and/or voice are at an advantage; the College has a particularly strong choral tradition. Free tuition from the College’s peripatetic instrumental teachers may be offered on up to two instruments.

As a guide, the standard generally expected of candidates is Grade IV at 11+ and Grade V at 13+. Those competing at 16+ need to be of Grade VII standard. Candidates must also produce a good academic performance in the entrance examination in the first instance.

For the audition, candidates will be required to play two consecutive pieces on their principal instrument and one piece on their second instrument (if offered) and to read at sight. They may also sing a solo if this is not one of the studies already offered. A piano accompanist will be provided by the College.

It should be emphasised that a high level of commitment is expected of any St George's College Music Scholar, and that awards are only made to candidates who seriously intend to meet these expectations.

The Music Department is well equipped with a recital room, a recording studio, a teaching room equipped with computers, iPads and a smart board, a rock band studio, numerous teaching and practice rooms and a music library. The Department has a harpsichord, a full samba set, steel pans, and a gamelan. There is an excellent grand piano and three-manual organ in Chapel. Alongside the award-winning Chamber Choir there are other vocal ensembles, an orchestra, a wind band, string camerata, and rock-shop groups all of which take part in regular concerts, trips and events.

To find a copy of our Music Scholarship application form please visit the Admissions Downloads page.

Sport Scholarships

Sport Scholarships are awarded to those deemed to be highly skilled at sport. They may be awarded on the strength of the student's potential across a range of sports, or in a specialised sport, if they excel. Those able to perform highly within a second or third sport will be at an advantage.

We welcome applicants within the College's main sports which are hockey, tennis, netball, cricket and rugby. Candidates must also produce a good academic performance in the entrance examination in the first instance.

A student who is awarded a Sports Scholarship will be expected to give a high level of dedication and commitment to College sport across all three terms and must therefore display an outstanding attitude towards all sports played at the College. Their conduct in sport, in competition and in training must be of the highest order, and they must lead by example by being ambassadors for the College.

Sport Scholarships awarded at 11+ last for three academic years. Scholars can then reapply for a scholarship commencing in Fourth Year if they wish.

Anyone wishing to discuss an application should contact Mrs Laura Gibson (Assistant Director of Sport) by emailing lgibson@stgeorgesweybridge.com

To find a copy of our Sport Scholarship application form please visit the Admissions Downloads page.


Sport Scholarships for Tennis

Tennis Scholarships are awarded to committed tennis players who demonstrate the potential to progress to a National / International level during their time with us. As a minimum, candidates should be involved in County Performance Training. Candidates must also produce a good academic performance in the entrance examination in the first instance.

A student who is awarded a Tennis Scholarship will be expected to give a high level of dedication and commitment to College Tennis across all three terms and must display an outstanding attitude. Their conduct in competition and in training must be of the highest order, and they must lead by example by being ambassadors for the College.

Tennis Scholarships awarded at 11+ last for three academic years. Scholars can then reapply for a scholarship commencing in Fourth Year if they wish.

Anyone wishing to discuss an application should contact Mr Jono Ward (Head of Tennis) by emailing jward@stgeorgesweybridge.com

To find a copy of our Sport Scholarship application form please visit the Admissions Downloads page.

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