Bromsgrove Scholarships for Academic Year 2020/2021

February 10, 2020

Scholarships

Scholarships Information Document

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For further information or to apply for any of the available scholarships, please contact our Head of Admissions, Ms Natsanan (Ning) Byrne at bnatsanan@bromsgrove.ac.th

  • Deadline for applications for all 2020/21 scholarships: Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • Scholarship Testing Day (including Performing Arts scholarship auditions): Saturday 14 March 2020, 09:00 – 13:00 at the Windsor Park Campus.

Academic Scholarships for Secondary (Years 7-11)

Academic Scholarships are awarded to students entering the school who demonstrate high academic ability and potential. This ability will be measured by a cognitive entrance test, English, Science and Mathematics tests, prior academic records/transcripts and through interview/s with the Head of Secondary and Headmaster. Our Secondary Academic Scholars receive additional one-on-one mentoring from a member of our academic team. The aim of our mentoring programme is to inspire and motivate our most able students to take advantage of the vast opportunities available in Bromsgrove. Each scholar is encouraged to build their portfolio in order to prepare to make strong applications to the very best worldwide universities.

Secondary Academic Scholars are awarded a discount off tuition fees only, ranging from 25% to 75%

Academic Scholarships for Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13)

Sixth Form Scholarships are awarded to students progressing to, or entering, the Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13). Recipients will need to demonstrate an outstanding record of external examination performance (usually in GCSE/IGCSE). The award of a Sixth Form Scholarship is itself an honour, and existing Bromsgrove students with a high number of A*/A grades will usually benefit from an Academic Scholarship in line with the criteria set for that academic year. In addition, the school has a number of Sixth Form Academic Scholarships available for external students joining our Sixth Form for the start of Year 12. Our Sixth Form Academic Scholars receive additional mentoring from both their personal tutors and our academic team. The Sixth Form Scholars mentoring programme has been structured to ensure that these students are developing leadership skills and qualities while also preparing their university applications. In addition our Sixth Form scholars are also invited to take advantage of bespoke support to complete the IPQ qualification.

Sixth Form Academic Scholars are awarded a discount off tuition fees only, ranging from 25% to 75%

Performing Arts Scholarships – Music and Drama (Primary Years 5 & 6; Secondary Years 7-13)

Our Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to students who excel in Music and/or Drama. We are looking for enthusiastic performers who want to improve their skills, have a strong desire to perform and wish to contribute to the growth of performing arts at Bromsgrove. Potential and enthusiasm are the most important features of a Bromsgrove Performing Arts scholar. To apply for one of these scholarships candidates are required to sit the standard entrance tests for their age group and additionally are asked to:

  • Provide a portfolio or record of achievement showcasing their successes to date, including examples of performances in the form of YouTube links, CD, Flash Drive, etc.
  • Attend the Performing Arts Scholarships audition day in March for an interview and to demonstrate their competencies in an audition under timed conditions.

Music Auditions Format (Saturday 14 March 2020)

  • You will be asked to play two contrasting pieces on your main instrument (including voice). The total playing time should be between 5 and 10 minutes. It will not be necessary to play from memory.
  • We will be looking for musical performances of an appropriate level, but at least ABRSM Grade 4 (or equivalent). Please bring two copies of your music with you. Accompaniment will not be available.
  • You will be asked to sight read, play scales in a range suitable for your instrument in major and minor keys up to 4 flats and 4 sharps and take aural tests.
  • You will be interviewed by the Head of Music regarding your musical experience and interests.

Drama Auditions Format (Saturday 14 March 2020)

  • You will be asked to perform two pieces of your choice. One monologue (to be taken from a published play) and one poem of your choice. The total performance time will be no more than 3 minutes per piece.
  • You will need to be prepared to talk about the context and content of your chosen piece and the character you are playing. You will be asked to refer to the decisions you made as a performer in how you chose to stage your piece.
  • You will be interviewed by the Head of Drama regarding your experience and interest.

Conditions of a Performing Arts Scholarship

Scholars are expected to commit to a range of enrichment opportunities and performances under the direction of the Head of Music and/or Head of Drama, including:

  • BIST Youth Music Theatre (musicals and concerts)
  • School orchestra, ensemble, and choir performances
  • Solo, duet and chamber performances
  • Leadership roles in musicals and concerts
  • External performances (TISAC, FOBISIA, competitions)
  • Music or Drama study at GCSE
  • Maintaining the rest of your academic work alongside your performing arts commitments.

Performing Arts Scholars are awarded a discount off tuition fees only, ranging from 25% to 75%

Golf Scholarships (Primary Years 5 & 6; Secondary Years 7-13)

At Bromsgrove, golf has always been a sport in which we excel as a school and over the past 10 years we have attracted some of the very best national youth players to our golf scholarship programme. From August 2020, our golf programme will benefit from our own British PGA coach working with our golf scholars as part of the school’s sports enrichment programme. This addition to our internal coaching team will further enhance the level of coaching support for our golf scholars.

Our Golf Scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate a good record of performance in national, regional and/or international golf competitions. To apply for one of these scholarships candidates are required to sit the standard entrance tests for their age group and additionally are asked to submit a portfolio of golf competition certificates and official handicap cards.

Golf Scholars are awarded a discount off tuition fees only, ranging from 25% to 75%