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  • “Our scholarships include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama (including Performing Arts); and Design Technology. These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance.”
Scholarships at King's College

Scholarships at King's College

King’s College makes a limited number of awards to candidates who are about to enter the School in Year 9 (13+) or into the Sixth Form (16+). These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance to the School. All awards are made on the basis of open competition. All awards carry clear expectations of involvement and achievement and all are subject to annual review.

Scholarships offered include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama; Performing Arts; and Design Technology.


General Procedures

General Procedures

All 13+ scholarship testing takes place during the second half of the Lent Term (Spring). All 16+ scholarship testing takes place in the November preceding entry. Exact dates are obtainable from the Director of Admissions and Marketing.

In all the testing, the emphasis is on allowing the candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their strengths. We hope very much that they find the experience enjoyable. All scholarship testing involves interviews with members of staff and the Headmaster. Again, the emphasis is on putting candidates at ease and allowing them an opportunity to talk about their enthusiasms. Credit will be given to those who seem genuinely interested in their subjects, have read widely and can apply their knowledge to new situations and problems.

References

References

The School will seek references from the candidate’s present school and it is therefore essential that the candidate’s present Head be informed of the intention to apply for a scholarship.

Many prep schools will have copies of entry forms available. Forms may also be obtained from the Admissions Office, or downloaded from the School’s website. Application must be by signed hard copy and may not be submitted electronically.

The Headmaster will inform parents of the results of the scholarship tests and examinations soon after these are taken.

Academic Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Candidates who enter for academic awards and who are successful will have satisfied the academic requirements for entry into the School. If unsuccessful the School may or may not waive the need for them to fulfill usual entry requirements (such as Common Entrance).

Candidates for all other scholarships will be required to meet the usual academic entry standards for the School, whether they are successful in their scholarships or not. In brief these standards are: At 13+, a pass at Common Entrance or in the School’s own entrance tests; At 16+, three B grade passes and two C grade passes at GCSE or an equivalent standard in other examinations.

For sports scholarships, candidates will also be required to sit a verbal reasoning paper. In addition, applicants for whom English is not a first language will be required to pass language proficiency tests.


Scholarships Booklet
  • “In all the testing, the emphasis is on allowing the candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their strengths and provides an opportunity for them to talk about their enthusiasms.”
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Taster Days and Boarding Stays

We hold a Familiarisation Day for prospective Third Form pupils each Michaelmas Term. This usually takes place in mid November. ‘Save the Date’ cards will be sent during the summer. Boarders arrive in the afternoon of the Saturday and day pupils attend on the Sunday. We also arrange Taster Days and Boarding Stays throughout the year, so that prospective pupils can experience a day or two at the school.

11+ Scholarships to King's Hall School

11+ Scholarships to King's Hall School


Academic
18 January 2020

Drama and Performing Arts
18 January 2020

Music
18 January 2020

Sport
18 January 2020

Closing date for entries: 6 January 2020


For September 2020 entry, bursary applications need to be received by 31 December 2019.

11+ Scholarship Entry Form
13+ Scholarships to King's College

13+ Scholarships to King's College


Academic
24-26 February 2020

Music/Art/DT/Drama (including Performing Arts)
27 February 2020

Sport
27-28 February 2020

Usanii Scholarship – an Art Scholarship open to pupils living in Kenya

Please click below for details

Closing date for entries: 1 February 2020

13+ Scholarship Entry Form Third Form Admissions Calendar 2019-20
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Third Form Admissions Events 2019-2020

Please visit our Admissions Pages to read more about the events we have planned for 2019-2020.

16+ Scholarships to King's College

16+ Scholarships to King's College


Academic
18 November 2019

Music/Art/DT/Drama (including Performing Arts)
18 November 2019

Sport
21 November 2019

Closing date for entries: 1 November 2019

16+ Scholarship Entry Form Sixth Form Admissions Calendar
Somerset Scholarships at 16+

Somerset Scholarships at 16+


This scholarship was established in 2007 to benefit academically able pupils from the maintained sector in Somerset who wished to pursue their Sixth Form studies at King’s College.

The scholarship complements the various other 16+ awards available. The number of Somerset Scholarships available is limited and will depend on the number and quality of applicants each year. The award itself can also carry a fee remission of up to 50% of the day fees. This amount can be enhanced through means-tested bursarial assistance up to 100% of the day fee if necessary.

Candidates for the Scholarship will be interviewed and will sit the school’s own scholarship papers, and a verbal reasoning test. Great emphasis will be placed on academic promise and intellectual curiosity. The Headmaster is very happy to discuss the details of the Somerset Scholarship and opportunities for studying at King’s College with parents and their children at any time. Please contact the College to make an appointment.

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