SIXTH FORM SCHOLARSHIPS

Criteria for Applications and Assessment Information

Scholars at Roedean are valued very highly in their specialist area, and they contribute a great deal to it, and also to school life in general.  The booklet entitled ‘Scholarships at Roedean’ details the wonderful and exciting programmes available to the school’s Scholars, as well as an overview of the school’s expectations.

The following information outlines the criteria for scholarship applications, and the details of what you will be required to do in terms of assessment:

 

Academic

Who should apply?

  • you should be in the top 5% of your cohort at school academically, strong across the range of subjects, but probably with particular interest in one area where you excel
  • you should be predicted at least 7 A* grades at GCSE

Assessment

  • in addition to the English, Maths, and General Papers you have sat for entrance to Roedean, you will be asked to choose two subjects in which to be examined in greater depth
  • the subject papers will test skills rather than knowledge, and the General Paper has been designed to test raw ability across a range of areas
  • there will also be an interview with two senior members of Roedean staff

Art

Who should apply?

  • you should have a range of art skills and be able to demonstrate a high level of creativity

Assessment

  • your practical assessment will last not longer than 90 minutes; you will sit one exam, with three parts:  a drawing task, a problem-solving activity, and a critical thinking task
  • you will be required to bring and present a portfolio of current work, which can include drawings, pictures, and paintings, as well as 2D or 3D work – you will then be asked a range of questions related to your interests in Art and you will need to be able exemplify your responses

Dance

Who should apply?

  • you should be dancing at Intermediate standard or equivalent in one genre

Assessment

  • the assessment will last 30 minutes
  • you will be required to two dances in different genres, or two contrasting styles if only one genre has been studied, with assessment to gauge physical potential, technical foundation, and musicality and performance skills; the way you engage with ‘warm-up’ exercises will also be observed
  • there will also be a discussion of your training and appreciation of dance

Drama

Who should apply?

  • you should have experience of a number of performances, probably including some key roles

Assessment

  • you will take part in a practical Drama workshop lasting between 40 minutes and an hour, along with the other applicants – you will have improvisational tasks to complete, to test your ability to work within the group and your creative and imaginative thinking
  • you will be required to perform two monologues (each must be shorter than 2 minutes) – the first should be from a play by Shakespeare, and the second should be a piece from a play written post 1968.
  • you will need to bring a review you have written of a live theatre production
  • you will have an interview, in which you will discuss your monologue performances and your experience of drama and the theatre

Music

Who should apply?

  • you should offer two instruments or one instrument and voice, and be playing or singing at Grade 6-7 standard or equivalent on your main instrument or voice

Assessment

  • the assessment requires two contrasting pieces on your main instrument or voice, and one piece on the second
  • there will be a sight-reading test and aural tests
  • this will be followed by a discussion of your musical interests to show your passion

Sport

Who should apply?

  • you should apply if you are performing at a high level in one or more sports, probably at county representative level

Assessment

  • you will undertake a thorough set of fitness tests, in order to rate your co-ordination, flexibility, agility, power, and cardio-vascular fitness
  • you will be required to demonstrate skills and technical knowledge in the 3 main sports of hockey, netball, and swimming
  • you could also be asked to coach other players in a previously seen drill
  • you will also have an interview with the Faculty Lead for Sport

Scholarship Application