Scholarships

We are delighted to be offering the following Scholarships for entry in September 2020:

Vive Parva Scholarship (entry into Year 3)
This is an Academic Scholarship for entry into Year 3.  Your child will be assessed through a series of short written tasks covering literacy, numeracy and reasoning.  There will also be a group interview.
These Scholarships carry up to 25% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Vive Scholarship (entry into Year 7)
This scholarship is awarded to one student.  Pupils need to be able to demonstrate outstanding academic ability, as well as talent in another area.
All candidates will be required to sit the Entrance Examinations, and will take an additional essay-based task.  Candidates will also be assessed in their other area of ability.  Candidates will automatically be considered for an Academic Scholarship.
This Scholarship offers a 50% reduction in fees.

 

Academic Scholarship (entry into Year 7 & 9)
Year 7 candidates will sit entrance exams in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning.  Year 9 candidates will sit a Science paper in addition to these.
All external applicants are automatically entered for this award.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Art Scholarship (entry into Year 7 & 9)
Candidates will be expected to bring a portfolio of recent artwork to their interview.  This may include coursework projects, as well as additional one-off pieces, perhaps produced out of school.  Candidates will be interviewed by the Head of Art.  Candidates will be required to produce a practical piece on the day of assessment.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Drama Scholarship (entry into Year 7 & 9)
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in Drama and should be involved in productions either within or outside school.
On the day of assessment they will 
be required to perform one or two short pieces, chosen by them from a list supplied by the School, to a small audience.  Candidates will be interviewed by the Head of Drama.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Music Scholarship (entry into Year 7)
NB: The word “instrument” should be taken to include “voice” at all times.
Candidates should demonstrate proficiency on one instrument at a standard of Grade 3 or above.  Two short pieces, or one longer piece, should be performed.  Candidates should preferably show ability on 2 instruments, the second of which does not have to be of a Grade 3 standard.
One piece only should be performed on a second – or third! -instrument.  C
andidates will be given a sight-reading test on their primary instrument at a standard commensurate to the grade they are working at.  Candidates will be given simple tests to demonstrate their aural ability.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Music Scholarship (entry into Year 9)
NB: The word “instrument” should be taken to include “voice” at all times.
Candidates should demonstrate proficiency on one instrument at a standard of Grade 5 or above.  Two short pieces, or one longer piece, should be performed.  Candidates should preferably show ability on 2 instruments, the second of which does not have to be of a Grade 5 standard.  One piece only should be performed on a second – or third! -instrument.  Candidates will be given a sight-reading test on their primary instrument at a standard  commensurate to the grade they are working at.  Candidates will be given musicianship tests to demonstrate their aural ability.  There will be a short viva voce section, in which the candidate will be asked questions.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Sport Scholarship (entry into Year 7 & 9)
The candidates should have reached both a competent and competitive standard in their chosen field(s).  The candidate should provide a list of achievements and/or qualifications.  The candidate should provide reference details from either an instructor or a coach.
References will be requested by Farlington School prior to interview.  On the day of assessment candidates will be required to show skills within their relevant field, as well as general sporting skills and abilities. Aspects of fitness will be assessed.  Candidates will be interviewed by the Director of Sport.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Academic Scholarship (entry into Sixth Form)
Candidates must show outstanding academic potential.  Students nominate 3 A Level subject areas and answer a 30 minute paper on each one.
There will also be an interview.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Art, Drama, Music, Sport and Textiles Scholarships (entry into Sixth Form)
These scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate commitment, ability and potential in their chosen area.  Candidates will be expected to attend an interview with the Head of Department .  There will also be a practical examination/element to the assessment.
These Scholarships carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

The Open Scholarship (entry into the Sixth Form)
The Open scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate commitment, ability and potential in their chosen area, which is a subject not already mentioned above.  Candidates will be expected to attend an interview and be able to discuss their success in their area.  There will be a written-paper and a practical element (if applicable) to the process.
This Scholarship will carry up to 20% discount off the Day School Fees.

 

Vive Magna (entry into Lower Sixth)
This is a new scholarship awarded to one student who shows outstanding academic potential and who also excels in another area.  Candidates should sit for the Academic Scholarship and at least one of the Art, Drama, Music, Sport or Textiles Scholarships or the Open Scholarship (see below).
This Scholarship offers a 50% reduction on the tuition fees.

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