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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Years 7, 8 & 9 Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Awards for boys and girls Years 7, 8 and 9.

Tenure

Awards are:
  • made on the condition that the holder will pursue his or her academic career at Claires Court through at least to conclusion at GCSE;
  • offered subject to parents signing and agreeing to the terms stated in the Scholarship Award Conditions;
  • valid whilst the holder plays a full and active part in the subject area for which the
  • award has been made, to the conclusion of GCSE study, until the end of Year 11;
  • reapplied for on entry into the Sixth Form;
  • subject to the Principals’ continuing satisfaction with the holder’s performance.

Qualifying Ages For Pupils 

Year 7

born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007

Year 8

born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006

Year 9

born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005

Academic Scholarships

Dates for Academic Scholarship applications for entry in September 2018

Closing Date Friday 12 January 2018
Examination Saturday 27 January 2018
Announcement of results Monday 19 February 2018
Acceptance of offers Required within 28 days

All candidates participate in both sessions on the examination date, to demonstrate
what they know and can do:

Session 1 Maths and a general intelligence test
Session 2 English, Science and more general writing in one other subject studied in their current year (Geography, History, French, German, Latin, Spanish or RS).

Successful applicants for academic awards usually have an IQ of 120 or higher and/or a proven track record of academic excellence. Where evidence exists outside of Claires Court that confirms this status, this should be provided to the Registrar for consideration. For example, applicants are likely to be listed on their primary school Gifted & Talented or Scholarship Register.

Number

Up to 12 Scholarships may be awarded in any one year dependent upon the quality of entry.

Value

To a maximum of £1000 per term (£3000 per annum). The Principals reserve the right to share an award between candidates should two or more candidates of equal merit qualify for one award.

Duration of Test

The session runs from 9am to 12noon.


Supporting Scholarships - Art, Choral, Drama, Music, Sport and All-Rounder 

Dates for Supporting Scholarship applications for entry in September 2018

Closing Date Friday 12 January 2018
Examination Friday 26 or Saturday 27 January 2018
See specific scholarship for details*
Announcement of results Monday 19 February 2018
Acceptance of offers Required within 28 days

 

Number

Up to 15 Scholarships shared between the scholarship subject areas.

Value

Awards are to the value of £210 per term (£630 per annum).
The Principals will consider raising the value of supporting scholarships
to the value of £3000 per annum where there is proven financial need, subject to means testing by the Schools’ appointed assessor.

Successful applicants must have a strong track record of high achievement in the chosen subject area, and are likely to be on their current school’s Gifted & Talented or Scholarship Register.

Art 

Submissions of Portfolio & Test* Friday 26 January 2018

Art Scholarships reward boys and girls of outstanding artistic ability and encourage
them to contribute to the artistic life of the school.

Assessment

Based on the quality of a portfolio of work plus an unaided test
piece to be notified one week before the submission date and
carried out at home. The portfolio and test piece should be
brought to Claires Court by the submission date. Full details of
portfolio requirements will be sent on application.

Drama and Music 

Examination/Assessment* Saturday 27 January 2018

Music/Choral

Music/Choral Scholarships reward boys and girls of outstanding musical or choral
ability and encourage them to contribute to the musical life of the school.

Assessment

Mainly based on the performance of prepared pieces and
interview. Candidates may offer evidence of previous Graded
Assessment (by one of the recognised Examination Boards). For
musicians a second instrument may also be offered in support of
an application.

Duration of Test

The assessment will last 15 minutes.

Value

In addition to any financial award, the Music Scholarship will
include free tuition in one instrument and the Choral Scholarship
free tuition in voice.

Drama

Drama Scholarships reward boys and girls of outstanding dramatic ability and
encourage them to contribute to the dramatic life of the School.

Assessment

Candidates will present one poem of their own choice
(preferably learnt by heart) and a second poem chosen by the
examiner, as well as participating in a group improvisation.
For external candidates a strong reference from a candidate’s
present Head Teacher is essential. Other supporting testimonials
are welcome.

Duration of Test

The individual assessment will last 15 minutes with group work
totalling 1 hour.

Sport 

Assessment* Friday 26 January 2018

Sport Scholarships reward boys and girls of outstanding sporting ability and encourage
them to contribute to the sporting life of the School.

Assessment

In addition to strong potential as demonstrated at interview
and in a practical test, successful candidates will be judged
on the contribution they are likely to make to sport whilst at
school with us.


For external candidates a strong reference from a
candidate’s present Head Teacher is essential, and
supporting testimonials are welcome, for example from a
senior coach at their sports club. These should be provided
with the application form.

Duration of Test

The assessment will last 2 hours.

All-Rounder 

All-rounder Scholarships reward boys and girls of all round ability who will contribute
significantly in a number of areas of life at school.

Assessment

All applicants for this award should participate in the
academic assessment tests along with two other supporting
areas, for consideration for a major award. In addition to
strong potential as demonstrated at interview and in the
practical tests, successful candidates will be judged on the
contribution they are likely to make in a number of spheres
of activity.


For external candidates a strong reference from a
candidate’s present Head Teacher is essential, and other
supporting testimonials are welcome.

Duration of Test

See individual components.

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