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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 2008 and 31 August 2009

Year 8

born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008

Year 9

born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007

Academic Scholarships

Dates for Academic Scholarship applications for entry in September 2020

Closing Date Friday 10 January 2020
Examination Saturday 25 January 2020
Announcement of results Friday 14 February 2020
Acceptance of offers Required within 28 days

All candidates participate in two sessions on the examination day which take place between 9am and 12 noon. During the sessions they will be assessed on their underlying ability and academic skill set in the following areas: English, Maths and Science. They will also be asked to answer a question on one of the following topics: Geography, History, Religious Studies or Modern Foreign Languages.

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. It is very difficult to prepare specifically for the assessments as they are predominantly skills based.

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.

The prestigious Claires Court Scholarship Award is to the value of £5100 - only one boy and one girl will be selected each year at 11+ level, and the candidate must display outstanding academic achievement. 


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

Dates for Supporting Scholarship applications for entry in September 2020

Closing Date Friday 10 January 2020
Assessments/auditions Friday 31 January or Saturday 1 February 2020
See specific scholarship for details*
Announcement of results Friday 14 February 2020
Acceptance of offers Required within 28 days

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 & Interview Saturday 1 February 2020

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

Assessment/Test Piece

Based on the quality of a portfolio of work, a short interview regarding the portfolio, and an unaided test piece (to be notified one week before the submission date) to be carried out at home.

Drama and Music 

Examination/Auditions Saturday 1 February 2020

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. Expected minimum standard of performance is Grade 4 (RSM or equivalent), however candidates of all abilities with the right talent and potential will be considered.

Duration of Test

The assessment will last approximately 15 minutes - each applicant
will have 15 minutes to warm up or practice prior to the audition.
Support
Choral Applicants may bring music to be played via iPad or may request a pianist.

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. Expected minimum standard of performance is Grade 4                 (LAMDA or equivalent), however candidates of all abilities with

           the right talent and potential will be considered.

Duration of Test

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

Sport 

Assessment Friday 31 January 2020

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 between 2 1/2 and 3 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.

Value Can range from between £1890 to £3000 per annum.

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