USEFUL CONTACTS AND SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
Deputy Head (Academic): Mr Mark Sully [email protected]
Academic scholarship candidates will be expected to show a high level of academic ability and potential in more than one subject area, as well as a desire to engage with their teachers and learning. Intellectual curiosity is expected. They are NOT expected to be polished and excessive preparation for interview is strongly discouraged.
While at the School, academic scholars are expected to contribute continuously to the academic life of the School, to show persistence and to always give 100%. They must never settle for mediocrity. They must display the highest standards of academic integrity at all times and act as a role model to other pupils (particularly younger years) in terms of their approach to their studies. Full participation in the academic enrichment programme is expected.
Head of Art: Mrs Louisa Clayton [email protected]
Candidates applying for an Art Scholarship should show a very high ability and genuine enthusiasm for the subject. It is expected that the candidate will be able to discuss their portfolio work, talk about key artists that they admire and demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject. They should also be able to demonstrate their engagement with the subject outside of the classroom by the exhibitions and museums that they may have visited and been inspired by. Candidates at 13+ may also be asked about GCSE / A Level / IB Art option choices and future careers.
Director of Music: Mr Jonnie Bridges [email protected]
Candidates for Year 7 entrance would be expected to have reached the standard of Grade 4; at Year 9 the expected standard is Grade 6 and for Sixth Form the minimum standard is Grade 7 (the standard does not require an exam to have been taken at any entry point). Candidates will be required to perform two contrasting pieces and there will also be grade appropriate aural and sight reading tests. Further details of requirements will be supplied on application. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to music and will be expected to make a significant contribution to the musical life of the School throughout their time at Warminster. The KS3 music curriculum actively allows for extending the skill and knowledge of the most able musicians and music scholars are expected to choose Music GCSE as an option.
Director of Sport: Mr David Lyons [email protected]
Sports scholarships are awarded to outstanding sportsmen/women who show a high degree of sporting potential. They will either have achieved a high level of competence in a number of sports offered at Warminster or show athleticism, natural ability and a willingness to learn. Potential for improvement and enthusiastic dedication to the wider sporting life of the School will be considered as major assets. 13+ candidates would be expected to have representative experience. Sports scholars are automatically members of the WASP programme (Warminster Athletic Sports Programme).
Head of Design Technology: Mr Simon Rossiter [email protected]
Candidates applying for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarship should show creative ability within design and genuine enthusiasm for all aspects of STEM subjects which is demonstrated in and outside the classroom. Succesful candidates will be expected to engage with the wide variety of STEM related co-curricular clubs that the School offers such as Greenpower and Lego Mindsets. Scholars will also be supported through applications to external organisations such as the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship and the Smallpeice Trust, and will be given the opportunity to enter competitions such as the TeenTech Awards.
Director of Drama: Mrs Emily Harris [email protected]
Candidates applying for a scholarship in Drama must be able to demonstrate that they have outstanding practical ability, as well as a passion for the subject. Scholars will be willing to share good practice with others and share their interest. They will demonstrate commitment through involvement in school productions and workshops, or work towards examinations in Speech and Drama. Alternatively, they may support productions in a technical role. Applicants will be expected to perform pieces by heart and demonstrate knowledge of the roles and the wider context of the plays.