Queen's College Scholarships and Awards recognise exceptional aptitude and talent in a chosen area. The purpose of these awards is to attract students who:
We invite talented and enthusiastic candidates to apply for one or more of the scholarships available. There is no separate application for an All Rounder award. This is awarded at the Headmaster's discretion to candidates who excel in two or more chosen areas.
Please ensure that the candidate's Headteacher is aware of your application for a Queen's College Scholarship – we will contact them for a reference as part of the admissions procedure.
The Admissions Registrar will be pleased to arrange an individual visit for your family and a taster day for the candidate prior to the scholarship assessments.
Candidates who win an award are automatically eligible for a mean-tested assisted place in addition to the value of the scholarship award. Parents of candidates who are likely to require financial assistance should contact the Admissions Registrar to request a financial application form, which should be completed and submitted at the same time as the scholarship application.
As a general guideline, major scholarships are worth up to 25% of fees and minor scholarships 10%, irrespective of family means.
Bursaries are generally awarded to families already at Queen’s College who fall on hard times and are means-tested annually. All applications are considered by a bursary committee headed up by the Business Director. In addition, pupils who may not be scholars are welcome to apply for a means-tested bursary.
Applications are encouraged from local pupils who would like to join a vibrant, welcoming community and follow a personalised path of education.
This award supports students from Somerset, who would benefit from a Senior School education at Queen’s College. Whatever their special talent or potential, Queen’s would be delighted to meet interested pupils and their families.
It is a means-tested, bursarial-supported award up to 100% of fees.
To apply, email email@example.com - closing date April 30th 2017.
To register your interest, please contact Sarah Frost, Senior School Registrar on 01823 340830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16+ Schedule (final 2017 dates to be confirmed)
Sixth Form Open Evening: October 2017
Sixth Form Introduction and Taster Day: November 2017
Deadline for scholarship applications: November 2017
Exams and Assessments Day: November 2017
Interviews with Head and Head of Sixth Form - December 2017
13+ Key Dates (final dates to be confirmed)
Deadline for scholarship applications: February 2018.
Exams and Assessments Day: February 2018
Interviews: March 2018
11+ Key Dates (final dates to be confirmed)
Deadline for scholarship applications: December 2017
Exams and Assessments Day: January 2018
Interviews: January 2018
11+ and 13+ candidates from Maintained Schools will sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. A reference will be requested from the candidate's current school, with special reference to the candidate's academic strengths, attitude to work, character, behaviour and interests.
13+ candidates from Prep Schools are required to sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning, plus additional papers in a Modern Language, Science and a General Paper. The General Paper has three sections - History (including current affairs), Geography and Religious Studies. Candidates are required to answer questions from two of the three sections. A reference will be requested from the candidate's Prep School Head, with special reference to the candidate's academic strengths, attitude to work, character, behaviour and interests.
16+ External candidates sit English and Maths papers and two additional papers in subjects which they are considering for A Level study.
16+ Internal candidates will not sit separate exams. Academic performance will be measured in the Year 11 mock exams in January 2016.
These are awarded on the basis of performance in tests set by the College, interviews and previous school reports. Scholarships will normally be held throughout the pupil's school career but are subject to annual review against progress and effort.
Scholarships in Art will be granted on the basis of the pupil's portfolio of work and an interview with the Head of Art. Queen's is a leading centre for the visual Arts in Somerset and hosts the Quartz Festival exhibitions of paintings and sculpture every Autumn. Many Art scholars from the school have gone on to study at major art colleges and pursue careers in Fine Art or Graphic Design.
Queen's Music scholars contribute immeasurably to the life of the school via their leading roles in our orchestras, bands and choirs. Many also play in ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra and the County Orchestra. All school groups make frequent visits to play and sing in Somerset and beyond.
Performing Arts Scholarships
Young people with a particular interest in Drama, Dance or the technical aspects of performance are invited to apply for Performing Arts scholarships. Queen's has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its productions and scholars are generally at the heart of these shows. Most years see a student go on to study at a major school such as the Guildhall or Bristol Old Vic.
Queen's College sportsmen and women have many proud achievements ranging from Commonwealth gold medals to international and national honours. Young people with a particular talent and commitment to any of our major sports - rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis, athletics and swimming - are invited to attend trials for a scholarship at any one of the three age bands.
Pupils who demonstrate a high level of ability in a two or more areas, yet fall short of a specific scholarship level, will be considered for an all-rounder award. Like all scholarships it may be "topped up" with an assisted place.