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Each year scholarships are awarded to children of exceptional talent joining the School into the Fourth Form (13+) or joining the School at Sixth Form level (16+). Candidates are assessed through test, examination or observation, interview and reference. Scholarship awards may be made either for evidence of a high level of attainment and promise or exceptional specialist aptitude.
Uppingham awards scholarships to candidates who show excellence in the following fields: Academic, Science (16+ only), Music, Art, Design and Technology, Sport and All Rounder (The Thring Award, 13+ only). There are also some Exhibitions (minor scholarships) available in music.
Academic awards are made at 13+ and 16+ to candidates who distinguish themselves in the Scholarship examination. At 16+ candidates should be expecting to achieve A* grades in most of their GCSEs and certainly in the subjects they are considering at A level. They will be aiming for A level grades commensurate with the level required for applications to a top university.
Celebrating the opening of the new Science faculty in 2014, we also offer a Sixth Form Science Scholarship. Candidates for this particular Academic Scholarship are considered at the same time as other Academic Scholarship candidates in November. Applicants sit scholarship examinations in Mathematics and two of the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), and must be committed to studying Mathematics and at least two Science subjects at A level. Successful candidates would also be expected to take a leading role in the extra-curricular Science activities available in the Sixth Form. Academic Scholarships will continue to be awarded to impressive candidates offering Mathematics and science subjects who have not applied for the Science Scholarship, and applying for the Science Scholarship will not preclude a candidate being considered for a general Academic Scholarship.
Uppingham’s Music Scholarships are offered to talented musicians who can contribute to the life of a 7-day a week boarding community through high musical achievement. The awards range in value up to a half of the school fees, plus remission of instrumental tuition fees on two instruments, with the option of a third (or singing) at the discretion of the Director of Music. Music Exhibitions are also awarded annually to candidates and carry remission of instrumental tuition fees.
Awards in Art/Design and Technology are made annually to candidates who distinguish themselves in our scholarship examination. At 16+ candidates should be expecting to achieve A* grades at GCSE level and be motivated and confident in a range of media. Portfolio work will be expected to contain evidence of creative endeavours outside the confines of GCSE coursework.
Sports Scholarships are offered to candidates who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential in sport, and who can contribute to the life of a seven day a week boarding community through high sporting achievement. Potential sport scholars are expected to be of county standard or equivalent in their chosen sports(s) and, at 13+. to achieve a strong Common Entrance pass or to perform at an equivalent level in the Common Academic Scholarship Examinations or in Uppingham’s Non Common Entrance Tests. At Sixth Form, candidates must have obtained six passes of grade B or above in academic subjects at GCSE (or equivalent) excluding short course GCSEs.
The Thring Scholarships are offered to candidates who can contribute to the life of a seven day a week boarding community through high all round achievement and leadership potential. Potential Scholars must be able to pass our CE hurdle comfortably (55%) or to perform at an equivalent level in the Common Academic Scholarship examinations or in Uppingham’s Non Common Entrance Tests, and must set such standards as to be a credit to themselves and the School.
For all types of scholarship, awards can range in value from one tenth to one half of the fees. Any award can be supplemented up to the total amount of the school fees, through a bursary, if need be shown. A candidate may also hold one or more awards, so that Academic, Music, Art/Design and Technology, Sport and Thring awards may be held concurrently, but the maximum fee remission that can be held through scholarships is 50%.
The parents of some would-be scholars may not be in immediate need of financial assistance and such parents may waive their right to emoluments. In such cases, the child’s status as a scholar is not affected, but these emoluments can then be passed to another pupil whose financial need is shown. Parents who waive their rights to emoluments can subsequently reinstate them if their circumstances change.
All candidates must be registered with the School prior to entering the scholarship process. Full details of all the scholarships outlined are available in our 13+ Scholarships and 16+ Scholarships booklets attached below. To receive a printed copy please contact Christine Yates, Assistant Registrar (01572 820611 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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