Drama scholarships in Years 7, 9 and 12 are awarded on the basis of individual assessment by the Head of Drama, and recommendation to the Head Master.
What is expected of me?
We are looking for dramatic students! We want students who have a passion for Drama and Theatre even if your skills are not yet fully developed.
What will I be asked to do at the audition?
We will ask you to perform two monologues, which will be sent to you once you have registered for the Drama scholarship. The pieces demonstrate a contrast in characters or theatre styles, and each should last between 1 and 2 minutes. One will be a Shakespeare monologue and the other a contemporary piece. Additionally, you will have a brief, informal interview with the Head of Drama where you can talk about what you have just presented, and tell us about your dramatic interests and experience.
What standards are expected?
We need to see that you have some previous experience in Drama. Perhaps you have followed a drama course in school or special drama workshops outside school, such as Youth Theatre. You will probably have taken part in a staged production.
What do I have to do to maintain my scholarship?
Apart from attending regular drama classes, you will be expected to join our after-school Drama clubs and play a major part in helping to organise as well as performing in school productions. Older Drama scholars will also be encouraged to assist in the running of drama workshops for younger pupils. But most important of all, we expect our Drama scholars to show their enthusiasm and excitement about drama to the rest of the school.
How to apply
For all scholarships, please complete our online Registration form and pay the £100 registration fee.