Art Scholarship candidates should demonstrate skill, imagination and the ability to work independently, both in and beyond the classroom. A fertile imagination and natural curiosity must be supported by an obvious passion for art. Strong drawing skills are essential, as is the ability to experiment with media in innovative and interesting ways.
The assessment involves a portfolio inspection, an interview with the Head of Art and a drawing exercise from direct observation. We accept work in any medium, although we advise against bringing in large canvases and three-dimensional works (good quality photographs will suffice). Candidates are advised to submit no more than 15-20 pieces of work, as well as one high-quality sketchbook.
Successful candidates will act as ambassadors for the subject and are expected to initiate and lead art-related events, such as a guest speaker appearance, an exhibition or workshop. Art scholars are required to continue the subject to GCSE level as a minimum.
If art is not studied as an examination subject in the Sixth Form, scholars are expected to offer a significant presence in the Art Department in extra-curricular time.