Art Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School

Art Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School
Art Scholars must demonstrate a keen interest in creative learning and working towards facing all artistic challenges unafraid and with confidence. Our Art Scholars must strive to develop skills, knowledge and understanding -- recognising there are infinite artistic possibilities and opportunities in school and beyond.


Art Scholarship

What we expect

Art Scholars must demonstrate a keen interest in creative learning and working towards facing all artistic challenges unafraid and with confidence. Our Art Scholars must strive to develop skills, knowledge and understanding — recognising there are infinite artistic possibilities and opportunities in school and beyond.

Art scholar responsibilities

  • To be a subject role model to peers and younger pupils, successfully leading and guiding them through creative learning opportunities.
  • Always to strive to meet her full potential.
  • To be motivated to maintain maximum effort, commitment and creativity with all artwork, which will be reflected in half-termly effort and progress grades (U3 to U5) and A Level and EPQ work.
  • Actively to contribute to lessons (discussion, supporting peers, demonstrations, presentations), lectures and special events.
  • To attend Extended Learning workshops (U3 to U4) and Head Master’s lectures (Sixth Form) in order to develop creative skills.
  • To be receptive to ideas and alternative techniques; to be open-minded and able to accept the ideas of others through receiving and giving constructive criticism.
  • To approach new challenges with confidence and not be afraid of failure.
  • Actively to seek to develop a critical understanding of the subject by visiting galleries and exhibitions.
  • Willingly to accept extended independent work set within class, which will stretch and challenge her ability.
  • To submit work for entry into competitions.

How To apply — 11+

Please indicate on your online application for that you would like to apply for a specialist scholarship.

In order that we can view work on merit, and ensure that girls applying for the scholarship have the necessary aptitude in art, we ask that sketch books, showing development of ideas and experimentation, are presented in the following way:

Do include:

  • Sketch books should be no bigger than A3 size.
  • Sketch books need to show experience in at least pencil, paint, collage, sculpture and pastel (oil or soft).
  • You may include photography, including of three-dimensional work.

Do NOT include:

  • Portfolios, three-dimensional work and canvas art-work.
  • Please do not include certificates or photographs of candidates working.

The deadline to submit an application for an Art scholarship is Friday 12th November 2021. All sketch books should be delivered to school Reception by Friday 12th November 2021. Due to Covid restrictions, if you are able to hand your daughter’s work in any earlier please let us know at admissions@schs.gdst.net, we would be happy to receive it.

Candidates will be invited to an art scholarship assessment in early December. Successful candidates will be invited back for an interview at a date to be confirmed.

Download the Art Scholarship Application Form

How To Apply — 16+

Please indicate on your online application for that you would like to apply for a specialist scholarship.

All 6th form Art Scholarship applicants will be invited all to submit a portfolio of up to six of their most successful pieces and a recent sketchbook. During an interview, this work will be discussed and candidates will have the opportunity to explain their interest in art, to talk about their favourite artists, sources of inspiration and their future aspirations.

External candidates should also submit the following: 
GCSE Art predicted grade and mock examination result.
A written reference from their school Art teacher of no more than 200 words.

Application deadlines for 6th Form Art scholarship deadlines are the same as key dates for 11+.

Download the Art Scholarship Application Form

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