Our scholars are girls in whom we see exceptional talent or potential. Our drama scholars are invited to participate in scholar-specific trips and workshops as well as all SCHS drama events, which include:
Just as we nurture their talent and provide unique, door-opening opportunities, our scholars also serve as role models to inspire and encourage others in the school and the wider community, whether its leading clubs for younger girls, or special assemblies.
Drama Scholars are the flag-bearers of the department within the student body. As a Drama Scholar, the individual will be brave and confident in her public persona, demonstrating skill and creativity in lessons and beyond. The Drama Scholar will be a supportive student, both in class and in the extra-curricular pursuits of the department. She will empower her peers and younger students, inspiring those around her to excel as she does.
Drama scholar responsibilities
Head of Mrs Thane-Woodhams has been a teacher for 22 years. Before teaching she was a director of a Youth Theatre in Birmingham. Her special interests are in the exploration and realisation of character and she encourages the girls to be brave and truthful in their performances.
Applicants and parents should provide the following for 2023
Other Important Information
Qualifications such as LAMDA, Trinity, ABRSM and so forth are useful but not necessary in order to be awarded the scholarship. However, parents may wish to include this information and must provide copies of any certificates for the relevant qualifications, board and grade.
Information about the Workshop Stage of the process:
Everyone who meets the minimum criteria will be invited to attend an hour-long workshop at the School.
The Second Stage – Monologue Performance
The script extract of a monologue that the candidate will perform should they be asked to audition for the scholarship. This extract must adhere to the following criteria:
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The Audition Process
The deadline to apply online for specialist scholarships is Tuesday 31 October 2023. Successful candidates will be invited to The Drama Scholarship assessment which will be held in early December 2023. Candidates will be sent confirmation once the application deadline has passed.
We ask all Sixth Form candidates to choose their own monologue of 2-3 minutes in length that they feel showcases their strengths.
External candidates should also submit evidence/details of the following:
Izzy joined SCHS in the Upper Third as a drama scholar. Now in Upper Fifth she is accomplished actress, performing in all school productions including Annie, Oliver and Second Person Narrative. She has appeared in national television adverts and on notable BBC Dramas. Izzy hopes to peruse a career in acting once she leaves school.
Being a scholar has allowed me to make friends with girls from all year groups. We have regular scholars’ meetings and go on trips to see plays together. I have learnt a lot from older girls and I hope younger girls will learn from me too.