Music & Drama

Music and Drama Scholarships may be awarded to the value of up to 25% of tuition fees. Exhibitions are worth up to 10% of tuition fees.

Music Scholarships (11+, 13+ and 16+)

Availability

These awards are available to pupils upon entry to Lower Third (Year 7), Fourth Form (Year 9) and Lower Sixth (Year 12).

Application

Senior School Music Lesson Culford

Pupils may apply on the basis of instrumental or vocal ability and will be assessed upon both their achievement and potential. Scholars are expected to make a full and active contribution to the musical life of the School.  At 11+ applicants are expected to play one, or preferably, two instruments to Grade 3 level or equivalent and the voice counts as an instrument; at 13+ two instruments should be offered at Grade 5 or above; at 16+ one instrument should be offered at Grade 7 and candidates are expected to be approaching this grade in a second instrument.

The Scholarship Examination consists of a practical performance, followed by a brief interview with Mr Burge, Senior School Director of Music and Mr Clay, Head of Music in the Prep School.

Music Scholars are expected to study academic music throughout their school career. If a music scholar chooses to drop the subject they may be required to resign the scholarship, unless the Director of Music is content that their leadership of extra-curricular music meets the terms of the scholarship.

Requirements

  • Submit an application form to be endorsed by their current School Head
  • Achieve a satisfactory performance in the School entrance examinations
  • Attend an interview and audition with the Director of Music

More information?

The Director of Music would be delighted to meet candidates to offer pre-scholarship advice. Please email admissions@culford.co.uk for more information.

For details of examination dates, please click here to view the key dates for entry.

Drama Scholarships (13+ and 16+)

Availability

These awards are available to pupils upon entry to Fourth Form and Lower Sixth (Years 9 and 12).

Application

Culford Senior School Drama Performance

Candidates are invited to apply on the basis of their involvement in theatrical productions and will be assessed upon both their achievement and potential. Applicants are expected to make a full and active contribution to the dramatic life of the School, taking a leading role in theatrical productions and have a genuine interest in theatre and theatre work.

Drama Scholars are expected to study Drama at GCSE, AS and/or A2 Level. If a drama scholar chooses to drop the subject they may be required to resign the scholarship, unless the Director of Drama is content that their leadership of extra-curricular drama meets the terms of the scholarship.

Requirements

  • Submit an application form to be endorsed by their current School Head
  • Achieve a satisfactory performance in the School entrance examinations
  • Attend an interview and audition with the Director of Drama

More information?

The Director of Drama would be delighted to meet candidates to offer pre-scholarship advice. Please email admissions@culford.co.uk for more information.

For details of examination dates, please click here to view the key dates for entry.