Selection Process

Selection Process

All complete applications received by the due date will be screened to ensure applicants satisfy the basic eligibility criteria. Following general testing and specialist auditions, short-listed candidates will attend a guided interview with a Scholarship Programme Panel. Final scholarship selection will be made by the Renaissance College Scholarship Programme Committee.

Academic Scholarships Selection

Selection of academic scholars is based on the results of screening, testing, and interviews coordinated by the Renaissance College Scholarships Committee. The scholarship test includes individual assessments in the areas of mathematics, science (Year 8 and above), language, writing and academic potential.

Applicants will be notified of the testing date, time, venue and assessment procedures by 24 March 2017. All students who sit for the scholarships test will receive a notice on whether or not they have been successful in proceeding to the next interview stage by May/June 2017. After attending the subsequent interview, successful students will be offered a scholarship place for entry to Renaissance College, commencing August 2017.

Music Scholarships Selection

The two-stage selection process is based on musical talent and aptitude and academic ability. At the first stage all applicants are requested to submit a recording of a recent performance on CD together with the application.

The second stage involves an audition performance session with shortlisted candidates conducted at Renaissance College. Students will be asked to perform an individual audition using their chosen instruments. Students are advised to present pieces appropriate to their level and to not attempt works that are below or above their present capabilities. In choosing audition pieces students should strive to select works that allow them to demonstrate technical skill, clarity, and range on their chosen instrument.

This second stage will take place in May 2017, at the Performing Arts Centre, Renaissance College. After subsequent individual interviews, successful students will be offered a Music Scholarship place for entry to Renaissance College by June 2017.

Drama Scholarships Selection

The Drama Scholarships selection is split into two phases. The first part is an interview session and the second part is an individual audition with the selection panel.

During the interview session, students will be asked to present a portfolio showcasing their personal interest areas, experiences, and skills in Drama and Theatre Arts. In addition, students will present their performance pitch for the audition piece they would present in the second phase of the process. The performance pitch should identify the Dramatic style or form they would use for their solo performance, and their artistic intention with their performance (500 words maximum).

During the audition session, shortlisted candidates will be invited to stage their solo performances, as outlined in their performance pitch. This performance should be a minimum of three minutes in length, but no longer than ten minutes in length. This performance should demonstrate skills related to one or more of the following areas: performance, design, creation/adaptation, stagecraft and technical theatre.

Drama auditions will take place in May 2017, at the Black Box Theatre of Renaissance College. Following subsequent individual interviews, successful students will be offered a scholarship place for entry to Renaissance College by June 2017.

Visual Art Scholarships Selection

Selection, in two stages, is based on Visual Arts proficiency and aptitude, and academic ability. At the first stage all applicants will be invited to submit and art portfolio, which would include a minimum of 6 studio pieces and a workbook/sketch book.

The second stage involves an exhibition / interview session conducted at Renaissance College. Students will be invited to present their portfolio of work. Candidates are advised to choose their work carefully so that they demonstrate a range of Visual Arts skills and techniques. The portfolio will include a minimum of 6 studio pieces and a workbook/sketch book. Students will exhibit their work and provide an oral presentation to an interview/selection panel. Evidence of prior achievements and references will also be taken into consideration.

This second stage will take place around May 2017 at Renaissance College.

Successful students, should they pass the following interview session, will be offered a scholarship place for entry to Renaissance College by June 2017.

Sports Scholarships Selection

Prospective sports scholars will need to speak to Ms. Nankivell or Ms. Broome to have their application approved before submitting it to the scholarship manager, Ms. Wilma Shen. If applicants’ reference provider are coaches or teachers from outside of school, please ensure that they provide relevant and informative references on or before the deadline 4th March 2017. 

The selection process for Sports Scholarships will also be two parts and assessed against qualitative section criteria. Firstly, the selection panel may request that the applicant provide further evidence of achievement in their sport by way of video evidence or to participate in sports specific skills and fitness tests on a given date during the selection process. For qualifying candidates, the second stage is a face-to-face interview with the Sports Scholarship Selection panel around May 2017.

Successful candidates, after completing the final interview, will be notified of their final results by June 2017.