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 16 March 2020. All students who sit for the scholarships test will receive notice on whether or not they have been successful in proceeding to the next interview stage by May 2020. After attending the subsequent group and individual interview, successful students will be offered a scholarship place for entry to Renaissance College, commencing August 2020.
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 an USB thumb driver together with the application.
The second stage involves an audition performance session on 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 2020, 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 2020.
Drama Scholarships Selection
The Drama Scholarships selection consists of two sections. The students will first be interviewed and then present an audition.
During the interview session students will be asked to present a portfolio showcasing their personal interest areas, experiences, and skills in Drama and Theatre. 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 for their performance (500 words maximum).
During the audition section, 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, technical theatre.
Drama auditions will take place in May 2019, 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 2020.
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 an art portfolio, which should include a minimum of 6 studio pieces and a workbook/sketch book to support their art-making.
The second stage involves an exhibition / interview session conducted at Renaissance College. Shortlisted 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. 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 2020, 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 2020.
Sports Scholarships Selection
Prospective sports scholars within the school are encouraged to speak to Mr Lee Burns or Mr Nick Sherriff-Smith before going ahead with their application. Applicants should ensure they provide relevant and informative references from their chosen referees with their application.
The selection process for Sports Scholarships will also be two parts and assessed against qualitative 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 2020.
Successful candidates, after completing the final interview, will be notified of their final results by June 2020.