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Scholarships Information

Girls starting Year 7, or joining our Sixth Form, are eligible to apply for one of our Scholarships.

The award of a Scholarship at Sheffield Girls' is a prestigious achievement and recognises your daughter's current performance and future potential. It is a clear sign that she has obtained a high academic standard, or excelled in her chosen specialism, and can benefit applications to universities and future employers.

Scholarships are available for pupils entering Year 7 or Year 12, and are offered for a variety of areas:

  • Academic (Year 7 & Sixth Form)
  • Subject-specific awards in Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, ICT, Latin, Physics, Religious Studies and Spanish (Sixth Form)
  • Music (Year 7 & Sixth Form)
  • Sport (Year 7 & Sixth Form)
  • Art (Sixth Form)
  • Drama (Sixth Form)

Scholarships are not means-tested and are based entirely on the pupil's skill, ability and excellence in her chosen area. They are competitive and are awarded based on performance in the Entrance Exam (Year 7), the Scholarship Examination (Sixth Form), or in additional auditions (Year 7 & Sixth Form). 

Deadlines:

Year 7 Scholarship and bursary applications submission close Friday 3rd December 2021

Sixth Form Scholarship and bursary application submissions close Friday 10th December 2021

Contact:

Please contact our Registrar Louise Froggatt at L.Froggatt@she.gdst.net for more information about applying. 

Year 7 Scholarships

How to apply for a Scholarship

Upon application to the School, you can indicate an interest in applying for a Scholarship. You will then be contacted by the registrar with an online Scholarship form. 

All candidates who sit the Entrance Exam are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship.

Academic Scholarships

The Academic Scholarship is usually worth between 5% and 25% of the school fees. The Academic Scholarship is awarded to girls who perform exceptionally well in the Entrance Exam.

All girls who sit the Entrance Exam are considered for the Academic Scholarship. A Scholarship can be combined with a bursary in cases of financial need and where a student meets the criteria based on an assessment of parents’ income.

Each year we award Academic Scholarships to girls who achieve the highest overall results in the Entrance Exam. We also award Academic Scholarships to those attaining the highest marks in the English paper and the Mathematics paper.

Approximately ten Academic Scholarships are offered each year for entry into Year 7.

Music Scholarships

We are looking for girls who show excellent musical potential, who will be keen to enter fully into the musical life of the school and take a lead by being an ambassador for Music within the school. Our Music Scholars will be expected to participate in at least two ensembles/music clubs. Many Music Scholars also act as mentors to younger girls as they move up through the school and support the younger ensembles or even run one themselves.

Existing skills and future potential will be taken into account as will evidence of an active interest in Music as demonstrated in her application form, references, marksheets from her most recent exam(s) and interview. The selection and audition process is designed to allow each girl an equal opportunity to display her musicality and musical potential regardless of amount of experience so far.

Candidates will be asked to:

  • Play and/or sing two contrasting short pieces of their own choice. This can be on the same instrument or on two different instruments. An accompanist is not provided, however, you may bring your own accompanist if you wish.
  • The Music staff will ask you to do some simple aural tests.
  • There will be a short interview in which girls will be given the opportunity to further demonstrate their passion for and involvement in Music.

Sports Scholarships

We are looking for talented girls with enthusiasm and commitment to sports who will make a significant contribution to Sheffield Girls' sports teams.

The candidate’s existing skills and her future potential will be taken into account as will evidence of her active interest in sport as demonstrated by her application form and assessment. The selection and trial process is designed to allow each girl an equal opportunity whether or not she attends any sports in her own time or currently has any representative honours.

Candidates will take part in the following activities:

  • A general games trial during which a variety of in-school sports will be covered e.g. netball, hockey, badminton, rounders, tennis.
  • A movement trial covering gymnastics, dance and trampolining.

Both of the above will involve assessment of general athletic ability.

Important Dates

Year 7 Scholarship application deadline for 2022-23: Friday 3rd December 2021

Sixth Form Scholarships

Internal Candidates from Year 11

If you wish to be considered for a Scholarship you must let your Sixth Form Mentor know and complete the Sixth Form Mentoring Form by the deadline. You will be considered for both the Academic Scholarship and Subject Scholarship but will only be awarded one. You may only apply for one Subject Scholarship.

External Candidates 

If you wish to be considered for a Scholarship at Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form you must complete the Sixth Form Application Form, which should be submitted by the deadline.

Upon application to the School, you can indicate an interest in applying for a Scholarship. You will then be contacted by the registrar with an online Scholarship form. 

Please note that, if you are applying for a Scholarship as an external candidate, you must meet our academic entry requirements at GCSE (seven subjects at 9-4) in order for any Scholarship award to be ratified. External candidates are invited to apply for any of our scholarships. You can apply for both the Academic Scholarship and Subject Scholarship but will only be awarded one. You may only apply for one Subject Scholarship and must make your choice on the application form.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are usually worth 5% of the school fees although larger awards can be made in exceptional circumstances.

A Scholarship can also be combined with a bursary in cases of financial need and where a student meets the criteria based on an assessment of parents’ income. The reduction in fees is applicable for both years of the Sixth Form. Academic Scholarships are awarded to girls who perform exceptionally well in both
sections of the Scholarship examination.

The characteristics of a potential Academic Scholar are:

  • Intellectual curiosity and energy.
  • The ability to think independently, with creativity and perception about a range of issues.
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy.
  • The ability to communicate ideas in
    one form or another.
  • Expected outstanding performance at GCSE (as shown in predicted grades).

Assessment includes:

  • General cognitive ability test, testing the candidate’s skills of analysis and evaluation. This is a multiple choice test.
  • Subject paper – in a subject of the candidate’s own choice.

To apply, internal candidates should complete
the Sixth Form Mentoring Form. External candidates complete the Sixth Form Application Form. Current pupils who were awarded a Scholarship at Year 7, or who have a bursary, keep their funding in the Sixth Form and can also apply for an additional Sixth Form Scholarship.

Subject Scholarships

Subject awards are generally worth up to £500 per year and are awarded to girls who perform particularly well in the subject paper of the exam.

The characteristics of a potential Subject Scholar are:

  • Intellectual curiosity and energy for that subject.
  • Expected outstanding performance at GCSE (as shown in predicted grades) in their chosen subject.
  • The ability to explore their chosen subject beyond the confines of the taught curriculum.

Assessment includes:

  • General cognitive ability test, testing the candidate’s skills of analysis and evaluation. This is a multiple choice test.
  • Subject paper – in a subject of the candidate’s own choice.
  • Subject examinations are based on GCSE work but with questions to extend your thinking. Any revision you have already done for mock GCSEs will be sufficient.

To apply, internal candidates should complete
the Sixth Form Mentoring Form. External candidates complete the Sixth Form Application Form. Current pupils who were awarded a Scholarship at Year 7, or who have a bursary, keep their funding in the Sixth Form and can also apply for an additional Sixth Form Scholarship.

Art Scholarships

Applications for an Art Scholarship are invited from girls who are highly motivated, committed and skilful artists who plan to study Art at A-Level. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Study Art at A-Level.
  • Mentor allocated GCSE students.
  • Attend enrichment activities, i.e. trips and workshops.
  • Run a lunchtime Art club for
    Year 7 students.

Assessment includes:

  • General cognitive ability test, testing the candidate’s skills of analysis and evaluation. This is a multiple choice test.
  • Based on your current GCSE theme, create a painting, drawing, print or mixed media piece from first hand observation. The piece should be no bigger than A2 and could be a single image or a number of studies. You should take inspiration from the work of artists who link to your theme.
  • If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be asked to bring with you your GCSE coursework and sketchbooks. You will also be asked to talk about the work of one artist you particularly like – please bring an example of this artist’s work with you.

To apply, internal candidates should complete
the Sixth Form Mentoring Form. External candidates complete the Sixth Form Application Form. Current pupils who were awarded a
Scholarship at Year 7, or who have a bursary, keep their funding in the Sixth Form and can also apply for an additional Sixth Form Scholarship.

Drama Scholarships

Applications are invited from students who are skilful, dedicated and experienced performers who are able to express a well-developed understanding of the role of drama and theatre in society at large as well as in education. The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to supporting School Drama in its varied forms.
  • Would be expected to commit to involvement in co-curricular Drama as a priority over other activities in school.

Assessment includes:

  • General cognitive ability test, testing the candidate’s skills of analysis and evaluation. This is a multiple choice test.
  • Application form to include details of past performances and productions seen.
  • Audition where applicants will prepare and perform a monologue of their choice of between 2-3 minutes duration.
  • Interpretation: Applicants should submit a written explanation of their interpretation of the monologue (max 1000 words). This should include reference to their consideration of the social, historical and cultural context of the piece as well as details of characteristics, use of voice and physical skills, the relationship between the performer and the audience as well as the overall style of their performance.
  • Interview: Questions will review the audition performance and the applicant’s interpretation. There will also be the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for Drama and Theatre.

To apply, internal candidates should complete the Sixth Form Mentoring Form. External candidates complete the Sixth Form Application Form. Current pupils who were awarded a Scholarship at Year 7, or who have a bursary, keep their funding in the Sixth Form and can also apply for an additional Sixth Form Scholarship.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholars are an important part of music making at Sheffield Girls’. We expect our Music Scholars to be ambassadors for Music within the school and to sit on the School Music Council. With the award, comes a requirement to enter fully into the musical life of the school. You must be prepared to:

  • Participate in at least two ensembles/ music clubs after discussion with the Music staff.
  • Perform in concerts and support the Music staff with other events such as open mornings.
  • As a Music Ambassador, aim to support other pupils by coming to listen to other Music Department events, even if you are not playing yourself.
  • Where appropriate, support the younger girls in their beginners’ ensembles, acting as a mentor in this capacity.
  • Music Scholars are expected to show a very high level of commitment to School Music.

Assessment includes:

  • General cognitive ability test, testing the candidate’s skills of analysis and evaluation. This is a multiple choice test.
  • A 30 minute audition which will consist of performing two contrasting pieces either on two different instruments/voice or on one chosen instrument/voice, an aural test, and a short interview with the Music Team discussing the candidate’s musical aspirations and interests.
  • An accompanist will be provided if the music is submitted for the attention of Ms Wallace one week in advance. Candidates will be given a 10 minute warm-up slot before their audition.

To apply, internal candidates should complete the Sixth Form Mentoring Form. External candidates complete the Sixth Form Application Form. Current pupils who were awarded a Scholarship at Year 7, or who have a bursary, keep their funding in the Sixth Form and can also apply for an additional Sixth Form Scholarship.

PE/Sports Scholarships

Sports scholars are expected to make a major contribution to sports leadership in school as part of both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Assessment includes:

  • General cognitive ability test, testing the candidate’s skills of analysis and evaluation. This is a multiple choice test. 
  • You will be invited for a short interview to discuss your application for a Sixth Form PE/Sports Scholarship. This will last approximately 20 minutes.

You will be asked to prepare a personal statement of your achievements in sport (in or out of school). You will also need to write a paragraph to express intent for your Sixth Form contribution as either a performer, coach or both. This must be submitted via email to the PE Department.

To apply, internal candidates should complete the Sixth Form Mentoring Form. External candidates complete the Sixth Form Application Form. Current pupils who were awarded a Scholarship at Year 7, or who have a bursary, keep their funding in the Sixth Form and can also apply for an additional Sixth Form Scholarship.

Important Dates

Sixth Form Scholarship application deadline for 2022-23: Friday 10th December 2021

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