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Academic

Candidates are required to demonstrate all-round academic excellence through performance in the Scholarship examinations and a subject-specific interview. The Academic Scholarship examination is made up of two parts:

Part I – Cognitive Ability (Two 25-minute online tests)
All potential Scholars will sit two 25-minute tests. One focussing on comprehension and verbal reasoning and the other on interpreting quantitative data and non-verbal reasoning. The tests are designed to be easily accessible, familiar in style and content and adaptive to pupils responses. Both tests will include questions from a range of difficulty levels with some questions that pupils will find suitably challenging. There are no specific revision activities that need to be completed prior to this assessment.

Part II – Interview
The aim of the interview is to explore the candidate’s aspirations for the future. No specific pre-existing subject knowledge beyond their GCSE studies is required. Candidates will be expected to make links between different subjects and be able to vocalise their thought processes. They will be interviewed by at least one member of teaching staff within their subject specialism/pathway.

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