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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Hi, I am wondering if anyone, with experience/knowledge, can tell me a bit more about how to obtain scholarships from Whitgift/Trinity? I heard about people being offered 100% scholarship but some friends told me its not likely, I got a feeling its part-music/part-academic so it totals to 100% fund. How "academic" the child has to be or how good must he be in his music? Does anyone have any ideas or experience? Your reply is much appreciated. Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:11 am 
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I believe the maximum scholarship is 50% but you can also receive a bursary on top which can take it to around 100%.

Academic scholarships are based on the entrance exam and everyone is considered for one. For a music scholarship you have to fill in a separate application form and attend an assessment. In recent years the children I know who have received music scholarships have been around Grade 5 (for 11+ entry) on their main instrument - they do expect at least two instruments.

Hope this helps! Did you go to the Open Morning yesterday? There was lots of info on scholarships and bursaries available.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:54 am 
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Hi LazyDaisy, thanks for your reply. Yes, we went to Whitgift Open Morning and picked up some leaflets/info. However I thought it would be good to hear from parents who have actually done it or been there themselves (with regards to scholarships). Thanks again for letting me know about Grade 5 music level, i was naively thinking Grade 3 is sufficient as the Whitgift specifies so. However it did say it is Ok with just one instrument but will be asked to play 2 pieces during assessment rather than 1 piece....


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:16 pm 
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Hi Alphamum,
I think the Whitgift info is quite misleading in that respect. I know it says Grade 3 but the two boys I know who got 11+ music scholarships last year were both Grade 5 on their main instrument and around Grade 3 on their second. So if that is what the competition is like........................

I suppose if a child showed amazing ability but just hadn't done the music exams then I'm sure they would give that some consideration.


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