I would be interested on views on preparation for both academic and art scholarship interviews at Independents. My son will be trying for both after the entrance exam in January - this will be for entry at Year 7. He has already been offered a place at the Senior School, he is currently in the Prep.
I am aware of what his art portfolio needs to contain and can only hope he scores sufficiently in his entrance exam to warrant an academic scholarship interview.
In general I believe they are looking for ability, intelligence, inquisitiveness and curiosity. For the academic interview I wondered should I get someone to "tutor" him a bit ? Presume we need to discuss the books he has read and why they are interesting - three dimensional answers than just "guys shoot each other". Then I was planning to try and up his current affairs knowledge and facts of the last year or so.
For the Art interview I was planning on preparing him with a more general knowledge of art, what mediums it covers, techniques, genres, the history of art etc. Also reminding him of what art he has done, prizes etc, what galleries and exhibitions he has been to. He will obviously have his portfolio to talk through but am trying to think what lies beyond that.
Thoughts, experience, advice ? All gratefully received.