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NEW FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Starting in September 2009 Eton is offering a new annual scholarship by examination and interview for one or two boys who have been educated in the maintained (state) sector for at least years 6, 7 and 8 of their schooling up to age 13. It is aimed in particular at boys who would not be able to attend Eton without very substantial financial assistance (in certain cases, full assistance may be given), and who are not in a position to prepare easily for the Kingâ€™s Scholarship. The intellectual standard expected will be very high and comparable with the KS, but the emphasis in the New Foundation Scholarship will be even more fully on potential rather than knowledge.
The examinations are based on the National Curriculum and will involve compulsory papers in English, Maths, and Science. Candidates may offer an optional fourth subject of their choice (among History, Geography, Religious Studies, French, German, Spanish, Latin). A general reasoning test will also be set, and candidates will have subject-specific and general interviews. The aim is to identify potential academic high-flyers, ideally with other talents to be developed in sport or in the arts, and with the personality to adapt successfully to the life of a boarding community.
Sample papers will not be available.
Eligibility: applicants will normally be in year 8, the school year in which their 13th birthday falls. A boy who will be 14 before September 1st is too old to enter.
Further information and application details are available from the Access Adviser (email@example.com
). Applications should be received by mid-December. The examination will take place over a two-day period in late January, with accommodation provided for the boys in school boarding houses. Results will be made known and places offered in mid-February for entry the following September.