Candidates sit the Ampleforth Academic Scholarship exam at the end of February of Year 8. The assessment process will include a discursive essay, a maths paper, reasoning tests and an interview.
Because of Covid-19 regulations, the examinations will be conducted online, and the Registrar will be in touch with candidates' schools to discuss arrangements.
Further details are available from the Registrar, and in all instances advice should be sought from candidates’ current schools. A reference will be required in advance of the scholarship exam.
Candidates for Sixth Form Scholarships sit examinations held at Ampleforth during November. Full details of the format and specimen papers may be downloaded from the website and further advice be obtained from the Registrar.
There will be one three-hour paper, comprising four questions. There is one compulsory question taken from the general section, and any three further questions taken from any of the subject-specific sections. The subjects and questions chosen by candidates do not commit them to studying the same subjects in the Sixth Form. Therefore, they should choose questions from subjects that will allow them to present their current academic talent in its best light. There are no oral examinations in Modern Languages.
Internal Nominations whilst at the College
Each Autumn Term tutors will nominate suitable students to be considered for the award of the status of full academic scholar. Students need to have attended the college for at least one full academic year to be eligible.
Academic Scholarship Opportunities
Scholars benefit from scholars’ tutorials and a programme of evening workshops and lectures. They will be expected to take advantage of extension in the classroom and participate in the wider academic life of the school (such as completing prize essays, joining academic societies etc.). In the Sixth Form there will be a scholars’ celebration held in the Lent or summer term. The Head of Academic Scholars, Mr Francis Goodburn, will also oversee their progress in addition to their tutor.
Conditions for retention of academic scholar status
1. To remain in the top 20% of the year group by academic performance.
2. To receive at least three Heads’ commendations per academic year.
3. Not to commit any serious breach of discipline.
4. Scholarships are only tenable until the next assessment point, e.g. Year 7 scholarships are tenable for Year 7 and Year 8, and students must reapply for a Year 9 scholarship.
|Scholarship Award||Date of Scholarship||Closing date for Applications||Closing date for Bursary Applications|
|11+ Academic||Saturday 23 January 2021||Thursday 31 December 2020||Thursday 31 December 2020|
Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 February 2021
|Monday 30 November 2020||Thursday 31 December 2020|
|16+ Academic||Friday 27 November 2020||Saturday 31 October 2020||Saturday 31 October 2020|
The scholarship application fee is £50. More information about payments can be found here.