11 + Scholarships at King's Hall School
The 11+ Scholarships are awarded by King’s College for pupils at or entering King’s Hall School. The value of the awards are retained on entry into King’s College, subject to the normal annual review process, although award holders are expected to enter for the relevant scholarship tests at 13+. Success here may result in an increase in the value of the award.
If holders of 11+ Scholarships do not proceed to King’s College, the value of the award must be repaid to the College.
The 11+ Awards are administered by King’s College. Testing takes place on 19 January 2019.
The testing for an Academic Award consists of written papers in English, maths and verbal reasoning. There will also be an interview. Candidates will be asked to provide reports from their present schools.
Testing for Sports Awards consists of a practical aptitude test in several sports and an interview. Candidates’ present schools will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation giving details of past sporting achievements and involvement.
Candidates will be asked to show achievement (Grade 3 – 4 is a good guideline) and potential in one instrument. Competence on a second instrument is welcomed. Candidates are encouraged to offer singing.
Auditions will consist of two contrasting prepared pieces on voice or first instrument, another prepared piece on the second instrument if offered, an aural test and a study piece given to the candidate half an hour before performance. There will also be an interview.
Music Award holders will receive free tuition in up to two instruments at King’s Hall.
Music Scholars are expected to play a full role in all the school’s musical activities.
We provide small classes led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and caring staff and our children progress to King’s College well equipped for their GCSEs and the exciting challenges ahead.
For more information, please contact Mrs Tess Spurr, our Admissions Assistant, by email Admissions@kingshalltaunton.co.uk or telephone 01823 285928. Families are encouraged to visit both King's Hall School and King's College and can contact Tess to arrange visits.
All Scholarships are awarded on the basis of open competition
Once awarded, all scholarships are subject to annual review. Scholarship holders are expected to continue to contribute as appropriate to the life of the school. Scholarship offers are made as soon as possible after the relevant tests. Acceptance is conditional on agreeing to terms and conditions, details of which may be obtained from the Admissions Registrar. All scholarship holders may, in addition, apply for means-tested bursarial assistance.