St Andrew’s Turi Scholarships

Applications for Scholarships for Year 9 and 12 in Senior School are now open.

Send in your applications to senioradmissions@turimail.co.ke

The selection criteria is as follows:

The format of the scholarship assessment includes a computer based aptitude test, for which no special preparation is required and three online tests in Maths, English, Science and a short written English essay.

Students with an excellent academic record may apply for an Academic Scholarship. Previous school reports and a recommendation from their current Head would be expected. The candidates also take part in a 5 minute presentation on a topic – the idea is to showcase something the student is passionate about and short interviews with the Headmaster and Deputy Head Academic.

We are looking for scholarship candidates to display all round musicianship.

Candidates should be approaching, or have taken grade 5 on at least one instrument, possibly with other instrumental ability and/or voice.

At the interview they will be asked to:

  • Perform a prepared Grade 5 piece
  • Complete some sight reading
  • Preferably, be able to improvise on a simple chord progression and/or play a well known tune by ear.

They will also be interviewed, with questions such as:

  • Why do you want to be a Music scholar?
  • How can you demonstrate that you are a team player/like performing with others?
  • What can you bring to Music in St Andrew’s?

Successful candidates will be expected to take Music as a GCSE subject and contribute to orchestra

The student should play 1 sport to an exceptional level (competing in national level  competitions in that sport), with appropriate evidence of performances, times video evidence and a reference from a coach.

Or

The student should play 3 or more sports to a very high level. More than 3 sports would be favourable.

How would it be assessed?

  • By submission of evidence in chosen sports e.g. videos, medals, references.
  • By the Selection Programme which could include participating in a variety of tests selected from the following: Bleep test, Standing long jump test, 30m sprint time, 100 metre sprint time, Illinois agility test.
  • By the Selection Programme to include assessments of the relevant skills in the chosen sports applying for.

What the school would offer to a sports scholar

  • Help with percentage of school fees.
  • Regular meetings to discuss training, goals and competition.
  • Coaching sessions lead by quality coaches in both Games time and on some additional training times to normal squad training sessions (eg mornings before school).

Expectations of a sports scholar

  • Maintain high level of sporting performance.
  • Full adherence to training programme.
  • Excellent attitude to sport and school life at Turi.
  • Show evidence of sound leadership on and off the sports.
  • Compete in at least 1 main sport per term while at Turi.
  • Show evidence of progression in sporting performance in line with individual targets.
  • Maintain academic achievement in line with CAT targets.
  • Have the full support of parents to participate in all tournaments and tours for their respective teams.
  • Take GCSE PE in Year 10 and AS/A Level PE in Years 12 & 13.

Students applying for all-rounder awards must perform well in the academic examinations and demonstrate skill in at least two of the following areas: Sport, Music, Art and Drama.

Applications must state the areas in which they wish to be assessed.

DRAMA

Person Specification

Drama Scholarship recipients will be dedicated performing arts students who are willing to contribute to the artistic life of the School/College and be observed as role models by their peers. Recipients are expected to contribute to the School production and LAMDA in both on-stage and backstage capacities (e.g. front of house, costume assistance, prop and set building, promoting shows across the School/College).

Drama Scholarship – audition standards

Drama Scholarship applications are invited from those who perform or show potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of their age.

Students shortlisted for audition will be required to present two performance pieces:

  • A solo piece, for example poetry, a monologue from a play or or the student’s own creation. The piece should be of no more than two minutes duration.
  • In addition, students will need to choose and prepare one monologue from a selection provided by the school (attached).
  • Students also need to complete a Portfolio of Evidence. This should include programmes and/or information from any Drama productions in and outside of school you have been involved in (including prep school); LAMDA or equivalent; any other documents you deem relevant/appropriate.

ART

We are looking for Art scholars who have a passion for the visual Arts and are willing to be thoroughly involved in all aspects of Art at Senior School. They should also be taking GCSE Art and Design.

  • Students will need to bring their portfolio of work (if they are from Prep School then this is work done in Year 7)
  • They will be asked to show this project and talk about it with the Art teacher at interview.
  • They will be set a 30 mins pencil drawing test; drawing from a selection of directly observed objects.

Candidates will be interviewed, with questions such as:

  • What Artists they have found to be on their own work?
  • What materials and techniques they have enjoyed using and why?

Successful candidates will be expected to take Art and Design as a GCSE subject and will also be expected to contribute to the annual Arts show.

Who are you? Create a double page spread all about you and of things you are interested in: Stick a photo (or a few) of yourself on the page, extend the colours or tones out from the edges. Merge them into the page. Find pictures of things you like or draw them on the page, write about them, write about you…. the pages with all about you or what memories that photo brings back. Don’t leave lots of space.

What’s your favourite colour and combination of colours?  Play with them on your page, how many different hues of your favourite colours/colour can you create? Use more pages if you like but them up with lots of textures and notes about what you are thinking.

Who is your favourite artist/”ism”? Or choose one of the following:

Picasso, Braque, Derain, Max Ernst, Miro, Klee, Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh,
Patrick Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein, Peter Blake. Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Photo-realism, Renaissance Art.

Use a children’s web site like www.kids.tate.org to research them.

Find out about them and what they thought, were they part of any movement? Why do you like them? If they are painters, how did they use paint? – Thickly or thinly. Did they like bright colours or warm or cold or vibrant or muted tones? Were they paintings realistic or just suggested ideas that trigger thoughts in your head. Did their paintings have special meanings?

Choose works that inspire you. Print them out in a smallish size and merge them into your sketch book, write about them and why you like them. They must be by famous artists. Do a few on each page that are similar or relevant to your interests.

Choose something you are really interested in portraying – faces, trees, still life, buildings and animals; whatever your interest try drawing bits of it. If you like drawing faces; draw pages full of eyes – screwed up, wide open. Then lips, then try textures for hair. Draw and draw and draw, don’t throw any away and don’t worry about what they look like. It’s important to see how you have progressed. Fill your pages up with doodle and sketches of your chosen interest.

Work on this really hard: Explore tone, line and texture. Whatever your subject or theme – practice drawing it by looking at it lots and drawing only what you can see. Annotate your drawings; say what you can see, what you think, your ideas, your likes and dislikes.

Try out different techniques and media styles. Look at the artists you like again, how did they create the effects they use? What media did they use? Have a go yourself.

After you have worked very hard on your ideas and sketches then you may be ready for your main piece.

Main piece

Select a theme from Landscape, Portrait or Sculpture. Your piece can be observational, from memory or imaginary or use all three. Your preparation in your sketch book needs to show how other artists have your piece and there needs to be a lot of drawing leading up to it, exploring your ideas, your composition, techniques etc..

You need to express yourself – get emotional about it!

Your piece needs to have relevance to your favourite artists (as in be in their style or have elements of their styles in your piece.)

It should be no bigger than A2 in size.

Academic
The format of the scholarship assessment includes a computer based aptitude test, for which no special preparation is required and three online tests in Maths, English, Science and a short written English essay.

Students with an excellent academic record may apply for an Academic Scholarship. Previous school reports and a recommendation from their current Head would be expected. The candidates also take part in a 5 minute presentation on a topic – the idea is to showcase something the student is passionate about and short interviews with the Headmaster and Deputy Head Academic.

Music

We are looking for scholarship candidates to display all round musicianship.

Candidates should be approaching, or have taken grade 5 on at least one instrument, possibly with other instrumental ability and/or voice.

At the interview they will be asked to:

  • Perform a prepared Grade 5 piece
  • Complete some sight reading
  • Preferably, be able to improvise on a simple chord progression and/or play a well known tune by ear.

They will also be interviewed, with questions such as:

  • Why do you want to be a Music scholar?
  • How can you demonstrate that you are a team player/like performing with others?
  • What can you bring to Music in St Andrew’s?

Successful candidates will be expected to take Music as a GCSE subject and contribute to orchestra

Sport

The student should play 1 sport to an exceptional level (competing in national level  competitions in that sport), with appropriate evidence of performances, times video evidence and a reference from a coach.

Or

The student should play 3 or more sports to a very high level. More than 3 sports would be favourable.

How would it be assessed?

  • By submission of evidence in chosen sports e.g. videos, medals, references.
  • By the Selection Programme which could include participating in a variety of tests selected from the following: Bleep test, Standing long jump test, 30m sprint time, 100 metre sprint time, Illinois agility test.
  • By the Selection Programme to include assessments of the relevant skills in the chosen sports applying for.

What the school would offer to a sports scholar

  • Help with percentage of school fees.
  • Regular meetings to discuss training, goals and competition.
  • Coaching sessions lead by quality coaches in both Games time and on some additional training times to normal squad training sessions (eg mornings before school).

Expectations of a sports scholar

  • Maintain high level of sporting performance.
  • Full adherence to training programme.
  • Excellent attitude to sport and school life at Turi.
  • Show evidence of sound leadership on and off the sports.
  • Compete in at least 1 main sport per term while at Turi.
  • Show evidence of progression in sporting performance in line with individual targets.
  • Maintain academic achievement in line with CAT targets.
  • Have the full support of parents to participate in all tournaments and tours for their respective teams.
  • Take GCSE PE in Year 10 and AS/A Level PE in Years 12 & 13.
All Rounder

Students applying for all-rounder awards must perform well in the academic examinations and demonstrate skill in at least two of the following areas: Sport, Music, Art and Drama.

Applications must state the areas in which they wish to be assessed.

DRAMA

Person Specification

Drama Scholarship recipients will be dedicated performing arts students who are willing to contribute to the artistic life of the School/College and be observed as role models by their peers. Recipients are expected to contribute to the School production and LAMDA in both on-stage and backstage capacities (e.g. front of house, costume assistance, prop and set building, promoting shows across the School/College).

Drama Scholarship – audition standards

Drama Scholarship applications are invited from those who perform or show potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of their age.

Students shortlisted for audition will be required to present two performance pieces:

  • A solo piece, for example poetry, a monologue from a play or or the student’s own creation. The piece should be of no more than two minutes duration.
  • In addition, students will need to choose and prepare one monologue from a selection provided by the school (attached).
  • Students also need to complete a Portfolio of Evidence. This should include programmes and/or information from any Drama productions in and outside of school you have been involved in (including prep school); LAMDA or equivalent; any other documents you deem relevant/appropriate.

ART

We are looking for Art scholars who have a passion for the visual Arts and are willing to be thoroughly involved in all aspects of Art at Senior School. They should also be taking GCSE Art and Design.

  • Students will need to bring their portfolio of work (if they are from Prep School then this is work done in Year 7)
  • They will be asked to show this project and talk about it with the Art teacher at interview.
  • They will be set a 30 mins pencil drawing test; drawing from a selection of directly observed objects.

Candidates will be interviewed, with questions such as:

  • What Artists they have found to be on their own work?
  • What materials and techniques they have enjoyed using and why?

Successful candidates will be expected to take Art and Design as a GCSE subject and will also be expected to contribute to the annual Arts show.

Who are you? Create a double page spread all about you and of things you are interested in: Stick a photo (or a few) of yourself on the page, extend the colours or tones out from the edges. Merge them into the page. Find pictures of things you like or draw them on the page, write about them, write about you…. the pages with all about you or what memories that photo brings back. Don’t leave lots of space.

What’s your favourite colour and combination of colours?  Play with them on your page, how many different hues of your favourite colours/colour can you create? Use more pages if you like but them up with lots of textures and notes about what you are thinking.

Who is your favourite artist/”ism”? Or choose one of the following:

Picasso, Braque, Derain, Max Ernst, Miro, Klee, Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh,
Patrick Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein, Peter Blake. Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Photo-realism, Renaissance Art.

Use a children’s web site like www.kids.tate.org to research them.

Find out about them and what they thought, were they part of any movement? Why do you like them? If they are painters, how did they use paint? – Thickly or thinly. Did they like bright colours or warm or cold or vibrant or muted tones? Were they paintings realistic or just suggested ideas that trigger thoughts in your head. Did their paintings have special meanings?

Choose works that inspire you. Print them out in a smallish size and merge them into your sketch book, write about them and why you like them. They must be by famous artists. Do a few on each page that are similar or relevant to your interests.

Choose something you are really interested in portraying – faces, trees, still life, buildings and animals; whatever your interest try drawing bits of it. If you like drawing faces; draw pages full of eyes – screwed up, wide open. Then lips, then try textures for hair. Draw and draw and draw, don’t throw any away and don’t worry about what they look like. It’s important to see how you have progressed. Fill your pages up with doodle and sketches of your chosen interest.

Work on this really hard: Explore tone, line and texture. Whatever your subject or theme – practice drawing it by looking at it lots and drawing only what you can see. Annotate your drawings; say what you can see, what you think, your ideas, your likes and dislikes.

Try out different techniques and media styles. Look at the artists you like again, how did they create the effects they use? What media did they use? Have a go yourself.

After you have worked very hard on your ideas and sketches then you may be ready for your main piece.

Main piece

Select a theme from Landscape, Portrait or Sculpture. Your piece can be observational, from memory or imaginary or use all three. Your preparation in your sketch book needs to show how other artists have your piece and there needs to be a lot of drawing leading up to it, exploring your ideas, your composition, techniques etc..

You need to express yourself – get emotional about it!

Your piece needs to have relevance to your favourite artists (as in be in their style or have elements of their styles in your piece.)

It should be no bigger than A2 in size.