Thank you for your interest in applying for a scholarship at Trinity.
More information about our scholarship assessments for each subject can be found below.
You can apply for up to two scholarships when making your application to join Trinity. Candidates that do well enough in our entrance exam will be invited to the relevant scholarship assessment.
Scholarship forms can be completed as part of our online application process.
10+, 11+ and 13+
Music awards are offered to students with exceptional musical promise on at least one instrument. Although some candidates may not have taken music exams, most candidates are between Grade III and Grade IV standard (Associated Board) on their principal instrument at 10+, Grade V at 11+, Grade VII at 13+. Applications can be made at the same time as applying for a place at Trinity. Auditions will take place during the week beginning Monday 20th January 2020 for 10+, 11+ and 13+ applicants. Candidates should be prepared to play two pieces on their principal instrument and one piece on another instrument (if they play one). They will be expected to read a short piece at sight, and to answer questions to show their musicianship. Full details are given to all candidates who are offered an audition. All candidates must sit our entrance examination to qualify academically. There is no fee for music auditions; the fee to sit our entrance exam is £90.
Music scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional musical promise on at least one instrument. Although some candidates may not have taken music exams, most candidates are Grade VIII+ standard (Associated Board) at 16+. Auditions for 16+ will take place during the same week as our Sixth Form exams and interviews. Candidates should be prepared to play two pieces on their principal instrument and one piece on another instrument (if they play one). They will be expected to read a short piece at sight, and to answer questions to show their musicianship. Full details will be given to all candidates offered an audition. There is no fee for music auditions and an accompanist is provided.
10+, 11+ and 13+
At 10+ and 11+ , candidates should prepare a short 1 minute monologue from a play (or dramatic poem) that they are passionate about. At 13+, candidates should prepare a short 1-2 minute monologue from a play that they are passionate about. All candidates should be prepared to deliver their piece to the assembled candidates, as well as working on group tasks, in the audition.
Candidates should prepare a short 2-3 minute monologue that they are passionate about, and be prepared to deliver their piece to two teachers in attendance and answer questions in an interview. Candidates are welcome to bring in evidence of their previous work in the form of photo books or portfolios to show at interview. Technical candidates at 16+ may still apply for a scholarship without auditioning, instead presenting a portfolio of their work at the interview.
10+, 11+ and 13+
Sports scholarships are awarded to candidates who show exceptional promise in at least one sport. No previous county or club experience is required, but some may already be members of a school, club or representative team. Candidates applying for a scholarship will be invited to an assessment day after our entrance exam.
On your application form, please outline your sporting achievements. Students considered may be an outstanding prospect for a Sports scholarship in one sport or may excel in a range of sporting activities. Please give details of any sporting achievements, membership of any sports clubs, or any representative honours that you have achieved. If sports, such as swimming or athletics are involved, please give specific details of your personal best performances.
In order to undertake a detailed assessment, we will invite you to join in with our current sports teams. One of the aims of this assessment is for you to experience the coaching philosophy and to gain a greater understanding of our facilities. You will be required to upload a testimonial from a sports’ coach when you apply.
Applicants who do well enough in our entrance exam will be invited to attend an assessment morning. This will involve an informal interview with a member of the Design and Technology staff and a design and make task. Students will be expected to bring evidence of project(s) completed (photographic or physical models) and be prepared to discuss this during their interview.
Please note that Design and Technology scholarships are not available for 16+ candidates.
10+, 11+ and 13+
Applicants who do well enough in our entrance exam will be invited to attend an assessment morning. This will involve an informal interview with a member of the Art & Photography staff and there will be two practical tasks. The first task is based on observational drawing and the second task is a light based exercise. Neither task requires prior experience or preparation. Applicants are asked to bring a selection of artwork which constitutes their portfolio. There is no prescribed format or specific requirement regarding content. It is anticipated that applicants will have a diverse range of interests and experience which will be reflected in their collection of work.
Students applying for an Art scholarship will have a genuine interest in art, design and/or photography and will have an informed knowledge of creativity through visits to galleries, museums, as well as a developed vocabulary from wider reading. You may have been involved in art, design and photographic activities whether through school, clubs or work produced at home. Any student applying for an Art Scholarship will be expected to study Art and/or Photography at A Level.
You should complete our online application form for an Art scholarship, outlining specific experience and achievements in the visual arts, such as extra classes or clubs attended, art competitions entered and/or won, and your specific skills and strengths.
You should be able to produce evidence of artwork that has you have completed recently. This should be presented on the interview day as a portfolio of work. Any 3D work can be photographed. You will be interviewed by a member of our Art & Photography department. There is no prescribed format or specific requirement regarding content of your portfolio but it is anticipated that you will have a diverse range of interests and experience, which will be reflected in your collection of work.