Sixth Form Scholarship Programme

We are delighted to announce that we are launching a new PHC Sixth Form Scholarship Programme which will offer a number of scholarships to talented students from across the sixth form curriculum. We will soon be accepting applications for places starting September 2021.  These scholarships have a remission of fees and are awarded at the Head’s discretion.  

Scholars will be role models for younger learners and as such will have a responsibility to demonstrate values and behaviours which enable students to make the most of the opportunities available to them at PHC.   

Our Scholarships are reserved for the most able, and we expect that any recipients will have a passion for learning and demonstrate diligence and resilience.   

Scholars are expected to take part in extra-curricular activities. They are also entered for any relevant competitions.   


The scholarship programme will allow opportunities such as:  

  • Enhanced one-to-one academic support in the scholarship specialist subject area.  
  • Wider curriculum experiences through trips and residentials.  
  • Workshops and networking opportunities with visiting professionals.  
  • Membership of the PHC Scholars’ Programme.  
  • Networking with alumnae in the specialist field.  
  • Guidance and assistance with work experience.  
  • Specialised further education and UCAS guidance.  
  • Small class sizes.  

The application process for a Sixth Form Scholarship includes: 

  • Written examination paper. 
  • An interview with the Head, Senior Deputy Head and a subject specialist in the area for which they have applied.  
  • If applying for a creative subject, they would also be required to participate in a practical workshop or audition.    

Academic Scholarships  

In order to be eligible for a sixth form scholarship applicants need to demonstrate that they have met a range of criteria including:  

  • Academic performance at GCSE should include a minimum of seven subjects at grades 7-9.  
  • A grade 7 or above in the subject/s they wish to apply for as their academic focus. 
  • An obvious energy and enthusiasm for learning. 
  • In addition, students will be expected to provide school reports and references which comment positively on engagement in lessons, consistently high quality of preparation work and exemplary conduct within school.  
  • Furthermore, applicants should be able to demonstrate a scholarly attitude through participation in their wider school community, be that through holding positions of responsibility, volunteering roles or contribution to a co-curricular programme 

Creative Scholarships 

Applicants can apply for a Creative Scholarship if they excel in a particular area of Art, Dance, Drama, Music or Sports. For this scholarship programme students should achieve a minimum Grade 7 in their chosen subject at GCSE. Criteria for each area includes: 


  • Creativity: Demonstrate inventiveness and originality in their artwork and approach/thought process.  
  • Experimentation: explores and experiments with media and techniques with confidence and forethought. Has the ability to add refinement, achieving technical control, which results in a more sophisticated finished piece of artwork.  
  • Materials and Processes: Pupils use materials and processes in creative, practical and inventive ways; they explore alternatives and respond to new possibilities and meanings. 
  • Formal Elements: Composition, colour, space, line, form and movement are handled with great sensitivity and excellent visual understanding.  


  •  well-structured solo performance demonstrating a strong sense of performance, including musicality, timing and focus.
  • Solo performance shows appropriate use of action, dynamics, and spatial elements to communicate the intended theme.
  • Appropriate choice and use of accompaniment for the chosen genre and theme, demonstrating their ability to ‘use’ the music.  
  • Shows a range of well executed physical skills throughout routine, including flexibility, strength and balance.  
  • Performs with sustained confidence; engaging with the audience.  
  • Enthusiasm beyond the classroom.  


  • Performance demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the text provided.  
  • An independent, well informed, creative interpretation of character.  
  • Appropriate use of voice, space and movement in performance.  
  • Focused, sustained engagement with the audience/task.  
  • Analytical comments made in discussion.  
  • Obvious energy and enthusiasm for the subject.  
  • Collaborative approach to working with others.  
  • Proven commitment to drama outside of the classroom. 


  • Grade 7 upwards in chosen instrument/voice.  
  • Engagement with and commitment to musical groups.  
  • Developing knowledge and aural skills.  
  • Performance skill.  
  • Ability to recognise and describe musical features. 


  • A high level of fitness
  • Excellent skills from a range of core sports.  
  • Proven success in sport (a range of, or a specific sport).  
  • Proven commitment to sport outside of the school curriculum.   
  • A clear passion for sport.  

Further Information  

If you would like further information on the Sixth Form Scholarship Programme, please contact: 

Mrs Melanie HarperRegistrar 
Tel : 01462 443888   
E: melanie.harper@phchitchin.com  

How to Apply 

If you would like to apply for the Sixth Form Scholarship Programme, please complete the application form and return to: 

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