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Admissions and Information 2017-18


“I have always been impressed with College’s ability to turn out lively young people who know right from wrong and who are keen to give generously to others. It is College’s crowning glory.” Current parent


We are here to help

Contents We recognise that choosing the right school for your child is vitally important and we will help in any way we can to ensure your decision is as well-informed as possible.

Who’s who? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Read in conjunction with our Prospectus, this Admissions and Information brochure will give you some of the firm facts, figures and dates which you will need in order to apply for entry.

Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Should you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our Admissions team is well-versed in answering parents’ questions – after all, we have been doing this since 1841.

Our ethos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Registration and admissions procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Fees 2017-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bursaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Scholarships and awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Scholarships assessment timetable for 2018 entry. . . . . . 19 GCSE results 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 A Level results 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Higher education destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Registration form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 13+ Scholarship application form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 16+ Scholarship application form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1


Who’s who? Mr Bill Straker-Nesbit

President of Council president@cheltenhamcollege.org

Senior Management Team Dr Alex Peterken, Headmaster

Dr Alex Peterken

Headmaster headmaster@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 628

Mr Crispin Dawson

Senior Deputy Head c.dawson@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

Mr Simon Brian

Deputy Head (Academic) s.brian@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

Dr Mary Plint

Deputy Head (Learning and Wellbeing) m.plint@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

Mrs Anna Cutts

Assistant Head (Pastoral) a.cutts@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 609

Mr Stephen McQuitty

Assistant Head (Co-Curricular) s.mcquitty@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

Mr John Champion

Bursar and Secretary to Council bursar@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 686

Ms Suzanna Harris

Assistant Head (Admissions and College Information Services) s.harris@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 706 707

Mrs Jane Butler

Admissions Manager, for all 13+, 14+ and 16+ entry queries admissions@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

Mrs Linda Johnston

Head of Pupil Recruitment l.johnston@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

Mrs Samantha Palmer

Tours and Events Co-ordinator visits@cheltenhamcollege.org

01242 265 600

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Housemasters and Housemistresses

Special responsibilities

Mrs Ester Leach

Ashmead (Girls’ boarding) e.leach@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Christopher Reid

Director of Student Welfare c.reid@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Richard Penny Senior Housemaster

Boyne House (Boys’ boarding) r.penny@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mrs Isabella Mech

Mrs Annette Poulain

Chandos (Girls’ boarding) a.poulain@cheltenhamcollege.org

Head of Upper College & Head of Higher Education & Careers i.mech@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Graham Cutts

Mr Jonathan Mace

Christowe (Boys’ boarding) j.mace@cheltenhamcollege.org

Head of Lower College g.cutts@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mrs Helen Davies

Mrs Jo Wintle

College Lawn (Girls’ boarding and day) j.wintle@cheltenhamcollege.org

Head of English as an Additional Language (EAL) h.davies@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr James Coull

Hazelwell (Boys’ boarding) j.coull@cheltenhamcollege.org

The Revd. Adam Dunning

Chaplain a.dunning@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Daniel Evans

Leconfield (Boys’ boarding and day) d.evans@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Simon Conner

Mr James Hayden

Newick House (Boys’ boarding) j.hayden@cheltenhamcollege.org

Head of Third Form & Prep Schools Co-ordinator s.conner@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Gavin Johnson

Mme Wandrille Bates

Queen’s (Girls’ day) wv.bates@cheltenhamcollege.org

Director of Extra-Curricular g.johnson@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mrs Christiane Dickens

Mr Matt Coley

Southwood (Boys’ day) m.coley@cheltenhamcollege.org

Development Director c.dickens@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mrs Jenny O’Bryan

Westal (Girls’ boarding) j.obryan@cheltenhamcollege.org

Scholarship responsibilities Mrs Alexandra Eldred

Scholarships Co-ordinator a.eldred@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Simon Brian

Deputy Head (Academic) s.brian@cheltenhamcollege.org

Miss Kirstie Naish

DT Scholarship Co-ordinator and Head of Textiles k.naish@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mrs Sian McBride

Director of Drama s.mcbride@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr David McKee

Director of Music d.mckee@cheltenhamcollege.org

Mr Karl Cook

Director of Sport k.cook@cheltenhamcollege.org

Ms Jo Millar

Head of Art j.millar@cheltenhamcollege.org 3


Our ethos We are proud of our reputation in providing an outstanding, all-round education. Academic attainment is at the centre of everyday College life; pupils require the best examination results they can possibly achieve in order to enter university and to unlock opportunities in later life. We are also dedicated to ensuring that pupils develop personally, socially and morally, fulfilling all of their talents outside the classroom as well as within it. Exceptional pastoral care is at the heart of all that we do, with every Cheltonian cared for and supported by a network of both staff and fellow pupils. As a boarding school, the school day is long and intensely rewarding. Once lessons have finished, there is dedicated time for extra-curricular activities and sport before study recommences in the early evening. Academic support is also offered during the late afternoon period by subject teachers to help those who need it. This structure is fundamental to pupils’ success in all areas and enables our outstanding provision of Sport, Music, Drama and outdoor pursuits etc to complement academic achievement rather than compete with it. A key aim of College life is to enable pupils to become self-motivated and autonomous learners. Tutors, led by our Deputy Head (Learning and Wellbeing), deliver sessions on the skills required for independent learning, focusing increasingly on revision and exam technique as pupils approach GCSE and A Level. An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a feature of the curriculum in the Lower Sixth, giving pupils the edge as they compete for the most popular university courses. An independent project is also part of the Third Form academic curriculum, placing pupils’ focus firmly on study skills and independent research from the very beginning of their time at College. 4 3


There is also an impressive range of regular subject society meetings which not only provide intellectual stimulation, but also the opportunity to develop presentation and leadership skills. In addition, Upper College and Lower College academic societies offer pupils an exciting vehicle for academic debate, with pupils of all ages delivering brief papers and presentations based on their research. Our intake is broad and we are determined above all to ensure that pupils of all abilities achieve their academic potential. Regular reporting allows tutors, supported by the Heads of Lower and Upper College, to detect problems quickly and to put in place measures to help address difficulties. We acknowledge that the transition from prep school can be particularly hard for some pupils. The Head of Third Form closely monitors the academic achievement of each child entering at 13+ so that good study habits are quickly established. In conjunction with the unparalleled quality of pastoral support offered by Housemasters and Housemistresses, this network of academic support ensures that all Cheltonians feel happy, challenged and fulfilled, both inside and outside the classroom.

Boarding and Day Pupils at College fall into one of three categories: Boarder, Day Boarder or Day Pupil. College owes its unique atmosphere, ethos and reputation to its status as a true boarding school. The majority of pupils are Full Boarders, occupying eight of the eleven Houses, and this is reflected in the timetable of the school week, including weekends. Boarding at Cheltenham College means Full Boarding and pupils spend most weekends in school, occupied by an extensive list of activities and commitments. Exeats outside of those listed in the College calendar must be agreed with the Housemaster or Housemistress.

Day Boarders are effectively Day pupils who are allocated to one of the Boarding Houses and, as such, they are expected to participate in most House activities, often including those at weekends. Day Boarders stay overnight on at least two nights per week and may request additional nights through the Housemaster or Housemistress. An extra charge is payable for the Day Boarding option on top of the Day fee. Sleepovers in excess of the 35 nights per term included within the Day Boarding charge will incur an additional cost. Day Boarding places are very limited and extremely popular with waiting lists often in place. Families interested in this type of boarding should therefore make their preference known as early as possible. Day pupils are allocated to one of our Day Houses (Queen’s or College Lawn for girls and Southwood or Leconfield for boys). These boys and girls benefit significantly from the boarding structure and the many opportunities it provides. Day pupils are fully integrated into school life and Day Houses are open late into the evenings during term time. In common with the Boarding Houses, Day Housemasters and Housemistresses are resident in House. To ensure boarding is retained as the central feature of College life, it is our policy not to allow Full Boarders to change their status after joining. Requests are, however, occasionally received for Day pupils and often for Day Boarders to become Full Boarders. We are happy to consider such requests provided there are boarding spaces available. Any requests for a change in boarding status should be made in writing to the Admissions Manager.

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Registration and admissions procedure Introduction The majority of pupils join Cheltenham College at 13+ and enter our Third Form (Year 9). Approximately 30 new pupils join each year at 16+ into the Sixth Form. There are a limited number of places available for entry at 14+. In all cases, entry is subject to passing the necessary entrance tests and receipt of satisfactory references from the pupil’s present school. In addition, all pupils are expected to visit College on at least one occasion prior to receiving a confirmed place offer. The typical admissions journey for a 13+ pupil includes the following steps: • Visit • Registration • Entrance Day (held in Year 7) • Place Offer subject to Common Entrance (CE) or College Entrance Examination • Place Acceptance up to 18 months prior to entry • Attainment of the required CE or College Entrance Examination standard. The process at both 14+ and 16+ is broadly similar but involves the offer of a place only once the required College Entry Examination standard has been achieved.

The Admissions Office is responsible for all aspects of the registration, entry and scholarships procedure and will be happy to assist with any additional questions. You can contact us either by telephone: 01242 265 600, or, if you prefer, by email: admissions@cheltenhamcollege.org. More information can also be found on the Admissions section of our website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/admissions.

Visiting College The admissions process normally begins with a visit to College as this is by far the best way to see what we have to offer. You are welcome to come to one of our Open Mornings, Group Visits, Open Houses Mornings or to book an individual visit on any weekday or Saturday morning during term time. Due to high demand, individual appointments are limited and priority is given to those families interested in entry no earlier than three years in advance. We are currently welcoming families for individual visits for 2018, 2019 and 2020 entry. Families of children who would enter College in 2021 and beyond are asked to book a place on an Open Morning or one of our tailored Group Visits. Open Mornings and tailored Group Visits each last approximately two and half hours and include individual tours of College and Houses, as well as the opportunity to meet key senior staff and a welcome and introduction from the Headmaster. An individual visit normally lasts approximately two hours and you will meet a senior member of staff who would be instrumental in your child’s education. You will also have a tour of College and look around one House and meet the Housemaster or Housemistress. If you would like to book a visit, the Admissions Office will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Registrations for Open Mornings can also be made through our website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/admissions.

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Our Open Mornings for the 2017-18 academic year will take place on Saturday 30 September 2017 and Saturday 3 February 2018. The Open Houses Mornings and Group Visits will take place on Saturday 2 December 2017 and Saturday 12 May 2018.

Registration Registration to place your child on the entry list for admission may be made at any time. For 13+ entry, however, this usually takes place two to five years prior to the proposed date of entry. To register your child, please complete the College Registration Form (located at the back of this booklet) and return it together with the non-refundable Registration Fee of £150, or £75 for Old Cheltonians. Once accepted, this registers your child on our entry lists and ensures that your child will be considered for a Guaranteed Place. Please note that in the event of places being oversubscribed, registration for a place does not automatically guarantee that a place will subsequently be available. In such cases, your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list and the Admissions Office will keep in touch with you regarding any progress. If your child is already at Cheltenham College Preparatory School (Cheltenham Prep), he or she is automatically registered and there is no additional Registration Fee. However, parents of Cheltenham Prep pupils should register House preferences in writing with the College Admissions Office as early as possible.


House allocation It is recommended that you express a preference for two Houses at the time of registration. We try to meet all House requests but in order to maintain a good balance of backgrounds and talents in each House, as well as in the event of oversubscription, College reserves the right to allocate your child to another House. In the case of oversubscription, preference is normally given to those with a sibling already in House (provided registration is not less than two years prior to entry and excluding requests for Day Boarding) and then to those who have registered their child for a particular House first. Your child’s final House allocation is not guaranteed until it is formally confirmed in writing by the Admissions Office, normally around 18 months prior to entry for 13+ and at the time of the place offer at 14+ and 16+.

Entry at 13+ There are three entry routes into College at 13+: • 13+ Academic Scholarship • ISEB 13+ Common Entrance (CE) • College Entrance Examinations – these papers are for candidates from schools that do not prepare pupils for CE and are sat by arrangement with the Admissions Office, usually in the Autumn and Spring Terms of Year 8. Pupils entering via this route will sit papers in English, Mathematics and Science. In all cases, the normal entry route is via College’s Entrance Day held in the Spring Term of Year 7, prior to which confidential reports are requested from the pupil’s current school. This day involves a number of interactive group activities focusing on leadership, problem-solving and team work, with pupils getting to know each other, as well as the school, teachers and Houses. Pupils will also

have a group interview. Prior to attending, all pupils must be registered and will be required to complete and submit a questionnaire about themselves and their interests. Immediately following Entrance Day, place offers are made with one of the following outcomes: • An offer of a Guaranteed Place, with confirmation of House allocation, which secures the pupil’s entry to College, subject to maintaining the required academic standard at Common Entrance, scholarship or the College Entrance Examinations. • A Conditional Place, normally with confirmation of House allocation, which may be offered to pupils whose results are expected to be borderline; their academic progress will be reviewed in the Autumn Term of Year 8 and, all being well, a Guaranteed Place awarded.

Candidates are required to be registered and to sit College Entrance Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science. Assessments are held early in the Autumn and Spring Terms of the year prior to entry. Scholarships are not available for pupils entering at 14+ although they may, on invitation, be eligible to apply for an internal scholarship award for entry to the Sixth Form once they have joined College. Please see the website for further information about College’s assessment dates and deadlines: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/application-timetable.

• Occasionally a recommendation that parents should consider another school. There are normally a number of places available for pupils who register after the Year 7 Entrance Day, although this is not the preferred route. Please discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office, following which, the specific entry process for your child will be agreed. No decisions are taken without prior and close consultation with your child’s current school. Pupils entering College at 13+ from Cheltenham Prep follow a different entrance route. Parents requiring further information about this should contact either the College Admissions Office, or speak directly to Cheltenham Prep.

Entry at 14+ There are usually a small number of places available for entry into the Fourth Form (Year 10) to start the two-year GCSE/IGCSE course.

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Entry at 16+ For direct entry into the Sixth Form (Year 12), pupils are required to be registered and to sit College Entrance or scholarship papers. College holds examination sessions in the November and March prior to the proposed year of entry. Candidates applying from overseas may, by agreement, sit entrance papers at an office authorised by the Admissions Manager.

16+ general entry examination subjects: The papers are designed to assess potential and are broadly based on Key Stage 4/GCSE. They do not test knowledge of a particular syllabus. Each paper is 60 minutes in duration.

Entry for international pupils at 13+, 14+ and 16+ For pupils applying from overseas, and whose first language is not English, entry is normally via the following papers:

• Classical Greek

• Biology

13+ and 14+ international pupils

• Chemistry

• Classical Civilisation

• English as an Additional Language (EAL)

• Economics/Business Studies * • Design & Technology

• Mathematics

Any applicant wishing to be considered for a 16+ Academic Scholarship must attend the assessments at Cheltenham College. For scholarships, in addition to these general entry notes, please refer also to pages 13-19 for details.

• French

• English Literature

• German

• Geography

• Science

• History of Art *

• History

16+ international pupils

• Mathematics

• Latin

Supporting references and reports from the candidate’s current school must be provided prior to sitting examinations.

• Physics

• Physical Education

• Psychology *

• Politics *

• Spanish

• Religious Studies

• English as an Additional Language (EAL). (Please note that an international pupil wishing to study English Literature A Level is required to sit the English Literature paper instead of the EAL exam).

UK candidates (scholarship and general entry) will be asked to sit three papers selected from the 16+ general entry or scholarship examination subject list. In addition to Verbal Reasoning (VRQ), it is expected that pupils will sit entrance papers in those subjects to be studied at A Level, although we understand that pupils’ intentions may change between these examinations and the start of the Sixth Form. If Mathematics, the Sciences or Modern Languages are intended to be taken at A Level, candidates must take a paper in these subjects.

• General Paper

• Theatre Studies

We reserve the right to ask candidates to sit additional papers before confirming subject choices.

* General entrance examinations only, not options as part of the 16+ Academic Scholarship papers While successful candidates should be aiming considerably higher, every candidate is required to gain a minimum of 5 B grades at GCSE or the equivalent, including a minimum of a C grade in both English and Mathematics. All place offers, including those made to 16+ Academic Scholars, shall remain subject to this standard entrance requirement. In addition, based on the outcome of the entrance or scholarship papers, College may make recommendations about candidates’ suitability for certain A Level courses and/or stipulate a subject-specific GCSE/IGCSE result requirement.

• Papers in three of the subjects to be taken at A Level. (Please note that if Mathematics, the Sciences or Modern Languages are to be taken at A Level, candidates must take a paper in these subjects). Supporting references must be provided and papers are sat at College by arrangement with the Admissions Office. Occasionally, and at the discretion of the Admissions Manager, papers may be taken elsewhere provided adequate invigilation can be guaranteed. All pupils must visit College for an interview unless, by permission of the Admissions Manager, they are allowed to take part in a Skype interview. Occasionally, place offers are made prior to a candidate visiting the school and in such cases they will then be conditional upon a visit or interview. Where relevant, offers may also be conditional upon achieving a minimum of 5 B grades at GCSE or equivalent. Some pupils may require a Tier 4 Student Visa in order to be able to study in the UK. While it is the responsibility of parents to determine whether or not their child needs such

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a visa (and to apply for it), the Admissions Office will be happy to provide the required Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) to enable parents to do this once a place has been formally accepted. The CAS is issued, on request from either parents or agents, in the term prior to entry and can be used by parents when making any visa application. Further details regarding visas and entry into the UK may be obtained from www.gov.uk/visas-immigration. As the rules are complex, we do encourage you to read this thoroughly if you suspect that a visa might be required. Please note that all parents resident abroad must appoint a guardian in this country to act with their full authority. Pupils whose parents have failed to appoint a guardian will not be permitted to begin their studies at College. A guardian will act in ‘loco-parentis’ in the best interests of the pupil and will assist in matters such as travel arrangements, providing accommodation over exeat weekends as well as, should the need arise, in emergencies. A good guardian goes beyond this however, providing a service to both the pupil and the school by taking a genuine interest in pupil welfare and liaising regularly with College. Guardians may be friends or family who are happy to do this. Alternatively, they may be a third party approved by a recognised agency (Aegis registered). In all cases, they must be over 25 years of age and resident in the UK. Further details, including our Guardianship policy can be found on our website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org /college-policies and at: www.aegisuk.net.

Final Acceptance and conditions A Final Acceptance Form, together with a copy of College’s Terms and Conditions, is sent when a place is formally offered. The Final Acceptance Form must be completed and signed by both parents, then returned to the Admissions Office together with the relevant Final Acceptance Fee of £1,000 for pupils joining either Third or Fourth Form and £1,350 for Sixth Form entry.

This represents a deposit of £750 and £1,100 respectively, with the additional £250 being paid into the Bursary Fund, which enables College to broaden its entry. Non-EU pupils are normally required to pay a full term’s fees as their Final Acceptance deposit. In all cases, the deposit provides financial security against the final fee invoice that is raised after a pupil has left and will be put towards final outstanding items where necessary. The deposit will be refunded at the time the pupil leaves, minus sums due to College. Once paid, the Final Acceptance Fee will be forfeit if the pupil does not enter College. College reserves the right to require a banker’s reference and/or an additional deposit, which would normally be a term’s fees, before a pupil normally resident overseas is admitted to College. Before a pupil is admitted to College, parents or legal guardians must sign their consent to College’s Terms and Conditions (attached to the Final Acceptance Forms). This includes their consent to adhere to all current College policies. College reserves the right to revise all policies on an ongoing basis.

Policies The following policies are available to download from the Cheltenham College website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/college-policies Admissions; Anti-bullying; Behaviour, Rewards and Sanctions; Boarding Principles; Bursaries; Child Protection and Safeguarding; Complaints Procedure; Curriculum; Data Protection; Guardianship; Health and Safety; ICT Acceptable Use and Special Educational Needs. Others are available on request from the Bursar’s PA: bursar@cheltenhamcollege.org. Information about the health of boarders is also available in the Health Centre handbook on the website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/college-health. 9


Fees 2017-18

Other charges (extras) The following list is representative of these charges, but is not to be taken as exhaustive:

Basic fees (per term) These are payable termly in advance by the first day of term by direct debit. A nominal charge will be raised for any other method of payment. A ‘Fees in Advance’ scheme is also operated by College whereby future terms’ fees, and extras, may be purchased at a discount based upon a fixed annual rate of return. Further details on the ‘Fees in Advance’ scheme may be obtained from the Finance Bursar on: 01242 265 641 or, alternatively, and also for general information on fees, the Fees Accountant on: 01242 265 643 or by email: fees@cheltenhamcollege.org Full Boarder: Day pupil: Sixth Form Full Boarder: Sixth Form Day pupil:

£11,900 £8,920 £12,225 £9,245

The Day Boarding charge is £1,600 per term in addition to the Day pupil fee, payable in advance. Please note that this charge is not eligible for fee remission via a Scholarship. The charge covers 35 nights per term. Additional sleepovers will be charged at £45 per night. College Council reserves the right to alter basic fees, giving one term’s notice of pending alteration (without necessarily specifying the amount) and to impose without notice a surcharge of not more than 5% on each term’s basic fee. Other charges may be altered without notice. College bank details and payment transfer information can be found on our website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/ college-school-fees.

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• Upper College books • All examination fees • Optional extras, such as extra tuition, rowing, sailing, shooting on the open range and membership of College clubs, societies and activities, tours, theatre and other trips, BUPA medical insurance, personal accident insurance, and the protected fees option • Personal expenses such as vending card top-ups, sports equipment and clothing and charges in House • Field trip costs for Biology and Geography The cost of extras is, in part, dependent upon the extent to which a pupil becomes involved in the available activities and is therefore difficult to assess. It is recommended that for budgeting purposes, parents should work on a figure equal to around 10% of gross basic fees. The cost of BUPA medical insurance, personal accident insurance and the protected fees option are additional to this.

Charges for Music (per term) Individual lessons (first instrument) Subsequent instruments Hire of school instruments (inc. insurance)

from £230 per term (30 minutes per lesson) from £210 per term £27.50 per term (for a maximum of 6 terms)

Incidental charges such as instrument repairs or exam entries are charged at cost.

Charges for Learning Support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Where teachers or tutors believe that a pupil could benefit from additional regular specialist tuition, the Deputy Head (Learning and Wellbeing) will contact parents to offer support and indicate the level of support suggested. If parents accept the offer, lessons will be arranged. Parents of children who are known to have learning support needs should inform the Admissions Office of this at the time of registration so that the appropriate level of support can be discussed with the Deputy Head (Learning and Wellbeing). At the start of each academic year, the needs of EAL pupils are assessed. The Head of Department will notify parents of the appropriate level of support required if any additional support is deemed to be necessary. There are two levels of EAL/Learning Support offered and termly charges are as follows: Level 1 Level 2

£175 £375

Further details relating to charges and the level likely to be appropriate for your child may be obtained from the Deputy Head (Learning and Wellbeing), Dr Mary Plint. She can be contacted by email: m.plint@cheltenhamcollege.org.

Examinations Additional charges, at the standard hourly rate of £15, may apply for any additional staffing required for separate examination arrangements such as readers, scribes and invigilators.


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Bursaries We are keen to consider bursaries for applicants from parents or guardians who are unable to afford full fees, especially for pupils who will substantially benefit from the education that Cheltenham College offers and who are able to contribute positively to the life of the school. Unlike some schools, Cheltenham College is prepared to consider a bursary application in respect of any pupil who meets our baseline requirements and bursaries can be applied for alongside scholarships. All bursaries are means-tested. They are based on careful and sympathetic scrutiny of individual family circumstances and no generalisation of appropriate income levels is possible. A child must be registered before a bursary can be applied for and we strongly recommend early application as these funds are limited and not all requests for support will be able to be met. Further details can be obtained by downloading the ‘Bursaries – Widening Access’ document from our website. Families in need of financial support should contact the Bursar’s office: bursar@cheltenhamcollege.org. All financial information submitted by parents is treated in the strictest of confidence. Further details can be obtained on our website at: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/collegescholarships-and-bursaries. We encourage parents to make bursary applications no later than the end of the Autumn Term prior to entry in order to allow time for careful and proper consideration of each family’s needs.

UK Armed Forces discount Cheltenham College has strong military links and we offer generous discounts for parents currently serving in the UK Armed Forces. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office or visit: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/ UK-Armed-Forces-Discounts.

Scholarships and awards Excellence is encouraged in both academic and extracurricular aspects of College life. One of the main vehicles for such encouragement is the offer of scholarships and exhibitions to those entering at either 13+ or 16+ who show outstanding talent or potential. A scholarship is valued up to 25% of the fees and an exhibition is valued at 10% of the fees. Pupils may apply for awards in more than one category but the fee remission is capped, irrespective of the number or individual value of awards held. Further financial support may be offered above this level by means of a bursary, calculated on the

to study Art or Design & Technology respectively in the Sixth Form, the award will automatically continue. All award holders will be expected to go on to complete their studies in the Sixth Form. If they leave College before the end of the Upper Sixth, the award must be repaid in full, unless agreed otherwise with the Headmaster and Bursar. Academic award holders will be expected to perform highly in all internal and public examinations and to participate and lead in subject societies as well as in Lower and Upper College societies. Drama award holders will be expected to audition for at least one production (either College or House) each year while Music award holders will be expected to sing in the Chapel Choir. In addition, all award holders, regardless of discipline, will be expected to play a full part in the life of College in respect of their particular awards. To apply for either a 13+ or 16+ Scholarship, please fill in and return the relevant scholarship application form, along with the Registration Form. All forms can be found at the back of this booklet.

basis of financial need.

Qualities of scholars

Awards are offered to pupils joining at 13+ or 16+ only. In addition to Academic Scholarships and Exhibitions, there are awards in Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Music, Sport, as well as for strong all-round performers. Candidates may enter and win awards in more than one category. All those who do not enter for Academic Scholarships at 13+ must nevertheless fulfil College’s normal academic entrance requirements.

All scholars must:

Academic, Drama, Music and Sport awards are valid throughout the holder’s time at College, subject to satisfactory progress, conduct and participation. Art and Design & Technology awards are valid, initially, for the three years prior to A Level, and are dependent on the subject being taken at GCSE. If the award holder chooses

• Have a committed work ethos • Show the capacity for independent work and thought • Be highly recommended by their existing school • Exhibit both excellence and flair in their field of expertise • Be an ambassador for College at all times

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13+ Academic Scholarships Candidates sit Academic Scholarship papers at College over two days in the Spring Term of Year 8. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional performance or potential demonstrated in the 13+ Academic Scholarship papers; the quality of a scholar might emerge across a paper, or in the way a candidate has handled particular problems. Scholarships or exhibitions will be awarded either for exceptional performance in at least two subjects OR on the basis of a very strong performance overall in all subjects. To be eligible for a 13+ Academic Scholarship, candidates must sit and pass all the papers. Each year, we award three honorary 13+ Academic Scholarships to our strongest candidates: • The Lord James of Hereford Scholarship This rewards all-round academic excellence and is awarded to the candidate who performs best overall in the scholarship papers. • The Prain Scholarship This rewards particular ability in Science and Mathematics. • The Old Cheltonian Society (OC) Scholarship This is awarded solely to the children of OCs who show particularly high ability. It is not necessarily awarded every year. Candidates who pass all the Academic Scholarship papers, but who are not successful in gaining an award, will not normally be required to sit Common Entrance (CE). Where a candidate fails more than one paper we reserve the right to ask the pupil to sit further entrance papers (eg. CE or College Entrance Exams).

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All candidates will be interviewed and will sit six papers in the following subjects. Papers will last either 1 hour and 15 minutes or 1 hour and 30 minutes:

(e.g. “The most powerful moments in literature are concerned with negative emotions.” To what extent do you agree?).

• English

• Latin (with Greek option)

In the course of their answer, pupils will specifically be asked to refer to texts they have read.

• Mathematics

• General (Humanities) paper

Mathematics

• Science

• French OR Spanish

There will be one paper based on the Common Entrance syllabus which will require familiarity with the National

In addition, candidates will have a short interview to explore their interests. It is expected that candidates who have studied French and Latin will sit both language papers. However, we acknowledge that individual circumstances may give rise to situations where only one of the languages has been studied in sufficient depth to attempt the scholarship paper. Candidates sitting only one language paper will remain eligible for an award but candidates’ schools should discuss the matter in advance with the Admissions Office. Papers are set by College and are based on the CE Academic Scholarship syllabuses. Past papers are routinely sent to Prep Schools. Parents of candidates from schools that have not been sent papers should ask their Head to contact the Admissions Manager.

Syllabus notes English The 13+ Scholarship exam will comprise one paper, divided into two evenly weighted sections. Section A will be a guided analysis of a piece of unseen poetry or prose based around questions that get progressively more difficult. The emphasis in this section will be on pupils’ ability to explore the effect of language and stylistic features. Section B will be an extended writing task (argumentative/analytical/discursive) in response to a broad question.

Curriculum Attainment Targets up to level 6. The paper will also include the following level 7 topics: making estimates to one significant figure; understanding and using proportional changes; using symbolic notation to express rules for sequences; solving simultaneous linear equations in two variables; simple inequalities; Pythagoras’ theorem and the relationship between distance; speed and time. Also required will be the following level 8 topics: the ability to calculate with fractions and the use of formulae involving substitution of fractions and negative numbers. Expressing positive integers as a product of primes will also be expected. The use of a calculator, protractor, ruler, and compass is allowed. Science Section A will be compulsory, containing short questions on each of the three Sciences (10 marks each). In Section B there will be one compulsory question on each of the three Sciences (15 marks each). This section will enable candidates to demonstrate ability in a wide range of Science skills: deductive; mathematical; graphical; experimental and an ability to use their own scientific knowledge, or information provided, to solve problems in unfamiliar contexts. The syllabus for this paper will be the 13+ Common Entrance specification EXCEPT as indicated below. French or Spanish Candidates will take a Writing Test including a challenging grammatical section in which they will be


required to demonstrate that they can use both regular and irregular past, present and future tenses accurately, as well as use adjectival agreements correctly. The Reading Test will consist of a number of passages taken from contemporary sources which reflect the areas of experience in the current ISEB syllabuses for scholarship. Questions will be in both the Target Language and English. The oral will be 4 to 5 minutes and candidates will be required to show that they can communicate freely in a range of tenses. Topics covered during the oral will be based on the ISEB topic areas; the questions will be largely open-ended, however, candidates should be encouraged to use a variety of tenses, lexis and structures. Candidates will be assessed for response, accuracy and range of language; the ability to engage in a natural conversation, rather than the delivery of set pieces, will be rewarded. There will be no listening test. Latin and Greek The Latin and Greek paper will consist of two sections. The first section will contain one Latin passage for translation from Latin into English, and a second passage in Latin, on which comprehension questions are set. The second section will give candidates a choice; a more challenging Latin comprehension, five English sentences to translate into Latin OR a Greek passage for translation into English. Limited vocabulary help (including principal parts) will be given for all sections, where it is felt that a word is too difficult. General (Humanities) paper The General paper will be skills-based, using sources related to the history, geography and religion(s) of a given country. Candidates will not be expected to have any prior knowledge of the country. A specimen paper and guidance notes for teachers are available.

16+ Academic Scholarships

Art Scholarships

Candidates sit 16+ Academic Scholarship papers at College over a two-day period in either the November or March prior to entry. Candidates are accommodated overnight in one of the Houses, giving them an opportunity to experience life at College first hand.

Art Scholarships at 13+ and 16+ are awarded on the demonstration of enthusiasm, flair and, above all, a keen thirst for knowledge and pursuit of their personal best. It is expected that award holders will be active members of the department and will be present at Art events, such as private views of exhibitions. They will seek an active role in the department and drive their own progress. We welcome candidates with leadership qualities and the sharing of skills and techniques is a valued characteristic of our scholars.

16+ Scholarship candidates will take papers in three subjects chosen from the following list. There will also be a Verbal Reasoning (VRQ) paper and an interview. In all other respects, the entry criteria for 16+ Scholarship candidates are identical to those for 16+ general entry; please refer to page 8.

16+ Scholarship examination subjects: The papers are designed to test potential and are broadly based on Key Stage 4/GCSE. They do not test knowledge of a particular syllabus. Each paper will be 90 minutes in length. • Biology

• German

• Chemistry

• History

• Classical Civilisation

• Latin

• Classical Greek

• Mathematics

• Design & Technology

• Physical Education

• English Literature

• Physics

• French

• Religious Studies

• General paper

• Spanish

• Geography

• Theatre Studies

At 13+ Art Scholarships are offered on the basis of: A collection or portfolio of work which reflects a breadth of personal interest in Art, and a variety of skills and ideas. Pieces should be in a range of media and must include observational work, painting and drawing, but could also include sculpture, photography and digital creations. During the assessment day, candidates will be required to discuss their work with the Head of Art and other members of the department as required. There will be a timed practical exam in two parts of 1 hour each: • Observation task: A choice of dry media (ie: pencils, charcoal, pen) will be available to enable candidates to work to their strengths. • Creative task: This will be an opportunity for candidates to respond personally and independently to a theme or stimuli. There is ‘thinking time’ during which candidates formulate their thoughts and ideas through mind maps, sketches and/or diagrams before creating their response. This can be helpful in assisting individuals to discuss their work. Previous stimuli have included ‘colour’, ‘self-portrait’, ‘here and now’ and ‘pattern’. All work within the portfolio should be clearly organised and named. It does not need to be framed. All scholarship 15


candidates must submit their work one week prior to the interview date and can take it with them at the end of interview. At 16+ Art Scholarships are offered on the basis of: A departmental review of the candidate’s body of work, which reflects their personal interest in art. This should reflect highly developed skill within a range of media and explorations. Submitted portfolios must include painting, drawing and observational studies, and should be in a range of media. The portfolio could also include sculpture and photography.

Design & Technology Scholarships Design & Technology Scholarships are available in Resistant Materials (wood, metal and plastic) or Textiles. 13 + Design & Technology scholars and exhibitioners require: • The ability to express what they perceive to be good and bad design • An understanding of the ‘design process’, how a problem is researched, a specification produced and designs developed • An ability to produce realistic ideas combined with excellent manufacturing skills

There will be a practical examination lasting 2 hours, during which candidates create a realisation piece on the theme ‘Inside/Outside’.

• Good presentation skills

All preparation work (prior to interview) must be brought to interview and can be used as reference when undertaking the exam. Candidates must include research and investigation into artists, practical experiments exploring various media and ideas, annotation, sketches, and working diagrams of possible outcomes (one of which will be created during the 2-hour examination).

13+ candidates must complete a ‘design and make task’ on the theme of ‘storage in my bedroom’, which can include the use of paper, card, textiles, resistant materials and electronics. A folder must be produced in support of this, showing research into the chosen theme, a range of design ideas, a final design, a record of production and an evaluation. It should be noted that twice as many marks are given for the product itself than for the folder. Extra guidance and the assessment criteria for the project can be sought from the Admissions Office.

Candidates will be required to attend an interview with the Head of Art in which personal aspirations will be discussed. We like to find out how the world of Art, and our place within it, is considered by our applicants. All work within the portfolio should be clearly organised and named. It does not need to be framed. All scholarship candidates must submit their work one week prior to the interview date and can take it with them at the end of the interview.

• Leadership, independence of thought, and commitment to the subject

The assessment will also include a short, non-specific paper which will ask questions relating to the project submitted. This will be followed by an interview with the Head of Design & Technology to discuss the project. 16 + Design & Technology scholars and exhibitioners require: • Good knowledge of iconic designers and products from the 1900s to present day • The ability to produce realistic and innovative ideas

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combined with excellent manufacturing skills • Flair, personal engagement and creativity • Excellent presentation skills in both portfolio and sketchbook form • Leadership, independence of thought and real commitment to the subject A portfolio of work demonstrating independence, personal engagement and creativity must be submitted at least one week before the scholarship assessment day. It must be made up of outstanding work from the candidate’s GCSE coursework or equivalent, alongside evidence showing independent work that has been carried out outside of the teaching environment. The assessment day will include an interview with the Head of Design & Technology and a creative task for which 3 x A3 sheets of research and design ideas may be prepared in advance. Extra guidance and the assessment criteria for the project can be sought from Admissions.

Drama Scholarships At 13+ Drama scholars and exhibitioners require: • An acting flair borne of extensive performance experience • A genuine love for theatre and the performing arts as well as an understanding of the role they play within our society • An ability to demonstrate insight and understanding of text through performance • Outstanding communication skills and an ability to work well with others to shape and structure effective performance • Leadership, independence of thought and commitment to extra-curricular Drama Candidates for the 13+ Drama Scholarship must prepare one monologue from any published play (lasting between


1½ and 2 minutes), which they will perform as part of their assessment. The assessment will also consist of a group workshop in which the candidate’s ability to work collaboratively with others to explore dramatic conventions and devise performance will be assessed. There will also be a brief interview, during which candidates will be questioned about their own performance experience as well as live performances they may have seen which have inspired them as actors. We will also accept portfolios which outline candidates’ involvement in extra-curricular Drama. A portfolio of work demonstrating independence and personal engagement. At 16+ Drama scholars and exhibitioners require: • An outstanding level of talent and confidence that has been demonstrated in performance • Enthusiasm for performing: seizing all opportunities provided to perform in a wide range of productions • A genuine passion for watching live performance, both as part of College’s trip programme and independently • Excellent leadership skills and outstanding commitment, acting as a role model for other actors during their involvement with productions • Consistently high grades in Drama in Fourth and Fifth Form and predicted A* at GCSE (if studied) • High levels of innovation and creativity during rehearsals, devising sessions and workshops Candidates who fulfil the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview in March with the Director of Drama. Candidates will be expected to perform two monologues each lasting 1 to 2 minutes, one of these monologues should be pre-20th century. There will also be a short written exam. Candidates will also be able submit DVDs or portfolios featuring other performance work undertaken outside of College. There is no requirement to study Theatre Studies at A Level to be eligible for a scholarship.

Drama lessons

Music lessons

All Drama Scholarships include free tuition in LAMDA (one lesson per week). Lessons are offered on the basis that they are taken with College’s LAMDA teaching staff. Any external lessons taken outside College’s Drama Department will be at parents’ own expense.

All Music Scholarships include free tuition in two or three instruments/voice. Lessons are offered on the basis that they are taken with College Music teaching staff. Any external lessons taken outside College’s Music Department will be at parents’ own expense.

Music Scholarships

Choral Scholarships

Music scholars and exhibitioners require:

Choral Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ for candidates who are confident and enthusiastic singers but who may not be as advanced instrumentally. The College Chapel is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country and the school enjoys a long choral tradition.

• A genuine love of and enthusiasm for music • Performance level in their first study of at least Grade 5 at 13+ or Grade 7 at 16+ • A keenness to take a full part in the musical life of College • Musical ambition • A second study is a definite advantage. College offers a generous range of Music Scholarships to candidates who show musical potential and, above all, a genuine enthusiasm for music. A high standard is expected for a major scholarship, but awards are also possible for those who may not be so advanced, but who show a high level of promise and commitment. These are often suitable for a musical pupil who perhaps started rather later than others, but who will be able to contribute a great deal throughout his or her time at College. The auditions are kept as relaxed as possible. Candidates should prepare two contrasting pieces on their main instrument/voice and expect to be given some sightreading and aural tests. For second instruments/voice, normally one piece is sufficient. There will be a brief interview that will explore candidates’ thoughts on what they wish to achieve musically, and an opportunity for them to ask any questions about musical life at College. All Music award holders are expected to sing in the Chapel Choir and to study Music to at least GCSE level.

The large choir, with many former cathedral choristers, sings weekly Sunday services, several services of Choral Evensong each term, and performs concerts or services in cathedrals in the UK. Every two years the choir goes on tour – most recently to Venice and Tuscany. A Choral Scholarship also offers full preparation to exceptional pupils who wish to apply for Oxbridge and other university choral awards. For audition, two or three songs should be prepared, and sight-reading appropriate to the candidate’s ability will be given. For Choral applicants, a second study is not always required; please discuss individual circumstances in the first instance with the Admisions Office. Choral Scholarships are awarded a maximum value of 10% of the fees.

Sixth Form (16+) Organ Scholarship College offers an Organ Scholarship for a talented organist of at least Grade 6 standard to take a major role in the musical life of the Chapel. In addition to specialist teaching for repertoire and technique, there is plenty of opportunity to develop accompanying through working 17


with the Chapel Choir. The Chapel has a magnificent 40-stop Harrison & Harrison organ including a 32-foot Double Ophicleide Stop. The Organ scholar will play for the daily Chapel services, recitals and other occasions. The Organ scholar will be guided in preparation for all aspects of the Oxbridge Organ Scholarships, RCO diplomas and auditions for music colleges. It is recommended that prospective candidates contact the Director of Music to arrange a pre-audition and informal interview in the Autumn Term 2017.

Sport Scholarships Sport scholars and exhibitioners require: • Speed, agility, balance and co-ordination • Good spatial awareness • A sound understanding of games tactics • A positive attitude to training and an open-minded approach to coaching • To be an ambassador for College at all times As a leading co-educational school synonymous with sporting excellence, sport has a long and well-respected tradition at Cheltenham College. Numerous pupils have achieved national recognition while still attending College and many pupils have gone on to represent their countries across a variety of sports including: athletics, cricket, hockey, rowing, rugby and shooting. Sports Scholarship and Exhibition awards will reward candidates who show outstanding sporting ability and/or potential. The successful candidates will have regional and/or national potential at senior school level. For guidance, successful 13+ candidates will demonstrate proven ability and potential in at least two of College’s main games. In certain cases, exceptional talent in an individual sport or one main game will be considered. 16+ candidates

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will show excellence in at least one of the main games. College’s main games are: Boys: Girls:

rugby, hockey, cricket, rowing netball, hockey, tennis, rowing

For all awards, commitment and attitude to training, combined with a desire to improve performance, is key. A supporting CV and external references, where appropriate, should reflect such performance and potential. Every effort will be made to see candidates perform for their own school and clubs, and video evidence may be submitted where this is not possible. 13+ Assessments will take place in November prior to entry. 16+ Assessments take place in November and February prior to entry or on an individual basis. Candidates will be assessed in the main games, as well as a range of sporting skills and non-game situations. The primary driver in the determining awards will be the candidates’ ability to benefit from, and contribute to, College sporting life within the context of our main games. Sports scholars and exhibitioners are monitored closely and those achieving at the highest level will be considered for College’s Talented Athletes’ Programme (TAP).

All-round Scholarships (13+ only) Candidates entering and performing well in at least two of the recognised scholarship disciplines (one of which should be Academic) may, at College’s discretion, be awarded an All-round Scholarship or Exhibition instead. In addition to applying for the relevant disciplinespecific awards, parents are also asked to indicate if they wish their son or daughter to be considered for an Allround Scholarship when submitting their scholarship application form. There will be no separate assessment for this award;

the entrance and assessment criteria for the individual scholarship disciplines will apply. Typically, this award will be made to candidates who perform to at least exhibition standard, or very near exhibition standard, in a minimum of two recognised scholarship disciplines (including Academic). An All-round Scholarship may be awarded to an exhibition holder in two or more disciplines where the combined award value is at least 25%, but this will not be automatic. In all cases, candidates must be comfortably able to pass Common Entrance (or the equivalent) and be highly recommended by their current school. Additional consideration will be given to positions of responsibility held at the candidate’s current school, as well as to demonstrated exceptional commitment to extra-curricular activities, both inside and outside of school. Supporting external references, in addition to those provided by the current school, will be accepted. The award of an All-round Scholarship or Exhibition is not automatic; there will be candidates to whom College prefers to offer two or more discipline-specific awards instead. It should be noted, however, that if a candidate is offered an All-round Scholarship, this will be in place of all other awards.


Scholarships assessment timetable for 2018 entry 13+ Scholarships

16+ Scholarships

Age range

Scholarship type

Closing date

Assessment date

13+

Sport

Friday 13 October 2017

Monday 13 ‒ Tuesday 14 November 2017

Music and Choral

Friday 12 January 2018

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Academic

Friday 2 February 2018

Monday 26 ‒ Tuesday 27 February 2018

Art

Friday 2 February 2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Design and Technology

Friday 2 February 2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Drama

Friday 2 February 2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Age range

Scholarship type

Closing date

Assessment date

16+

Sport Session 1

Friday 13 October 2017

Thursday 9 November 2017 or on an individual basis

Music, Choral, Art, Drama Session 1

Friday 13 October 2017

Thursday 9 November 2017

Academic Session 1 (incl. internal candidates)

Friday 13 October 2017

Friday 10 ‒ Saturday 11 November 2017

Sport Session 2

Friday 26 January 2018

Monday 26 February 2018 or on an individual basis

Music, Choral, Art, Drama Session 2

Friday 26 January 2018

Monday 26 February 2018

Academic Session 2

Friday 26 January 2018

Friday 23 ‒ Saturday 24 February 2018

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GCSE results 2017 Comparison by cumulative percentages after remarking. All 2017 results are accurate as of August 2017 before further remarks.

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Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

A* grades A*‒ A grades

27 % 56 %

35 % 65 %

36 % 66 %

41 % 71 %

30 % 58 %

Combined Results

Entries

A* Grades A Grades

B Grades

C Grades

D Grades

% A*‒ C 2017

% A*‒ A 2017

% A*‒ A 2016

% A*‒ A 2015

% A*‒ A 2014

% A*‒ A 2013

Art & Design (Fine Art)

23

1

9

8

5

0

100

43

46

57

45

46

Biology (IGCSE)

98

43

21

20

8

4

94

65

98

85

100

90

Chemistry (IGCSE)

88

33

19

21

9

6

93

59

100

81

88

75

Chinese (IGCSE)

8

7

1

0

0

0

100

100

75

100

100

100

Classical Civilisation

25

0

10

6

3

3

76

40

53

33

18

32

Classical Greek

4

4

0

0

0

0

100

100

100

80

80

71

D&T: Resistant Materials

26

2

11

12

1

0

100

50

81

78

67

76

D&T: Textiles

19

15

3

1

0

0

100

95

78

87

75

100

Drama

18

1

4

11

2

0

100

28

47

76

38

55

English Literature (IGCSE)

124

34

41

38

9

2

98

60

75

73

81

75

French (IGCSE)

58

16

13

20

9

0

100

50

73

75

79

57

Geography (IGCSE)

91

32

34

17

7

1

99

73

72

82

63

63

German (IGCSE)

14

10

3

1

0

0

100

93

94

93

100

75

History (IGCSE)

65

17

31

14

1

2

97

74

70

65

56

52

Latin

16

12

4

0

0

0

100

100

100

100

83

83

Mathematics (IGCSE)

125

35

31

40

18

1

99

53

62

63

67

50

Music

11

3

3

4

1

0

100

55

100

93

100

82

Physical Education

48

3

11

20

13

1

98

29

45

29

56

54

Physics (IGCSE)

92

38

21

15

11

6

92

64

100

94

100

95

Religious Studies

56

9

24

18

4

1

98

59

83

64

67

71

Russian (IGCSE)

7

5

1

1

0

0

100

86

88

75

100

0

Science Additional Applied

13

0

0

4

7

2

85

0

0

0

0

0

Science A

13

0

0

3

3

7

46

0

0

9

0

0

Spanish (IGCSE)

64

11

17

22

10

2

94

44

41

56

73

37

Thai

1

0

0

1

0

0

100

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total

1107

331

312

297

121

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A Level results 2017 Comparison by cumulative percentages. All 2017 results are accurate as of August 2017 before further remarks.

Year

A* grades

A*‒ A grades

A*‒ B grades

A*‒ E grades

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

10 % 16 % 17 % 13 % 18 %

47 % 49 % 45 % 46 % 55 %

77 % 77 % 75 % 74 % 81 %

99.7 % 99.2 % 99.1 % 99.5 % 100 %

Combined Results

Entries

A* Grades A Grades

B Grades

C Grades

D Grades E Grades

% Pass 2017

% A*‒ B 2017

% A*‒ B 2016

% A*‒ B 2015

% A*‒ B 2014

% A*‒ B 2013

Fine Art

12

9

0

0

0

100

100

100

86

78

100

3

0

Biology

30

9

10

5

3

2

1

100

80

65

51

61

67

Business Studies

28

1

5

5

11

4

2

100

39

46

88

43

46

Chemistry

26

6

13

7

0

0

0

100

100

79

58

82

68

Chinese

3

0

2

1

0

0

0

100

100

50

100

100

88

Classical Civilisation

6

0

1

4

1

0

0

100

83

75

n/a

n/a

n/a

D&T: Resistant Materials

10

0

5

2

2

1

0

100

70

88

71

82

73

D&T: Textiles

6

0

2

1

3

0

0

100

50

67

75

88

80

Economics

37

6

15

9

6

1

0

100

81

75

100

73

78

English Literature

23

3

5

13

2

0

0

100

91

81

71

82

96

French

12

0

6

4

1

0

1

100

83

64

67

73

86

Further Mathematics

10

5

3

2

0

0

0

100

100

83

82

89

80

Geography

39

4

26

8

1

0

0

100

97

100

97

87

92

German

4

1

1

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

100

100

100

Government & Politics

15

0

4

2

6

2

1

100

40

53

53

82

48

History

23

3

9

9

2

0

0

100

91

85

92

74

86

History of Art

10

1

3

3

2

1

0

100

70

83

100

50

50

Latin

6

0

3

3

0

0

0

100

100

100

100

86

100

Mathematics

42

13

19

6

4

0

0

100

90

84

76

86

86

Music

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

50

100

50

Physical Education

9

2

0

1

5

1

0

100

77

50

71

50

50

Physics

31

5

8

11

4

2

1

100

33

79

63

80

60

Psychology

27

5

7

8

7

0

0

100

74

57

65

54

n/a

Religious Studies

19

7

6

5

1

0

0

100

95

55

71

82

100

Russian

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

100

100

100

100

100

100

Spanish

7

0

2

3

1

1

0

100

71

70

64

71

86

Theatre Studies

6

0

4

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

82

100

89

Total

446

81

164

118

62

15

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Higher education destinations to Russell Group universities

22

University

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Totals

Bath*

0

2

2

5

9

18

Birmingham

6

1

2

3

2

14

Bristol

10

8

3

7

10

38

Cambridge

2

1

1

2

3

9

Cardiff

8

2

3

5

2

20

Durham

3

2

5

7

7

24

Edinburgh

5

4

7

8

7

31

Exeter

10

8

3

4

10

35

Glasgow

0

0

1

0

1

2

Imperial College London

2

3

0

2

1

8

King’s College London

4

0

2

2

4

12

Leeds

1

2

4

3

4

14

Liverpool

0

1

2

2

3

8

Loughborough*

0

2

2

0

0

4

LSE

0

1

2

1

1

5

Manchester

13

2

5

8

3

31

Newcastle

6

3

8

10

5

32

Nottingham

0

5

1

2

2

10

Oxford

1

2

3

4

3

13

Queen Mary, London

0

1

2

1

2

6

Reading*

1

3

3

3

2

12

Sheffield

0

1

1

2

0

4

Southampton

0

1

2

2

3

8

St Andrew’s*

0

2

1

0

2

5

University College London

5

3

5

5

4

22

Warwick

2

4

1

0

3

10

York

0

2

4

2

0

8

* The Russell Group is widely regarded as the top 24 universities in the UK; however, there are some important omissions which College considers equally prestigious. Thus, Bath, St Andrew’s, Loughborough and Reading are included here. 2017 figures are the current offer status at time of publishing; September 2017.


Day Boarder

Boarder

No

Fourth Form (14+)

Yes

Third Form (13+)

Day pupil

Lower Sixth (16+)

Year of entry: 20

Current school address

1st preference

School telephone number

Head’s name

Current school name

No preference

Please complete/tick as appropriate

No If yes, please state the name of the school

Yes

Have you registered, or do you intend to register, at any other school?

2nd preference

In order to maintain similar numbers in all Houses, College reserves the right to allocate pupils to Houses. However, if you have a preference for a particular House, this may be stated below. Please also indicate a second choice of House. We will endeavour to meet your preference wherever possible, but it cannot be guaranteed.

Entry required as a:

Entry level:

Armed Forces?

Is either parent/legal guardian currently a member of HM

If separated, please state here

Yes If your child does not reside with either parent/guardian Please confirm with whom your child primarily resides please provide a name, address and telephone number Parent/guardian 2 Other of the person with whom they reside Parent/guardian 1

Occupation

Occupation

Mobile Email

Email

Mobile

Daytime telephone

Daytime telephone

Evening telephone

Parent/legal guardian 2 name and address (if different)

Parent/legal guardian 1 name and address (including title)

Evening telephone

First language

Please use BLOCK CAPITALS

Parents’/legal guardians’ contact details

Religion

Date of birth

Gender

Nationality

Surname

Full forename(s) (Please underline name normally used)

About your child

One form should be completed for each child and returned to the Admissions Office along with the Registration Fee of £150 per child. Both parents/legal guardians MUST sign this form.

Registration Form


Registration form continued…

Scholarships (13+ and 16+ only) Academic Sport

Art All-round (13+ only)

Design & Technology Drama

Are you interested in receiving further information about one of our awards? If so, please indicate type:

Music (Formal Scholarship applications should be made using the form enclosed with this booklet)

Special educational needs

Hearing

Sight

Emotional/behavioural

Yes

Other conditions

No

This section must be completed for all pupils so that we can ensure we have the appropriate level of care in place for your child. Has your child any known requirements for, or ever received, any individual learning support?

Physical

If yes, please indicate the areas in which your child requires, or has previously received, support: Specific learning difficulties Please give further details (continue on a separate sheet, if necessary)

If your child has been seen by a specialist/educational psychologist, please enclose a copy of any relevant reports. Up-to-date details will be requested by College shortly before entry.

General health

Dates at College (year to year):

Are there any significant health problems, medical conditions, or allergies of which we should be aware?

Other information If an Old Cheltonian, please state your House at College:

Please give the names of other members of the family attending College (or Cheltenham Prep) or registered for entry:

Old Cheltonian’s recommendation

Both parents/legal guardians MUST sign this form

Other. Please state:

Present school’s recommendation

Please state what first made you consider Cheltenham College for your son or daughter. Current parents’ recommendation Advertisement. Please state publication:

Declaration by parent or legal guardian

Print name

Signed (Parent/legal guardian 1)

Date

Print name

Signed (Parent/legal guardian 2)

We accept the terms and conditions of the Admissions Policy, a copy of which can be found on our website: www.cheltenhamcollege.org/college-policies

Date

Please return the completed form together with the non-refundable Registration Fee of £150, to: Admissions Office, Cheltenham College, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD.


Please use BLOCK CAPITALS

This form continues overleaf…

All-round Scholarship Please note that there is no separate assessment for this award. Candidates wishing to be considered for an All-round Scholarship should also apply for at least two other awards including Academic. Please refer also to page 16 for additional requirements.

Date Versus Location

Sport Scholarship This application must be accompanied by a reference from the Head of Sport/PE with information regarding sporting achievements, including principal sports offered, specific positions (e.g. scrum-half, goal-attack), teams (school and representative), sporting successes. Please include a list below of 5 sports fixtures in which your child will take part in October 2017:

Drama Scholarship This application should be accompanied by a report from the Head of Drama, including information on the candidate’s participation in school productions.

Instrument / Voice

Music / Choral Scholarship This application must be accompanied by a report from the Head of Music with information regarding musical achievements, including last grade exam taken and results and how long the candidate has been having lessons.

Design & Technology Scholarship This must be accompanied by a report from the Head of DT

Art Scholarship This must be accompanied by a report from the Head of Art

Academic Scholarship Will the pupil be taking exams in French or Spanish?

Spanish

First language

Gender

French

Religion

Date of birth

Type of scholarship (please tick one or more)

Nationality

Surname

Full forename(s) (Please underline name normally used)

About your child

All applications should be accompanied by a Head’s report and reports from relevant Heads of Department as requested. Please also provide a passport-sized photograph.

This is NOT a registration form. You MUST also complete the Registration Form.

13+ Scholarship Application Form for 2018 entry


13+ Scholarship application form continued‌

Name of Head

No

For ALL awards, please provide details below of any extra-curricular activities and major achievements both inside and outside of school (providing external testimonials in addition to school references where appropriate). Please also include details of any positions of responsibility held (please continue on a separate sheet if necessary). We are happy to receive additional information, including videos, links to videos and other media.

Present school School name School address

Yes

Both parents/legal guardians MUST sign this form

Have you registered, or do you intend to register, at any other school? If yes, please state name of school

Declaration by parent or legal guardian

Print name

Signed (Parent/legal guardian 1)

Date

Print name

Signed (Parent/legal guardian 2)

We undertake that if a scholarship or exhibition is offered and accepted, our son or daughter will not subsequently sit for a scholarship at another school. We accept the terms and conditions for Registration and Admission.

Date

This form should be sent by the published closing date and with reports from the Head and relevant Heads of Department, to: Admissions Office, Cheltenham College, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD.


Religion First language

Date of birth Gender

Please use BLOCK CAPITALS

Date Versus Location

This form continues overleaf…

Sport Scholarship This application must be accompanied by a report from the Head of Sport/PE with information regarding sporting achievements, including principal sports offered, specific positions (e.g. scrum-half, goal-attack), teams (school and representative), and sporting successes. Please include a list below of five sports fixtures in which your child will take part in the four weeks preceding your scholarship assessment:

Instrument / Voice

Music / Choral Scholarship This application must be accompanied by a report from the Head of Music with information regarding musical achievements, including last grade exam taken and results and how long the candidate has been having lessons

Design & Technology Scholarship This must be accompanied by a report from the Head of DT

Drama Scholarship This must be accompanied by a report from the Head of Drama, including information on the candidate’s participation in school productions

Art Scholarship This must be accompanied by a report from the Head of Art

4

3

2

1

Proposed A Level subjects:

Academic Scholarship

Type of scholarship (please tick one or more)

Nationality

Surname

Full forename(s) (Please underline name normally used)

About your child

All applications should be accompanied by a Head’s report and reports from relevant Heads of Department as requested. Please also provide a passport-sized photograph.

This is NOT a registration form. You MUST also complete the Registration Form.

16+ Scholarship Application Form for 2018 entry


16+ Scholarship application form continued‌ Date Versus Location

Name of Head

No

For ALL awards, please provide details below of any extra-curricular activities and major achievements both inside and outside of school (providing external testimonials in addition to school references where appropriate). Please also include details of any positions of responsibility held (please continue on a separate sheet if necessary). We are happy to receive additional information, including videos, links to videos and other media.

Present school School name School address

Yes

Both parents/legal guardians MUST sign this form

Have you registered, or do you intend to register, at any other school? If yes, please state name of school

Declaration by parent or legal guardian

Print name

Signed (Parent/legal guardian 1)

Date

Print name

Signed (Parent/legal guardian 2)

We undertake that if a Scholarship or Exhibition is offered and accepted, our son or daughter will not subsequently sit for a Scholarship at another school. We accept the terms and conditions for Registration and Admission.

Date

This form should be sent by the published closing date and with reports from the Head and relevant Heads of Department, to: Admissions Office, Cheltenham College, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD.


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Admissions and Information 2017-18  
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