A level Drama scholarships

A level Drama scholarshipsDrama scholarship auditions

The Ashbourne Scholarship Programme offers scholarships for A level Drama & Theatre Studies and welcomes applications from students with both the academic qualifications and personal qualities to make a meaningful contribution to college life.


Scholarships are awarded principally for academic or dramatic achievement, and all candidates should expect to sit a written test or participate in an audition. A history of participation in activities inside and outside of school is also expected.

Drama at Ashbourne

Drama has grown into one of Ashbourne College’s most successful and vibrant departments.

Over the past three years, 53% of our results in English Literature and Drama have been at A*/A and 84% at A*/A/B.

Ashbourne offers the AQA A Level, which covers both theoretical and practical aspects of Drama, and provides a good balance between performance and academic work.

We have a thriving Drama Club and every year students across the college are given the chance to showcase their talents in Drama, Dance, Music, Art and Fashion in the annual Revue.

Academic Requirements

Applicants for a Drama & Theatre Studies A level scholarship at Ashbourne must have:

Strong academic potential;
Strong oral and written English;
Excellent audition.

Personal Qualities

Applicants should also demonstrate:

An independent and pro-active approach to their career and education;
The ability to think critically;
A history of participation in school activities;
Previously holding a position of responsibility at their former school or college;
A range of hobbies, interests and achievements outside of school;
Ambition in their education and personal life.

Ready to take the Next Step?

To apply please complete our contact form or call the college on 020 7937 3858 for further details.

Who should I contact about my audition?
If you would like to apply for a scholarship place please complete our contact form or if you have any queries regarding your audition please call us on 020 7937 3858 or email admissions@ashbournecollege.co.uk

What will I have to prepare for my audition?
Students are required to perform a 1-2 minute monologue of their choice, this can be anything from Shakespeare to contemporary. After their performance students may be asked questions regarding their choice of monologue, the way they portrayed the character and other Drama related questions.

How long will the auditions be?
Each audition will be around 15/20 minutes long. However please make sure that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your allotted time slot in order to make sure that the auditions run as smoothly as possible.

Where will the auditions take place?
Please make your way to our main building ‘Old Court Place’
17 Old Court Place,
W8 4PL
Nearest tube station – High Street Kensington (District & Circle line)

When will I know the outcome of my audition?
Students will need to complete the audition as well as attend an interview and take some admissions tests before we can finalise a decision. Scholarships will be rewarded on a first come first serve basis and therefore it is best to have your interview and complete the tests prior to the audition.