A level Music scholarships

A level Music scholarshipsMusic scholarship auditions

As one of the UK’s leading sixth form colleges, Ashbourne has a substantial scholarship fund for A level Music and welcomes applications from students with both the academic, musical qualifications and personal qualities to make a meaningful contribution to college life.

Scholarships are awarded principally for academic or musical 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.

Music at Ashbourne

Ashbourne College has a thriving Music department and well established choir run by a music graduate from Kings College, London. Every year students across the college are given the chance to showcase their talents in Music, Art, Fashion, Dance and Drama in the annual Revue.

Academic requirements

Applicants for an A level Music scholarship at Ashbourne must have:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade A* and 3 at grade A;
  • Strong oral and written English.

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.

Verena Koay - Ashbourne College London

Verena Koay is an incredibly talented student who joined us on a music scholarship in 2016. She has settled in well to Ashbourne having previously studied in Malaysia. Read Verena’s testimonial here.

Ready to take the next step?

To apply or find out more information please get in touch.

Who should I contact about my audition?
If you would like to apply for an audition or have any queries regarding your audition please do not hesitate to contact us. The easiest way to do so is to call us on 020 7937 3858 or to send an email to admissions@ashbournecollege.co.uk

What will I have to prepare for my audition?
Students are required to perform a 1-2 minute Music piece of their choice. Similar to Drama, after their performance they may be asked questions regarding their choice of Music and other music related questions.
NB: If you are doing a music audition please ensure that you send us your sheet music prior to your audition to admissions@ashbournecollege.co.uk

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.

What time and how long will the auditions be?
The drama auditions will run throughout the afternoon from 2 to 4pm and the music auditions will run from 4 to 6pm. 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.