Scholarships by Subject

Academic, Performance and All-Rounder Scholarships

Full information regarding our Academic, Performance and All-Rounder Scholarships is available by accessing the link at the end of this page.  

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and potential. They are highly competitive awards and academic standards at King’s High are very strong.

Applicants will need to evidence an impressive academic pedigree: we would expect applicants to be on course to achieve A* - A or equivalent grades (7+ on the numerical system) in all of their GCSE subjects.

The number of awards, and their financial value, varies according to the strength of the applications received each year. On average we tend to receive approximately 25 applications and award around five Sixth-Form scholarships.

You are eligible to apply for an Academic Scholarship if:

  • You are in Year 11 at King’s High and do not hold an Academic Scholarship already
  • You are an external candidate in the final year of their GCSE course and have registered to join the Sixth Form at King’s 

Academic Scholarship Information:

Each paper is designed to test your academic ability and potential within that subject. You are expected to use any knowledge and skills gained within the subject to answer questions. You will not be tested on specific areas of knowledge, unless such knowledge is core to that subject and is covered by any candidate studying the subject at GCSE, irrespective of the school attended or the syllabus studied.


  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Latin
  • Maths
  • Modern Languages - French, German and Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • Religion and Philosophy

The Ruth Court Mathematics Scholarship

 Performance Scholarships

These are available to students who demonstrate exceptional practical ability in the following subjects:

  • Art 
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Students will be expected to show outstanding ability and/or skill, as well as evidence of commitment to the particular subject, demonstrated through their activities at their present school, in order to be considered for an award. Students may apply for a maximum of two performance awards.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

  • Exceptional ability
  • Demonstrable commitment to the subject in Years 7-11
  • Performance, exhibition of portfolio, recital
  • Recommendation to the Head Master by the current Head teacher (external candidates)  or by Head of Department (internal candidates).
  • A promise of dedication to their chosen field during the two Sixth Form years at King’s High

 Please click hereto access our Sixth Form Scholarship Booklet.