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Art Scholarship 2021  

Art Scholarship (16+) 2021

At WLFS, the Art Department is looking for committed young people who meet the normal academic requirements of the school but who also demonstrate a strong artistic sensibility through creativity, imagination and independence. Applicants should also be able to show an appreciation of visual culture in the world around them that goes beyond the daily school curriculum. Having registered for the Sixth Form, students can then apply for this exciting new Art Scholarship.  


(Year 12 Mural, 2021 at WLFS 6th Form) 


Entry Requirements 

• All candidates must first meet the academic requirements for entry to the Sixth Form 

• A strong interest in pursuing Art or a creative subject beyond school  

• A minimum of a Level 8 or 9 in Art at GCSE  

• Portfolio Submission (as 10 images on PPT/PDF): Examples of work done in school and evidence of work done and outside the curriculum 

• Short drawing test in the 6th Form Art room  

• Short Interview with the Head Teacher and Head of Art 

• A 100-word review of a recent art exhibition you have been to (to be emailed with Portfolio)

• Studying History of Art A Level desirable but certainly not essential 


Specific Benefits 

• Having access to an exciting and inspiring range of activities and programmes 

• Membership to Tate gallery for 2 Years (+ guest) 

• Art materials voucher first year / A1 Art Portfolio in second year 

• Contribution to Tickets/Transport for London exhibitions organised by the school (up to a certain amount and if not free) 

• Helping with funding for an international art trip (means dependent) 

• Access to Higher Education Facilities or Internship (where possible) 



• Being representative of the Art Department and promoting the subject. Helping with:  

• Open Evenings  

• The delivery of an Assembly/Talk on the Arts?to the 6th Form/Lower School 

• Running a workshop/activity for KS4 / a KS3 club 

• Engaging with a mentoring programme with Yr11 Art students 

• Curating an exhibition programme at the Sixth Form site / Designing posters for Art exhibitions 

• Organising a community art-based project at the school or in the local community e.g., mural  

 • The Art Scholarship will continue from Year 12 into Year 13, subject to satisfactory academic progress and conduct, and provided the recipient remains actively engaged in Art at The West London Free School. 


Key Dates for Art Scholarship process 

Portfolio submission deadline (via email to Head of Art): 10am Monday 7th June 2021

Successful applicants invited to interview/drawing task:  w/b 21st June 2021

Applicants informed of outcome: w/b June 28th 2021

For further enquiries contact:

Mr J Bacchi-Andreoli, Head of Art and History of Art j.bacchiandreoli@wlfs.org