All candidates must first satisfy the academic requirements for entry to the School.
Candidates for Drama Scholarships will be required to attend competitive auditions and an improvisation workshop and will be interviewed to discuss their previous theatrical experience and future ambitions. For all Drama Scholarships, candidates will be expected to be studying Drama at A2 Level, and to make a significant contribution to Drama at Latymer.
Auditions will take place in mid to late November. For the auditions, selected candidates are asked to prepare two short pieces, one from Shakespeare and one from any 20th or 21st Century text of their choice. The pieces should show some contrast in character and be performed from memory. Candidates will also take part in an improvisation workshop. Candidates should seek advice from their current drama teacher on preparing for the auditions and workshop. Performance at audition is the sole criterion for candidates seeking a Drama Scholarship for acting.
Scholarships may also be offered to talented theatre design candidates. These candidates will be expected to bring a portfolio of their previous work as a set, costume, lighting or sound designer, including any appropriate supporting materials, and will be asked to speak about a recent production to which they feel they contributed significantly. A separate interview with the Director of Drama will be arranged for design candidates.
Drama Scholarships are usually renewable for the second year of Sixth Form subject to satisfactory academic progress and conduct, and provided the recipient remains actively engaged in Drama at Latymer Upper School, to the satisfaction of the Director of Drama.
The Admissions Office will be in touch with candidates regarding the process for auditions.