25th October 2010: The British School Al Khubairat last night launched its 2011/12 sixth form scholarship programmes for music and sports at an open evening for BSAK’s sixth form.
As part of the school’s ongoing expansion of the sixth form (Years 12 and 13), BSAK is offering a small number of music and sports scholarships for students beginning A Level study at the school in Year 12 in September 2011. The scholarship programmes are open to existing BSAK students as well as pupils currently studying elsewhere.
“Now in the third year, these scholarship programmes are part of BSAK’s commitment to being a centre of excellence in music and sport in the region,” said the school’s principal, Mr Paul Coackley. “We want to give talented musicians and sports students the opportunity to benefit from the excellent facilities and coaching that BSAK offers; and to help them nurture and develop their talent whilst also achieving their full potential in their A Level education.”
The minimum academic requirement is 5 A*-C grades at GCSE/IGCSE, but the school will also consider applicants with qualifications from other educational systems. For the music scholarship, students will be expected to be of around Grade 6 ABRSM standard or similar.
The scholarships will offer discounts on fees up to a maximum of 25 per cent, depending on a number of factors. For music scholars, instrumental lessons will be provided at no cost. In return students will be expected to contribute to the varied musical or sporting programmes of the school.
The BSAK Sixth Form Open Evening, attended by more than 150 people, offered a range of stalls showcasing the wide range of opportunities available to sixth form students at the school, including sport, music, after-school clubs, charity and community, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Model United Nations and the Global Young Leaders Conference, School Council and Prefects – to name a few. Presentations were then given by teachers from each of the 21 A Level subject departments, followed by question and answer sessions with the prospective Year 12 students and their parents. Current sixth form students were also on hand to give guided tours of the school’s facilities.