children in a science lesson

Halliford launches Sixth Form STEM Scholarship

23rd November 22

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a Sixth Form STEM Scholarship. This is open to all students taking two or more STEM subjects at A Level with current plans to complete higher education in a STEM-related discipline and with aspirations to pursue a career in STEM. A Level STEM subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design and Technology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science and Psychology.

An interview will be held with the Head of Departments of the chosen A Level subjects. Students must present ideas about what they would contribute and how they would demonstrate that they will contribute positively to STEM at Halliford. The STEM scholar will be expected to represent the school on a regular basis and assist in organising events within the Science, Maths, Design & Technology or Psychology Departments, depending on the A Level subjects chosen. They should, for example, be able to run some STEM clubs, present at prep school events and mentor students lower down the school.

STEM scholars will be required to achieve Grade 8 or above at GCSE in Maths and an average of Grade 8 or higher in the Sciences. Scholarships up to 10% will be awarded for the full two-year A Level course and are dependent on maintaining a good overall standard of achievement and attitude to learning.

Headmaster, Mr James Davies, commented, “Halliford School has supported students in the STEM subjects for many years as we have seen this to be a popular route for our sixth form boys and girls. Our excellent track record of success with students applying for STEM-related courses, including at the leading Russell Group Universities and Oxbridge, is due to the powerful combination of our intellectually curious students coupled with the expertise of my colleagues on the staff. Therefore, it is a pleasure to launch this new and exciting scholarship to reflect our desire to continue rewarding talented students as they join our impressive Sixth Form as we expertly prepare them for life in a fast-changing world. Old Hallifordians have gone on to a myriad of exciting STEM-related careers, and we are thrilled to support the next cohort of aspiring STEM ambassadors.”

Head of Sixth Form, Mr Carroll, added “With technological and scientific breakthroughs moving at pace in the last few years the doors are firmly open for students who are studying STEM subjects at A Level and at university. Many career pathways require knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and the skills students learn whilst studying these subjects are highly desirable. Halliford students are innovative and forward-thinking, and it is extremely exciting to introduce a new scholarship that celebrates innovation and an enthusiasm for STEM.”

For more information and to apply please visit our Sixth Form Scholarship Section.

 

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