The winner of the scholarship challenge will have the opportunity to win a Scholarship of up to 100% on tuition fees on a one or two-year A-Level course at Kings London or Kings Bournemouth. Kings will also offer an additional scholarship of 50% for the same courses.
Format of the tests:
Mathematics test consisting of 10 questions worth 1 point each.
Time allowed: 30 minutes
Verbal Reasoning test consisting of 10 questions worth 1 point each.
Time allowed: 20 minutes
Break: 10 minutes
Use of Vocabulary test consisting of 10 questions worth 1 point each.
Time allowed: 25 minutes
Writing test considering two essay questions worth 20 points each.
Time allowed: 45 minutes
Maximum word count: 250 each essay
Total points available: 70
Total test time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
• No calculators are permitted in the Maths test
• Please bring your own pen and pencil
• Please make sure all answers are clearly written and readable
• Making notes is permitted during the test (blank paper will be provided)
Students should choose one of the following ten topics and prepare a 7–10-minute presentation. Students should research and prepare thoroughly, putting forward a well-considered discursive argument; the presentation should not be merely descriptive. Notes can be used, but not reading from a script.
Students may present balanced arguments for or against the topic statements. Marks will be awarded for organisation, a range of vocabulary and grammar, effective body language, in depth research and a thorough knowledge of the chosen topic.
Students may use PowerPoint, Prezi or notes, but are limited to 8 slides. You will lose marks for using more slides or simply reading from a script.