13+ Academic Scholarships
This option is open to boys in Year 8 who have been offered deferred conditional places for the RGS Third Form.
The Academic Scholarship papers are written by the RGS and copies of past papers and the 13+ curriculum guide, along with application forms for all 13+ Scholarships, are provided to the Heads of Preparatory Schools in the Michaelmas Term of the year prior to the boy joining the RGS. The application forms need to be signed by the Head of the Preparatory School and a parent before being returned early January.
Boys will sit papers in English, French, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and a General Paper (Geography, History and Religious Education). Latin is an optional paper. Each of these papers is an hour and a half in duration. The RGS can organise interviews in Classical Greek, German or Spanish, if requested by the Preparatory School. All Scholarship candidates are also interviewed.
The RGS will liaise with Preparatory Schools who follow the Preparatory School International Baccalaureate curriculum as to appropriate questions that could be set in the three sections of the General Paper which would be accessible and fair to their candidates.