The Glittering Prizes: Eton King's Scholars, Radley, CLC, Wycombe scholarships
Brandon has been preparing students for scholarships for over 13 years now. If you are considering the scholarship route for your son or daughter, the following will help:
1: Understand your child; are they a natural scholar? Some children thrive in academic competitions, others less so. Be honest!
2: Consider a reading list; most prep schools will have a decent list tucked away or the school library is a good place to start. Incorporate fiction, non-fiction and even (gasp) poetry!
3: Be aware of the requirements; do you need to do languages? Cover science? Humanities? What on earth is a General paper?
4: Talk to the schools you are targeting. Some will invite candidates to apply following general exams (Oundle, Winchester), others may be self-selecting.
5: Don't forget about the interview... family discussions are invaluable here.
Above all... start early. This is a marathon, not a sprint! Remember; at any point in the process, if your son or daughter is struggling, go back to point number 1!