We offer a number of different Gryphon scholarships and students can only hold one, although they may apply for up to two. The award of a scholarship may, like a university offer, be made conditional on the achievement of certain outcomes.
These scholarships, which offer a free bus place or free laptop, reflect the academic ethos of The Gryphon School. Offers for this scholarship are likely to be conditional on the achievement of specified GCSE results. We anticipate that there will be up to 10 places but will offer more if applicants merit it.
A distinctive feature of The Gryphon is that we are at the heart of our local community. We have a strong student leadership group and are always keen to recruit the next generation of leaders. Students on this programme will get a £500 grant towards going on a community engagement event such as our expedition to Rwanda.
This programme will offer free musical tuition (30mins per week) for 32 weeks of the school year. All instrumental specialisms including voice are encouraged to apply. Students will be required to choose Music A level as one of their choices. We anticipate that there will be up to 3 places but will offer more if applicants merit it.
This programme will offer a £500 travel grant for experience of other cultures. Students will be required to take at least one of French, German or Spanish at A level. Applicants will be assessed via an interview in their chosen non-native language (other than English) and presentation of any qualifications or predicted grades in languages. We anticipate that there will be up to 3 places but will offer more if applicants merit it.
This programme will offer a £500 grant towards sporting expenses such as travel. Students will be required to take Sports Studies or BTEC Sport in the Sixth Form. Applicants will be assessed via an interview and records of outstanding performances in competition. we anticipate that there will be up to 3 places but will offer more if applicants merit it.
This programme will fund a place on Leith’s Complete Cook – Part 1 which is a 5 day (on Saturdays) professional cooker course. Applicants will be assessed via a cooking competition and interview, and will be required to take BTEC Hospitality in the Sixth Form. We anticipate that there will be 1 place but will offer more if applicants merit it.
It’s a busy week at The Gryphon this week, so here’s a round up of what’s happening:
Monday: Year 10 Parents Evening
Wednesday: Careers & Apprenticeship Fair (open to the public 4.30-7.00pm) https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/
Thursday: Train to Teach Open Evening https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/train-teach-open-evening/#.WmXJiE1jOM8
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9