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@StanwellSchool - 09:57 AM - 20 May 2022

My 13th year of giving teacher training & student talks on LGBT+ inclusion. I’ve spoken to many 1000s in UK & overseas sharing my experience gained in school teaching, leadership, improvement, governance, ITT. & advocacy Bookings.com https://t.co/tREPRggKBO

@StanwellSchool - 09:57 AM - 20 May 2022

😅 Feeling a little overwhelmed as we come to the end of the first week of exams? Learn how you can combat stress with guidance from Dr Rachel Dodge: https://t.co/FavHNaYy9G https://t.co/NMpTrFlVnP

@StanwellSchool - 19:22 PM - 19 May 2022

Well done to the U13 Girls Tennis team who played tonight. After 3-3 it went to a shoot out which Howells won. A lovely afternoon of tennis. https://t.co/pOKmZP4ddl

@StanwellSchool - 09:02 AM - 19 May 2022

Well done to Evan Lendrum who represented South Wales U14’s boys and won the National LTA County Cup last weekend. https://t.co/x80LXVG7Ue

@StanwellSchool - 19:36 PM - 18 May 2022

⏰Survey closes tomorrow!⏰ ✔️Are you a learner over the age of 13? ✔️Do you want to have your say on the new GCSEs? Complete our short survey 👇 https://t.co/HAnB5dRdN4 https://t.co/u8wmVlcOJ5
Mae's amser deffro - neges pwysig gan ein partner | Such an important Peace and Goodwill message from the young people of Wales during Urdd Gobaith Cymru's centenary https://t.co/9kmOq1cg5z

@StanwellSchool - 11:35 AM - 18 May 2022

@StanwellSchool - 11:18 AM - 18 May 2022

Taking study breaks and getting a good night’s sleep will help you do your best in your exams and assessments. Find more well-being tips at https://t.co/oS9J4oZC8S https://t.co/lMOF0DwLJR

@StanwellSchool - 21:20 PM - 17 May 2022

Woohoo, Welsh champion! Super proud Daisy Frankling ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/pFCkDaKBcm

@StanwellSchool - 21:20 PM - 17 May 2022

Huge thanks to staff at in Penarth for inviting me to deliver whole school LGBT+ staff training for https://t.co/hRxgEGESZm
Thank you to for the INSET training on celebrating diversity and supporting young people.

@StanwellSchool - 17:34 PM - 17 May 2022

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University Guidance

Applying for Higher Education

Choosing to go to university and which one to apply to is a very exciting and important decision for a Year 12 student. At the start of Year 13 students are allocated to a personal tutor who will support sixth formers with advice, give feedback on the personal statement and write the school reference. In the summer term of Year 12 we hold a higher education day during which students are guided through the application process on the UCAS website, given advice on how to choose universities and course, and they have a personal statement workshop.

Sixth form students have the following assemblies/ presentations related to higher education:

  • Preparing for the future (autumn term Year 12)
  • Why go to university? (Birmingham University - spring term Year 12)
  • Personal Statements (Exeter University - refresher presentation - autumn term Year 13)
  • Interview Preparation (Cardiff University - autumn term Year 13)
  • Making the right choice (spring term Year 13)
  • Preparing for University (Exeter University - spring term Year 13)
  • Finance and Budgeting (SFW - spring term Year 13)

Students will also be invited to a dedicated Google classroom each year, which gives them access to various resources and support and guidance for the different aspects of higher education decision-making and applications. A few useful websites to support students are included below. These are designed to assist with the planning and preparation prior to formal application.

UCAS - UCAS is the university admissions website where students can search for courses and research universities and cities.

University Open Days - Here students will find a calendar of all the university Open Days.

Russell Group Universities  - The top 24 research-led universities in the UK. Many Stanwell students obtain places to study at them. If students are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge then thorough research is essential as  there are often very specific course requirements.

Medicine - Students thinking of applying for Medicine should visit the link which provides some useful information about the application process. 

Student Finance Wales - University can be expensive and it is important for students and their families to determine costs incurred beforehand. The following link provides useful guidance for families and students about financing courses, as well as the various financial support available. 

Unistats - This site aims to help students make an informed choice about which UK university or college to apply to. It includes all sorts of data including the National Student Survey.