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Confirmation: Year 12 parents evening Tuesday 25th January.

@StanwellSchool - 11:51 AM - 21 Jan 2022

Yr11 pupils have been asked to complete an initial intentions form for Sept 2022 by TODAY Thurs 20th January. The link for this has been emailed to their email account & is available on the adobe sparks presentation https://t.co/rx6yGJsjBQ

@StanwellSchool - 17:01 PM - 20 Jan 2022

In order to facilitate the Sixth Form Options Process we have prepared an adobe sparks presentation that contains all the information the pupils require to make informed choices.   https://t.co/hOBBxTV3VX

@StanwellSchool - 16:59 PM - 20 Jan 2022

@StanwellSchool - 12:49 PM - 20 Jan 2022

BBC Wildlife Magazine free for library members via the Libby app: https://t.co/i36sHEyHZA https://t.co/zl5Vgbco24
Stanwell will be supporting on February the 4th. Get your red top ready! https://t.co/tWbcSYIEqH

@StanwellSchool - 08:51 AM - 20 Jan 2022

Very proud of the passionate performance by 1stXV this evening, against a skillful team. They played right up to the final whistle, but unfortunately came up second best, narrowly losing 20-21. Welsh Cup rugby at its best!

@StanwellSchool - 16:27 PM - 19 Jan 2022

@StanwellSchool - 08:01 AM - 19 Jan 2022

Applications for our Medicine Summer School in partnership with The Sutton Trust are now open! Apply now for your chance to join us on campus this summer for a unique insight into a Medicine degree at Cardiff University 🔗https://t.co/78BbzYHZMt https://t.co/vi7lliO0HU
Well done to the Year 7a and b netball team who played Whitmore School last night. The A's won 14-0 and the player of the match was Maria Pitter. The B's won 7-0 and player of the match was Amelia McCarthy.

@StanwellSchool - 07:53 AM - 18 Jan 2022

@StanwellSchool - 07:53 AM - 18 Jan 2022

If you’re aged 16-21 and live in Wales, getting 1/3 off your bus fares couldn’t be easier. Simply: ✍️ Apply online or by post: https://t.co/gbvFFrradK ✉️ Receive your pass in the post Show your pass as you board the bus to buy your ticket at the discounted price! https://t.co/k7zGQjz65Q
How do massive stars die? See the link below https://t.co/LuOpFEn438

@StanwellSchool - 07:50 AM - 18 Jan 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.