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Congratulations to the Year 7 Geography Eisteddfod Welsh Quiz winners. First place were Olivia El-Shanawany, Siena Boshku. pic.twitter.com/vOaD2qpZmW— Stanwell Geography () March 4, 2024

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Great to see former product design pupil Freddie on the RNLI parade today! pic.twitter.com/LcVE4eNf5A— StanwellDT () March 4, 2024
Well done to DR in Y11 for winning week 22's problem! This week's problem requires you to think outside the box... can you find the pattern? pic.twitter.com/X6WxcNynnx— Stanwell Maths () March 4, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 12:35 PM - 4 Mar 2024

Thank you RNLI 🛟 200th anniversary pic.twitter.com/2w2OmlBcSb— Stanwell_School () March 4, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 11:32 AM - 4 Mar 2024

@StanwellSchool - 11:30 AM - 4 Mar 2024

Stanwell Year 8 celebrating the 200th anniversary parade of the RNLI. We are all very grateful for the service the RNLI provide the community 🛟 pic.twitter.com/tO8zMUwgdE— Stanwell_School () March 4, 2024
Year 8 have also been busy making a map of Wales with hints to the coordinates of where their Welsh and Maths items are. Brilliant! pic.twitter.com/X2pq2eITTx— Stanwell Maths () March 1, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 12:54 PM - 1 Mar 2024

In celebration of St David's day, Year 7 have been making Welsh dragons from nets of 3D shapes. Take a look at the amazing creativity we've had! pic.twitter.com/9JG24xzlex— Stanwell Maths () March 1, 2024

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Today is the day! pic.twitter.com/igNPJhRTOr— A Class Apart () March 1, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 08:25 AM - 1 Mar 2024

March reads, focusing on Welsh writers and International Women’s Day 📕📗📘📙 pic.twitter.com/0wwyinFdE1— Stanwell_School () March 1, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 08:19 AM - 1 Mar 2024

Stanwell Eisteddfod 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🌼 pic.twitter.com/hOmuMhG88Y— Stanwell_School () February 19, 2024
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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.