News & Events

A Level Results Day

Year 13 students can collect their A Level results between 10am and 2pm on Thursday 15th August 2019 from the Sixth Form Centre.

Enrolment for Year 11

Internal students can enrol in Sixth Form on GCSE results day (Thursday 22nd August 2019) between 10am and 12pm, external students can enrol between 1pm and 2pm in the Sixth Form Centre.

Sixth Form Induction Day

On Monday 1st July, we welcomed our Sixth Form applicants to attend our Induction Day to gain an insight into the day of a Sixth Form student. During the day, students were able to attend A Level and BTEC lessons, meet with the current Year 12 students and engage in activities to help them settle in. I would like to take this opportunity to remind our applicants that they should complete the Stepping Up To A Level work in preparation for September 2019 which can be found on the following link: http://www.swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk/Stepping-Up-To-A-Level

Additionally, I would like to remind students that they should make their way up to the Sixth Form Centre on GCSE results day in order to enrol for Sixth Form for September 2019. Internal students are invited to see us from 10am until 12pm and external students are invited to see us from 1pm until 2pm.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Owen on low@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Sixth Form Dinner

On Tuesday 2nd July we held our annual Sixth Form Dinner at Alfreton Hall to say a final goodbye to our Year 13 students. Students were treated to a delicious three course meal and a disco. It was great to spend such a lovely evening with both our Year 12 and Year 13 students and we wish our Year 13 students all the best in their next steps.

Alternative options to university

During the last few weeks, students have been provided with support and guidance on applying to university through UCAS, writing their personal statement for university and attending university Open Days. Over the coming weeks, we will also provide more information on alternatives to university because we appreciate that not all Sixth Form students will be interested in undergraduate study. In the meantime, here is a useful website about alternatives to university which has been shared with all Year 12 students:
 
https://www.ucas.com/alternatives/alternatives-higher-education

University Open Days

In assembly this week, as well as announcing our new Student Ambassadors, I will talk students about University Open Days. There have been a lot of University Open Days so far this year and there are over 100 scheduled for June alone. Students should have already started to visit/to look into University Open Days; it is an incredibly important thing to do when applying to University. If an Open Day is on the same day as Sixth Form, that's fine, students need to simply complete a green absence form.

I have put together a 'Top Questions to ask at University Open Days' document which is available for students from Mrs Kurcewicz's desk.

Finally, here are a list of useful websites for our students:

UCAS and Post-18 options

Between now and the Summer holidays, Year 12 students will start looking into Post-18 options. In PSHE, we will show students how to log on to UCAS and will help them to start filling in their UCAS application for University. All Year 12 students will also benefit from guidance in writing their Personal Statements during PSHE. Of course not all students will choose to move on to university, therefore, we will target those students and provide them with information about other options which we will then explore in greater depth during the Autumn Term. We urge all students to start attending University Open Days now as they will be applying for their places in the Autumn Term. Further information can be found on the following link: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/events/find/type/open-day

Student Finance

Year 13 Students, who are going to be starting university in 2019, can now apply for Student Finance through the following website: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
 
Parents/Carers and Students may also find the below websites useful in preparing to apply for Student Finance: