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03/04/20

She was a truly remarkable woman and an unforgettable part of Waldegrave. Thank you for sharing this memory ❤️ https://t.co/nkHuG3cCbO

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1244373743197093889

29/03/20

Retweetd From Suzanne Gilbey

This beautiful moment from Waldegrave Chamber Choir in Sunday, competing in https://t.co/qdHc2Xqi60

23/03/20

Retweetd From Ben Chalwin

Please RT Mindfulness in Schools Project are offering daily Mindfulness drop-in sessions - access the link from here: https://t.co/Mdf0FXKoos

18/03/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Any students at home make sure you enter our competition https://t.co/UVz3rw9XFl https://t.co/qbNnjXxXJ0

18/03/20

Teacher of Biology, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/CNWHnLeK9L

18/03/20

Teacher of PE, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/VUbza9reLe

17/03/20

For information about the school’s current situation regarding COVID-19, please check the school website https://t.co/arM8L9FQCL

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1235236336203902976

04/03/20

Key Stage 3 & 4 teams competing at the London Youth Games dance competition at the Copperbox. Fantastic performances 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/apAyPegXxY

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1235235891955855360

04/03/20

Before & after shots of our 6th form girls’ rugby team. Muddy & happy! Well played girls! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/O3R7sMoJpD

02/03/20

Our students loved it & found it really useful. Thank you so much! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/AvnYhA1hrh

02/03/20

Retweetd From Cllr. James Chard

Well done to for an aca-mazing performance at the Pitch Perfect acapella contest tonight. Had a great time attending on behalf of .

14/02/20

Retweetd From Hampton School

Great to see the partnership between and Hampton flourishing 👏👏 https://t.co/orNIGd792y

14/02/20

We were so proud to see the culmination of many months of hard work by our talented performers. What a fantastic performance! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Hc7rHgxOo2

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1227864772454031365

13/02/20

Retweetd From Hampton School Partnerships

Fab first night for the The Wizard of Oz starring young actors from Hampton and . This is the 9th co-production between our two schools. See below from the first show, The Diary of Anne Frank (2012). Recognise anyone? https://t.co/o5iHYSFqcq

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1226549019687768064

09/02/20

Some of our fantastic career speed interviewers. Thanks everyone https://t.co/NcsXCQmPS4

08/02/20

On Friday 7 Feb, School was abuzz to the sound of careers for Year 9’s Speed Networking Event. A huge thank you to fantastic volunteers who informed and inspired students on a diverse range of careers. Now Y9 know their actuary from their architect. A truly inspiring morning.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1221759828487475200

27/01/20

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Today is . Together we must to challenge prejudice and hatred, and work towards a better future. Watch and share our film for . https://t.co/mGc8Zh6IXL

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1221750101615554561

27/01/20

Students marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and stood together for https://t.co/7pt8GG2KFW

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1219381620211429376

20/01/20

Retweetd From Carol Barnes

Well done ⁦⁩ Chamber Choir - through to the finals 👏 https://t.co/zS53MP7XsM

17/01/20

Absolutely! Thanks Silvia for all your work with us this year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Choosing My A Levels

When you are thinking about which A Level subjects to choose there are a range of factors you may wish to consider: Which subjects do you enjoy? Which subjects do you do best in? What would you like to study at university? What kind of career would you like?  You may even have thought about questions like:  Which university would you like to study at? Which course would you like to apply for?

If you know what you want to do, for example a career in medicine, it is easier.  Research the universities that offer the subject, look at the entrance requirements for the courses that interest you and make your choice accordingly.  However, most 15 and 16 year-olds are uncertain...you feel the need to keep your options open. That is why we at Waldegrave will be encouraging you to consider taking at least two facilitating subjects like maths, English literature, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history or languages. 

The Russell Group and Oxbridge

The prestigious Russell Group of universities published a guide called "Informed Choices" which explains in detail which A Levels they are looking for. To view the guide, please click here.  Universities in the Russell Group are often referred to as competitive universities or top universities.  If you know you want to apply for a competitive university course you should check to make sure that the subject combination you have chosen would be acceptable. More Russell Group information

What else do I need to think about?

It is important to recognise that there are many excellent universities with wonderful reputations and highly respected and sometimes specialist courses (i.e. Bournemouth is considered the best for Digital Media) that you might want to explore.  These universities often have direct links with the employment sector and have courses that are feeding into the industries and employment streams of the future.  In these cases universities are looking for a passion and enthusiasm for the subject and an indication that you can cope with academic study at undergraduate level.  These courses are more likely to be interested in your overall UCAS point score (which is the way you add up your total ‘points’ for both AS and A2 rather than the grades).

Which subjects go well together?

Remember that breadth of subjects is valued, and therefore subjects with a significant curriculum overlap might be avoided (i.e. economics and business studies or sociology and psychology). However there are subjects and careers, perhaps the Arts, where closely related subjects like Art, photography, media and fashion, or drama, music, dance and English literature might be seen as really attractive for specific careers or degree choices. So you need to be clear about what you want! You need to be sure there is coherence in the subjects you have chosen.  Mixing media, maths and chemistry might be perfect if you would like to develop a career in science journalism?

For anyone who's still unsure about their future career I would always advise a mixture of A Levels. A passion for a non-degree related subject is highly valued by admission tutors. It shows you are a well rounded candidate.

Some Top Tips

  • Choose subjects which interest you and can hold your attention for at least two years... and possibly a lifetime!
  • Research your next steps and career choices. Do your subjects link well?
  • Research your university choices and entrance requirements carefully.
  • Consider what being a ‘top’ university means to you.
  • Try to be broad and balanced in your choices and keep your options open.
  • If you are unsure, call the admissions office of the universities you might consider and ask for feedback on your A Levels choices and their grade entry requirements.
  • Remember getting a higher grade in a subject you love may open more doors in the future than a lower grade in a subject you tried your best in but just couldn’t sustain for two years. Choose carefully which A Levels you can achieve!