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21/10/21

Staff and students wore red today in support of ♥️ Photos to follow…

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21/10/21

Retweetd From Teddington RFC

NEW players wanted to join our Junior Girls Rugby Team (Yr 7&8). Join weekly fun + friendly training sessions with RFU accredited coaches. Rugby is great for developing friendships, confidence, teamwork & fitness. Contact us 📞07971 980996 💻junior-girls.co.uk https://t.co/F6vZtVkw7Y

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20/10/21

Retweetd From Hampton High

Stream Safe: There are a number of programmes on Netflix which are not suitable for young children. Please have a look at the Safer School's Safe leaflet below which will help guide you how to add parental control settings to the streaming platform, Netflix. https://t.co/XblUVKTOHY

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19/10/21

Sixth Formers attended Schools Climate Action event at Stowe where they used VR sets to glimpse classrooms of the future, listened to talks by Energy Secretary Ed Davey and ultraswimmer Neil Agius, participated in a mock Cop26 and ate a zero waste lunch https://t.co/KFlYZ5OqqR

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19/10/21

Retweetd From Refuge

We’ve just launched our interactive tool which highlights commonly used devices that abusers use to exert control over their partners. It replicates a typical home setting and provides warning signs and ways to secure devices: https://t.co/NTaw8zVU5R https://t.co/54c87TYjEm

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18/10/21

Retweetd From OrleansHouseGallery

Orleans House Gallery is pleased to be partnering with Marble Hill House this year to deliver some free activities for schools inspired by the gardens at Marble Hill and Henrietta Howard. For details visit: https://t.co/tFsQL31hx1 https://t.co/p4S4HpnktH

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18/10/21

Last week our Y10 students were treated to a gripping performance of An Inspector Calls by Hampton Hill based The Globe Players. They are studying the play as part of their GCSE English Literature and it was a great opportunity for them to see the play come to life on stage. https://t.co/9o0BPZF5rc

15/10/21

Well done to the Waldegrave Y9 and Y10/11 netball teams who both won their matches against Teddington School yesterday. There was a high level of skill from both schools with the scores being: Y9 22 - 5 and Y10/11 21 - 11.

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14/10/21

Retweetd From CEOP

Our children may not always tell us about their relationships online, but if you , you might be surprised what you find out. Head to our Facebook page (https://t.co/znAA4RVFJu) tomorrow to watch the first episode of our new series . https://t.co/8uGAt1WUUS

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14/10/21

Retweetd From Richmond Council

[NEWS] We will once again be supporting families entitled to free school meals with vouchers over the October half term and Christmas holidays. Over 3,800 kids locally have so far received vouchers during the holidays since October 2020. Full details: https://t.co/oF5av06BC3 https://t.co/JnJIqC4KwD

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12/10/21

Last week Y10 and Y11 Waldegrave students wore jeans and fundraised for Jeans for Genes, a charity making a difference for children affected by genetic disorders. They raised an impressive £407.27! Well done all. https://t.co/jHQA4JhaB2

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11/10/21

Retweetd From UN Women

Listen up girls: No matter what they tell you; No matter how often they question your abilities; You are and You've got the power to do anything you set your mind to Happy ! https://t.co/5ml2jBLFjk

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11/10/21

Retweetd From Girlguiding

On International , we’re smashing stereotypes, breaking barriers and celebrating the fact that girls can do anything 💪 https://t.co/TeFZ9dI6F2

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11/10/21

Retweetd From World Health Organization (WHO)

Today is International  !   When girls are able to   👧 make decisions 👧🏿 stay in school 👧🏽 prevent pregnancies 👧🏻 access health services equally,   they can transform their future, and be the power of change.  👉https://t.co/79fBeDZFOx https://t.co/QCDYBtsTY7

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11/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your child tells you they’re struggling with their mental health, here’s what you can do next. https://t.co/9nv5ZHpZEZ

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11/10/21

Retweetd From OrleansHouseGallery

Working with students at and , artist has designed and painted this mural in Twickenham. Well done to all involved. Get involved with Orleans House Gallery and join our Teachers’ Art Forum: https://t.co/V1dRFTP5eD https://t.co/3AIHHSlvDl

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10/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , spend 20 minutes having a conversation about mental health with your child. Here are some conversation starters you can use. https://t.co/ujpzCmIRBB

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08/10/21

Retweetd From Bryony Benge-Abbott

‘Take the time to notice what we have in this world, what it is we are losing and how beautiful nature is.’ A message and a mural designed by students, inspired by research, supported by , sponsored by . Painted by yours truly. https://t.co/p0qNRpbQVO

08/10/21

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is taking place on Wednesday 20 October. Come and see what it's like to study A Levels at an Outstanding Ofsted rated Sixth Form. For more information on how to apply and to book tickets visit https://t.co/H47MzpjGtB

06/10/21

We were so thrilled to be involved! 🤩 https://t.co/TEborkLXRo

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!