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04/08/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

We love this illustration by about how to tap into your happiness chemicals! From a bike ride to simply hugging a family member there are lots of ways to increase the amount of happiness chemicals your body produces. Anyone fancy a piece of dark chocolate? 😌 https://t.co/BELDu1K8Ed

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03/08/20

Retweetd From Action for Children

If you feel as though you're at a loss for where to turn as a parent during these difficult times, we're here to help. Parent Talk offers free, down-to-earth information and advice for parents of children aged 0-19. https://t.co/Y7sM2AgbXR https://t.co/3bVsEldCPD

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03/08/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

🌟Reminder🌟 The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear from you! The link is: https://t.co/32R2VyZtuA  The survey closes this Friday- 7th August 2020.   Have your voice heard! 🗣 https://t.co/PGQmtTdBqh

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30/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Happy Thankful Thursday! The trick is... when you are feeling glum... take a closer look.. there really is ALWAYS something to be thankful for 🙏 The BEDROOM that I have to tidy. 🙏The FOOD on the dishes that I have to clear off the table 🙏 The SUN that I have to shade from https://t.co/QIyVz8acCK

28/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Have you checked out yet? This week the playlist encapsulates the term RESILIENCE 💪🏼 We love it! Go check it out on and search Kooth_uk. 🎧

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27/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Wake up and do all that you can... ...to stay happy ...to stay safe ...to stay motivated ...to be the best version of you. There is a hub of resources on our website https://t.co/njeyc8mkEQ (link in our bio) on the ‘find help’ tab to support you for https://t.co/7LN3g1NVtI

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25/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

A new youth survey has been launched looking at the health and wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic. Have your say: https://t.co/5cqFXY5GZy https://t.co/tiOvlqNUc2

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23/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

Join us for our FINAL Living Room Session of the summer tomorrow at 6pm! It's our biggest session yet featuring RMT students from The Russell and The Queen's School, Kew🎶 Set your reminder now: https://t.co/uThFOUDdZW https://t.co/2soMrV6mS0

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23/07/20

Retweetd From Anti-Bullying Alliance #AntiBullyingWeek

After so much upheaval in children's lives recently, alongside we've put together a 'Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships' course for parents & carers on how to manage conflict at home over the holidays and beyond: https://t.co/2q74U19S9f https://t.co/5df8cMA6H8

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20/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Many children will be spending more time online this summer as they stay home and social distance. If you want to talk to your child about the risks of sending or receiving nude images, click here: https://t.co/H9QcEsrymA https://t.co/m1yAOlxXhZ

17/07/20

Thank you! 😊 https://t.co/7shNHytxuL

17/07/20

We’ve finally reached the end of the weirdest and most difficult of school years. Our students and staff have shown remarkable resilience and adaptability and we’re so proud of them. We wish all of our Waldegrave families a very well-earned break. Have a great summer!

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16/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

This Covid-19 guidance for young people is made BY young people 😃 This fantastic, informative illustration was drawn by in collaboration with the . We think its brilliant... check it out! 👀 https://t.co/xeC2Ij0NvY

16/07/20

Waldegrave summer concert is here! Enjoy😊 https://t.co/acYf8FrJB8

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13/07/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Young people living or studying in Richmond - please tell us what you think about your wellbeing. Complete our survey for a chance to win £50! https://t.co/bn7lriBD1q https://t.co/a74h7vevz4

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13/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Did you know... some of the fantastic youth centres in Richmond & Kingston boroughs are now able to run bookable activities at their centres😃 Places are limited (for reasons of safety) so we suggest you head over to their Instagram pages or the AFC website and check it out! https://t.co/sCq7RQR6Dj

11/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear your voice! They are interested in what you think about: 📌your local area 📌your school 📌your safety 📌thoughts around the COVID-19 The survey link is  https://t.co/32R2Vzh4Ta

10/07/20

Retweetd From Sue Wallman

My daughter's headteacher wrote in her school report that she was bossy. She was 6. I asked how many boys had the word bossy in their school report & wasn't given an answer https://t.co/nd9GABpnWH

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10/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

We have a great selection of brass, guitar, piano and vocal performances featuring in tonight's Living Room Session! Tune in to see RMT students from 🎶 Join us at 6pm: https://t.co/uThFOUDdZW https://t.co/jFzHLlgGhI

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09/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

[NEWS] Families in Richmond upon Thames are being urged to check if they qualify for free school meals. Check if your family is eligible: https://t.co/S8P0Z9nGAc 🍽️ https://t.co/dK942gULA1

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!