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23/07/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Have you heard about OnlyFans? 👀 This popular platform has been making appearances in the news and on TikTok, but it might not be for the best reasons. Take some time to read through our in-depth look at the risks here 👉 https://t.co/SwdKiUdoje

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19/07/21

Retweetd From OrleansHouseGallery

Find out about the Orleans House Gallery summer programme for families here: https://t.co/DgOsJnomWY Explore the exhibitions and grounds, draw with us, and visit the cafe. https://t.co/Te1wU2wRJN

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19/07/21

Retweetd From Mental Health First Aid England

As lockdown restrictions lift, remember that it’s OK to feel anxious. Try to think about checking in with yourself or others who may be feeling anxious using our MOT https://t.co/sTHGLIMxDD

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19/07/21

It might be outside, being performed in year group bubbles, and with socially distanced family groups spectating but https://t.co/mGGNjDBMRc

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16/07/21

Retweetd From Parents' Voice

How can support a child who has had a sexual image or video shared online? If they're under 18, they can use 's & 's Report Remove tool to get it taken down: https://t.co/N5W4npFzqD (info also for 18+) https://t.co/2FE7APNVN4

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16/07/21

Retweetd From Richmond Council

We are all looking forward to the warmer weather this weekend, but everyone is reminded that it is incredibly dangerous to swim and jump off the bridge at Teddington Lock. explain why ⬇️ If you see someone in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard. https://t.co/Cgk5HfUD6H

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15/07/21

Retweetd From Richmond Police

CHALLENGE SOUTH LONDON 🚨 ALMOST FULL!! Don't let your 14-17 year old miss this FREE event incl. football, climbing, martial arts, fitness training and more! Free food too 🥦🍗 📅 29+30 July BOOK NOW!! LAST FEW SPOTS LEFT!! https://t.co/BHOxVgDd67 https://t.co/6WYzwqCeR7

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12/07/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Dear and - it might not be the result we wanted, but THANK YOU. We know your incredible team spirit, work ethic, inclusivity and compassion will have inspired millions of children and that means everything. Bring on the World Cup ❤️ https://t.co/rdVJxGqupa

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11/07/21

Retweetd From Parents' Voice

How can support a child who has had a sexual image or video shared online? If they're under 18, they can use 's & 's Report Remove tool to get it taken down: https://t.co/N5W4npFzqD (info also for 18+) https://t.co/b5SC2mYxRB

09/07/21

Just speak to reception and someone will get back to you.

08/07/21

We are so sorry to hear this. Please contact the school tomorrow so that we can help identify the student.

06/07/21

Parents - please access the website below to find out about this platform. https://t.co/dua3Nos1bE

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06/07/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

We have been alerted to a dangerous platform that is highly likely to expose users to extreme sexual content, including bestiality. If you are a safeguarding professional, parent or carer watch our safeguarding alert below & visit our website for more info https://t.co/EbAskjzAPF https://t.co/TJjWcSFVrn

05/07/21

We were delighted to welcome our new Year 7 intake for their induction day today, having fun and making friends. Can’t wait to see you again in September!

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05/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

From Monday 26 July until Friday 27 August, young people and families in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals will be able to access a regular source of FREE activity groups and nutritious meals over the summer! https://t.co/rsgHzASQbY https://t.co/5YBefeH2QM

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02/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

FUEL Summer Holiday Club at Richmond Rugby Club. Fun multi-sport activities - Football, Cricket, Rounders, Tag Rugby etc. A cooked lunch will be provided. Free for children aged 5 to 16 years who are eligible for benefits based free school meals https://t.co/H5CIqgu9lt https://t.co/FTLI6cCGLv

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01/07/21

Retweetd From DSM Foundation

When Dan was 16, he went to a party and never came home. His story is a compelling reminder of how important it is for parents and carers to have up-to-date information about drugs, which you will find in Fiona’s book ‘I Wish I’d Known’. Find out more: https://t.co/qfHsONe6nI https://t.co/E3hAL729MP

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01/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Do you have children living in Kingston & Richmond aged 5 -16 receiving free school meals? Make their summer the best one yet by booking places on the FUEL programme. Free, fun activities over the summer holidays. https://t.co/rsgHzBarAy https://t.co/YVeNlRCwJY

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1410660894590259208

01/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Are you enjoying the Euros? Fulham FC Foundation Kicks - free football session every Tuesday during August from 3 to 7pm. Young people aged 11 to 16. Kingsmeadow Weir Archer Centre. Also hot meals and fun activities. https://t.co/5laQgzdREA https://t.co/iThkSmimfb

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!