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22/01/22

Following the workshop for parents, The Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation performed a play to Y10 about drugs and making safe choices. In particular students were encouraged to make a 'Plan X' - a safety plan to share with parents to keep them safe. https://t.co/VnmKUaP96F

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22/01/22

Y8 turned Crime Scene Investigators to solve a murder case last week with Thinkers in Education education division . Using scientific skills they analysed crime scene photos, 'blood' samples, DNA fingerprints and questioned suspects' motives and alibis. https://t.co/BOypMpXYHx

20/01/22

Thanks for coming! ☺️ https://t.co/E60oR5xTZB

20/01/22

Retweetd From Dave Smith

Great to meet such a lovely group of year 13 students today at as part of their training. They did a fantastic job, identifying their experiences and skills for selling themselves at interview.

20/01/22

Retweetd From Talk The Talk: Oracy

We're visiting to work on developing their and skills! Have a great day of with

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20/01/22

Year 7 have finished their drop down day with a fantastic empowering workshop on ‘How to find your brave’ from ⁦ Thanks for a brilliant afternoon!⁩ https://t.co/6Z62uHRQ46 https://t.co/7GqHMIAPDW

18/01/22

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

27 January is . Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn from and take action to create a safer future. Follow our simple steps to join the nation in marking .

14/01/22

Retweetd From This Girl Can

All women have the right to go for a run or walk without fear of attack. We're heartbroken to hear about . We will continue to fight for change - until women are safe everywhere.

14/01/22

Congratulations! So wonderful to have all your hard work recognised. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Do3xs7k20d

13/01/22

Congratulations to Y13 students who took part in the British Physics Olympiad - an incredibly challenging national competition for top young physicists. Particular mention to gold winning Lili who placed in the top 15% of the 4,500 students who completed the paper.

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13/01/22

Congratulations to the Y9 netball team for winning their league & representing Waldegrave in the final play off match against Christ's. Although they lost everyone played with a great attitude. Well played to Lola who was nominated player of the match and to all the team https://t.co/W7pQdN8gjQ

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12/01/22

Retweetd From Step On Stage

It’s show week! We can’t wait for opening night of The a lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe with our youth theatre. It’s looking & sounding awesome with the band https://t.co/UNR2LLBagb

12/01/22

Thank you to Asha and Ruth from Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation for the informative drugs webinar last night. Lots of useful tips for parents and carers. Looking forward to having them perform their play and workshops for Y10s next week

12/01/22

Academic Officer, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/mAGzLdaJca

11/01/22

Teacher of Art (Maternity Cover), Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/CZs7Vv2Zro

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07/01/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

The Youth Wellbeing Directory has grown to 1,500+ free to access services offering support across the UK. You'll find a description of each service & the types of support they offer so you can choose the support that's most right for you👉https://t.co/9VgStxyjnX https://t.co/gQdUyfVmdh

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04/01/22

Retweetd From NSPCC

If you know a young person is finding going difficult this week, remind them Childline is here to talk about anything that is worrying or upsetting them. RT this message so we can let more young people know they're not alone. https://t.co/mDfOjqCuAi

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23/12/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Is there a young person in your house who uses TikTok all the time? What about Instagram? Snapchat? Keep them safer this holiday season by checking out our Safety Card in gift 6 from our resources! Find more here 🎁 https://t.co/eUqDthaeMT https://t.co/EpDkUlABjl

23/12/21

Retweetd From Richmond & Twickenham Family Hub

If you're looking for things to do during the school holidays, don't forget to check out our guide to what's on. Most events have an outdoor focus for that extra peace of mind during this tricky time. Enjoy! 🎄🎅☃️ https://t.co/nH97SOf2WC

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22/12/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

Festive Fun planned?- get some support to be safe: https://t.co/yqkS7z8QhA https://t.co/JdrhGO1g9D

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!