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19/10/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

KRSCP is aware from media coverage of concerns after hospitalisations of young people who had eaten sweets containing THC. Frank has a wealth of information on drugs to help young people stay safer https://t.co/5ipN9qKUgr

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1317189168813015040

16/10/20

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Helping children grow up to be resilient and independent - *|https://t.co/xUElmsCGBi workshop for parents. Thursday 22nd October 7.30-9.30pm https://t.co/y1dFbxBmvu

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1316815708857290754

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our advice on how to look after your mental health if you’re self-isolating. https://t.co/Uazre7oUqg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1316391039880572928

14/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Never has the health and wellbeing of our young people been more important than now! Aged 13 - 17yrs, live in Kingston or Richmond, interested in NHS, Social Care or just in our work? Join YOL! - make a difference and get involved. https://t.co/E9FGxIZs4e https://t.co/Y747R6tw8i https://t.co/TaaVqtgw9B

13/10/20

Deputy Designated Lead: Safeguarding & Wellbeing, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/h26290fDzx

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12/10/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Deborah, Manager at gives advice to parents and carers in the borough who are worried about a young person in their life. Catch up on here https://t.co/34NVZVdVgw 🎧 https://t.co/vvMtg8kt8d

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

No young person should have to wait months for mental health support.

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If you're a young person and need urgent support with your mental health, please text YM to 85258. Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. https://t.co/zM2YcVebkP

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314857008441577473

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314856924995874816

10/10/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Today is Live in Kingston or Richmond? Check out our Emotional Health Service Resource Hub for some online self-help for your children and family https://t.co/65eIYL2dGv https://t.co/IRqHN5gD07

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10/10/20

Retweetd From twickenham tweets

Today is . If you’re struggling there’s help and support out there for you locally and nationally. (And don’t ever think you can’t be helped or aren’t worth helping, you can be and you are.) https://t.co/mnJWZjBRQ7

09/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Today Youth Out Loud! are supporting campaign. No young person should feel alone when they are struggling with their mental health 💛

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08/10/20

Retweetd From The Toni Morrison Project

On this day in 1993, Toni Morrison became the first and, presently, the only Black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. * “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”—Toni Morrison https://t.co/zOQqBlL8JR

08/10/20

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

. . . . . Check this out? https://t.co/vZ89zqBNHV

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08/10/20

Retweetd From Arts Richmond UK

You can now apply for 's FREE online theatre-making course for young people aged 12-16. For your chance to create digital theatre at a distance this half-term, download an application form at https://t.co/yypnv3BDSn. https://t.co/Sd3fTGFJhM

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07/10/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Richmond Council has launched their programme of events for Events including a virtual exhibition, community discussion, podcast series and cultural events will be held throughout October. See the full programme of events: https://t.co/BS3hrIKd6b https://t.co/047IAidRcF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313556369845428224

06/10/20

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Supporting your anxious child - *|https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy|* https://t.co/8zLrj4bIis

06/10/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

This Saturday's is Young Minds operates a crisis messenger service to help young people look who need support https://t.co/h47taaxETj

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313556283287576576

06/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Sheku Kanneh-Mason MBE is a british cellist born 4th April 1999 in Nottingham, England. He won the BBC's Young Musician of the Year contest in May 2016- he is the first black musician to win the competition since its launch in 1978. https://t.co/WZwLegN1EA https://t.co/pyMMrjxNPQ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1312476397642768385

03/10/20

Retweetd From Kingston Council

A new testing site has opened in Kingston. Anybody with symptoms can book a test at https://t.co/zWMu1floQB Read more: https://t.co/RyjIdPkosf https://t.co/rKnNHyt1en

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!