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20/01/21

Anna's beautiful acrylic painting showing ability to skillfully blend colour. https://t.co/2RROQtl70O

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19/01/21

Retweetd From Friends of Twickenham Green

A cold wet pandemic day (13/01) in Twickenham, something good to report; young saplings being planted on Twickenham Green! We had originally intended to have our own volunteers assist the contractors, current restrictions, understandably ruled this out. https://t.co/TEUPZXeVy9

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19/01/21

GCSE work looking at natural forms and inspired by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. A great example of beautiful details and harmonizing colours. https://t.co/xGmyVyMYw3

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18/01/21

Year 11 Art students took part in sculptural experimentation last week using ice and flowers before photographing them. https://t.co/DNvkRw4g2P

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18/01/21

Retweetd From Hampton School

Wise words on coping strategies during lockdown from a Hampton mum and counsellor. https://t.co/DXilTxCfl2

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18/01/21

Retweetd From Richmond Rugby

Huge thank you to everyone who donated laptops and tablets today, we collected more than 165 devices! The tech will now be professionally wiped clean and updated by before being donated to local children and their families! 💛❤️🖤 https://t.co/xlmpgysER0

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18/01/21

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Our chickens did it! There is always hope. https://t.co/oLkoiGrqgp

18/01/21

Recent alumni Monique Smith is now studying and has just completed Grade 7 Clarinet. With Oxbridge aspirations Monique continues to build her own success story &talented

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11/01/21

Retweetd From Caterham High School 🌈

Did you know? Remote learning via Microsoft Teams can be accessed with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. https://t.co/NalTW4M4n3

08/01/21

Our school logo, The Swift .

08/01/21

Our series continues with Hannah McLelland who went to . Since graduating she has become founder, director and performer of BearFoot Theatre Company. Performing original work at Camden Fringe Fest and filming adverts for Brighton University amongst others.

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08/01/21

Retweetd From Hampton Art

First year lino prints from last term-we looked at the prints of Dan Baldwin and read ‘Swifts’ by Ted Hughes, “They’ve made it again, Which means the globe’s still working, Creation’s Still waking refreshed,our summer’s still all to come” https://t.co/rqkrOzegoq

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08/01/21

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have announced the next steps on alternative arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level exams. We will put our trust in teachers, not algorithms. https://t.co/w8YuhGaXV5

08/01/21

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If as a parent you are happy with what your child/ren’s school is providing for remote learning, you could always let Ofsted know. Email: enquiries.gov.uk Twitter:

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07/01/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

We've created loads of FREE resources and videos to help you engage with children and young people in the classroom - check out our here (Licence Key: EDU-SAF-SCH-TH) 👉 https://t.co/36HKhKeKuC https://t.co/Qlf44Dd0op

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07/01/21

What a team! Our new testing centre ran like clockwork. All tests were valid and negative! https://t.co/XvMRvN2xrA

04/01/21

If you are available to help with the COVID testing of our students please email the school. All volunteers welcome.

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22/12/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Christmas is about caring and giving. Thank you Tash and all the amazing team who have made these gifts possible https://t.co/KYg0Yq9PGJ

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22/12/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Our Chickens have flourished since arriving at TS. Thanks to caring staff and students. https://t.co/aAY6yllXvn

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22/12/20

TS is proud to be affiliated with and supporting the hugely important . We're ending the year the same way we will take on 2021; with community spirit.  #merry Christmas https://t.co/zKQ8HWlfoY

Performing Arts

Dance

Intent:

“The study of Dance is the study of universal language, communication and expression as we become more physically and emotionally efficient and aware.”

Key Stage 4

The course is highly demanding both academically and practically, encouraging quality from all students by examining written appreciation of dance (40%) performance and choreography of dance (60%). The specification gives space to interpretation and originality, challenging dancers to develop the highest level understanding and skills.

Students are expected to work collaboratively with others to develop their own creative areas of interest and realise these ideas in choreographed performance. Students are examined on technique in two set dances and performance skills as part of a duet or trio. The written examination covers six set works all developing an appreciation of different genres and choreographers as well as ensuring students reflect on their own practice. Students have a double period a week for practical work and a single period a week for theory as well as additional rehearsals.

Specifiation:

The Dance department follows the AQA GCSE specification, which can be found here: GCSE Dance Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

Yr

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Critical appreciation of professional work: Infra

Practical:

Repertoire, collaborative choreography and performance technique.

Critical appreciation of professional work: Within Her Eyes

Practical: 

Repertoire, collaborative choreography and performance technique.

Critical appreciation of professional work: Emancipation of Expressionism

Practical:

Set study: Flux

Critical appreciation of professional work: Artificial Things

Practical:

Set Study:Breathe

Critical appreciation of professional work: A Linha Curva

Practical: 

Performance duets/trios

Critical appreciation of professional work: Shadows

Practical:

Performance duets/trios

11

Theory:

Section A Choreographic process

Practical: 

Choreography

Set Study

Rehearsal

Theory:

Section B Critical appreciation of own work

Practical:

Choreography

Set Study exams

Theory:

Section C Critical appreciation of professional works

Practical:

Performance and Choreography rehearsal

Theory:

Written exam preparation 

Practical:

Performance and Choreography exams

Theory:

Written exam preparation

 

 

Drama

Intent:

“The study of Drama is the study of the world around us, how we relate and contribute to it.”

Key Stage 3      

In Drama, students experience working in a highly creative environment and are encouraged to explore their own ideas and professional work within lessons. The curriculum is mapped across Key Stage 3 based on the GCSE examination strands; creating, performing and appreciating the art form. Students are taught the skills and understanding needed to be successful at GCSE as well as broaden their own cultural, social and creative development.

Drama offers a diverse perspective of cultures, practitioners, time periods, creative processes and techniques. Students work practically in most lessons to explore and develop both transferable and subject specific skills.

Key Stage 4 

Throughout years 10 and 11, students develop a highly professional and insightful way of learning. An accelerated version of key stage 3, GCSE Drama hones skills in devising, performing and appreciating drama.

Students will study all content in a practical format trying and experimenting with styles, conventions and concepts to gain a better understanding of theatre and professional practice. During the course, students engage extensively with written coursework and examinations as well as practical lessons and additional rehearsals; Understanding Drama written exam (40%) Devising Drama written coursework and devised performance (40%) and Texts in Practice performance (20%).

Specification:

Twickenham School follows the GCSE AQA specification, which can be found here: GCSE Drama Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Foundation skills (Components 1,2,3)

Explorative strategies

Character and plot development

Essential skills

Mini scripted assessment

National     Theatre New Views

(Component 2)

Script writing

Performance of original work

Mini devised assessment 

Understanding Drama

(Component 1)

Written exam content; Noughts and Crosses, Live Theatre Review

Written exam technique

Devised Drama

(Component 2)

Development of examination devised script performance

Coursework sections 1 and 2

11

Devised Drama (Component 2)

Rehearsal of written script and performance exam

Coursework section 3 and refinements.

Texts in Practice (Component 3)

 

Understanding Drama (Component 1)

Revision: Written exam content; Noughts and Crosses, Live Theatre Review

Written exam technique

 

 

Understanding Drama (Component 1) revision continues during single periods throughout the year.

Written exam content; Noughts and Crosses, Live Theatre Review

Written exam technique