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10/04/21

All students return to school on Monday 19 April. If you are ever unsure or need clarification you can find this info on our website. Enjoy the rest of the Easter break!

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10/04/21

Dear Year 6 Families. We thought you may like to view this video by current parent Mr Scott who has a son in Year 8. Thank you Mr Scott 👏⁦ https://t.co/OJACaTVXoI

10/04/21

Great article in which showcases Southwark grand opening. Fantastic to know that Twickenham School is ahead of the game with our courts open and ready for action! https://t.co/DxHLwWKBwx

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01/04/21

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

Potter, Gatsby and Snape: how the Science Dept celebrated World Book Day https://t.co/21iSDXEaMe

31/03/21

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Well done Annora! https://t.co/Ert8I80k6H

31/03/21

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If you feel you need support to help you cope with your anxious feelings, please visit our website for advice. https://t.co/WtgHhWF561

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31/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

💻AfC RBWM Virtual Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme aka FUEL Will provide children and young people with fun activities. Book your place here https://t.co/tIn0rWSEP7 https://t.co/T2KNsnqEdk

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31/03/21

Lucky students receiving Easter hampers. Yum! 🐣⁦ https://t.co/QsKme0yLqS

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31/03/21

Happy World Book Day from all the lovely staff at Twickenham School. Have a lovely Easter break everyone 🐣⁦ https://t.co/G5ArD2qxHS

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31/03/21

Fantastic effort from our Year 7 students today! Fabulous costumes! ⁦ https://t.co/Xr3uJZZlvX

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31/03/21

Costume Day fun at Twickenham School! ⁦ https://t.co/FUNeizFztq

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31/03/21

Harry Potters & Hogwarts pupils mixing with witches and Cruella de Ville! It’s a crazy day on World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/3GmNWWPKFT

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31/03/21

We have a new Poet Laureate for Twickenham School: Annora Gosain (Year 7). Look out for her work in every future newsletter after the break. ⁦⁦ https://t.co/GssO5gklN7

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31/03/21

The English Department are bubbling with excitement over our World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/ajxkl4dHX2

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31/03/21

More characters having fun in school for the TS World Book Costume Day https://t.co/gQc5p1zVgA

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31/03/21

Look out! Ms Ruse is prowling the corridors! ⁦ https://t.co/Kns58T3tXG

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31/03/21

Twickenham School World Book Day has arrived! ⁦ https://t.co/0XeriSZ6XU

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30/03/21

Year 9 students out and about during Geography lesson and Year 7 studying local map work. Always nice to visit the TS chickens too! 🐓⁦⁦ https://t.co/ndASrQGzqF

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30/03/21

Yoga moves shared by Vanessa and Melissa in Yr7 Religious Studies lesson, studying Hinduism ⁦ https://t.co/HndfH7Z7gk

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30/03/21

Year 8 students building DNA from sweets https://t.co/MmuYkZcrNb

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