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10/06/21

Staff and students caught a glimpse of the solar eclipse today with the help of glasses kindly donated by ⁦⁩ A special moment indeed to see the moon kissing the sun! https://t.co/6uDwZipUvX

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10/06/21

Mr Tabron and his students were excited to witness the solar eclipse today and experienced a stunning show from nature. ⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/hO7GJOOYeP

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10/06/21

Today at 11.15am, students & staff were able to view the eclipse. A wow moment of learning and nature experience together! Thank you Ms Gunning and ⁦⁩ for arranging safety glasses, kept as a souvenir. ⁦ https://t.co/mWPdlTg7Hh

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09/06/21

Are you ready for a fun evening of quizzing? 🤔 Contact ⁦⁩ to purchase tickets. Huge thanks to our PTA for organising https://t.co/KRoV8czoFn

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09/06/21

All students are invited to our first Twickenham School Career networking event! We look forward to students meeting employers from the NHS, Police, Army and Heathrow Airport to name but a few! https://t.co/DLsXTns61J

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07/06/21

Year 7 geography students have been learning visually by using numeracy to study population size and land areas of Asia’s top 10 countries. Cones represent miles sq or millions of people . Great fun in the sun ☀️ ⁦ https://t.co/pDbDt9sz69

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01/06/21

On the last day of term, the Y7s built their own wave machine whilst learning about the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves. https://t.co/vHuSVzgUFY

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28/05/21

Goodbye Year 11s. We will miss you. What a fantastic day you had today! ⁦ https://t.co/b8OsKvOBdX

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28/05/21

After a challenging year, it was great to see our amazing Year 11s have fun today and say goodbye in style. ⁦ https://t.co/1v83TdG2Ig

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28/05/21

Wishing all of our Year 11s a fond farewell. All the very best to the Twickenham School Class of 2021. We will miss you 👏 ⁦ https://t.co/ndIhGpmiZb

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27/05/21

Twickenham School Art Exhibition at Realeyes in Whitton. 14-28 June. Please pop by to vote for your favourite piece 🎨. https://t.co/rmuF0VfXdD

26/05/21

Year 11 go out in style! 🔥💥 https://t.co/BVg4XbY0x2

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26/05/21

Twickenham School has two new members. We have been joined by two guinea pigs. They are 9-week-old sisters and are living in the science department. They are being made a big fuss of by students and will be very well looked after. https://t.co/Q5Laj0goLE

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26/05/21

Our Y7 Geography students are studying Bio diversity around the school site. Lady birds, woodlouse & ants spotted in trees, shrubs & flowers . Our TS Ecosystem is growing and developing. https://t.co/lSr4D9qzSW

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25/05/21

Y10 & Y11 have been lucky to listen to assemblies from Holly Tucker (MBE), founder of Not On The High Street and Holly & Co. Students heard how hard work, perseverance, & loving what you do makes the difference when setting up a business. https://t.co/fhz6SrfhNm

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25/05/21

Information for our Year 6 families regarding Summer School below. Limited places so please do sign up as soon as possible. https://t.co/LiE7zAFChL

24/05/21

Excellent shot! ⚽️🥅 https://t.co/9oMfNNyLen

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24/05/21

Cat and Lina in Year 9 decorated their hands with Henna and celebrated diversity. Beautiful design girls 👍 https://t.co/8Vz7foBJUj

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