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We sadly say goodbye to our fabulous Chef Graham who is leaving us to embark on a fantastic and exciting venture. Thankyou Graham and we wish you well 👋👨‍🍳 ⁦


Huge thanks to Paula ⁦⁦⁦ who had a long queue of TS staff eagerly queuing up for a well deserved tea break organised by the wonderful PTA and generous parents. THANKYOU! ⁦


What a fabulous tea break we had today! ⁦


More happy TS staff enjoying their tea, coffee and cakes. Thank you parents and wonderful PTA and Paula from ⁦⁩ ☕️🧁 ⁦


What a lovely surprise TS staff were treated to today from our wonderful parents. Gorgeous teas and coffees and yummy cakes. Thankyou for your generous treat ⁦⁦


⁩ kindly mentioned Twickenham School and Ms Ruse in her newsletter. It is always a pleasure to see her at TS and many thanks for your support on the judging panel. ⁦⁩ ⁦


Help is always at hand at TS, as shown by some wonderful Year 9 students who taught some Year 7s the colours in French during lunchtime today 🌈. Merci beaucoup et bravo! 👏 ⁦


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Checklist for : 1/ Spend at least 30 mins a day doing something I love 2/ Set clear boundaries with work/study 3/ Check in with someone close to me 4/ Journal for 5-10 mins three times a week 5/ Explore my nearest green space


Lovely messages of thanks and support keep coming in - “Thank you for the 5 years, for all your dedication and hard work”. Team Twickenham making us proud! It is down to our amazing students and school community. Thank you TS families.


Year 11 students developing field sketching as a qualitative data technique today in school. Impressive skills everyone 👏 ⁦


Posters created and presented by Y10 students in science today. Wonderful to see so much detail 🧪 ⁦


Another lovely parent message: “Alfie is the series leader in the Bridgestone Nationals...and he also won the first round of the British championship. Thank you for your support.” We are proud to celebrate our student successes! ⁦⁦


We love receiving messages from parents that make us proud to be part of the TS family. Here is a lovely one we received this week: “Thank you for your continued support. *** has thrived and grown throughout his time with you”


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students proud to be graduating yesterday. Challenging ourselves and persevering is the key to success!


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A quick game of dodgeball after the Year 10 mock exams!


students proud to be graduating yesterday. Challenging ourselves and persevering is the key to success!


Ms Ruse was delighted to receive good news today! Twickenham School pupil Sam Newbold has been accepted to do a 4 year engineering apprenticeship with ⁦⁩ Teddington. Congratulations Sam 👏 ⁦ l#proudteachers


Very impressive balancing from our Year 9 girls. No signs of wobbling!


Science lessons at Twickenham School always bring out a smile!


Year 10 students have been studying light diffraction using diffraction glasses kindly gifted by 🕶. ⁦

Food and Nutrition


The food curriculum at Twickenham School aims to ensure that students are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating in order to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle now and in the future.

Theoretical knowledge is learnt through practical activities and experimentation. Students are encouraged to be imaginative, and take risks. Lessons are taught in a well-equipped, specialist classroom.

In Year 10, a wider range of specialist skills and cooking techniques in line with the AQA GCSE focus on five key areas: 

• Food, nutrition and health

• Food science

• Food safety

• Food choice

• Food provenance

In Year 11, students complete their two non-exam assessments as well as sitting their exam:

• Task 1: Food investigation - Students' understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients This includes practical investigations into the properties and characteristics of food, which are a compulsory element of the task.

• Task 2: Food preparation assessment - Students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

Specification: AQA

Curriculum Sequence



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Health and safety

Eat well guide

Making informed food choices

Macronutrients Practical skills

Planning meals for specific groups Vegetarian taste testing Energy needs Nutritional analysis

Food presentation methods

Skills tests  

Bread experiments Coagulation experiments Carbohydrate structures and experiments Raising agents


Micro-organisms and enzymes

Food spoilage Bacterial contamination Buying and storing food Practical skills

Preparing, cooking and serving food  Factors influencing food choice - religion and culture

Food labelling and marketing influences Traditional cuisines and research task Cuisine sensory analysis

Menu cuisine planning Sensory evaluations Food sources Food and the environment


NEA 1 practice Food investigation - understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients Practical investigations into the properties and characteristics of food

NEA 2 practice Food preparation assessment -

Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes Planning in advance how this will be achieved.



NEA Task 1 – task analysis and research planning

Mock Revision


Research planning

Mock 1

NEA Task 1 research experiments and write up Research summary Research hypothesis Testing hypothesis and write up


NEA task selection

Task analysis Research life stage Research dietary group Summarise research Select and justify dishes


Make 3 or 4 dishes to demonstrate  technical skills

 Analyse technical skills Select final dishes

Complete final three dishes Complete evaluation


Exam techniques