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Nida Noori and Lina Rahman in Year 9 both submitted fantastic pieces (Page 13 & 37) of writing to be published as part of the Richmond Borough Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. Well done girls.


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: Wednesday 27th January. It's . "Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition."* *


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In Tutor time today, students are reflecting on social media and the importance of having a healthy relationship with it.


Inspired by the theme of Growth and Decay this photography over time shows natural change contrasted against a man made metallic background.


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The Year 8 Earth and rocks unit also brought the chance to erupt a model volcano during a remote teaching lesson! Students could see live action thanks to one of our new visualisers.


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Lockdown Learning: Year 11 students were taken on a virtual tour of Richmond Park as part of their Ecology unit, to look at energy flow through an ecosystem, food chains and food webs


A process including photography, fine art drawing and painting has produced this skillful piece by Layla


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Lockdown learning with Kitchen Chemistry: Year 8 students studying the Rock Cycle witnessed the release of carbon dioxide gas from chalk formed 200 million years ago. Some of these molecules were last breathed out by dinosaurs!


M Kozdron (Year 10) is our official school representative for the upcoming Jack Petchey Speak Out! Digital Final. Well done for winning the votes - now to rehearsal! Details of the event will be posted soon !


Students were very excited to receive their copies of Abi Elphinstone's new book Jungle Drop in the post this AM! -Book club takes place Tuesday after school. Look out for exciting reviews soon. , and the author using .


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Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 have no symptoms. Exercise don't socialise. Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.


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We've uploaded NEW free, online resources to help you commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this January. Listen to read his five part story, The Question, and sign up to our live Facebook event for a Q&A with Tom!


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Calling all you amazing home-schoolers! Give the kids something to look forward to with Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain! Actors & jaw-dropping 3D effects will bring history to life when this action-packed show visits in October. Tickets are on sale now!


We hosted a Twickenham School final for our Yr 10s to decide our schools’ representative for the Jack Petchey Speak Out! Competition. We will reveal the winner soon!


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started vaccinating our over 80-year-old housebound patients this week. Thank you to our hard-working vaccination teams helping to keep vulnerable people safe at home. You're our COVID Crusaders!


Photography students edit work using Photoshop software, experimenting with focus and colour.


Petya, Year 7, demonstrating portraiture skills of well know faces. Can you tell who these people are?


Anna's beautiful acrylic painting showing ability to skillfully blend colour.


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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.

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