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Two of our students have just entered the Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2020 competition. Well done to Callum Mckenzie (Y8) and Ibtihal Djellouli-Della (Y7) for their weeks of hard work and rewrites. Good luck!


7NPE in school this week . Every student has now been invited into school and they are now well and truly ready for the summer holidays.


8CTA in school last week .


The last group of Years 7s to be in school this week. Nearly every student has now attended school and it was great to see everyone .


Welcome back 7DGR and 7ORI. Mr Maloney is very proudly giving out awards.


30 of our best mathematicians in Year 7 & 8 sat the UK Mathematics Challenge. A nationwide competition that is internationally recognised. 13 of our 30 students were in the top 40%. Hasti Eskandari achieved the Best in School award with an excellent set of results.


7NWA and 7DWA in school today


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Today we welcome back the first of the Year 7 Tutor groups. This morning Ms Ruse is talking to them about their dreams. The future is bright for 7NWA!



What we will do:

The Twickenham School Geography Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the geography department will also:

  • build on prior learning in key stages 1 and 2 in order to develop a life-long enthusiasm for Geography
  • encourage all students to consider further study of geography and entry to related careers post-16 and beyond
  • develop students’ interest of the impact of geography in the wider world through activities such as school site enquiry, fieldtrips to both urban and rural environments supported by the ECO club and house based whole school competitions.

Specialist teaching

Years 7 to 11 will be taught by both experienced and dynamic specialist Geographers who have experience grading for the AQA examination board.

All students have exercise books for Geography, with Years 10 and 11 having separate books relating to each paper at GCSE.

Setting in Geography

All Year 7-9 and GCSE classes are taught as mixed ability groups.

Key stage 3

Twickenham School Geography Department delivers key stage 3 across 2.6 years in years 7 -9. The curriculum fully complies with the national curriculum and is sequenced to ensure that topics are delivered in a logical way in order to develop and link students’ knowledge and skills. The curriculum is also being developed to ensure early introduction on knowledge and skills relevant to GCSE Geography, for example, by introducing some of the required enquiry based investigation in Year7 and use of Key Higher level command task extended writing challenges. E.g. To assess and evaluate a topical scenario.

In term 3 all Year 9 students study the Living World Topic component of the AQA GCSE syllabus. This both serves to complete the National Curriculum breath of coverage for Geography as well as the opportunity to begin the GCSE.

Key Stage


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Mapping and enquiry skills for Geographers:

Tools for investigation and life.

Weather and Climate:

Micro to Macro understanding

Rivers & Flooding :

UK (HIC) Mozambique (LIC)

Settlement :

Where do people live and why?

Is there a water connection?

UK (HIC) / Our Local area case study

Introduction to Asia:

30% World land area

60% World Population

Asian case study:

China –NEE

A population facing challenge and change.


Our Planet’s resources:

Is there enough for everyone?

Living and working in Extreme cold environments:


Managing and Moving people:

Mexico (NEE ) to the USA (HIC)

Africa’s diversity:

Horn of Africa

Malawi  (LIC study )

The Earth’s history and structure :

Plate tectonics

Effects and Responses to Hazards in LICs, NEEs and HICs.

Managing our coastline.

Change linked to human and natural activity.

Who is responsible?


GCSE Intro for all Y9




Measuring development:

Malawi LIC Case Study

Industrial Globalisation:

India’s cities and millionaires (NEE)

Climate change:

Natural or Human causes. Adaptation and mitigation.

Tropical storms:

Are they connected to economic development and climate change?

The Living World :

Atmospheric circulation

Ecosystems to World Biomes


Hot Deserts:

Tropical Rainforests:

How are they linked to climate and economic development?


Key Stage 4

Year 9

Students begin GCSE Geography in the Summer Term. Classes are still the same cohort in mixed ability. The ‘Living World’ Unit chosen builds on prior knowledge from Key Stage 3 and topics have been chosen to engage and enthuse students. For example tackling deforestation and its importance for future sustainability of the planet. Some more challenging topics in the Unit will not be covered until years 10 and 11 such as desertification.

Year 9 students choosing Geography as an option will receive a new A4 exercise book in the summer term to write GCSE notes and question answers. In the final Monitoring assessment, all questions will be at GCSE level from practice and past papers to give an accurate assessment of their introduction to GCSE. Exercise for all Year students are then stored over the summer on site in case any students want to later change an option to choose Geography at GCSE level.

All students follow the same curriculum in Year 9 which will allow them to choose separate or combined sciences for study in years 10 and 11.

Years 10 and 11

Students currently study the AQA Geography course consisting of 3 examination papers.

2019-20 Fieldwork is scheduled:

Year 11 December 2019 - Urban field enquiry

Year 10 & 11 Spring term 2020 - River fieldwork enquiry

Key Stage


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Natural Hazards:






Weather Hazards:

Extreme weather

Tropical Storms

Climate change



Coastal Landscapes:

Features and management debate.



River Landscapes:

Features and management debate.

River field trip


Living World Revisited

Developing further Biome sustainability linked to Yr. 9 topics (Desertification)

The Development Gap:

Nigeria (A NEE case study)

Can it develop sustainably?

Home learn task


KS3 link

Year 8

Year 9

 Year 7

Year 7

Year 9/ Year 7

Year 9


The Urban World:

Urbanisation-Rio de Janeiro (NEE)case study city)


Bristol (HIC Case study)

The changing UK Economy: Pre to post industrialisation

Urban fieldwork enquiry

Resource Management:

Global and UK management

Water Case Study Topic Prepare for Pre-release

Fieldwork techniques –River fieldtrip

Prepare for Pre-release

Nail the Exam Question

Revision and exam technique consolidation

Nail the Exam Question

Walking talking exam practice


Independent learning


Exam performance


KS3 link

Year 9

Year 7

Year 8

Year 7

Year 7-9

Year 7-9