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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

Retweetd From YoungMinds

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

Geography

"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."

Ex US President Barrack Obama

The Geography Department aims to:

  • build on prior learning in key stages 1 and 2 and early years experiences of our planet 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 enquiry, fieldtrips to both urban and rural environments and continued work of the ECO club and house based whole school competitions.

Specialist teaching

The Geography department has a underlining ethos of developing exciting and engaging accessible learning for all students to develop their viewpoints and be appreciative of others .

  • EAL students have carefully planned accessible resources using the latest online learning and translation software.
  • SEN students experience both enjoyable and aspirational learning tasks developing their mind-set for improvement from mistakes.
  • Literacy and numeracy competency is constantly developed in learning tasks and resources created.
  • Key to all our strategy is metacognition development since day 1 Year 7 , which helps them develop identification and ownership as early as possible of their own individual learning strategy .

Key stage 3

Twickenham School Geography Department are specialists who deliver Key Stage 3 across 2.6 years in Years 7 -9. The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that topics are delivered in a logical way in order to develop interleaving and memory retention whilst also and link students’ skills and experiences. The curriculum develops knowledge and skills relevant to GCSE Geography including enquiry based investigation in Year7 and use of the latest ICT resources and learning tools to assess and evaluate topical scenarios linked to Current affairs.

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 to cover content with plenty of time to develop practice and preparation for the final assessments.

Students currently study the AQA Geography course consisting of 3 examination papers undertake two fieldwork enquiries.

In Year 10 during the Spring Term a River fieldwork enquiry at Field Studies Centre in Dorking investigating changes in stages of the River Tillingbourne and human impact on the river. Students thoroughly enjoy this highly inclusive experience away from the school environment and it has impact on their enjoyment and engagement of Geography.

In Year 11 in the Autumn term an environmental Urban area analysis of 2 areas in SW London is undertaken requiring a wide range of fieldwork techniques which they have developed prior in KS3 and KS4 . The students thoroughly enjoy the group work and team ethic approach to calculating data for analysis back in the classroom.

GCSE students at Twickenham School have clear support from resources developed in the department to enhance their learning and to raise aspirations to go beyond Target grades based on Key Stage 2 performance.

Specification:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/changes-for-2021

 

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Mapping and enquiry skills for Geographers:

Tools for investigation and life.

Globalisation

Weather and Climate:

Micro to Macro understanding

Development of enquiry learning on site.

World Rivers & Flooding Case Studies

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

8

Our Planet’s resources:

Is there enough for everyone?

Living and working in Extreme cold environments

(Antarctica)

Managing and Moving population:

Mexico (NEE ) to the USA (HIC)

Africa’s diversity:

Horn of Africa region case study.

 

The Earth’s history and structure :

Plate tectonics

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

Why are some people so vulnerable?

9

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?

GCSE Module 1:

The Living World :

Atmospheric circulation

Ecosystems to

World Biomes

Hot Deserts &

Tropical Rainforests

How are they linked to climate and economic development?

10

Natural Hazards:

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Tsunamis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather Hazards :

Extreme weather

Tropical Storms

Climate change      

 

Coastal Landscapes:

Features and management debate.

River Landscapes:

Features and management debate.

The Urban World:

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

 

 

Bristol (HIC Case study)

 

 

Fieldwork techniques and 2 experiences :

Rural

Urban

 

 

11

The Development Gap:

Nigeria ( A NEE case study)

Can it develop sustainably?

 

Mock exam preparation and review of performance.

Resource Management:

Global and UK management

Water Case Study Topic

Prepare for Pre-release

Nail the Exam Question

Revision and exam technique consolidation

GCSE Exam

Independent learning

Intervention

Exam performance