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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

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