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26/10/20

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Science at its best :) https://t.co/hnj9CnDiC5

26/10/20

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Thank you so much. We love our school. https://t.co/dJMhUutmPd

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23/10/20

Mrs Dhir has delivered an active revision assembly to Year 11 with lots of useful techniques. All students now have revision cards and their mock timetable. Happy revising! https://t.co/aVhyN4OTmB

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23/10/20

Happy Birthday Harriet ! Enjoy your Pizza Party ! https://t.co/L72L931stz

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23/10/20

Well done 10DCO for winning the National Poetry Day quiz! Enjoy your treats! https://t.co/GSQRgmoVe9

23/10/20

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A joy to see! https://t.co/4ZLMeFfj4y

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23/10/20

Year 9s having a treat lesson of scrabble to celebrate half term ! https://t.co/IOiLOVGk4o

22/10/20

Is your child passionate about dance? Have they had lessons since a very young age ? Would you like all those years of learning to help towards a qualification? TS is one of the few local secondary schools to offer Dance GCSE. Email us for more info .

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22/10/20

Look out for our ‘guess the teacher’ competition in the newsletter this week. Can you guess which teachers are reading their favourite book? Answers to be submitted here or via info@. Correct go into a raffle to win a book! https://t.co/Rz7jjUVvkQ

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21/10/20

Wet outside, games inside ! https://t.co/2pV4HyMDEB

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20/10/20

Emmanuel decided to spend his Jack Petchey prize money on his peers and pizza !! https://t.co/9pVVoEAK2b

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20/10/20

Ruby created a time-lapse of her virtual English reading lesson with Ms Stewart . The whole class enjoyed reading and sharing their pictures with each other . https://t.co/juGTAjqpc7

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20/10/20

One of our favourite Admin ladies , Sharon, turns 50 today ! Happy Birthday to you ! Sending love from all of the Twickenham School family. https://t.co/xtT2Ux7xn3

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19/10/20

Year 11 making pasta today . Teenagers creativity at its best! https://t.co/4UOEpZ52f2

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19/10/20

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“Our son is exceeding our expectations”, “a comprehensive curriculum..this work is having an unmistakable impact on teaching quality” (Ofsted) Want to learn how handles Learning & Curriculum? https://t.co/Oe4PabeXIB

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19/10/20

Our brand new music lab ! Students in KS3 will be learning how to read standard classical notation and practicing performance skills. https://t.co/i7ChAu0Xud

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19/10/20

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Beautiful! https://t.co/nBaaHSO1hx

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15/10/20

Yr 7 friends had a Cucina ‘Pizza Party’ birthday lunch today. Happy Birthday Cassia! Pizza Parties can be arranged for students’ birthdays and other celebrations. Email info@ for details. https://t.co/HSHyw3Fncm

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15/10/20

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Year 7 students investigated stomata in Tradescantia leaves and made some excellent drawings; if you had to revise this topic, would you call it Stomata Catch-up? https://t.co/zlnVYRJ4xz

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12/10/20

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Year 7 Scientists produced the most amazing cell models! https://t.co/9dfU6i8iTi

Geography

 

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

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

KS3

7

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.

8

Our Planet’s resources:

Is there enough for everyone?

Living and working in Extreme cold environments:

(Antarctica)

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

 

       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?

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

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

KS4

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.

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

11

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

GCSE Exam

Independent learning

Intervention

Exam performance

 

KS3 link

Year 9

Year 7

Year 8

Year 7

Year 7-9

Year 7-9