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04/12/21

The Year 7 boys basketball team showed great sportsmanship and talent at the Richmond Knights tournament! A highlight was Dominic and Luca being recognised by the tournament directors as rising stars and presented with the knight of the week award. Well done boys and keep it up! https://t.co/ADr4m2gdOg

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04/12/21

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! A reminder to Year 7 to make payment on SQUID by Wednesday to participate in the Year 7 Christmas Party! https://t.co/NjULc9nN4Z

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03/12/21

It was great to host the trampolining refresher CPD course at Twickenham School this week as teachers from all over borough continue to keep up with the latest practices and guidelines. https://t.co/JCaZxTZg2X

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02/12/21

The Year 8 and 9 girls Basketball team continued their winning form against Sir Richard Reynolds coming out 12-10 victors. Player of the match was Ariana. https://t.co/y292tw8oFz

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02/12/21

Year 9 Boys Football team took on in a friendly match this afternoon and played out a very close 2-2 draw. Once again it was great to see so many staff attend and cheer on the students! https://t.co/VORaxOzPMa

01/12/21

The Jack Petchy foundation is an organisation who inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex. They are looking for Students at Twickenham School to complete this survey and be in the chance to win £200. See the link below. https://t.co/P8u71I1CTD

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01/12/21

In Year 8 Art students have been looking at Impressionism including the work of Monet and Renoir. Building up layers of colour they have emulated the work of these famous artists. These are fantastic examples from Year 8! https://t.co/oywzLM7YrW

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30/11/21

Year 10 physics enjoyed getting hands on and creative with electricity! 💡🚨🚦#Science https://t.co/gMFtVrXhtS

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29/11/21

There are so many extra-curricular clubs you could attend this week. If you are able to attend 6 clubs you will be awarded with 10 merits! That’s right 10! Well done Mhedi on accomplishing this last week. https://t.co/Z5ujmwn4UI

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28/11/21

At Twickenham School Year 10 and 11 students utilise in the classroom and at home to access an abundance of resources and videos to assist their learning. https://t.co/S6PRkyvX0T

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26/11/21

Yesterday Petya was awarded her prizes for winning the anti-bullying poster competition at the Year 8 assembly. Well done Petya, such a terrific piece of work! https://t.co/qwS7d00SW3

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24/11/21

This term Year 7, 8 and 9 PE students have been rotating between Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Football. Special thanks to Sportted for funding new footballs! https://t.co/54h8fVxPmu

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23/11/21

As part of the English Department's Master Learner programme, students have chosen a book from our brand new 'Lit in Colour' collection, featuring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books by writers of colour to read this month. English Department https://t.co/1W4N2MhytR

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23/11/21

⭐️Truthful Tuesday⭐️ It was great to see so many KS3 students taking up rock climbing yesterday. A large part of climbing is trusting the equipment, your belayer and teacher. We hope to continue seeing more new faces on our Monday afternoon KS3 rock climbing club! 🧗‍♀️ https://t.co/e2t5mTgYqW

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22/11/21

The winner of our Anti- Bullying poster competition is Petya in Year 8! This outstanding poster will be set as the desktop background for all computers at school. Well done Petya! https://t.co/S9Xvu8wlVg

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22/11/21

It was great to see so many different combinations of odd socks on Friday from both students and staff! A fantastic way to celebrate being unique and different! One kind word can be a turning point, it can change someone’s perspective, it can change their day 🌈 🧦 https://t.co/xkstqsmU8G

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22/11/21

This term Year 7 students have been learning about space in Science. They did an amazing job demonstrating the phases of the moon using lamps, tennis balls and golf balls. How interesting! 🔭🪐☄️🧑‍🚀🌛 https://t.co/tA03DDvkIh

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21/11/21

Students at Twickenham School had an opportunity to drive a real bomb disposal robot and many other expensive specialist equipment. The robot piece costing approximately £250,000. What a great opportunity our students have had this week! https://t.co/Fzc9J8oZtU

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21/11/21

Twickenham school students loved cooking in the field kitchen for all the staff and students! They made a wide variety of dishes such as chilli, fajitas, salad, wedges, pasta bake and even a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. https://t.co/ExnSIPhZS0

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20/11/21

Retweetd From Munira Wilson MP

This I want to celebrate children in Twickenham and around the world. When children are supported and their rights are upheld, they can achieve incredible things. They are our future. I support ’s call for children to be at the heart of Govt. https://t.co/0oPnJkpfuU

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