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24/09/21

Twickenham School Open events. We looked forward to showing new families and students our wonderful school! 📚📆📕 https://t.co/nja1qlamvO

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24/09/21

Not sure if we can think of any better way to finish off the week! YUM! 🍰🧁🤤 https://t.co/eZalX4JRO1

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24/09/21

What a fun afternoon hosting for the girls first Netball fixture of the year! Would you like to participate in a fixture? Join us for after school sports clubs and sign up on the sports hall door! 🏐🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/PyC99D2u2H

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23/09/21

Last week Twickenham School raised £328 in total for Jeans for Genes day! 💰💵👏🏽👏🏽#jeansforgenesday https://t.co/pO2dWsnwgQ

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22/09/21

Yr7 began their practical lessons in Food Technology. Their creative juices were in full flow!! https://t.co/tUdyE0iZSq

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21/09/21

These Girls Can! The U13 girls football team kicked of their season off today against Turing House. The result didn’t go our way but the girls showed great commitment and great potential! https://t.co/HN6ZRwc98u

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21/09/21

Yr10 learning about career pathways through different avenues like; Btech, A levels, universities and apprenticeships! 📆📋🗂👨‍💻🧑‍🎓#careers https://t.co/kZLmxu1NhG

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21/09/21

A special lesson today because the apples used to create these masterpieces were picked from Paige’s blossom tree. Paige was a special student who will never be forgotten. We know she was smiling down on us today. ❤️🍎🥧 https://t.co/gB4FYZY32y

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20/09/21

After school cooking club with Mr Maloney on Friday was a nail biter as staff and students battled each other in a cook off! Delicious food was plated by both teams, but the students dishes were awarded the best for the evening by head teacher, Ms Ruse! 👩‍🍳🥘🍝🍱🍲 https://t.co/f38hFMxDfR

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17/09/21

Jeans for Genes day! Today we raised money for all those battling against genetic disorders ❤️👖🧬 https://t.co/cKR273Qogw

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16/09/21

Yr7 Football unit off to great start! Want to take part in extra curricular Football? KS3 Football club is on Monday after school and KS4 Football on Tuesday after school. ⚽️🏃🏽 https://t.co/Z0uJZNDHR4

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15/09/21

What is that smell? It’s a new head chef! Remmy loves to cook Asian dishes like curries and Morrocan chicken. His favourite food to eat is roasted chicken and lamb curry. We can’t wait to taste more delicious meals this year. Welcome to Twickenham School Remmy 🍗🥘🍛🤤 https://t.co/SXjZSboIDT

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15/09/21

Diversity Club is on every Monday after school in G61. We can not wait to see you there! https://t.co/rSQcbvRf7T

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14/09/21

Our new cohort of GCSE Food and Nutrition students had their first practical today. Students were practicing making a bechmal sauce for their Fish Pie. Lots of chefs in the making! https://t.co/qz3Z7tGkcO

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14/09/21

Congratulations Alfie on becoming the British 250 F youth champion and the Mx Nationals British Champion. We are proud of you buddy! 🏍🏆#twickenhamschool https://t.co/SHCTWd7234

14/09/21

Clarifying that students will wear mufti with a pair of jeans this Friday if they donate £1 on SQUID 👖👍🏽

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13/09/21

Donate £1 on your SQUID account and come dressed in your jeans this Friday to help make a difference for those children fighting against a genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes day, Friday 17th September👖❤️ https://t.co/1ThTzXRndL

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13/09/21

This clump of Vorticella are a new addition to the Science Dept's protistan aquarium: they are microscopic filter feeders attached by a stalk which is a molecular spring, more powerful weight for weight than engine of a Formula One car! https://t.co/qNDaAUtfPe

12/09/21

Support Mr Meinke as he swims two miles next weekend for the Princess Alice Hospice foundation, who support families in South West London and Surrey by providing end of life care and bereavement counselling. Donate with the link below https://t.co/4v3yltfw0L

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12/09/21

Teacher interview: Name: Mr Langan Where are you from: Ireland  Subject: Geography  Hobbies: Running, swimming and socialising on weekends with friends. Welcome to Twickenham School Mr Langan! https://t.co/fLycwfb4Jr

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