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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

History

What we will do:

The Twickenham School History Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the history department will also:

  • build on prior learning in primary school in order to develop a life-long passion and enthusiasm for history
  • develop students’ understanding of the history of Britain and the events that shaped it. Develop students’ understanding the role Britain played in key events in world history
  • develop students’ understanding of historical concepts such as cause and consequence and change and continuity
  • develop students’ skills to interrogate a range of historical material and sources
  • encourage all students to consider further study of history or history related subject such as politics at post-16 and beyond
  • develop students’ interest in history in the wider world through activities such as discussion, links to world events and history in the news

Teaching will happen in mixed ability groups with years KS3 usually being taught in form groups and KS4 taught in option groups

KS3 broadly follows a national curriculum model and covers c1000 years of history.

What is being taught?

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Skills’ What is History?’ Source work and bias and introduction to the Romans

  • Assessment - Baseline test key vocab, skills and writing

AO1

 

 

 

  • Romans – Journey to Rome project
  • Assessment – Oracy – Presentation of Romans project.

AO1 & Lit

Battle of Hastings

Assessment – Essay – Why did the Normans win the Battle of Hastings?

Causation

AO1 & AO2

Life in Medieval England, Conquest goes & establishing control

Assessment – Development of castles - sources

Change & continuity. AO2 & AO3

  • King John & the Magna Carta
  • Or Why was the Peasants revolt so important?
  • Assessment– sources – Was King John a bad King?  Significance - AO4

 

  • Black Death and remaining topics

Summative – end of year assessment.

AO1, AO2 & AO3

How is it being taught?

Students will study a brief ‘What is History’ unit to consolidate primary basics and introduce them to the language and skills they will need to access the learning in history. Topics will be delivered via a variety of activities to allow student to read and comprehend, discuss, sequence and explore the issues surrounding the events. Journey through Rome is a guided project delivered via both lessons and homework with a depth study on Roman hygiene and baths. This gives a very early background to Roman culture which will be useful to compare the start of the Medieval period at GCSE. Students will focus on bias of sources and be introduced to CNOP (Content, Nature, Origin and Purpose) for source analysis.

Why is it being taught?                                                                                                                                                                    The Programme of Study broadly follows the advice of the National curriculum. Year 7 launches students into roughly a thousand years of history with Year 7 focusing on the they idea of a centrally managed society and then the establishment and development of Church, State and society in Medieval England.

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

8

Slavery

  • Assessment – Extended writing – Why was the Slave trade so cruel and yet so profitable?

Cause & consequence AO1 &2

 

 

 

Slavery

Assessment – Utility source question – How useful are sources A & B as the realities of life for a slave on plantation? AO3

Elizabeth – Golden Age

Problems on accession – legitimacy, debt, female monarch. Propaganda & imagery

Religious Settlement

.  AO1 & Lit

  • Elizabeth – problems home and abroad – MQS & Spanish threat
  • Assessment – Essay – Why did the Spanish Armada fail in 1588?
  • AO1&2

 AO1 & Lit

Life in Tudor England

Poverty

Women

Sport & Leisure=

AO1&2

Historical narrative

AO1 & AO2

 

  • Industrial Revolution living conditions in towns and child labour in factories.
  • Assessment Summative exam on Early Modern Britain

AO1, AO2 & AO3

                 

How is it being taught?

Students will build on the knowledge and skills from Year 7. There is a growing focus in source skills to engage and ‘hook’ students as well as embed AO3 utility skills. Topics will be delivered via a variety of activities to allow student to read and comprehend, discuss, sequence and explore the issues surrounding the events. Year 8 broadly covers the 16-19th Centuries in preparation for Year 9 20th C

Why is it being taught ?                                                                                                                                                                  The slave trade introduces students to the concept of Empire and allows students to look at Britain in a wider global role and discuss and explore very pertinent issues surrounding race, freedom and civil rights. The focus on The Tudors and the industrial revolution allows student to develop a broader understanding of the changes and development of Britain chronologically. The development of Church, State and society in1500s - c1650s lays key foundations for the Early Elizabethan England unit at GCSE. This focus was reviewed and extended in Y8 after the first teaching of the new GCSE in 2017.

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

9

Britain and WW1. The M.A.I.N causes of WW1 – Trenches and Trench life

  • Assessment – Write a narrative account analysing events leading to the outbreak of WW1?Consequence AO1, AO2.

 

 

 

Treaty of Versailles and Road to WW2

  • Assessment – Essay: Was the treaty of Versailles fair? 

Evaluation / extended writing.

AO1 & AO2

The Struggle for the Vote

  • Assessment- exam –Essay – How successful were the Suffragettes in their campaign for votes for women? Or Suicide or martyr?

Evaluation / extended writing.

AO1, AO2, AO3 & AO4

  • Best of British – Key events of WW2 (D. Day / Battle of Britain & home front)
  • Assessment – Sources – how useful are 2 sources for an enquiry into life in WW2?

AO1 & AO2 &  AO3

  • Best of British – Nazi Germany & Holocaust. Followed by student choice project work
  • Assessment - Summative exam on the 20th C

AO1, AO2, AO3

Start GCSE teaching:

Medicine through Time. Unit 1

Cause and treatment of disease.

Four humours & Hippocrates and Galen, medieval treatments and Black Death

Change and continuity AO1 & AO2

 

How is it being taught?

Students will build on the knowledge and skills from Year 8. As year 8, topics will be delivered via a variety of activities to allow student to read and comprehend, discuss, sequence and explore the issues surrounding the events and challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 in the 20 century in preparation for option choices and GCSE. We start the GCSE after May half term of year

Why is it being taught ?                                                                                                                                                                  The twentieth century introduces students to the concept of political power and the impact of war both short and long term. This allows students to look at Britain in a wider global role and discuss cause and consequence. The focus on WW1 and the Treaty of Versailles lays key foundations for the Medicine on the Western Front (unit 1) and the Germany reaction to Versailles unit 3 at GCSE. We have found these topics well remembered and in need of revision only at GCSE.

Year 10 and 11

Student study Edexcel GCSE 1-9 (there is no choice of specification).

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Medicine through Time. Unit 1

Cause, treatment & prevention of disease in Renaissance & Industrial and modern times of disease.

Change and continuity AO1 & AO2

4, 12 & 16 mk Q

 

 

 

Medicine through Time. Unit 1

Development of Surgery

Change and continuity AO1 & AO2

4, 12 & 16 mk Q

Historic Environment – Treatment of wounds on the Western Front.

Analysis of sources AO3

4, 8 and 4 mk Q

 

MP1

Historic Environment – Treatment of wounds on the Western Front.

Analysis of sources AO3

4, 8 and 4 mk Q

 

Early Elizabethan England Unit 2.

Problems on accession, RE Settlement,

Causation: 4, 12 & 16 mk Q AO1 & AO2

Depends on length of term

Early Elizabethan England Unit 2.

Problems on accession, RE Settlement, challenges to RE settlement.

The Netherlands, Problems home and abroad

Causation: 4, 12 & 16 mk Q AO1 & AO2

MP2

EEE The voyages of exploration, Failure of the Armada.

Tudor life, Education, poverty, pass times   –

Causation: 4, 12 & 16 mk Q AO1 & AO2

 

MP3

Weimar Germany

Unit 3

Setting up of Weimar Republic.

Problems faced by Weimar Left & Right

AO4 interpretation skills

11

Weimar Germany: Unit 3

Economic problems, Stresemann and Golden years.

Early years & development of Nazi

Party

Nazi Germany

How did Hitler become Chancellor

How did Hitler become dictator?

Life in Nazi Germany. Police state & control

Youth, Women,

AO1, 2, 3 &4

Mocks:

Medicine, Eliz and Germany paper

Nazi Germany.

Minorities and opposition to Hitler

& economy.

4, 8, 12, 4, 4 & 16mk Q

AO1,2,3 & 4

Superpower relations – Cold War 1941-1991

Unit 2

Topic 1: Cause of the Cold War: East v West ideologies, the Conferences, Truman Doc, Berlin crisis and Airlift.

4 x 8 mk Qs Consequence: 8AO1 & AO2

 

Topic 2 Crisis points

Hungary 1958, Cuba 1962 & Czech 1968

Topic 3

Detente, Afghanistan, Second Cold War and collapse of Communism

4 x 8 mk Qs Consequence: 8AO1 & AO2

 

 

END of course – revision SOW

 

END of course – revision & skills SOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March mocks? Select two weakest papers

Revision /  exam

N/A

 

How is it being taught?

Students will build on the knowledge and skills from KS3. We tailor the skills/exam practise delivered to the AO focus on the exam paper. The questions stems do not change and always come in the same order. The skills and writing practise is in part guided by the growing availability of passed papers and sample assessment materials for Edexcel. We also have Pearson / Edexcel specific textbooks to help deliver the course. 

Why is it being taught?                                                                                                                                                                                      

We teach medicine first as it has a wide and broad appeal to all student and the concepts are fairly straightforward to grasp. All students enjoy the topics, including those in Year 9 who have not opted for History at GCSE. The writing skills for this paper are very familiar to student from KS3, especially Year 9. We then go back to Elizabeth. Students need plenty of time to understand the religious settlement and some aspects of the foreign wars such as the Netherlands. The Germany unit is a great favourite of student and engages them easily, this the paves the way, chronologically for superpower relations and the Cold War. Starting the GCSE in May of Year 9 has been invaluable for buying revision time at GCSE. Current Year 11 will be the first year to benefit from this structure.