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Great to see our students popping up It certainly was a wonderful event hosted by and a great opportunity for our artistic and talented students. Thank you to all involved


Miss Scott addressing the Year 9’s for the final time. Twickenham School will miss you!


Some of the recycled art work made during our House event is ready to be displayed as a reminder of our to care for our environment. So proud to see students representing our values. ⁩ ⁦


Thank you to all the volunteers who came to our careers networking event last week!


Our students entered their poems for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award today. Best of luck! ⁦


Twickenham School would like to wish Sir Jack Petchey a very happy 96th birthday today!


Cooking Club tackled sushi making last week. There were some beautiful displays on show. Thank you Mr Maloney for passing on your sushi skills! ⁦


Students have been learning about castles and built their own versions. What amazing creative skills! Well done all. I am sure the chocolate one is now eaten! Yum! ⁦


Congratulations to Cyrus who won 1st prize in a national competition where he had to produce a poster of a movie/theatre and out of many entries, he won! Cyrus chose 30 friends to go to Cineworld to celebrate his success with his prize money!


Student vs Staff Badminton! Third place goes to Callum, second to Mrs Gower and first to Mr Tranter! 🏆👏🏽


Torch Magazine has arrived! Ms Ruse has purchased her copy and is looking forward to reading it! Well done to the magazine team for your hard work and dedication 👏 ⁦


Torch Magazine is on sale tomorrow! ⁦⁩ ⁦


Students enjoyed an array of international short films as part of Cultural Awareness Day. Our film critics voted on their favourite: a Spanish animated film 'Cuerdas', about a girl who befriends a disabled boy. ⁦⁦


Fabulous news! The Twickenham Titans came 4th in the Water Rocket Challenge!Also winners of the best banner AND winners of the special 'land an egg' rocket challenge. We are so proud!! ⁦⁩ ⁦


Students learning about Moroccan culture before cooking their culinary delights!


Students are greeted this morning by Mr Iqbal and Mr Tabron who are keen to start the Cultural Diversity Day. It promises to be an exciting day! ⁦


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From Monday 26 July until Friday 27 August, young people and families in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals will be able to access a regular source of FREE activity groups and nutritious meals over the summer!


Lunchtime wallball in the sun for Year 7 students. What a great combination! ⁦⁩ ⁦


Twickenham School is getting ready for our first ever Cultural and Diversity awareness day! Looking forward to an exciting day tomorrow, sharing our home cultures with each others. ⁦


Wishing our Twickenham Titans the very best of luck at the NPL Water Rocket Challenge today! ⁦



Quote: ‘History can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.’ – Robert Penn Warren

KS3 broadly follows a national curriculum model and covers c1000 years of history. This allows student to study both breadth and depth studies as well as develop their critical thinking and historical source skills.    KS4 covers a thematic study to understand change and continuity across a long sweep of history, including the most significant characteristics from different ages in paper 1. A period and British depth Study in Paper 2, focuses on a substantial and coherent time span, to allow study of the complexity of society / historical situation and the interplay of different aspects within it. Modern Depth Study paper 3 again focuses on a substantial and coherent time span, to allow study of the complexity of society / historical situation using different historical interpretations. Our aims are to:

  • build on prior learning in primary school and at KS3 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


Edexcel GCSE and GCE 2014 (

Unit 1 pages 11-14

Unit 2 pages 24-25 and 32-33

Unit 3 pages 40-41


Curriculum Sequence



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


An introduction to the skills of an Historian. Use of evidence to investigate the mystery of Jack the Ripper. Introduction to the evaluation of historical evidence and time terms




Romans – Journey to Rome project. An investigation to life in 2nd century BCE Rome, Getting to Rome, health and hygiene, entertainment and the role of the empire in trade


The Norman Conquest. Anglo- the Causes and events of the Norman Invasion in 1066. The Battle of Hastings and the outcome of the battle

Life in Medieval England, The short term impact of the Norma Conquest. Harrying of the North, rebellions and the establishment of castles as a means of control


Change and development in castle design. Life in Norman England, Town v village life.


Key events in medieval England, The Black Death, Peasants revolt and an enquiry into the interpretations of king John and the magna Carta  


Contextualising the Transatlantic Slave trade. The Coulson Statue and the legacy of empire in context of BLM.

Middle Passage and plantation life.



Resistance and rebellion, abolition and the role of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War and the fight for Freedom and emancipation


Elizabeth – Golden Age

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

Religious  Settlement


Elizabeth – problems home and abroad – MQS and Spanish threat


Life in Tudor England



Sport & Leisure


The Industrial Revolution

Living condition and public health: Cholera

Factory life and child labour


Britain and WW1 – Recruitment including Empire soldiers, life in the trenches, weapons of WW1.



Treaty of Versailles

A role play  to look at the aims and outcomes of the Peace Treaty in 1919

The struggle for the female vote.

The aims, methods and tactics of the Suffragists v the Suffragettes. The growth of militancy and the role of women in WW1 leading the Vote in 1918


The Homefront in WW2.

Investigation of the ‘Blitz Spirit’ and the experience of Blitz, evacuation and living through the war

Life in Nazi Germany and persecution of minorities. The Holocaust

Start GCSE teaching:

Medicine through Time. Paper 1

Cause and treatment of disease.

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



Medicine through Time. Paper 1

Cause, treatment & prevention of disease in Renaissance (1500-1700)  & Industrial times (1700-1900).



Medicine through Time. Paper 1

Cause, treatment & prevention of disease in 1900- present.


Development of Surgery


Historic Environment  Paper 1

Treatment of wounds on the Western Front.


Early Elizabethan England Paper 2.

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

Mary Queen of Scots 


Early Elizabethan England Paper 2.

The Netherlands, Problems from abroad: Spanish Armada

The voyages of exploration, Tudor life, Education, poverty, pass times   –


Weimar and Nazi Germany. Paper 3

Setting up of Weimar Republic.

Problems faced by Weimar Left & Right



Weimar and Nazi Germany. Paper 3

Economic problems, Stresemann and Golden years.

Early years & development of Nazi


How did Hitler become Chancellor

And dictator?

Life in Nazi Germany. Police state & control

Youth, Women, minorities and opposition



Superpower relations and the Cold War. Paper 2

Reasons for CW & Early tensions – conferences, E. Europe, T doc, M Aid, Comicon & Cominform, Berlin Blockade & NATO



Superpower relations and the Cold War. Paper 2

Hungary, Cuba & Czech crisis’s.

Détente, Afghanistan, Reagan & Gorbachev – end of CW



END of course – revision & skills




Revision /  exam