Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

05/04/20

Very Impressive ! Well done Aidan

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1245300171849728000

01/04/20

Retweetd From Marie Newbold

What else can you do when your a teenager and in isolation https://t.co/GXb9E8GpLo

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1245272229413367808

01/04/20

Tom Johnson in Year8 is helping to spread hope with his ‘rainbow challenge’ cakes . https://t.co/bl2pHJN7om

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241096610765058048

20/03/20

Class of 2020 https://t.co/I64DN7DmGN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241034446888984576

20/03/20

Some messages from teachers to students in Year 11 https://t.co/RC1EieH4qf

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241033557994242048

20/03/20

We promised the Year 11 students a day they wouldn’t forget ! https://t.co/qr8MoC1jn9

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1240367457778511873

18/03/20

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Year 7 today were lucky enough to be spoken to by Olympic Rowing Gold medalist Jonny Searle MBE about his Sporting and life success https://t.co/QE2jGpwUvg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1240176225001394176

18/03/20

Attenborough have managed to sneak the lead in our Book Drive - well done reds! Don’t despair Curie and Nightingale, there’s still time to donate - the drive closes this Friday! https://t.co/1kYGEuyMLl

17/03/20

The Jack Petchey Speak Out Regional Final - due time be held on 24/3/20 - has been rescheduled till after Easter . We will update you with a new time and date once confirmed .

17/03/20

All sports fixtures are postponed until further notice. This includes the Year 7 and 8 XRugby coaching from Richmond Rugby Club today.

16/03/20

Please can Year 11 students return their reply slips for the FREE Easter revision sessions. Thank you.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238425617147846657

13/03/20

Currently in the lead with the most donations in the Book Drive is Curie House! Well done the Greens! https://t.co/nOQ7gAvjsb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238424757487493121

13/03/20

All Year 11 students received an exam survival bag today. Every little helps! https://t.co/FPkXDL36Mc

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238423318279192577

13/03/20

Thank you for the wonderful books for our school library. We cannot wait to start putting them on our shelves. The students will be delighted. https://t.co/cda3PNouGn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238421296800772096

13/03/20

Year 10 Boys Shield Winners. https://t.co/KEnHtkrUEe

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238406541281288192

13/03/20

Congratulations to Niamh and Kayleigh Burke , proud winners of World Book day costume competition. https://t.co/62xk7bKTfg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1237697228644499457

11/03/20

Student Henry Godfrey and his partner are officially MIAC International Champions 2020, 11-16 mixed pair, with their highest score ever. Gold again! https://t.co/3nJzIwEbyp

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1237674821095436288

11/03/20

Miss Wafa kicking off the donations for Attenborough house book drive – currently last place. (Come on reds!) https://t.co/9DjKpW6U3H

Computer Science

 

What we will do:

The Twickenham School Computer Science Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the computer science department will also:

The key concepts of computational thinking – for example, thought process, abstraction, decomposition, algorithmic thinking, evaluation and generalisation – are embedded throughout the course.

By teaching the broader principles of computing – for example, binary, iteration in programming and computer architecture, we will be developing students’ computational thinking abilities. And, by developing students’ computational thinking abilities, we will provide them with the problem solving tools to approach programming tasks with confidence and to make the outcomes meaningful. We have therefore selected programming languages appropriate to the task and which facilitate teaching the concepts, rather than teaching a range of languages.

Specialist teaching

Key Stage 3

For years 7 to 9 students are taught as a carousel amongst two other subjects and each complete one full term of computer science taught by a Computer Science teacher

Twickenham School Computer Science Department delivers key stage 3 across three years in years 7, 8 and 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 students’ knowledge and skills. The curriculum is also being developed to ensure early introduction on knowledge and skills relevant to GCSE Computer Science, for example, by introducing some of the programming language such as python.

Year 7   - Introduction to Scratch Programming –  learning to

  1. Remember how to input values into scratch, where our inputs are stored and how to output values onto the screen
  2. Remember how computers store data
  3. Remember how computers make decisions
  4. Understand how computers may use more than 1 variable
  5. Understand how operators work in scratch
  • Understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems

Year 8 – The students in Y8 will learn the binary system

  • Understand the binary number system
  • Understand how to add binary number together
  • Understand that computers ONLY KNOW BINARY
  • Understand that in a computer system, characters are represented by binary numbers
  • Introduction to Python – students learn to
  • what know Python is
  • how to program outputs in python,
  • how to program inputs in python,
  • the need to store inputs and inputs into variables in python

Year 9 – Students will learn to understand computer networks by

  • Understand what a network is
  • Understand what advantages and disadvantages networking brings
  • Understand the devices needed to produce a computer network
    • Understand the difference between a LAN and a WAN
    • Understand what the internet actually is
    • Understand how data travels around the internet

Build on Python skills by

  • Revise how programs make decisions
  • Revise how to program IF statements
  • Understand how to program multiple IF Statements
  • Understand what a loop is in a program and where we may use one each time we go on the computer.
  • Understand how to program a while loop in program

 

Key Stage 4

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Problem Solving

Describe what an Algorithm is and what they are used for

Express Algorithms as Flowcharts and Pseudo code

Decomposition and Abstraction

 

Programming

Explain the difference between Algorithms and programs

Code an Algorithm in a High level language

Describe the characteristics of data types

Use Sequence, Selection and Iteration

Data

Explain why computers use Binary to represent data and program instructions

Describe how computers represent and manipulate numbers

Convert between Binary and Denary whole numbers 0-255

Computers

Describe the Input – Process – Output model

Describe the function of Hardware components of a computer system

Construct Truth tables for a given Logic statement

Communication

Describe the different types of Networks and usage models

Describe the characteristics of Network topology:

Star

Bus

Mesh

Describe why Network security is important

Describe what the internet is and how it is structured

Big picture

Explain how the manufacture use and disposal of computing technology damages the environment

Explain why computing technology poses a threat to privacy

 

11

NEA

NEA

Problem solving

Programming

Data

Computers

Communication

Big Picture

Revision