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28/02/20

Exciting events and competitions taking place Thursday 5th March. All details will be announced to students on Monday. https://t.co/fWXbwVAckG

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28/02/20

This week in Science Club students have been doing the catapult challenge! That is, building a catapult out of lolly sticks and rubber bands – and a plastic spoon – while the teacher was making a ball of foil to use as ammunition. https://t.co/DoYRgoyqAA

28/02/20

Harry Potter comes to Cucina on Thursday 5 March. Students can enjoy Dobby's waffles for breakfast, Griffindor's hot wings at breaktime and 'Phoenix from the Flames' chicken noodle salad at lunch. All this can be followed by 'Forbidden Forest' filled chocolate cauldron. Yum!

27/02/20

Kind hearted students raised £660 for 21 families from Milton Public School in Ulladulla, NSW Australia, who were affected by the recent bushfires.

26/02/20

Year 9 families please be reminded it is Parents' Information Evening tomorrow (Thursday 27th) 4.00-7.00pm. We hope to see you all in attendance. Miss Scott Head of Year 9

25/02/20

Last chance to pay for Shakespeare Up Close Performance and Workshop - Romeo and Juliet by The Orange Tree Theatre, Tuesday 10 March for Year 10 and Year 11. Please pay £5 via sQuid today. Thank you.

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25/02/20

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Parking v 7 Mar KO16.45hrs? Come & park , off A316 @ foot M3, easy access & quick getaway! Pay @ gate or online https://t.co/nf7K324QZ2

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13/02/20

Scrabble Club every Monday lunchtime. Everyone welcome! https://t.co/l7nLJoJR4Y

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13/02/20

Lab in a Lorry, an interactive mobile Science Laboratory staffed by practising scientists and engineers, is in our playground today. Students in Years 9 and 10 are making full use of the experience. https://t.co/LVuOkWszcg

12/02/20

Updates on Coronavirus: https://t.co/Cn0jIGo2kK Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://t.co/XXVIr8eNYh Public Health England blog: https://t.co/ksC8rT3xUu

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12/02/20

Cookery Club Crepes https://t.co/IJGcBsggyT

12/02/20

This meeting is now cancelled. If you would like further information about the trip please email Miss Harkin

11/02/20

Families of students in Year 9,10 and 11, considering sending their child on the Cambodia trip in 2021 are invited to an information evening on Wednesday 12th Feb. 6:30pm in the PE classroom. Please email Miss Harkin via info@ if you plan to attend. Thank you.

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10/02/20

Year 8 have been busy creating colourful and creative fruit salads. https://t.co/jbHgImCcIM

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10/02/20

Keisha De Gouveia (10GLA) and her cheerleading team, Altitude Cheer, took part in the ICC Southern Competition in Guildford this weekend. The team won 1st place in the overall division in their level. Well done to Keisha and her team. https://t.co/BEuTntyhy2

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10/02/20

Year 9 have been examining enzymic browning and making beautiful fruit salads using the newly learned bridge and claw grip. https://t.co/f5j0femEOo

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10/02/20

Year 9 impressed with a creative range of suffragette merchandise for their history homework. https://t.co/fYqvvfbImW

07/02/20

All Year 10 have a drop down session Periods 1 and 2 on Wednesday 12th February. The Theme for the morning is 'Focusing on Forgiveness'. Regular lessons will return after break.

07/02/20

Lab in a Lorry, an interactive mobile Science Laboratory staffed by practising scientists and engineers, is coming to our school. The aim is to give students the opportunity to do experimental science in the way it actually happens; exploratory, informed by curiosity & intuition.

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