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10/04/21

All students return to school on Monday 19 April. If you are ever unsure or need clarification you can find this info on our website. Enjoy the rest of the Easter break!

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10/04/21

Dear Year 6 Families. We thought you may like to view this video by current parent Mr Scott who has a son in Year 8. Thank you Mr Scott 👏⁦ https://t.co/OJACaTVXoI

10/04/21

Great article in which showcases Southwark grand opening. Fantastic to know that Twickenham School is ahead of the game with our courts open and ready for action! https://t.co/DxHLwWKBwx

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01/04/21

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Potter, Gatsby and Snape: how the Science Dept celebrated World Book Day https://t.co/21iSDXEaMe

31/03/21

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Well done Annora! https://t.co/Ert8I80k6H

31/03/21

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If you feel you need support to help you cope with your anxious feelings, please visit our website for advice. https://t.co/WtgHhWF561

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31/03/21

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💻AfC RBWM Virtual Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme aka FUEL Will provide children and young people with fun activities. Book your place here https://t.co/tIn0rWSEP7 https://t.co/T2KNsnqEdk

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31/03/21

Lucky students receiving Easter hampers. Yum! 🐣⁦ https://t.co/QsKme0yLqS

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31/03/21

Happy World Book Day from all the lovely staff at Twickenham School. Have a lovely Easter break everyone 🐣⁦ https://t.co/G5ArD2qxHS

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31/03/21

Fantastic effort from our Year 7 students today! Fabulous costumes! ⁦ https://t.co/Xr3uJZZlvX

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31/03/21

Costume Day fun at Twickenham School! ⁦ https://t.co/FUNeizFztq

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31/03/21

Harry Potters & Hogwarts pupils mixing with witches and Cruella de Ville! It’s a crazy day on World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/3GmNWWPKFT

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31/03/21

We have a new Poet Laureate for Twickenham School: Annora Gosain (Year 7). Look out for her work in every future newsletter after the break. ⁦⁦ https://t.co/GssO5gklN7

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31/03/21

The English Department are bubbling with excitement over our World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/ajxkl4dHX2

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31/03/21

More characters having fun in school for the TS World Book Costume Day https://t.co/gQc5p1zVgA

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31/03/21

Look out! Ms Ruse is prowling the corridors! ⁦ https://t.co/Kns58T3tXG

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31/03/21

Twickenham School World Book Day has arrived! ⁦ https://t.co/0XeriSZ6XU

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30/03/21

Year 9 students out and about during Geography lesson and Year 7 studying local map work. Always nice to visit the TS chickens too! 🐓⁦⁦ https://t.co/ndASrQGzqF

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30/03/21

Yoga moves shared by Vanessa and Melissa in Yr7 Religious Studies lesson, studying Hinduism ⁦ https://t.co/HndfH7Z7gk

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30/03/21

Year 8 students building DNA from sweets https://t.co/MmuYkZcrNb

Modern Foreign Languages

Intention:

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart."
Nelson Mandela

At Twickenham School, we offer French and German. Our students are placed in either French or German according to preferences or numbers from Year 7.They will continue with the same language throughout their school years.

 We believe that every child has the wherewithal to understand a foreign Language , and to enjoy its application in innumerable situations beyond the classroom; furthermore, that they demonstrate that enjoyment when they leave us with a strong pass at GCSE and a confidence in their thorough grasp and application of the fundamentals whatever direction they choose in life. We achieve this in a number of ways:

  • By recognising each student's current needs and  that they receive the level of challenge and teaching style which best suits them
  • By acknowledging that children rarely make linear progress, and thus building in regular opportunities for them to make progress
  • By allowing them to problem-solve and collaborate so that they can articulate their own understanding and needs
  • By using a highly visual and aural method of delivery 
  • By focusing on diagnostic rather than summative assessment
  • By allowing gifted linguists the opportunity to fast track and lead key clubs from Year 9

Specification: AQA

Core content for both French and German

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Assessments

GCSE French and GCSE German have a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Paper 1: Listening

What's assessed

Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier)
  • 40 marks (Foundation Tier), 50 marks (Higher Tier)
  • 25% of GCSE

(Each exam includes 5 minutes’ reading time of the question paper before the listening stimulus is played.)

Questions

Foundation Tier and Higher Tier

  • Section A – questions in English, to be answered in English or non-verbally
  • Section B – questions in French or German, to be answered in French or German or non-verbally

Paper 2: Speaking

What's assessed

Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes

How it's assessed

  • Non-exam assessment
  • 7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time
  • 10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time
  • 60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)
  • 25% of GCSE

Questions

Foundation Tier and Higher Tier

The format is the same at Foundation Tier and Higher Tier, but with different stimulus questions for the Photo card and different stimulus materials for the Role-play. The timings are different too:

  • Role-play – 15 marks (2 minutes at Foundation Tier; 2 minutes at Higher Tier)
  • Photo card – 15 marks (2 minutes at Foundation Tier; 3 minutes at Higher Tier)
  • General conversation – 30 marks (3–5 minutes at Foundation Tier; 5–7 minutes at Higher Tier)

Paper 3: Reading

What's assessed

Understanding and responding to different types of written Language

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier), 1 hour (Higher Tier)
  • 60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)
  • 25% of GCSE

Questions

Foundation Tier and Higher Tier

  • Section A – questions in English, to be answered in English or non-verbally
  • Section B – questions in French or German, to be answered in French or German, or non-verbally
  • Section C – translation from French into English or German into English (a minimum of 35 words for Foundation Tier and 50 words for Higher Tier)

Paper 4: Writing

What's assessed

Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)
  • 50 marks at Foundation Tier and 60 marks at Higher Tier
  • 25% of GCSE

Questions

Foundation Tier

  • Question 1 – message (student produces four sentences in response to a photo) – 8 marks
  • Question 2 – short passage (student writes a piece of continuous text in response to four brief bullet points, approximately 40 words in total) – 16 marks
  • Question 3 – translation from English into French or German (minimum 35 words) – 10 marks
  • Question 4 – structured writing task (student responds to four compulsory detailed bullet points, producing approximately 90 words in total) – there is a choice from two questions – 16 marks

Higher Tier

  • Question 1 – structured writing task (student responds to four compulsory detailed bullet points, producing approximately 90 words in total) – there is a choice from two questions – 16 marks
  • Question 2 – open-ended writing task (student responds to two compulsory detailed bullet points, producing approximately 150 words in total) – there is a choice from two questions – 32 marks
  • Question 3 – translation from English into French or German (minimum 50 words) – 12 marks

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

French

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Personal information, physical appearance, favourite object

Personality, family, school subjects and friends

School, home and animals.

Food, mealtimes and ordering meals

Local area, description of town and directions

Lifestyle, clothes and weekend activities.

8

Holidays, usual and preferred holidays

Sport and leisure

All sport activities and parts of the body

Daily life and issues in francophone countries

France and other countries

Entertainment and advertising

Technology

Old and new technology and their advantages or disadvantages.

9

Issues for teenagers

Relationships and pocket money

A balanced diet

Healthy eating

Parties and festivals

Talk about traditions and festivals

Transports and holidays

Home

Description of home and ideal home

Jobs and ambitions

10

Theme 1 AQA

Relationships with family and friends

Marriage and partnership

Theme 1 AQA

Social media and mobile technology

Theme 1 AQA

Music, cinema and TV

Food and eating out

sports

Theme 1 AQA

France and customs

Francophone festivals

Theme 2 AQA

Home and local neighbourhood

Theme 2 AQA

Charity and voluntary work

Healthy and unhealthy living

11

Theme 2 AQA

Environment, poverty and homelessness

Holidays and travel

Theme 3 AQA

School and subjects

Life at school and college

Theme 3 AQA

University or work and choice of career

Revision

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German

 

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Greetings, German alphabet , numbers from 1 to 31

Names and birthdays

Family, pets and colours

School

Subjects, days of the week and timetable

Free time and hobbies

Home

Description of home

Weather

Food and drink

Opinions on food and drinks

Ordering food in Cafés

8

Local area

Description of town and directions

Fashion/clothes

Opinions on clothes and school uniform.

Going on a trip

Talk about holidays, usual and past experiences

You, you family and friends

Relationships and helping at home.

Daily routine

12 and 24 -hour clock

Festivals and celebrations

9

The media

Music, TV , Films and Music

Hobbies

Favourite hobbies in different weather conditions

Health and fitness

Parts of the body, talk about injuries and illness

Going on a trip

Plan a trip and ask for tourist information.

Use directions and buy tickets

environment

local area and environmental problems

School and future plans

Compare school life in Germany and in the UK

10

Theme 1 AQA

Relationships with family and friends

Marriage and partnership

Theme 1 AQA

Social media and mobile technology

Theme 1 AQA

Music, cinema and TV

Food and eating out

sports

Theme 1 AQA

France and customs

Francophone festivals

Theme 2 AQA

Home and local neighbourhood

Theme 2 AQA

Charity and voluntary work

Healthy and unhealthy living

11

Theme 2 AQA

Environment, poverty and homelessness

Holidays and travel

Theme 3 AQA

School and subjects

Life at school and college

Theme 3 AQA

University or work and choice of career

Revision

Revision