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24/09/21

Twickenham School Open events. We looked forward to showing new families and students our wonderful school! 📚📆📕 https://t.co/nja1qlamvO

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24/09/21

Not sure if we can think of any better way to finish off the week! YUM! 🍰🧁🤤 https://t.co/eZalX4JRO1

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24/09/21

What a fun afternoon hosting for the girls first Netball fixture of the year! Would you like to participate in a fixture? Join us for after school sports clubs and sign up on the sports hall door! 🏐🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/PyC99D2u2H

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23/09/21

Last week Twickenham School raised £328 in total for Jeans for Genes day! 💰💵👏🏽👏🏽#jeansforgenesday https://t.co/pO2dWsnwgQ

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22/09/21

Yr7 began their practical lessons in Food Technology. Their creative juices were in full flow!! https://t.co/tUdyE0iZSq

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21/09/21

These Girls Can! The U13 girls football team kicked of their season off today against Turing House. The result didn’t go our way but the girls showed great commitment and great potential! https://t.co/HN6ZRwc98u

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21/09/21

Yr10 learning about career pathways through different avenues like; Btech, A levels, universities and apprenticeships! 📆📋🗂👨‍💻🧑‍🎓#careers https://t.co/kZLmxu1NhG

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21/09/21

A special lesson today because the apples used to create these masterpieces were picked from Paige’s blossom tree. Paige was a special student who will never be forgotten. We know she was smiling down on us today. ❤️🍎🥧 https://t.co/gB4FYZY32y

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20/09/21

After school cooking club with Mr Maloney on Friday was a nail biter as staff and students battled each other in a cook off! Delicious food was plated by both teams, but the students dishes were awarded the best for the evening by head teacher, Ms Ruse! 👩‍🍳🥘🍝🍱🍲 https://t.co/f38hFMxDfR

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17/09/21

Jeans for Genes day! Today we raised money for all those battling against genetic disorders ❤️👖🧬 https://t.co/cKR273Qogw

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16/09/21

Yr7 Football unit off to great start! Want to take part in extra curricular Football? KS3 Football club is on Monday after school and KS4 Football on Tuesday after school. ⚽️🏃🏽 https://t.co/Z0uJZNDHR4

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15/09/21

What is that smell? It’s a new head chef! Remmy loves to cook Asian dishes like curries and Morrocan chicken. His favourite food to eat is roasted chicken and lamb curry. We can’t wait to taste more delicious meals this year. Welcome to Twickenham School Remmy 🍗🥘🍛🤤 https://t.co/SXjZSboIDT

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15/09/21

Diversity Club is on every Monday after school in G61. We can not wait to see you there! https://t.co/rSQcbvRf7T

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14/09/21

Our new cohort of GCSE Food and Nutrition students had their first practical today. Students were practicing making a bechmal sauce for their Fish Pie. Lots of chefs in the making! https://t.co/qz3Z7tGkcO

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14/09/21

Congratulations Alfie on becoming the British 250 F youth champion and the Mx Nationals British Champion. We are proud of you buddy! 🏍🏆#twickenhamschool https://t.co/SHCTWd7234

14/09/21

Clarifying that students will wear mufti with a pair of jeans this Friday if they donate £1 on SQUID 👖👍🏽

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13/09/21

Donate £1 on your SQUID account and come dressed in your jeans this Friday to help make a difference for those children fighting against a genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes day, Friday 17th September👖❤️ https://t.co/1ThTzXRndL

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13/09/21

This clump of Vorticella are a new addition to the Science Dept's protistan aquarium: they are microscopic filter feeders attached by a stalk which is a molecular spring, more powerful weight for weight than engine of a Formula One car! https://t.co/qNDaAUtfPe

12/09/21

Support Mr Meinke as he swims two miles next weekend for the Princess Alice Hospice foundation, who support families in South West London and Surrey by providing end of life care and bereavement counselling. Donate with the link below https://t.co/4v3yltfw0L

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12/09/21

Teacher interview: Name: Mr Langan Where are you from: Ireland  Subject: Geography  Hobbies: Running, swimming and socialising on weekends with friends. Welcome to Twickenham School Mr Langan! https://t.co/fLycwfb4Jr

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