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20/01/21

Anna's beautiful acrylic painting showing ability to skillfully blend colour. https://t.co/2RROQtl70O

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19/01/21

Retweetd From Friends of Twickenham Green

A cold wet pandemic day (13/01) in Twickenham, something good to report; young saplings being planted on Twickenham Green! We had originally intended to have our own volunteers assist the contractors, current restrictions, understandably ruled this out. https://t.co/TEUPZXeVy9

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19/01/21

GCSE work looking at natural forms and inspired by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. A great example of beautiful details and harmonizing colours. https://t.co/xGmyVyMYw3

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18/01/21

Year 11 Art students took part in sculptural experimentation last week using ice and flowers before photographing them. https://t.co/DNvkRw4g2P

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18/01/21

Retweetd From Hampton School

Wise words on coping strategies during lockdown from a Hampton mum and counsellor. https://t.co/DXilTxCfl2

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18/01/21

Retweetd From Richmond Rugby

Huge thank you to everyone who donated laptops and tablets today, we collected more than 165 devices! The tech will now be professionally wiped clean and updated by before being donated to local children and their families! 💛❤️🖤 https://t.co/xlmpgysER0

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18/01/21

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Our chickens did it! There is always hope. https://t.co/oLkoiGrqgp

18/01/21

Recent alumni Monique Smith is now studying and has just completed Grade 7 Clarinet. With Oxbridge aspirations Monique continues to build her own success story &talented

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11/01/21

Retweetd From Caterham High School 🌈

Did you know? Remote learning via Microsoft Teams can be accessed with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. https://t.co/NalTW4M4n3

08/01/21

Our school logo, The Swift .

08/01/21

Our series continues with Hannah McLelland who went to . Since graduating she has become founder, director and performer of BearFoot Theatre Company. Performing original work at Camden Fringe Fest and filming adverts for Brighton University amongst others.

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08/01/21

Retweetd From Hampton Art

First year lino prints from last term-we looked at the prints of Dan Baldwin and read ‘Swifts’ by Ted Hughes, “They’ve made it again, Which means the globe’s still working, Creation’s Still waking refreshed,our summer’s still all to come” https://t.co/rqkrOzegoq

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08/01/21

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have announced the next steps on alternative arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level exams. We will put our trust in teachers, not algorithms. https://t.co/w8YuhGaXV5

08/01/21

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If as a parent you are happy with what your child/ren’s school is providing for remote learning, you could always let Ofsted know. Email: enquiries.gov.uk Twitter:

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07/01/21

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We've created loads of FREE resources and videos to help you engage with children and young people in the classroom - check out our here (Licence Key: EDU-SAF-SCH-TH) 👉 https://t.co/36HKhKeKuC https://t.co/Qlf44Dd0op

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07/01/21

What a team! Our new testing centre ran like clockwork. All tests were valid and negative! https://t.co/XvMRvN2xrA

04/01/21

If you are available to help with the COVID testing of our students please email the school. All volunteers welcome.

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22/12/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Christmas is about caring and giving. Thank you Tash and all the amazing team who have made these gifts possible https://t.co/KYg0Yq9PGJ

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22/12/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Our Chickens have flourished since arriving at TS. Thanks to caring staff and students. https://t.co/aAY6yllXvn

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22/12/20

TS is proud to be affiliated with and supporting the hugely important . We're ending the year the same way we will take on 2021; with community spirit.  #merry Christmas https://t.co/zKQ8HWlfoY

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