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04/12/21

The Year 7 boys basketball team showed great sportsmanship and talent at the Richmond Knights tournament! A highlight was Dominic and Luca being recognised by the tournament directors as rising stars and presented with the knight of the week award. Well done boys and keep it up! https://t.co/ADr4m2gdOg

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04/12/21

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! A reminder to Year 7 to make payment on SQUID by Wednesday to participate in the Year 7 Christmas Party! https://t.co/NjULc9nN4Z

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03/12/21

It was great to host the trampolining refresher CPD course at Twickenham School this week as teachers from all over borough continue to keep up with the latest practices and guidelines. https://t.co/JCaZxTZg2X

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02/12/21

The Year 8 and 9 girls Basketball team continued their winning form against Sir Richard Reynolds coming out 12-10 victors. Player of the match was Ariana. https://t.co/y292tw8oFz

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02/12/21

Year 9 Boys Football team took on in a friendly match this afternoon and played out a very close 2-2 draw. Once again it was great to see so many staff attend and cheer on the students! https://t.co/VORaxOzPMa

01/12/21

The Jack Petchy foundation is an organisation who inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex. They are looking for Students at Twickenham School to complete this survey and be in the chance to win £200. See the link below. https://t.co/P8u71I1CTD

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01/12/21

In Year 8 Art students have been looking at Impressionism including the work of Monet and Renoir. Building up layers of colour they have emulated the work of these famous artists. These are fantastic examples from Year 8! https://t.co/oywzLM7YrW

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30/11/21

Year 10 physics enjoyed getting hands on and creative with electricity! 💡🚨🚦#Science https://t.co/gMFtVrXhtS

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29/11/21

There are so many extra-curricular clubs you could attend this week. If you are able to attend 6 clubs you will be awarded with 10 merits! That’s right 10! Well done Mhedi on accomplishing this last week. https://t.co/Z5ujmwn4UI

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28/11/21

At Twickenham School Year 10 and 11 students utilise in the classroom and at home to access an abundance of resources and videos to assist their learning. https://t.co/S6PRkyvX0T

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26/11/21

Yesterday Petya was awarded her prizes for winning the anti-bullying poster competition at the Year 8 assembly. Well done Petya, such a terrific piece of work! https://t.co/qwS7d00SW3

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24/11/21

This term Year 7, 8 and 9 PE students have been rotating between Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Football. Special thanks to Sportted for funding new footballs! https://t.co/54h8fVxPmu

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23/11/21

As part of the English Department's Master Learner programme, students have chosen a book from our brand new 'Lit in Colour' collection, featuring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books by writers of colour to read this month. English Department https://t.co/1W4N2MhytR

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23/11/21

⭐️Truthful Tuesday⭐️ It was great to see so many KS3 students taking up rock climbing yesterday. A large part of climbing is trusting the equipment, your belayer and teacher. We hope to continue seeing more new faces on our Monday afternoon KS3 rock climbing club! 🧗‍♀️ https://t.co/e2t5mTgYqW

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22/11/21

The winner of our Anti- Bullying poster competition is Petya in Year 8! This outstanding poster will be set as the desktop background for all computers at school. Well done Petya! https://t.co/S9Xvu8wlVg

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22/11/21

It was great to see so many different combinations of odd socks on Friday from both students and staff! A fantastic way to celebrate being unique and different! One kind word can be a turning point, it can change someone’s perspective, it can change their day 🌈 🧦 https://t.co/xkstqsmU8G

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22/11/21

This term Year 7 students have been learning about space in Science. They did an amazing job demonstrating the phases of the moon using lamps, tennis balls and golf balls. How interesting! 🔭🪐☄️🧑‍🚀🌛 https://t.co/tA03DDvkIh

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21/11/21

Students at Twickenham School had an opportunity to drive a real bomb disposal robot and many other expensive specialist equipment. The robot piece costing approximately £250,000. What a great opportunity our students have had this week! https://t.co/Fzc9J8oZtU

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21/11/21

Twickenham school students loved cooking in the field kitchen for all the staff and students! They made a wide variety of dishes such as chilli, fajitas, salad, wedges, pasta bake and even a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. https://t.co/ExnSIPhZS0

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20/11/21

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This I want to celebrate children in Twickenham and around the world. When children are supported and their rights are upheld, they can achieve incredible things. They are our future. I support ’s call for children to be at the heart of Govt. https://t.co/0oPnJkpfuU

Music

Intent:

In Music, students experience working in a highly creative environment and are encouraged to explore their own ideas and professional work within lessons. The curriculum is mapped across Key Stage 3 based on the GCSE examination strands; creating, performing and appreciating the art form. Students are taught the skills and understanding needed to be successful at GCSE as well as broaden their own cultural, social and creative development. Music offers a diverse perspective of cultures, practitioners, time periods, creative processes and techniques. Students work practically in most lessons to explore and develop both transferable and subject specific skills.

Curriculum Sequence 7-9

Implementation:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Unit Title

Rhythm Grids

Rock Music

Classical Music (Baroque)

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

1.Performance of body percussion performance

Western classical notation

Composing and performing music

Use of body percussion

  1. Performance of WWRY as an ensemble

Singing as a group and singing as an individual

Performing in an ensemble

Reading western classical notation

Composing lyrics and writing music

  1. Performance of Pachelbel’s Cannon in D

Keyboard Skills

Performing two hands at once on the keyboard with correct technique

Reading Bass and Treble clef notes

Composing in a Baroque Style

  1. Composition using professional music software in a baroque style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

8

Unit Title

Blues

Boom Whackers

Japanese Music

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

  1. Performance of  a fully composed Blues piece as an ensemble

Developing an understanding of chords and the blues scale.

Composing in a stylistically appropriate way and performing in time as an ensemble

  1. Performance of a suitable piece on Boomwhakers

Developing group and solo performance skills with an emphasis on pitch and timing. Boomwhackers and Keyboards will be used.

The class perform as a whole class and also in ensemble groups.

  1. Solo performance of the traditional piece Sakura on keyboard

Consolidating an understanding of treble and bass clef notation.

Performing in time using 2 hands with correct technique on the keyboard whilst also singing.

  1. Composition using professional music software in a Japanese style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music and traditional music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

9

Unit Title

Classical Music (Romantic)

Hamilton the musical (Focus on Rap)

Reggae Music

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

1, Solo performance on the keyboard of Swan Lake The Swan Theme

Understanding of the romantic era including Orchestration and programme music.

Keyboard performance skills using 2 hands with correct technique, reading bass and treble clef and also including suitable dynamics and follow performance directions.

  1. Performance of a well written Rap with a suitable backing track

Exploring and understanding the use of Rap within the musical Hamilton, Exploring style, form and performance.

Understanding the mechanics of writing and structuring a rap.

Using self-reflection to compose a rap about personal beliefs and passions.

1. Performance of a Reggae composition by students as an ensemble

Exploring the cultural and musical aspects of Reggae

Learning Key facts about Reggae music.

Perfomance as an ensemble of a stylistically composed Reggae Piece.

  1. Composition using professional music software in a Reggae style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music and traditional music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

Key Stage 4

The Music department follows the AQA specification, which can be found here; GCSE Music Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

This specification focuses on the three areas of appreciating music (40%), performing (30%) and composing (30%). Students have the options of performing vocally or instrumentally and work as soloists and ensembles. When composing, students will work professionally to a brief as well as having the opportunity to explore a free composition. All GCSE students are encouraged to take instrumental or vocal tuition to enhance their potential in examinations; the department facilitate this and encourage participation in enrichment opportunities to further support progress.

Curriculum Sequence 10-11

Implementation:

 

 

Autumn 1

LJ

Autumn 2

LJ

Spring 1

LJ

Spring 2

LJ

Summer 1

LJ

Summer 2

LJ

10

 

 

Unit Title

 

The Basics of Reading and Writing Music

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

Traditional Music

Western Classical Tradition since 1910

Study pieces

Assessment

Discovering and learning the key words within music and using them to describe and write our own compositions

Art music of (or growing out of) the European tradition, normally notated, and normally intended for public performance.

Listening:

The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel.

The Orchestra Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

The piano music of Chopin and Schumann.

The Requiem of the late Romantic period.

Musical styles and genres including rock, pop, musical theatre, film and computer gaming music from 1950 to the present.

Listening:

Music of Broadway 1950s to 1990s.

Rock music of 1960s and 1970s.

Film and computer gaming music 1990s to present.

Pop music 1990s to present.

Music that takes influences from traditional sources including folk music and reinterprets them in a contemporary style, and traditional music from traditional sources and cultures that is performed as intended by the composer.

Listening:

Blues music from 1920–1950

Fusion music incorporating African and/or Caribbean music

Contemporary Latin music

Contemporary Folk music of the British Isles.

 

Music that comprises modern, contemporary classical music, experimental and minimalist music as well as other forms.

Listening:

the orchestral music of Copland

British music of Arnold, Britten, Maxwell-Davies and Tavener

The orchestral music of Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók

Minimalist music of John Adams, Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

 

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, k622, 3rd movement, rondo.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Focus on the familiar study pieces with exam practice for 8 mark questions.

 

11

 

 

Unit Title

 

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

 

Traditional Music

Western Classical

Tradition since 1910

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

Written exam preparation

 

Assessment

 

Revision of topics studied in year 10

Revision of topics studied in year 10.

Assessing, Embedding and improving coursework compositions, performances alongside exam technique and past paper practice.

Assessing, Embedding and improving coursework compositions, performances alongside exam technique and past paper practice.

Final preparations for the GCSE exams with an emphasis on all students achieving their best and feeling confident

 

AQA GCSE Exam board. Main units of study include:

A01 Western Classical A02 Popular Music Styles

A03 Traditional Music A04 Western Classical since 1910

 

AQA GCSE Exam board. Main units of study include:

A01 Understanding Music.  A02 Performing Music.

A03 Composing Music AO4 Review