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14/05/21

We sadly say goodbye to our fabulous Chef Graham who is leaving us to embark on a fantastic and exciting venture. Thankyou Graham and we wish you well 👋👨‍🍳 ⁦ https://t.co/43Zv2TRVJ6

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14/05/21

Huge thanks to Paula ⁦⁦⁦ who had a long queue of TS staff eagerly queuing up for a well deserved tea break organised by the wonderful PTA and generous parents. THANKYOU! ⁦ https://t.co/9Z3HKcYUHy

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14/05/21

What a fabulous tea break we had today! ⁦ https://t.co/UI70YJB8Ro

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14/05/21

More happy TS staff enjoying their tea, coffee and cakes. Thank you parents and wonderful PTA and Paula from ⁦⁩ ☕️🧁 ⁦ https://t.co/3owaImFHle

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14/05/21

What a lovely surprise TS staff were treated to today from our wonderful parents. Gorgeous teas and coffees and yummy cakes. Thankyou for your generous treat ⁦⁦ https://t.co/7kyfG2276Y

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12/05/21

⁩ kindly mentioned Twickenham School and Ms Ruse in her newsletter. It is always a pleasure to see her at TS and many thanks for your support on the judging panel. ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/8TNJy8PqDw

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12/05/21

Help is always at hand at TS, as shown by some wonderful Year 9 students who taught some Year 7s the colours in French during lunchtime today 🌈. Merci beaucoup et bravo! 👏 ⁦ https://t.co/TMzxbLMsJA

12/05/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Checklist for : 1/ Spend at least 30 mins a day doing something I love 2/ Set clear boundaries with work/study 3/ Check in with someone close to me 4/ Journal for 5-10 mins three times a week 5/ Explore my nearest green space

11/05/21

Lovely messages of thanks and support keep coming in - “Thank you for the 5 years, for all your dedication and hard work”. Team Twickenham making us proud! It is down to our amazing students and school community. Thank you TS families.

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07/05/21

Year 11 students developing field sketching as a qualitative data technique today in school. Impressive skills everyone 👏 ⁦ https://t.co/lx3A8k9MdO

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07/05/21

Posters created and presented by Y10 students in science today. Wonderful to see so much detail 🧪 ⁦ https://t.co/mkNqbW3bcy

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07/05/21

Another lovely parent message: “Alfie is the series leader in the Bridgestone Nationals...and he also won the first round of the British championship. Thank you for your support.” We are proud to celebrate our student successes! ⁦⁦https://t.co/frdorOVGT2

07/05/21

We love receiving messages from parents that make us proud to be part of the TS family. Here is a lovely one we received this week: “Thank you for your continued support. *** has thrived and grown throughout his time with you”

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07/05/21

Retweetd From Twickenham School

students proud to be graduating yesterday. Challenging ourselves and persevering is the key to success! https://t.co/ZAKscSqwhQ

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07/05/21

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

A quick game of dodgeball after the Year 10 mock exams! https://t.co/cQuUyiK5MK

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07/05/21

students proud to be graduating yesterday. Challenging ourselves and persevering is the key to success! https://t.co/ZAKscSqwhQ

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06/05/21

Ms Ruse was delighted to receive good news today! Twickenham School pupil Sam Newbold has been accepted to do a 4 year engineering apprenticeship with ⁦⁩ Teddington. Congratulations Sam 👏 ⁦ l#proudteachers https://t.co/gRi1W1bRd1

05/05/21

Very impressive balancing from our Year 9 girls. No signs of wobbling! https://t.co/4PpIfGkdDk

04/05/21

Science lessons at Twickenham School always bring out a smile! https://t.co/2xho2RLmMb

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30/04/21

Year 10 students have been studying light diffraction using diffraction glasses kindly gifted by 🕶. ⁦ https://t.co/ya2BzGZy9P

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

Rhythm grids

Introduction to music theory such as musical notation and dynamics

Rock music

Developing vocal and piano skills as a group (rock band) performance of Queen’s We Will Rock You

Classical music

Consolidating an understanding of treble clef notation and developing an understanding of bass clef notation through a keyboard performance of Pachelbel’s Cannon in D

Indian music

Exploring and appreciating traditional Indian music culture with a focus on instrumentation and performance

Composition

Developing core skills in Garageband and Logic Pro software.

Appreciating musical style, structure and form

Creating a final fully sequenced  composition.

8

Blues

Developing music theory skills through understanding of chords and the blues scale. Composing stylistically appropriate Blues pieces and performing in a blues band.

Instrumental performance

Developing foundation group and solo performance skills with an emphasis on pitch and timing Keyboards and Boom Whackers.

Japanese music

Consolidating an understanding of treble clef notation and developing an understanding of bass clef notation through a keyboard performance of Sakura.

Musical Theatre

Exploring the genre of musicals and learning about the use of simple chord sequences to create our own compositions.

Minimalism composition

Improving core skills in Garageband and Logic Pro software.

Applying conventions of the brief.

Creating a final sequenced composition.

Film music composition

Refining core skills in Garageband and Logic Pro software.

Applying conventions of the brief.

Creating a final recorded piece of music.

9

Romantic period

A focus on the Romanic period of time with an understanding of orchestration and programme music. Piano skills will be developed through a performance of Swan Theme from cleaned by Adblock for Youtube™ Share.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

 

 

Rap music

Appreciation of contrasting genre

Using the music from Hamilton to explore style, form and performance. Hamilton serves as a vehicle to explore the structure and form of a well written rap, students use the skills learnt to compose their own rap about themselves.

Reggae music

Exploring the cultural and musical aspects of reggae music by listening playing and composing as a soloist and part of a group.

 

Music technology

Understanding the functions and possibilities within GCSE software Logic Pro.

Developing composition skills through use of theme and variation.

Appreciating modern production skills.

Performance unit

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

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

The Basics of Reading and Writing Music

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

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

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.

Popular Music

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.

Traditional Music

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.

Western Classical Tradition since 1910

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.

Study pieces

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

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

Revision of topics studied in year 10.

Traditional Music

Western Classical

Tradition since 1910

Revision of topics studied in year 10.

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

 

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

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

 

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

Written exam preparation

 

 

 

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