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15/10/21

Year 10 students applying their Food Science knowledge today. Students were watching how acid (lemon) denatures proteins and then coagulates to make the filing in the Lemon flan set - no cooking involved. Well done to David 1st, Josh 2nd and Cyrus in 3rd placed. 🍰🧁 https://t.co/ZbEOgIGpuv

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15/10/21

Mr Meinke and Year 8 were investigating Hooke’s Law by using weights and a spring. There were some excellent debates in action within groups over which results were correct. 👨‍🔬🔬🧫 https://t.co/dxoRKc8bNg

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15/10/21

This week Miss Green has been reading a text with Year 8 and focusing on how and why the author uses punctuation. 📚📖👩‍🏫 https://t.co/K2R41XYOBi

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13/10/21

Congratulations to Kascper and Ashvilla on winning the doubles badminton tournament in PE this week! 👏🏽🏸 https://t.co/1LiZ8nsiHq

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13/10/21

What an exciting day it was for our Year 8’s attending an English trip to the Globe theatre in Central London to watch A Midsummer Night’s dream! Plenty of compliments from the public about the fantastic student behaviour displayed throughout the day. 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/BR5we8i4VH

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12/10/21

How about these hits! 🏓 https://t.co/uzQTui8EUd

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12/10/21

Plenty of excellent table tennis games were played with some great results! Special mention to Macie who finished 3rd out of 7 girls and the boys team who placed 2nd out of 4 teams today. Well done Twickenham! 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/8z9WplKmFo

12/10/21

They were very excited and enjoyed their trip to the theatre today! Thank you for your lovely comment we will pass this onto our students tomorrow morning ❤️

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12/10/21

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Twickenham School T&L Book club starting very soon. We can’t wait to learn and shar! https://t.co/Kv3iCTJ9Nq

11/10/21

Mr Elbourne is running at the Paris marathon this Sunday and is raising funds for children’s mental health. Click on the link below to help Mr Elbourne reach his fundraising goal https://t.co/lTBhQRuZp9

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08/10/21

Year 8 have been using our exciting outside classroom for a bio diversity investigation about the importance of soil. makes the best https://t.co/j7Kr7a6RjQ

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08/10/21

Loud and proud! We have one more open morning next week on Monday! To book please email admissions.org.uk to reserve a spot. https://t.co/dP68t1jssu

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08/10/21

Twickenham School flying high competing in home and away football fixtures last week https://t.co/jFcUPv5Njy

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07/10/21

Yr 7 students have created a range of 3D models representing human, animal and plant cells, some were even edible! Well done to all students who created a model cell as part of the homework task! https://t.co/Th0ZfuZxZ9

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07/10/21

National poetry day at Twickenham School https://t.co/8Q5ewcLVHG

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05/10/21

Ms Ruse, head teacher speech at tonights Twickenham School open evening https://t.co/BP46nhP8p9

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05/10/21

Bad hair day for Ms Ruse or static electricity? https://t.co/GFkA3Wq004

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04/10/21

Ready to meet new families tomorrow night at our open evening! See you at 6pm! https://t.co/S9Hr1jWsHi

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01/10/21

Challenging our Yr7 PE students to create and lead their own badminton warm up activity https://t.co/EzJa5HIjvQ

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28/09/21

Fruit salad, yummy! Yummy! https://t.co/HDRdGATWcd

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