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11/09/19

Please help our student Henry, fund raise to compete in Gymnastic competitions around the world. https://t.co/2o0PLE9bW7

09/09/19

Welcome back to all. So lovely to see our students starting as they mean to go on at Twickenham. Aspire, Achieve, Enjoy.

06/09/19

Retweetd From David Martin

A wonderful student, so musically talented and a real pleasure to teach. Well done everyone at Twickenham School for an impressive set of examination results.

05/09/19

Congratulations to our student Henry Godfrey who, along with his partner, has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2019 Acrobatic Gymnastic Pan American Club Cup in Mexico. We are so proud!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164564156135235585

22/08/19

Agata, 16, gained three 9s, three 8s and two 7s, securing her place to study Biology and Psychology at Strode’s College. https://t.co/6JrK35RP4g

22/08/19

Our students’ successes were covered in today’s Richmond and Twickenham Times: https://t.co/qIMZ3JqYoQ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164559115332587520

22/08/19

Samantha, 16, gained 2.5 grades on average above those predicted. One 9, one 8, five 7s and two 6s. Plans to study Psychology, Sports Science and Performing Arts at Strode’s College. Well done! https://t.co/INwmr53pWs

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164554084713730048

22/08/19

Zoe 16, received five 9s and five 8s. Congratulations! https://t.co/BrE38Zb511

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164549058540777476

22/08/19

Alfie, 16, received 6s and 7s after being predicted 2s and 3s, and now plans to attend St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School to study Maths, Economics and Business Studies. Congratulations! https://t.co/oeNz5VGNm8

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164543604397940741

22/08/19

Megan, 16, received two 9s, five 8s and three 7s in her GCSEs, securing a place to attend Strode’s College to study Maths, Biology and Psychology. https://t.co/bltJR1tvZg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164137017929850880

21/08/19

Our students have arrived home safely from their incredible trip to Tanzania https://t.co/4n4FwdNyDx

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163752876734373894

20/08/19

Tanzania update: after a wonderful trip students are off to the airport on their way home. https://t.co/LFa8bNLd6r

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145702115106818

18/08/19

Tanzania update: More from safari https://t.co/YsmMzhn8gP

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145500448759809

18/08/19

Incredible footage from safari in Tanzania https://t.co/INK7fy7mWm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145176661090304

18/08/19

Tanzania update: This is our last night in this camp. Tomorrow we travel to another park to safari then go straight to the Keys Hotel for our last night. Lots of mixed feelings tonight about leaving but everyone reflecting on a life changing month. https://t.co/AiLwbVlOxJ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162806251379679234

17/08/19

Tanzania update https://t.co/mP4cZQPfjn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162403301071249408

16/08/19

Tanzania update: monkey spotting. https://t.co/bcZusFVja1

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162015533186867202

15/08/19

Tanzania update: bush skills and archery https://t.co/BFSdczO4fl

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162015226021273600

15/08/19

Tanzania update: safari walk https://t.co/YLbAAiXkhg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161637589729906688

14/08/19

Tanzania update: making paper from elephants poo https://t.co/TsdBVqPEWL

Careers information

Years 7-8

Students in Years 7-8 students are introduced to the world of work through a range of tutor time activities and PDC lessons that inspire and excite students to build aspirations and ambitions for their adult lives.  There will opportunities for visits from outside speakers, and students will be encouraged to see a connection between hard work and having a positive attitude to learning with their success in achieving their own goals.

Year 9

As a critical decision-making year, students are supported throughout to make well informed and guided choices about their studies through to GCSE.  A range of careers and subject talks help students to understand the subjects they will need to study to go on to the next steps in their own development and career aspirations.  We will make available a variety of software tools to help students to build up their knowledge of a range of careers pathways they could take. The school will support students to understand the changing patterns of the labour market.  They will be able to find out about post-16 study at college or another school and compare this with the wide range of apprenticeships and training programmes on offer locally.  Additional careers advice will be available for students who would like extra support.

Years 10 & 11

Students preparing for their exams also face challenging decisions about their next steps post-16.  There are an ever growing number of qualifications and courses available: we will support students and their families to understand the choices that are available and to make appropriate decisions.  As well as careers fairs, visiting speakers, one-to-one careers advice, plus guidance, trips and activities, students will have a planned tutorial programme to support them throughout.

The school is committed to offering an exceptionally high quality careers programme to support all our students in achieving their aspirations.  We aim to support parents with a calendar of Parents and Families Information Evenings to ensure that everyone who is able to support our young people is kept involved and well informed.

 

 

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Posted on: 23/08/2019

GCSE Results 2019

At Twickenham School we are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results which show significant improvements across all subjects’. The number of students achieving a good pass in both English and Mathematics has increased from the previous year by 14% with students overall Attainment 8 improving by 5 points, significantly increasing on the 2018 results. Congratulations must go to Zoe Flashman who achieved 5 9s and 3 8s and Megan Hall who achieved 2 9s & 5 8s in all subjects including Maths and English. On average, Alfie Jones gained 3.5 grades and Sam Spiers 2.5 grades higher than expected in all subjects. Excellent results were obtained in English, Maths, Science, Geography, French, Dance, Drama & Music.   These excellent results reflect the hard work of students and the professional commitment of all of our teaching and support staff at Twickenham School. As a school, we have met and exceeded some challenging targets for this cohort of students, and I am very pleased that so many of our class of 2019 will now progress to further education with real confidence and a tremendous sense of achievement. We are delighted that our intake for Year 7 has increased by more than 50% and we hope that these students will be inspired to achieve their best by this excellent set of results.   I am sure that staff would want to thank our families too, as they have been so supportive yet again throughout the long examination season. The governors and I would like to send the warmest of congratulations to all our Year 11 students.   Assal Ruse
Posted on: 13/03/2019

Brilliant Club Programme

TWICKENHAM MP Sir Vince Cable has backed our award-winning The Brilliant Club programme during a visit to the school. The Liberal Democrat leader chatted with Year 10 and 11 students who had taken part in The Scholars Programme, aimed at getting pupils into highly selective universities. Under the scheme, bright pupils took part in university style tutorials with PhD tutors before researching and writing their own university style assignments. Sir Vince said the programme was breaking down barriers by giving students the belief that they can go to highly selective universities. He said: “I was extremely impressed by the young people I met at Twickenham School today. They are very bright and had some great insights. “The biggest barrier for people in local state schools going to the top universities is belief. They have the talent and the intelligence and they are clearly well taught. “For some of them, like me, they will be the rst people in their family to go to university, and so programmes like this are fantastic at breaking down barriers.” Our headteacher Assal Ruse said: “The Brilliant Club has been wonderful at raising the expectations and aspirations of our pupils. “I work in a school with students with huge amounts of potential, students who have the ability to get into the top universities. “Our job is to harness that talent and give them the belief that they can achieve whatever they want, they have the ability to do that.” Dr Chris Wilson, CEO of The Brilliant Club, said: “In Britain today, there’s an entrenched link between a young person’s background and their chance of education success. “The Scholars Programme helps pupils develop the knowledge and skills necessary to ful l their academic potential and secure places at highly- selective universities.