Master learner programme

Twickenham School students are encouraged to challenge themselves in every lesson, and through a variety of enrichment opportunities. We expect, with the guidance of skilled teachers and leadership, all our students to strive for the best outcomes and become Master Learners.


What is the Master Learner Programme?

The Master Learner Programme (MLP) has been designed to help guide students in their transition to further study, to develop academic and transferable skills and reach beyond their GCSE targets.

The experiences timetabled within the MLP programme enables all students, in all years, to achieve their full potential, including more able provision which is embedded to provide a vast range of opportunities to ensure our most able students thrive.

All students are welcome to participate in Master Learner activities and the below strategies are used to nurture every student; supporting and accelerating learning and personal growth. Subject teachers however will identify students who have shown particular potential in their subject area and invite them to participate within the programme.


How students access the Master Learner Programme

When joining Twickenham School, all students have instant access to the programme through:


Lessons

  • Teacher intervention and high challenge
  • Challenging and engaging content
  • Opportunity for leadership and varied groupings
  • Mentoring and extension.

Enrichment

  • Broad range of interests and skills sets are encouraged
  • Masterclasses and expert professionals
  • Local, national and international experiences
  • Access to Russell Group university visits and opportunities
  • Careers guidance from Years 7 to 11.

Supra curriculum

  • Additional qualifications
  • Sponsorships across a range of subject areas
  • Private and personalised tuition opportunities
  • A Level tuition and college experiences with our partner schools including Hampton Boys, Esher College and Richmond College.

Each term the Master Learner calendar is published bringing new challenges and fresh starts to ensure that all students have something to strive towards and challenge themselves with.

We have been thrilled to see many Master Learners show initiative in their studies both inside and beyond the classroom, however for those that have not yet participated - there is always time to get involved!

For further information about activities please view the Master Learner calendar below.


Examples of Master Learner activities

Master Learner opportunities are updated throughout the year, however below is a sample of some of this year's activities open to students.


English

  • Literary Lunch
  • Poetry by Heart Competition in collaboration with Drama
  • A Level Taster sessions (Year 10)
  • Wider reading lists found on Learning Journeys
  • Torch Magazine contributions and editorial team

Maths

  • UKMT competition
  • Elite mentoring; Level 2 FSM Additional Maths Qualification

Science

  • Crest Award
  • STEM club
  • 6th form masterclass links

History and Geography

  • Young History book critic -  book review of historical fiction
  • BET Climate Conference (KS3)
  • Green Plan It

Drama

  • Poetry by Heart Competition in collaboration with English
  • Richmond Upon Thames Parliament Square Performance

Dance

  • Twickenham School Dance Company (TSDC) performance for IGNITE
  • RUTC Master classes
  • Royal Opera House trip; Romeo and Juliet Ballet with live orchestra

Music

  • Richmond Music Trust tuition
  • Royal Opera House trip; Romeo and Juliet Ballet with live orchestra

Business

  • FTSE ‘Fantasy’ Fund Manager

 


How we ensure our students are supported

Designed to support and accelerate learning and personal growth, Twickenham School families will receive communication, resources and support both for 'at home' and external opportunities.

For further information about the Master Learner Programme - please access the resources below. If you have any questions or queries please contact Mrs Thackeray.


 

Master Learner Programme Brochure

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- May 18
Twickenham School students on the Master Learner programme celebrated National Numeracy Day with a special assembly presented by @BinaMehtaUK. Bina shared that any student is capable of achieving anything if they dedicated themselves and worked hard. #Alumna #Twickenhamschool https://t.co/kc5vP3Pmnk
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Bourne Education Trust @BourneTrust - May 18
Wishing our year 11 students the best of luck in their exams! You have shown great determination and resilience in your studies and now is your time to shine! https://t.co/uQkWwSe8sg
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- May 18
Friday Cooking club have cooked, baked, sushi-ed, challenged and (most importantly) eaten together every week for over a year. To sign off in style, it was time that someone cooked for us! Friday Cooking Club went for dinner at Sky Garden. https://t.co/7uRAalbGvk
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- May 16
How much did you enjoy the BBL - British Basketball League Play off games? This much! #Bbl2022 @LondonLions https://t.co/fNoFIh1CbU
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- May 16
Students from the Twickenham School Basketball academy in Year 7 and 8 enjoyed the thrilling games played at the O2 in the WBBL and BBL Playoffs on the weekend with Mr Elbourne and Ms Isikgun. #Bbl2022 @BBLofficial @WBBLofficial https://t.co/rVQhL3wgaK
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- May 13
Our annual Careers Conference was a roaring success. We had a wide variety of professionals and careers available to talk to students at the lunchtime fair where many meaningful moments were created! #Careers #Careeropportunities https://t.co/J5n3u2ep7Y
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- May 13
Science club is open for all of Year 7 students and takes place every Tuesday afterschool in F61. This week students made these amazing lava lamps! #Scienceclub #Extracurricular https://t.co/8pmRJNIJaJ
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- May 12
Borough athletics preparation is well underway with students attending trainings every Thursday after school. 🏃🏽🏃🏻‍♀️ #Athletics #Twickenhamschool https://t.co/mIL1ODZfgM
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- May 12
This week Year 8 students have been applying their knowledge of Carbohydrates to make a vegetable risotto. A quick, easy and delicious meal that can be replicated at home and uses both complex and simple carbohydrates. #Food #Risotto #Homemade https://t.co/vtB5OM5nbx
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- May 10
What an exciting opportunity for Year 7 students who are learning about the respiratory system, gaseous exchange and breathing. Observing a pair of sheep's lungs being inflated using a bicycle pump and rubber tubing with Mr Iqbal. #Science #Biology 🫁👀🫀 https://t.co/vEMF9trCgM
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- May 9
This week Twickenham School is supporting the Mental Health Foundation by promoting Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 (9 May - 15 May). For more information please visit: https://t.co/IdHozh72tW
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- May 9
We are delighted to share our new school website with our local community. Twickenham School has a number of exciting investment projects planned over the next 12 months so stay tuned to this space and our new website! https://t.co/FGLp9yTCG4
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