Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1233364304214347777

28/02/20

Exciting events and competitions taking place Thursday 5th March. All details will be announced to students on Monday. https://t.co/fWXbwVAckG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1233329611238453248

28/02/20

This week in Science Club students have been doing the catapult challenge! That is, building a catapult out of lolly sticks and rubber bands – and a plastic spoon – while the teacher was making a ball of foil to use as ammunition. https://t.co/DoYRgoyqAA

28/02/20

Harry Potter comes to Cucina on Thursday 5 March. Students can enjoy Dobby's waffles for breakfast, Griffindor's hot wings at breaktime and 'Phoenix from the Flames' chicken noodle salad at lunch. All this can be followed by 'Forbidden Forest' filled chocolate cauldron. Yum!

27/02/20

Kind hearted students raised £660 for 21 families from Milton Public School in Ulladulla, NSW Australia, who were affected by the recent bushfires.

26/02/20

Year 9 families please be reminded it is Parents' Information Evening tomorrow (Thursday 27th) 4.00-7.00pm. We hope to see you all in attendance. Miss Scott Head of Year 9

25/02/20

Last chance to pay for Shakespeare Up Close Performance and Workshop - Romeo and Juliet by The Orange Tree Theatre, Tuesday 10 March for Year 10 and Year 11. Please pay £5 via sQuid today. Thank you.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1232234375049248769

25/02/20

Retweetd From @TSEventRugbyParking

Parking v 7 Mar KO16.45hrs? Come & park , off A316 @ foot M3, easy access & quick getaway! Pay @ gate or online https://t.co/nf7K324QZ2

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1227968820729569281

13/02/20

Scrabble Club every Monday lunchtime. Everyone welcome! https://t.co/l7nLJoJR4Y

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1227918478541303810

13/02/20

Lab in a Lorry, an interactive mobile Science Laboratory staffed by practising scientists and engineers, is in our playground today. Students in Years 9 and 10 are making full use of the experience. https://t.co/LVuOkWszcg

12/02/20

Updates on Coronavirus: https://t.co/Cn0jIGo2kK Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://t.co/XXVIr8eNYh Public Health England blog: https://t.co/ksC8rT3xUu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1227629162929827842

12/02/20

Cookery Club Crepes https://t.co/IJGcBsggyT

12/02/20

This meeting is now cancelled. If you would like further information about the trip please email Miss Harkin

11/02/20

Families of students in Year 9,10 and 11, considering sending their child on the Cambodia trip in 2021 are invited to an information evening on Wednesday 12th Feb. 6:30pm in the PE classroom. Please email Miss Harkin via info@ if you plan to attend. Thank you.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1226885121527205888

10/02/20

Year 8 have been busy creating colourful and creative fruit salads. https://t.co/jbHgImCcIM

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1226841711009304576

10/02/20

Keisha De Gouveia (10GLA) and her cheerleading team, Altitude Cheer, took part in the ICC Southern Competition in Guildford this weekend. The team won 1st place in the overall division in their level. Well done to Keisha and her team. https://t.co/BEuTntyhy2

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1226819733552586752

10/02/20

Year 9 have been examining enzymic browning and making beautiful fruit salads using the newly learned bridge and claw grip. https://t.co/f5j0femEOo

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1226797234521591810

10/02/20

Year 9 impressed with a creative range of suffragette merchandise for their history homework. https://t.co/fYqvvfbImW

07/02/20

All Year 10 have a drop down session Periods 1 and 2 on Wednesday 12th February. The Theme for the morning is 'Focusing on Forgiveness'. Regular lessons will return after break.

07/02/20

Lab in a Lorry, an interactive mobile Science Laboratory staffed by practising scientists and engineers, is coming to our school. The aim is to give students the opportunity to do experimental science in the way it actually happens; exploratory, informed by curiosity & intuition.

English

 

What we will do:

The Twickenham School English Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the English department will also:

  • build on prior learning in key stages 1 and 2 in order to develop a life-long enthusiasm for English
  • encourage all students to consider further study of English and entry to English related careers post-16 and beyond
  • develop students’ interest in English in the wider world through activities such as school visits, clubs and competitions.

Setting in English

Year 7 English classes are taught as mixed ability groups for the first two weeks of the year. Setting then occurs based on KS2 data and in class assessments.

Years 8 to 11 are taught in ability sets.  Arrangements for setting are regularly reviewed and there are termly opportunities for students to move between sets.

Key Stage 3

Twickenham School English Department delivers key stage 3 across two years in years 7 and 8. The curriculum fully complies with the national curriculum and is sequenced to ensure that topics are delivered in a logical way in order to develop students’ knowledge and skills.

Links are made to key stage 1 and 2 English in order to build on prior learning.

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 7

Content

 

The Journey

(Transition Unit)

Writing: Non-fiction writing (letter)

Reading: extract from ‘Lord of the Flies’

Spoken Language: presentation

Victorian Britain

(19th Century fiction and non-fiction)

Reading Dickens’ Oliver Twist (original or play version). Reading non-fiction accounts from the time.

Reporting the News

with a focus towards the BBC ‘News Report’ day.

Modern Novel.

‘Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’

Poetry Carnival.

Poems will be selected to suit groups.

 

Shakespeare.

‘The Tempest’

Skills

 

Non-fiction writing skills (letter).

Reading for implicit/explicit information

R: AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

W: AO5, Ao6

S: AO7, AO8, AO9

Introducing analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Communicating clearly in the correct tone and register. Using standard English effectively. Organising information and ideas. Presentation skills.

W: AO5, AO6

S: AO7, AO8, AO9

Creative writing skills (tone, style, organisation, choice of words, SPaG).

AO5, AO6

 

 

 

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language for effect. Evaluate texts critically and compare writers’ ideas and perspectives.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Read, understand and respond to the chosen text. Analyse the language used in passages from the text.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to GCSE

Informs teachers of starting point of the new students.

Write a letter. Formal persuasive presentation.

Reading assessment (literary extract).

Lan Paper 2: Section B

Lan Paper 1: Section A

Lan Comp 3: Spoken Lan

Reading assignment, using extract from Oliver Twist (original or play version).

Lit Paper 1: Section B

 

 

Reflection on the News Report experience and a piece(s) of media writing.

Lan Comp 2: Section B

Write an extra chapter or retell an incident from a different point of view.

Lan Comp 1: Section B

Compare and contrast work using a minimum of two poems. Poetry study in the style of the new literature exam

Lit Comp 2: Section A and B

Question based on an extract from the text (including links to context).

Lit Paper 1: Section A

 

 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 8

Content

 

Short Stories.

Reading and responding to a selection of short stories as the basis for writing a short story

Romantic Poetry.

Comparing presentation of perspectives.

Shakespeare

‘Macbeth’

Modern Novel.

Reading ‘Stone Cold’ and introducing analysis of L/F/S and implicit readings.

Dracula.

The play version with extracts from original novel.

I Have a Dream.

Analysis of famous speeches made by literary and real life characters. Comparison of speeches.

Skills

 

Reading and understanding content, style, character and setting. Creative writing narrative skills – character, plot, vocabulary, linguistic features.

 

AO5, AO6

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language for effect. Evaluate texts critically and compare writers’ ideas and perspectives.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Read, understand and respond to the chosen play. Analyse the language used in the plays and identify literary conventions used, plus consideration of the context.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading and responding to the novel through literature study.

AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

Reading and responding to the play. Creative writing pieces based on the story.

AO5, AO6

Analytical writing demonstrating the understanding of rhetorical devices and the difference between the structure of a spoken and written text.

W: AO5, AO6

S: AO7, AO8, AO9

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to GCSE

 

Writing a creative/imaginative piece of writing based on the genre.

Lan Paper 1: Section B

 

 

Compare and contrast work using a minimum of two poems. Poetry study in the style of the new literature exam.

Lit Paper 2: Section B

 

Question based on an extract from the play on the theme of power / conflict.

Lit Paper 1: Section A

Reading assignment with 4 extract questions based on the new GCSE format, using extract from ‘Stone Cold’.

Lan Paper 1: Section A

 

Using part of the story (storm) to create a newspaper article.

Lan Paper 2: Section B

Written analysis of speeches and writing and delivering a speech on a given topic which could be in the style of one of the famous speeches.

Lan Paper 2: Section B

Lan Comp 3: Spoken Lan

 

Key Stage 4

Year 9

Students begin GCSE English in Year 9 by following a GCSE transition course. This course is based on the AQA GCSE English Language and Literature specifications and covers key knowledge and skills. The course builds on prior knowledge from Key Stage 3 and topics have been chosen to engage and enthuse students. Some more challenging topics will not be covered until years 10 and 11.

Year 9 GCSE Transition English Course

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 9

Content

 

Creative Writing

Narrative and descriptive writing

19th Century Fiction

‘A Christmas Carol’

Short Stories

Reading a series of short story based on the AQA Short Story Anthology

Shakespeare

‘Romeo and Juliet’

Modern Poetry

Responding to a series of Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy poems

Non-fiction

Reading a series of 19th century and 20th / 21st century non-fiction texts.

Skills

 

Writing to communicate clearly and imaginatively.

AO5, AO6

Reading and responding to the novel focusing on plot, character, setting and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading skills – implicit and explicit interpretation, writer’s use of language and structure, evaluating writer’s effectiveness.

AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

 

Read, understand and respond to the chosen play. Analyse the language used in the plays and identify literary conventions used, plus consideration of the context.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language for effect. Evaluate texts critically and compare writers’ ideas and perspectives.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading: implicit and explicit interpretation of texts, synthesis, analysis of writer’s use of language, evaluation of effectiveness of text.

Writing: a range of non-fiction texts – FAP, vocabulary, punctuation, sentence structure, grammatical features.

R: AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

W: AO5, AO6

Assessment

 

 

 

Link to GCSE

Creative writing response – narrative or descriptive writing.

Lan Paper 1: Section B

Extract questions based on the text.

Lit Paper 1: Section B

Extract from a short story with 4 questions (each based on one of the skills).

Lan Comp 1: Section A

Character of theme question based on an extract from the play.

Lit Paper 1: Section A

Comparison of two poems based on a common theme.

Lit Paper 2: Section B

Writing to argue, persuade, describe, explain, based on a statement.

Lan Paper 2: Section B

 

Years 10 and 11

All students study both AQA GCSE English Language and Literature.

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 10

Content

 

Modern Texts - 20th century play/drama

 

An Inspector Calls

Introduction to Lan  Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative  Writing

 

One fiction extract + 4 questions and a creative writing task.

Introduction to Poetry

Relationships Poetry 1789 to present day: Poetry Anthology ‘Relationships’ cluster – 18 poems.

 

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Lang. Component 2 Reading

 

Revise AIC and PA as well

 

3 x lessons lan, 2 x lesson lit?

Spoken Language

Speaking and Listening exam to be completed in class.

Skills

 

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, demonstration of understanding of story, characters and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

Reading for implicit/explicit information, writer’s use of language and structure to affect readers. Creative writing.

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, demonstration of understanding of story, characters and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

 

Audible

Standard English

Challenging / sophisticated ideas

Well structured

Respond to questions

AO7, AO8, AO9

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lit Paper 2A

Choice of essay question – character based question or theme based question.

 

50 minutes.

 

 

 

Lan Paper 1

Fiction extract with four questions (Section A), creative writing task – narrative or descriptive writing (Section B).

 

1 hour 45 minutes

Lit Paper 2B

One essay comparing two poems ( Sonnet 29)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lit Paper 1A

Extract based question from the play.

 

50 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Year Mocks:

 

Lan Paper 1 (Reading)

 

1 hour

 

Lit Paper 2 (AIC and PA only)

 

1 hour 30 minutes

Spoken Language

 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 11

Content

 

Poetry: Anthology and Unseen

Relationships Poetry 1789 to present day: Poetry Anthology ‘Relationships’ cluster – 18 poems.

 

C19th Literature

A Christmas Carol

REVISION:

Lan Paper 1

Lit Paper 1

2 x lessons lit/lan?

REVISION:

Lan Paper 2

Lit Paper 2

2 x lessons lit/lan?

REVISION:

Lan Paper 2

Lit Paper 2

2 x lessons lit/lan?

 

Skills

 

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, demonstration of understanding of story, characters and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading for implicit/explicit information.

Fiction writing (narrative/descriptive).

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, ‘exploding extract’ question.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

 

Reading for implicit/explicit information.

Non-Fiction writing (transactional).

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, analysis of one poem, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

Reading for implicit/explicit information.

Non-Fiction writing (transactional).

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, analysis of one poem, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lit Paper 2B

One essay comparing two poems ( Sonnet 29)

Lit Paper 2C

One question analysing one unseen poem, then one question comparing two unseen poems.

50 minutes.

Lit Paper 1B

Extract based question from the novel.

50 minutes

Mock exams:

Lan. Paper 1

Lan. Paper 2

Lit. Paper 1

Lit. Paper 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page Downloads  
Twickenham Spelling Tips Poster.pdf Download