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10/04/21

All students return to school on Monday 19 April. If you are ever unsure or need clarification you can find this info on our website. Enjoy the rest of the Easter break!

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10/04/21

Dear Year 6 Families. We thought you may like to view this video by current parent Mr Scott who has a son in Year 8. Thank you Mr Scott 👏⁦ https://t.co/OJACaTVXoI

10/04/21

Great article in which showcases Southwark grand opening. Fantastic to know that Twickenham School is ahead of the game with our courts open and ready for action! https://t.co/DxHLwWKBwx

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01/04/21

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

Potter, Gatsby and Snape: how the Science Dept celebrated World Book Day https://t.co/21iSDXEaMe

31/03/21

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Well done Annora! https://t.co/Ert8I80k6H

31/03/21

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If you feel you need support to help you cope with your anxious feelings, please visit our website for advice. https://t.co/WtgHhWF561

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31/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

💻AfC RBWM Virtual Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme aka FUEL Will provide children and young people with fun activities. Book your place here https://t.co/tIn0rWSEP7 https://t.co/T2KNsnqEdk

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31/03/21

Lucky students receiving Easter hampers. Yum! 🐣⁦ https://t.co/QsKme0yLqS

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31/03/21

Happy World Book Day from all the lovely staff at Twickenham School. Have a lovely Easter break everyone 🐣⁦ https://t.co/G5ArD2qxHS

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31/03/21

Fantastic effort from our Year 7 students today! Fabulous costumes! ⁦ https://t.co/Xr3uJZZlvX

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31/03/21

Costume Day fun at Twickenham School! ⁦ https://t.co/FUNeizFztq

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31/03/21

Harry Potters & Hogwarts pupils mixing with witches and Cruella de Ville! It’s a crazy day on World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/3GmNWWPKFT

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31/03/21

We have a new Poet Laureate for Twickenham School: Annora Gosain (Year 7). Look out for her work in every future newsletter after the break. ⁦⁦ https://t.co/GssO5gklN7

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31/03/21

The English Department are bubbling with excitement over our World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/ajxkl4dHX2

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31/03/21

More characters having fun in school for the TS World Book Costume Day https://t.co/gQc5p1zVgA

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31/03/21

Look out! Ms Ruse is prowling the corridors! ⁦ https://t.co/Kns58T3tXG

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31/03/21

Twickenham School World Book Day has arrived! ⁦ https://t.co/0XeriSZ6XU

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30/03/21

Year 9 students out and about during Geography lesson and Year 7 studying local map work. Always nice to visit the TS chickens too! 🐓⁦⁦ https://t.co/ndASrQGzqF

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30/03/21

Yoga moves shared by Vanessa and Melissa in Yr7 Religious Studies lesson, studying Hinduism ⁦ https://t.co/HndfH7Z7gk

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30/03/21

Year 8 students building DNA from sweets https://t.co/MmuYkZcrNb

English

Intent:

The Twickenham School English Department follows 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.

The English curriculum is based on our aims to ensure students are exposed to a wide variety of literature and develop and practice their skills in reading and writing.  It is our intention to ensure that students have had every opportunity to develop as confident communicators with knowledge of a diverse range of texts both contemporary and from the literary tradition.

Our curriculum is spirally sequenced so that students revisit and build key skills in reading and writing as they progress from KS3 to KS4.  In each year, students study poetry, drama and a prose text, plus a Shakespeare text in addition to creative writing and non-fiction reading and writing.  We place emphasis on speaking and listening as an essential element of our curriculum and work with the Jack Petchey Speak Out competition in Year 10 in preparation for the Spoken Language Endorsement at GCSE.At KS3 and KS4 all students are taught in mixed ability classes and follow the topics outlined on the curriculum sequence document. The units at KS3 build students’ skills, knowledge and subject terminology in preparation for KS4. 

Specification:

All students study both AQA GCSE English Language and Literature in KS4.

AQA | English | GCSE | English Language

AQA | English | GCSE | English Literature

Curriculum Sequence

Implementaton:

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Origins

Fairy Tale Carnival

Short stories (Grimm’s, Celtic, Asian, Arab)

Retellings

Origins

Beowulf

Epic Poem

Origins (Olde English)

 

Identity

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Modern novel

 

 

 

Identity

Pygmalion

Victorian play text

 

 

Dilemmas and Disasters

Non-Fiction

Biographies (Anthology)

*Newspaper Articles

* Literary Journalism

 

Dilemmas and Disasters

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare

Play text

 

8

A Fearful World

A Wrinkle in Time

Modern novel

 

A Fearful World

Dracula

Victorian play text

Gothic horror

Myths and Magic

The Odyssey

Epic Poem

Origins (Greek)

Myths and Magic

The Tempest

Shakespeare

Play text

 

Visionaries Romantics

Romantic Poetry

 

Visionaries Speeches

Non-fiction

 

9

Secrets

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Modern play

 

Secrets

Sherlock Holmes Short story anthology

Victorian text

 

Dreamers

Of Mice & Men

Modern novel

 

Dreamers

Non-Fiction

Biographies

*Speeches

(Anthology)

 

 

Disturbed Minds Macbeth

 

 

 

Disturbed Minds Contemporary poetry

Classical poetry

 

10

Modern Texts - 20th century play/drama

 

An Inspector Calls

Introduction to Lan  Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative  Writing

 

Introduction to Poetry

Relationships Poetry 1789 to present day: Poetry Anthology ‘Love and Relationships’ or ‘Power and Conflict’ clusters

 

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Introduction to Lan  Paper 2 – Non-fiction

 

Spoken Language

Speaking and Listening endorsement to be completed in class.

11

Poetry: Revision of Anthology and Unseen Poetry

 

C19th Literature

A Christmas Carol

REVISION:

Lan Paper 1

Lit Paper 1

 

REVISION:

Lan Paper 2

Lit Paper 2

 

REVISION:

Lan Paper 1 & 2

Lit Paper 1& 2

 

Conclusion of GCSE examinations

 

 

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