Twitter Wall

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05/04/20

Very Impressive ! Well done Aidan

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1245300171849728000

01/04/20

Retweetd From Marie Newbold

What else can you do when your a teenager and in isolation https://t.co/GXb9E8GpLo

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1245272229413367808

01/04/20

Tom Johnson in Year8 is helping to spread hope with his ‘rainbow challenge’ cakes . https://t.co/bl2pHJN7om

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241096610765058048

20/03/20

Class of 2020 https://t.co/I64DN7DmGN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241034446888984576

20/03/20

Some messages from teachers to students in Year 11 https://t.co/RC1EieH4qf

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241033557994242048

20/03/20

We promised the Year 11 students a day they wouldn’t forget ! https://t.co/qr8MoC1jn9

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1240367457778511873

18/03/20

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Year 7 today were lucky enough to be spoken to by Olympic Rowing Gold medalist Jonny Searle MBE about his Sporting and life success https://t.co/QE2jGpwUvg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1240176225001394176

18/03/20

Attenborough have managed to sneak the lead in our Book Drive - well done reds! Don’t despair Curie and Nightingale, there’s still time to donate - the drive closes this Friday! https://t.co/1kYGEuyMLl

17/03/20

The Jack Petchey Speak Out Regional Final - due time be held on 24/3/20 - has been rescheduled till after Easter . We will update you with a new time and date once confirmed .

17/03/20

All sports fixtures are postponed until further notice. This includes the Year 7 and 8 XRugby coaching from Richmond Rugby Club today.

16/03/20

Please can Year 11 students return their reply slips for the FREE Easter revision sessions. Thank you.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238425617147846657

13/03/20

Currently in the lead with the most donations in the Book Drive is Curie House! Well done the Greens! https://t.co/nOQ7gAvjsb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238424757487493121

13/03/20

All Year 11 students received an exam survival bag today. Every little helps! https://t.co/FPkXDL36Mc

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238423318279192577

13/03/20

Thank you for the wonderful books for our school library. We cannot wait to start putting them on our shelves. The students will be delighted. https://t.co/cda3PNouGn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238421296800772096

13/03/20

Year 10 Boys Shield Winners. https://t.co/KEnHtkrUEe

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238406541281288192

13/03/20

Congratulations to Niamh and Kayleigh Burke , proud winners of World Book day costume competition. https://t.co/62xk7bKTfg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1237697228644499457

11/03/20

Student Henry Godfrey and his partner are officially MIAC International Champions 2020, 11-16 mixed pair, with their highest score ever. Gold again! https://t.co/3nJzIwEbyp

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1237674821095436288

11/03/20

Miss Wafa kicking off the donations for Attenborough house book drive – currently last place. (Come on reds!) https://t.co/9DjKpW6U3H

Science

 

What we will do:

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

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

Specialist teaching

Years 7 to 10 will be taught by specialist teams with separate teachers of biology, chemistry and physics. For years 7 to 9 students are taught as a carousel, regularly changing teachers and specialisms. Year 10 have separate biology, chemistry and physics teachers. Year 11 will be the final year where students are taught all subjects by one science teacher.

All students have separate exercise books for biology, chemistry and physics.

The rationale for specialist teaching is:

  • to enable students to understand that science consists of three different academic disciplines and be able to identify their interests, strength and areas for development in each
  • to enable students to make informed choices about post-16 study and careers in science
  • to enable the science department to continue to develop a high quality curriculum that is well resourced by working in specialist teams.

Setting in science

Year 7 science classes are taught as mixed ability groups. However, setting may occur during Year 7 is this is thought to be in the best interest of students.

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 Science 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. The curriculum is also being developed to ensure early introduction on knowledge and skills relevant to GCSE sciences, for example, by introducing some of the required practicals such as microscopy or simple calculations using physics equations.

Links are made to key stage 1 and 2 science in order to build on prior learning. To facilitate this Twickenham School has developed a number of links with local primary schools, for example, offering on-site science lessons for Key Stage 2 students and running joint science clubs.

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

7

Passport to Science

Cells

Particles & their Behaviour

Forces

Structure & function of body systems

Elements, atoms and compounds

Chemical reactions

Waves- Sound and light

Reproduction

Acid and Alkali

The Periodic Table

Space and the Universe

 

8

Health and Lifestyle

Separation techniques 1 (Filtration and Evaporation)

Separation techniques 2 (Chromatography and distillation)

Electricity and Magnetism

Ecosystem processes

Metals and acids

Energy

Adaptation and inheritance

The Earth/history of the atmosphere and the carbon cycle

Motion and pressure

GCSE

Required Practical

 

Year 9

Students begin GCSE sciences in Year 9 by following a GCSE transition course. This course is based on the AQA GCSE biology, chemistry and physics 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.

All students follow the same curriculum in Year 9 which will allow them to choose separate or combined sciences for study in years 10 and 11.

Year 9 GCSE Transition Science Course

Biology 1 – An introduction to cell biology and microscopy

6 weeks / 30 lessons

Cell structure 4.1.1

  • Animal and plant cells
  • Cell specialisation
  • Cell differentiation
  • Microscopy – RP1

Cell division 4.1.2

  • Mitosis and the cell cycle
  • Stem cells and ethics

Extension: Culturing microorganisms 4.1.1.6, including RP2

 

Biology 2 – Enzymes and the digestive system

6 weeks / 30 lessons

Principles of organisation 4.2.1

Animal tissues, organs and organ systems 4.2.2

  • The human digestive system, including RP4 and RP5
  • The heart and blood vessel
  • Blood
  • Coronary heart disease

Extension: Investigating the effect of pH on enzyme activity

 

Chemistry 1 – Chemical changes: the reactions of metals and acids

6 weeks / 30 lessons

Metal oxides 4.4.1

The reactivity series 4.4.1.2

Extraction of metals and reduction 4.4.1.3

Reactions of acids 4.4.2

  • Reactions of acids with metals
  • Neutralisation and salt production
  • Soluble salts, including RP1
  • The pH scale and neutralisation

Extension: Titrations, including RP2 (technique only, not complex calculations)

Balanced equations and simple calculations can be introduced as appropriate

 

Chemistry 2 – Principles of bonding and structure

6 weeks / 30 lessons

A simple model of the atom 4.1.1

  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Relative electrical charges of subatomic particles
  • Size and mass of atoms
  • Relative atomic mass
  • Electronic structure

Introduce the periodic table but do not cover its history

Chemical bonds, ionic and covalent 4.2.1

  • Chemical bonds
  • Ionic bonding
  • Ionic compounds
  • Covalent bonding

Extension: practical work to investigate ionic and covalent compounds

 

Physics 1 – Electrical circuits

6 weeks / 30 lessons

Electricity 4.2

  • Current, voltage and potential difference
  • Electrical charge and current
  • Current, resistance and potential difference – RP3
  • Resistance – RP4
  • Series and parallel circuits

Extension – static electricity

This topics gives an opportunity to introduce physics equations and calculations

 

Physics 2 – Energy

6 weeks / 30 lessons

Energy changes in a system 4.1.1

  • Energy stores and systems
  • Changes in energy
  • Energy changes in systems – RP1
  • Power

Extension – investigating thermal conductivity 4.1.2.1, including RP2

This topics gives an opportunity to further introduce physics equations and calculations

 

Key Stage 4

Years 10 and 11

Students currently either opt to follow the AQA GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics or AQA GCSE Combined Science Trilogy courses.

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Biology – Infection and response

Chemistry – chemical changes

Physics – Particle model of matter

 

Biology – Bioenergetics

Chemistry – quantitative chemistry

Physics – Atomic structure

Biology – Bioenergetics

Chemistry – Energy changes

Physics - Forces

Biology – Homeostasis and response

Chemistry – The rate and extent of chemical change

Physics - Forces

Biology – Homeostasis and response

Chemistry – The rate and extent of chemical change

Physics - Forces

Year 10 mocks exams based on science paper 1 topics

GCSE Physics only – Space science

 

11

Biology – Inheritance and selection

Chemistry – Organic chemistry

 

Physics – Forces

Chemistry – Chemical analysis

Chemistry – Chemistry of the atmosphere / Using resources

Physics - Waves

Biology – Ecology

Physics – Magnets and electromagnetism

Exam preparation and terminal examinations

Exam preparation and terminal examinations