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27/11/20

Year 7 are studying weather and climate. These pictures are from the Microclimate work around the school site. https://t.co/yeBuhmbWPa

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27/11/20

Students have enjoyed joining the Learning Support Department for puzzles and a social lunchtime club this week. https://t.co/IvRZiucce5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1331621526030979077

25/11/20

Happy 50th Birthday to our wonderful Mrs Hogan. Best Wishes from your TS family! https://t.co/atGaEZHSiU

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25/11/20

Happy 16th Birthday to Niamh who celebrated with friends and a Pizza Party! Pizza Parties can be organised by emailing Miss Harkin via info@ https://t.co/6Cgq0v106S

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1331571663838846976

25/11/20

Judging for the TS Lights and Sparkle competition is taking place today . So many wonderfully decorated classroom to chose from! Well done to all of the Tutor Groups who took part. https://t.co/T0hkSWFRcR

25/11/20

Students who would like a Christmas Lunch with their peers should reply to the email sent to families by no later than December 3rd.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1331564042155122690

25/11/20

Miss Harkin enjoyed serving breakfast to the Year 7s today. Cucina said it was ‘an outstanding effort’. Breakfast is available to all year groups everyday in their bubble areas. https://t.co/WkY2ZLyyuq

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25/11/20

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Safeguarding Alert!! We’re sharing urgent concerns about conversations happening on TikTok. We've covered everything you need to know in our latest update - https://t.co/0mJ2RKokAd https://t.co/VJQNY3pdCu

25/11/20

Retweetd From Munira Wilson MP

There are many people in many walks of life doing "deeply challenging" work, but doing so whilst respecting staff. A hugely stressful and difficult job is not an excuse for shouting and swearing at colleagues

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25/11/20

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Year 8 learning how to do line-outs in PE. 🏉 https://t.co/tgfW5LX5H1

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25/11/20

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Well done to the Year 7 Nightingale team who won in the House games competition this morning during PE. https://t.co/5GQ3fNbzc7

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20/11/20

Our first official Poet Laureate for the year 20-21! Congratulations on winning the majority vote Harley. https://t.co/3pSVwxT3H0

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20/11/20

Year 10 have been learning about how Proteins desaturate and coagulate. What better way to learn the science behind this than by watching it happen during the making of a chilled Lemon Flan. Outstanding efforts today by all. https://t.co/vDz2C5KYOY

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19/11/20

Retweetd From Jo-Jopersonal

Great work to get the Winter Lights & Sparkle campaign going . Pop some fairy lights up at the front of your house, share & tag your photos more info >Facebook Winter Lights & Sparkle 🌟🌟#Twickenham https://t.co/UmYhm9gX0y

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19/11/20

Keyboard Club https://t.co/8yIolXwGzZ

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19/11/20

Retweetd From NCS

We know that talking about bullying can be a difficult subject, so we've put together some resources to help you out if you’re being bullied, want to stop bullying, or just want to help 👍 Read the full blog 👇 https://t.co/UKADCWMI9o https://t.co/Asodk5bZUH

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19/11/20

Teachers experienced their own virtual ‘live’ classroom as ‘students’ which was very powerful. Further training to provide the best home learning for our students. https://t.co/D1eaI2nxCq

19/11/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Thank you Hampton Boys School. We love our partnership and appreciate all you do for our G&T students!

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18/11/20

Retweetd From Bullying UK

The effects of cyberbullying can be devastating, read our supportive advice if you are struggling with this https://t.co/dMtuQI4awi https://t.co/tQ6CKzKllQ

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18/11/20

Teach Meet - staff creating opportunities for students to learn independently through sequencing information- apply phase https://t.co/xBFbcBTp1j

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