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04/08/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Thank you Hampton Boys' School for giving our students such a fantastic opportunity. https://t.co/Wx2TVWf4Rb

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29/07/20

Retweetd From NSPCC

Do not hesitate to contact our helpline team if you're worried about a child. We're here to help on 0808 800 5000 or via email at help.org.uk. By contacting us you could be offering a lifeline to a young person. https://t.co/funPNNh5i8

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21/07/20

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Are you concerned about the safety of a child? Call 020 8547 5008 for advice, support and information. Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. https://t.co/EUIuPEL37S

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21/07/20

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

PTA AGM will be delayed until Sept, details will be sent by email, Twitter and FB, pls keep an eye out and join us! Secretary role is available, if you are interested pls DM. https://t.co/a3tmq5sP9t

19/07/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Thank you to all students and families for the wonderful messages. And I also want to thank my amazing staff for all their hard work, dedication, and commitment. Enjoy the summer everyone.

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19/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

A new youth survey has been launched looking at the health and wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic. Have your say: https://t.co/5cqFXY5GZy https://t.co/OWG3Lf4w7E

19/07/20

🎉 Our new and exciting Summer Event for ages 10+ 💫Five mornings of learning different dance genres and five afternoons of learning how to project to the camera! 💫 https://t.co/0399PgCnJS To sign up please email kimberley.co.uk

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16/07/20

Two of our students have just entered the Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2020 competition. Well done to Callum Mckenzie (Y8) and Ibtihal Djellouli-Della (Y7) for their weeks of hard work and rewrites. Good luck! https://t.co/Bsu7oHfgL7

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15/07/20

7NPE in school this week . Every student has now been invited into school and they are now well and truly ready for the summer holidays. https://t.co/xKyeIDfKHf

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13/07/20

8CTA in school last week . https://t.co/2hfYE6lTZE

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10/07/20

The last group of Years 7s to be in school this week. Nearly every student has now attended school and it was great to see everyone . https://t.co/E0OKxNWMn4

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10/07/20

Welcome back 7DGR and 7ORI. Mr Maloney is very proudly giving out awards. https://t.co/XlbvoHSwl8

10/07/20

30 of our best mathematicians in Year 7 & 8 sat the UK Mathematics Challenge. A nationwide competition that is internationally recognised. 13 of our 30 students were in the top 40%. Hasti Eskandari achieved the Best in School award with an excellent set of results.

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09/07/20

7NWA and 7DWA in school today https://t.co/XPKHjPPWE7

09/07/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

Have you seen a young person arriving home late in different cars, or have you seen unaccompanied children visiting a house where only adults live? If you feel concerned, call 020 8547 5008 to speak to a child safeguarding professional in confidence.

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09/07/20

Today we welcome back the first of the Year 7 Tutor groups. This morning Ms Ruse is talking to them about their dreams. The future is bright for 7NWA! https://t.co/fisco0wh4A

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