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28/09/20

Year 9 students were taken to the Caribbean (safely) to learn Maths! https://t.co/Ql1s74oceX

25/09/20

Twickenham School Virtual Opening Events: Tuesday 6th October 6.00pm-7.00pm Friday 9th October 9:30-10:30am Monday 12th October 9:30-10:30am. Email admissions.org.uk for the Microsoft Teams Link.

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25/09/20

One week to go until we celebrate National Poetry Day at Twickenham School . https://t.co/AM5b6yOvmz

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24/09/20

Retweetd From Dr Helen Metcalfe

As a GP and urgent care doctor I’ve written this simple flow chart (in accordance with guidelines) to help parents make sense of all the conflicting advice out there. “Does my child with a cold need a covid-19 swab?” https://t.co/4A5DdHLU26

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21/09/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

For information on our services during the Coronavirus pandemic and other support available visit our AfCinfo websites: Kingston and Richmond https://t.co/WU2NZQEzQp Windsor and Maidenhead https://t.co/A21DnSL5Cp https://t.co/Ztr11ec9y1

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21/09/20

Ms Ruse won the Jack Petchey Staff Award by an overwhelming majority. Staff thanked her for amazing leadership throughout lock down and the special attention and care she paid to everyone’s wellbeing . Very well deserved Ms Ruse. # https://t.co/XzQC4jTnhw

21/09/20

Back to the bubbles – returning to school in the time of coronavirus https://t.co/QvLOaythGI

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21/09/20

Retweetd From Ofsted

Here's the reaction from school staff to one of our autumn visits - for which you DON'T need to undergo training, hire a consultant or prepare for: https://t.co/NgAjslCzwN

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21/09/20

Year 7 Dance Club started off strong with 14 dancers eager to learn hip-hop! https://t.co/bmrR6Q9WBS

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18/09/20

This week in assemblies students are being given a clear message : Keeping you safe is our priority. https://t.co/fK0W7W8o04

17/09/20

Calling all ex Year 11s. Please come into school on Friday 18th or Monday 21st to collect your leavers hoodies from Reception.

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14/09/20

Year 11 having a well earned break before they start their daily core subject intervention. https://t.co/Bi26AYvGjk

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14/09/20

7BBA improvising in Science https://t.co/UgI7Br0Kk6

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14/09/20

Izzy is on YouTube giving tutorials with recipes to encourage students to start baking . 200 followers so far... https://t.co/DSQFZNJjJy

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14/09/20

So proud of Charlie 8NWA https://t.co/Vy79LnjiHf

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11/09/20

In assemblies this week, Mrs Bromly was showing students what an active learner in lessons looks like. Students will be provided with many opportunities to be ‘active’ so they can remember and recall this information. https://t.co/5376nAilhU

10/09/20

Retweetd From Sport England

Govt have clarified that from 14 Sept, people can continue to: -take part in organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols -take part in organised outdoor sports and physical activity events -use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools

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10/09/20

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

An amazing Year 11 Science student pulled a hypothesis out of the air, planned an experiment (with control) and with help of the class and our technicians we showed that apples don't go brown in a vacuum! All in half a lesson https://t.co/KgcDX4KYSe

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10/09/20

Our first Teach Meet this week . Teachers planning exciting ways to encourage students to be ‘active’ in lessons. https://t.co/jzNlHIXSBC

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