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24/09/21

Twickenham School Open events. We looked forward to showing new families and students our wonderful school! 📚📆📕 https://t.co/nja1qlamvO

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24/09/21

Not sure if we can think of any better way to finish off the week! YUM! 🍰🧁🤤 https://t.co/eZalX4JRO1

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24/09/21

What a fun afternoon hosting for the girls first Netball fixture of the year! Would you like to participate in a fixture? Join us for after school sports clubs and sign up on the sports hall door! 🏐🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/PyC99D2u2H

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23/09/21

Last week Twickenham School raised £328 in total for Jeans for Genes day! 💰💵👏🏽👏🏽#jeansforgenesday https://t.co/pO2dWsnwgQ

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22/09/21

Yr7 began their practical lessons in Food Technology. Their creative juices were in full flow!! https://t.co/tUdyE0iZSq

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21/09/21

These Girls Can! The U13 girls football team kicked of their season off today against Turing House. The result didn’t go our way but the girls showed great commitment and great potential! https://t.co/HN6ZRwc98u

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21/09/21

Yr10 learning about career pathways through different avenues like; Btech, A levels, universities and apprenticeships! 📆📋🗂👨‍💻🧑‍🎓#careers https://t.co/kZLmxu1NhG

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21/09/21

A special lesson today because the apples used to create these masterpieces were picked from Paige’s blossom tree. Paige was a special student who will never be forgotten. We know she was smiling down on us today. ❤️🍎🥧 https://t.co/gB4FYZY32y

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20/09/21

After school cooking club with Mr Maloney on Friday was a nail biter as staff and students battled each other in a cook off! Delicious food was plated by both teams, but the students dishes were awarded the best for the evening by head teacher, Ms Ruse! 👩‍🍳🥘🍝🍱🍲 https://t.co/f38hFMxDfR

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17/09/21

Jeans for Genes day! Today we raised money for all those battling against genetic disorders ❤️👖🧬 https://t.co/cKR273Qogw

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16/09/21

Yr7 Football unit off to great start! Want to take part in extra curricular Football? KS3 Football club is on Monday after school and KS4 Football on Tuesday after school. ⚽️🏃🏽 https://t.co/Z0uJZNDHR4

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15/09/21

What is that smell? It’s a new head chef! Remmy loves to cook Asian dishes like curries and Morrocan chicken. His favourite food to eat is roasted chicken and lamb curry. We can’t wait to taste more delicious meals this year. Welcome to Twickenham School Remmy 🍗🥘🍛🤤 https://t.co/SXjZSboIDT

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15/09/21

Diversity Club is on every Monday after school in G61. We can not wait to see you there! https://t.co/rSQcbvRf7T

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14/09/21

Our new cohort of GCSE Food and Nutrition students had their first practical today. Students were practicing making a bechmal sauce for their Fish Pie. Lots of chefs in the making! https://t.co/qz3Z7tGkcO

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14/09/21

Congratulations Alfie on becoming the British 250 F youth champion and the Mx Nationals British Champion. We are proud of you buddy! 🏍🏆#twickenhamschool https://t.co/SHCTWd7234

14/09/21

Clarifying that students will wear mufti with a pair of jeans this Friday if they donate £1 on SQUID 👖👍🏽

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13/09/21

Donate £1 on your SQUID account and come dressed in your jeans this Friday to help make a difference for those children fighting against a genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes day, Friday 17th September👖❤️ https://t.co/1ThTzXRndL

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13/09/21

This clump of Vorticella are a new addition to the Science Dept's protistan aquarium: they are microscopic filter feeders attached by a stalk which is a molecular spring, more powerful weight for weight than engine of a Formula One car! https://t.co/qNDaAUtfPe

12/09/21

Support Mr Meinke as he swims two miles next weekend for the Princess Alice Hospice foundation, who support families in South West London and Surrey by providing end of life care and bereavement counselling. Donate with the link below https://t.co/4v3yltfw0L

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12/09/21

Teacher interview: Name: Mr Langan Where are you from: Ireland  Subject: Geography  Hobbies: Running, swimming and socialising on weekends with friends. Welcome to Twickenham School Mr Langan! https://t.co/fLycwfb4Jr

Science

Intent:

At Twickenham School we believe that science forms an essential part of a good education for all students. The aim of the Twickenham School Science Department  is to ensure that all students enjoy science, are aware of the applications of science beyond the classroom and leave us with a strong pass in science/ We will achieve this in a number of ways:

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

We will make sure that all students have the opportunity to make outstanding progress in science in the following ways:

  • by recognising each students’ current needs and setting them as appropriate so that they receive the appropriate level of challenge
  • by recognising that students do not always make linear progress and ensuring that setting arrangements are regularly reviewed and students have opportunities to move between sets
  • by using a wide variety of teaching methods, including hands-on practical work
  • by using assessment to inform students on how to further improve their learning
  • by ensuring very able scientists have are suitably challenged and are able to study separate sciences at GCSE

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 on a carousel, regularly changing teachers and specialisms. In years 10 and 11 students have separate biology, chemistry and physics teachers.

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.

Curriculum Sequence

Implementaton:

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.

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.

Curriculum Sequence

Implementaton:

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