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21/01/22

The Jack Petchey Speak Out! Challenge programme is managed and delivered by Speakers Trust, the UK’s leading public speaking organisation and is supported and funded by the Jack Petchey. Congratulations to Isabel and Okyanus who proceed to the Regional Finals in March 👏🏽🗣🎤🗯 https://t.co/97QAPH327s

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20/01/22

It was great to see our Year 9 Sports leaders helping with refereeing and scoring at the Richmond Knights Year 3 and 4 Basketball event today at Twickenham School! 🏀⛹🏼‍♀️⛹🏽 https://t.co/w3ItnPCONW

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19/01/22

We are delighted that Twickenham School alumni and UK chair for KPMG, Bina Mehta has been honoured with an MBE for services to trade and investments in the UK and female entrepreneurs! https://t.co/SuRXYvWpCA

18/01/22

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

We are delighted that Twickenham School alumni and UK chair for KPMG, Bina Mehta has been honoured with an MBE for services to trade and investments in the UK and female entrepreneurs!

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17/01/22

Year 8 are using spring term to explore a variety of dance genres and apply their evolving technical and creative appreciation of dance. This week, street dance took the spotlight with students learning model material and choreographing unique work inspired by the style. https://t.co/LF4ba1Et54

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17/01/22

What languages can you speak? At Twickenham School we teach German and French in our Modern Foreign Language classes from Year 7-11. https://t.co/2Cuu8lytQN

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14/01/22

This half term KS3 students are taking part in trampolining and gymnastics. Year 7 and Year 8 are creating routines around travels and balances respectively and Year 9 are exploring parkour. Check out what our talented students are doing in PE! 🤸‍♀️🤗👏🏽 https://t.co/rYVO4ocfLr

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14/01/22

Year 8 Science students have enjoyed putting the power of static electricity in their own hands! https://t.co/T3IyncSgkI

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13/01/22

Sara, Petya, Eden-Rose and Frshta’s poetry entries for the Empowered competition over last half-term were selected for a soon to be released anthology: Empowered - Creative Verses Their poems were chosen out of 20,000 entries nationwide and a copy! Congratulations girls! https://t.co/1zrficuWF3

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12/01/22

We are very excited to announce that Twickenham School are taking part in the https://t.co/jvTe4o9XLw League this season. Students were very excited playing in their first league games yesterday representing the Phoenix Suns (Year 7) and the Golden State Warriors (Year 8). https://t.co/f7eEHFreT1

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12/01/22

Mr Tabron has been busy with 1:1 post mock student meetings using this challenge board in Geography. Key questions around aspirational performance are discussed and targets set. https://t.co/vaTb2KnJy0

12/01/22

Super excited to be a part of the https://t.co/0lJMI19ZgA 2022 season! https://t.co/Orey91OKb9

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12/01/22

Retweetd From Chiswick Gators Basketball Club

season tipped-off today after 2 years absence with the 1st round of games for our partner school Many thanks for hosting & the warm welcome. Both our year 7 & 8 Co-Ed teams got off to a winning start in round 1 of the event. https://t.co/gJnVx4BRHS

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06/01/22

A reminder for families to continue to vote in the ASDA green token scheme for Twickenham School to win £500! https://t.co/q2kzAiLeAe

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30/12/21

Bonnie our pat dog came to visit and spread some good cheer on the last day of term. Her behaviour was beautiful and everyone felt better after patting Bonnie! We hope everyone has had a fantastic break so far and wish everyone a Happy New Year! https://t.co/6EWgqYWomD

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25/12/21

Merry Christmas Twickenham School friends and family! 🎄🎅🏻❤️🎁 https://t.co/rGusvrmLq1

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24/12/21

We would like to share one more festive performance for our friends and families of Twickenham School and the community we a proud to be a part of. Courtesy of year 10 music student, Fabio, Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy new year. The full video can be found on Facebook. https://t.co/egAvntbkgw

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14/12/21

Follow this link to nominate a Twickenham Student or Team for a Young Rotary Award. We are so proud of our students' achievements in and out of school. We love when they get recognised for going the extra mile! https://t.co/cu8HUNVVoQ https://t.co/n2j1vGDIZC

12/12/21

Our Twickenham school alumni are so strong. Congratulations Luke Plange we are so proud of you! ⚽️🏟👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/zaRRFgybWD

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10/12/21

The U16 Girls Basketball team finished off their league games against Turing House. By far the team’s best performance, highlighted by Savannah hitting a three pointer during the third quarter. https://t.co/UmTkJga28s

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