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25/07/21

Great to see our students popping up It certainly was a wonderful event hosted by and a great opportunity for our artistic and talented students. Thank you to all involved https://t.co/CVWmzFtSX5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1418159861859332097

22/07/21

Miss Scott addressing the Year 9’s for the final time. Twickenham School will miss you! https://t.co/4WRKUuHClm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1417884921130065927

21/07/21

Some of the recycled art work made during our House event is ready to be displayed as a reminder of our to care for our environment. So proud to see students representing our values. ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/dy9fn8vqcu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1417157917187379200

19/07/21

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to our careers networking event last week! https://t.co/PCChZ3kIAh

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1417146460886425613

19/07/21

Our students entered their poems for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award today. Best of luck! ⁦ https://t.co/gkgso05JbF

19/07/21

Twickenham School would like to wish Sir Jack Petchey a very happy 96th birthday today!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416721597566705664

18/07/21

Cooking Club tackled sushi making last week. There were some beautiful displays on show. Thank you Mr Maloney for passing on your sushi skills! ⁦ https://t.co/GU0SsKqz7n

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416076668360433673

16/07/21

Students have been learning about castles and built their own versions. What amazing creative skills! Well done all. I am sure the chocolate one is now eaten! Yum! ⁦ https://t.co/J4ox1Ue46W

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416037093021831177

16/07/21

Congratulations to Cyrus who won 1st prize in a national competition where he had to produce a poster of a movie/theatre and out of many entries, he won! Cyrus chose 30 friends to go to Cineworld to celebrate his success with his prize money! https://t.co/N4i0LWezRn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416034932128878593

16/07/21

Student vs Staff Badminton! Third place goes to Callum, second to Mrs Gower and first to Mr Tranter! 🏆👏🏽 https://t.co/cb1xTC6BSr

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415945237172834305

16/07/21

Torch Magazine has arrived! Ms Ruse has purchased her copy and is looking forward to reading it! Well done to the magazine team for your hard work and dedication 👏 ⁦ https://t.co/MrtsYSlAM5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415697949934358547

15/07/21

Torch Magazine is on sale tomorrow! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/xHh7r2DawF

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415680654977617942

15/07/21

Students enjoyed an array of international short films as part of Cultural Awareness Day. Our film critics voted on their favourite: a Spanish animated film 'Cuerdas', about a girl who befriends a disabled boy. ⁦⁦ https://t.co/fIYIcmo6Vh

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415621239079571457

15/07/21

Fabulous news! The Twickenham Titans came 4th in the Water Rocket Challenge!Also winners of the best banner AND winners of the special 'land an egg' rocket challenge. We are so proud!! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/5u9r7YFEoA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415588841537351680

15/07/21

Students learning about Moroccan culture before cooking their culinary delights! https://t.co/MPo0RFbACY

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415577171825934336

15/07/21

Students are greeted this morning by Mr Iqbal and Mr Tabron who are keen to start the Cultural Diversity Day. It promises to be an exciting day! ⁦ https://t.co/Prl3YYw1CA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415405436472238082

14/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

From Monday 26 July until Friday 27 August, young people and families in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals will be able to access a regular source of FREE activity groups and nutritious meals over the summer! https://t.co/rsgHzASQbY https://t.co/5YBefeH2QM

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415353147590074371

14/07/21

Lunchtime wallball in the sun for Year 7 students. What a great combination! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/dSTt6MWsJz

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415351497072726021

14/07/21

Twickenham School is getting ready for our first ever Cultural and Diversity awareness day! Looking forward to an exciting day tomorrow, sharing our home cultures with each others. ⁦ https://t.co/IKTp1k9DS3

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415123518145146883

14/07/21

Wishing our Twickenham Titans the very best of luck at the NPL Water Rocket Challenge today! ⁦ https://t.co/WUxPm4WyV9

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