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21/09/18

More pictures from our fundraising for . https://t.co/ylZ5dZQ3Pi

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21/09/18

Our Year 7 cake sale raising funds for is underway https://t.co/aBRtTSqqfS

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21/09/18

Here are our students with Ms Ruse, finalists in our competition to name our new Houses. Elsa Colomes de Masse was the winner - the new house names are; Curie, Attenborough and Nightingale. We look forward to assigning students to these new houses and choosing House Captains. https://t.co/jDXY1eykr2

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21/09/18

Year 7 students were recognised for perseverance and resilience, receiving ‘Star of the Week’ certificates in assembly this morning. https://t.co/WdTmmHDEWr

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20/09/18

Our new Year 7 pupils have impressed staff with their immaculate school uniform, polite manners and eagerness to engage and learn. Well done for a very good start, we look forward to the rest of the term. https://t.co/8wxIPQynKa

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19/09/18

Here are some of our happy Year 7 pupils after their first full week at Twickenham School. We have also seen a huge attendance at extra-curricular clubs. They are now successfully finding their way around the building and turning up to lessons organised and ready to learn. https://t.co/Yl2I6tu0gJ

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18/09/18

This week our Year 8 Buddies started supporting our new Year 7 pupils during form time, spending time getting to know each other and helping the Year 7s to use their planners, find their way around the building and managing homework. https://t.co/bACZat7hTb

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17/09/18

Sam and Jack, both students at Twickenham School, were recently invited to 10 Downing Street by Theresa May, who wanted to personally thank them for guiding her plane to land at Heathrow during the Christmas Holidays. https://t.co/jRPqPDEo9d

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11/09/18

We were proud to welcome Sir Vince Cable MP to Twickenham School to chat with Year 10 and 11 students who had taken part in The Scholars Programme, run by The Brilliant Club, which supports pupils applying to highly-selective universities. https://t.co/wE9trS50wy

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05/09/18

Year 7s enjoying getting to know their new tutor group on their first day of secondary school. https://t.co/hE2eIQE950

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04/09/18

We will be welcoming students back tomorrow with a brand new library and two new ICT Suites. https://t.co/LBX5bQZG2U

23/08/18

Read about our improved results in the https://t.co/9hsfGPyKLp

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23/08/18

Well done to Katie Ficken who got 8s and 9s in her GCSEs. https://t.co/KtgCnwyGqv

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23/08/18

Hazel Leaddley poses with her results https://t.co/uhVF7bjdcM

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23/08/18

Well done to David Jackman for scoring 8s and 9s in his https://t.co/3r5ufOb0hD

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23/08/18

Dharvi Jayaprasat secured the grades required to study design at Kingston College https://t.co/bbZwXCTFUh

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23/08/18

Thomas Darcy scored all 8s and 9s, equivalent to A* or A to secure a place to study A-levels in English, geography and classical civilisations. https://t.co/sHU04kZ3hz

22/08/18

Fingers crossed for all our students collecting their tomorrow. We will be posting pictures and updates throughout the day. Stay tuned.

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21/08/18

Useful visual guide showing how the new numerical GCSE grades relate to the historic A*-G grades https://t.co/jmMMVQV94t

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19/07/18

Our wonderful musicians rehearsing for our end of year assembly https://t.co/LjBHXSvofp

Examination Information

Examination Tips for Success

It is usually good to take some advice when planning your revision work. Planned revision, tactics for revising well, time out to rest and relax are good things to ensure examination success.

HAVE A PLAN AND WORK HARD THROUGH IT

Most things are better when they are well planned, but do not spend too much time making the plan. Look at your evenings and weekends. Look for those good chunks of time – an hour or two. Plan your revision to follow the pattern of the examination timetable. Don’t fall into the trap of revising the things you already know well, you have to plan to tackle the harder topics too. Divide all big tasks into a series of smaller ones and then take on the least pleasant ones first.

GET SOME EXERCISE – BE ACTIVE

It is good to be in a sports team and it is good to be physically busy. Twenty minutes each day would be good. It gets the blood flowing well, which a hard working brain really needs. It helps release endorphins which is our brain letting our body know that things are good. Get into a pattern, a routine while you are exercising.

KNOW HOW TO

Most people feel more anxious when they are not sure what to do, so become an expert. Know your exam timetable, what is on when, how long the paper is, how many questions. Make sure that you know from each teacher what you have to show that you can do to get those high marks and then rehearse it, learn your lines. Allow your growing expertise to replace any anxiety, and be quietly confident.

EAT A BALANCED DIET

This is always important, but particularly when we are facing challenges. We need to keep fit. So make sure you eat plenty protein, fruit and vegetables.

DO NOT USE ENERGY DRINKS. They are the wrong sugars and the high caffeine dose is not at all good for a brain that wants to work well.  

SLEEP WELL

As the evening gets later, then do the things that help you to wind down. Make sure that you have worked hard and that you have taken some exercise. Work out at what time you will fall asleep most easily. Six hours is your minimum. Some researchers say that teenagers need 9 hours’ sleep each night.

THE POWER OF THE POSITIVE

It is hard to be stressed when you smile so practise smiling at other people. It is good for everyone. It is hard to be stressed when we are breathing out so breathe out slowly. Six deep breaths in and slowly breathe them out. Try to keep a good perspective on yourself and on this year.

 

HOW TO REVISE WELL

Here are some tips in no particular order. The best way is to try them out and see which ones help you to work most effectively.

  • Transformation is really good – make it into a song or bullet pointed list or a limerick or a tongue-twister, a pie-chart – changing what something looks like may well give us two ways to remember it.
  • Make up an acrostic/acronym – where each point gives you a letter of a word, real or made up eg Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain – leads to ROYGBIV – which are the colours of the spectrum in the right order – Red, Orange etc. The ones that you make up are the best for your brain.
  • Take the blank page challenge – revise a topic, then walk away from it, do something else. Next time you are going to revise the same topic, take a blank piece of paper and write down all that you can recall. Compare what you have written with what you need to know – see where the gaps are.
  • Space it out – work on a topic for half an hour and then do something else. Go back to the topic after about half an hour and then work through it again. Take a bigger break from this topic – maybe 48 hours – and then try it again. It is an idea called optimal spacing. Work out your own best pattern.
  • Turn your topic into a story and tell it to your friends or family.
  • Mind maps – some learners find these really helpful in getting a whole topic onto one side of A4 – and it is very good because it is visual as well as verbal.
  • When I am learning lines for a play especially Shakespeare, I have to walk around and I have to say them out loud. Revision does not have to be sitting or silent.
  • What’s on the tray? The old memory game when there are a series of objects on a tray – tea towel on the top – remove it for 20 seconds – how many can you remember? Use the same visual technique with your chosen topic.
  • Get on the Internet – The revision app Gojimo is excellent. Don’t forget The PiXL maths app. There is a lot more available – check in with your teachers about which are the best for each subject.
  • We tend to be very good at remembering gossip and stories – so turn your revision topic into a story which you visualise, with the key points becoming characters in your story.
  • Question and answer is good – work with someone else.
  • Teach someone what you have just learned.
  • Make it into a cartoon/collage/poster – something a bit creative can help to memorise thing