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18/01/19

We should have made it clear that we were are looking for volunteers to support the excellent work done by our librarian.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1086296581492695040

18/01/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Coming 2 r Comedy Night? Tickets on sale now. Promises 2 b excellent evening of rip roaring laughter! https://t.co/Rtx6NWnzvG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1085577453932892162

16/01/19

The Year 11 GCSE Art students having lunch on the Seine river cruise after a tour of Musee de Orsay on their trip to Paris. https://t.co/yvK5kQTVpN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1084852679669624832

14/01/19

This week our PE teams received a belated Christmas present when their brand new football, rugby and basketball kits arrived at school. Thanks to Whitton businessman Tony Sumner, owner of local businesses including the Golden Grill in Whitton, who kindly sponsored the new kits. https://t.co/uK7clzhK8E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1083763175420542977

11/01/19

Students in Year 9 improved their understanding of command words and identified keywords at a science intervention ahead of their upcoming exam. https://t.co/phtAY9iGsH

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1083632508074422272

11/01/19

Students tucking into some traditional French food at a restaurant in Paris. https://t.co/VfdEqHDLZ6

10/01/19

We are seeking volunteers to support the development of our new Library facility. We would welcome volunteers who have experience in the field of literature for young people and/or Library services which cater for young people.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1075384685570785285

19/12/18

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Ms Tonella's class in Year 10 are creating a Paris Café this afternoon. They will be placing their orders in French , eating delicious cakes and drinking hot chocolate. Bon Appetite! https://t.co/oIcuXyMHgT

19/12/18

Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. https://t.co/6OyZ3qHOSk

14/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Christmas Jumper day tomorrow full mufti, £1 donation plus great cake sale! So bring extra £!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1073533285123440640

14/12/18

Twickenham School young leaders ran the Primary Panathlon for disabled children from local schools. https://t.co/fdssCKAvSU

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1073170914479665152

13/12/18

Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the STEM Bright Ideas Workshop’ to launch the new STEM challenge. Each group had to come up with an idea and its solution to develop a clean energy. This is a competition organised by to promote engineering and science. https://t.co/eF30SPTn6E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1072841028724502531

12/12/18

A total of 7 plays, 14 performance and countless rehearsals this week alone have seen Year 11 drama students prepare and complete their first real GCSE examination in the form of their devised drama performance. https://t.co/0hCvqbE41a

10/12/18

A huge congratulations to Oscar Choinski, Year 8, who swam in a county qualifying race last weekend in Ealing. Oscar swam a variety of strokes managing to win 3 gold medals, a silver and a bronze medal.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1072084081431728130

10/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

1st Christmas tree sale was a brilliant success TODAY! Trees were absolutely stunning - thank you for the heads up. Looking forward to dressing our tree now.....with a mug of hot choc of course! https://t.co/UbdYQhBD7H

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1071044189494882305

07/12/18

A-level biology students visited Esher College to take part in a forensic science workshop. https://t.co/z3UGahsemG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947636067340288

07/12/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Great day of rugby with visiting and pay year 7, 8, 9 and girls matches, then off to the stadium for https://t.co/LB3KbC96g0

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947619185278976

07/12/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

More photo's from today's matches v for https://t.co/QW9bS9accZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947465522749441

07/12/18

Miss East is our new librarian. https://t.co/iSJKwOjCWN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070071812573270017

04/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Come and buy your Christmas Tree this Saturday! https://t.co/WlqHDrkNIh

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