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17/02/19

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Lunch done! Off for the afternoon skiing https://t.co/b7HQ7llS6V

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14/02/19

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Alpha particles in ionisation chambers made by Year 10 at Esher College. https://t.co/0O1m3oMISD

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13/02/19

The school will be celebrating next month. See poster for details. https://t.co/0ChuugYzOh

12/02/19

Retweetd From Cllr Michael Wilson 🔶🇪🇺

This morning and myself met with staff from - they are doing some brilliant work in a lovely space and almost new building. Also met with members of the student council including one person who wants to be PM!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1093859513604689920

08/02/19

Lewis Sheppard and Joe Brown are our Stars of the Week, for their outstanding resilience and dedication during PE. https://t.co/ZxOIzfEWk0

08/02/19

Students across the school joined our Debate Club to discuss Brexit on Wednesday at lunchtime. All are welcome to join us - speak to Mr Tabron for more information.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1093203935601586176

06/02/19

Mr Hart has regained the Templar cup from Ms Ruse in Chess Club. The tournament continues in room S08 on Friday lunchtime. https://t.co/oErKhWXNcD

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1092821672288288777

05/02/19

Year 8 students took part in the National Cyber Security Competition, and will soon find out whether they've made it through to the final. https://t.co/kWOsyRjnfz

01/02/19

Our Year 11 football team won their Surrey Cup match against Farnham Heath End School, and will now progress on to play George Abbott School in Guildford.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1091336650297409536

01/02/19

It's been a year since our rock climbing wall was installed, being used by over 170 students. All are welcome to the rock climbing club, every Friday 3.00pm to 4.00pm. https://t.co/nnVqiLLb5F

01/02/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

School will start 9:40am. Snow due later & into 2mrw. This will enable students & staff 2 have a safer journey into sch 4 Period 2 to start on time. Other local schools have made the same decision. Students may arrive 9:15am 4 breakfast if wish 2 eat here. Safe journey

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31/01/19

Dulce Rodriguez Herrera is our GCSEPodder of the week, for revising for the most hours in Year 11 on our revision portal. In total, our students have revised for over 1000 hours so far! https://t.co/uzpEw4t6rq

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31/01/19

School will start at 9.40am tomorrow due to adverse weather conditions. Please see letter from our HT for more information. https://t.co/4N7g3oHk6F

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1089831717895106561

28/01/19

Well done to all of the young dancers who took part in our Richmond Rhythm competition last week, particularly our Dance Company who came 3rd in the Key Stage 4 category. https://t.co/XJn6XsrQp7

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24/01/19

Retweetd From Joan Susann Gibson

Join us for a night of fun https://t.co/MnIKzfQ6jg

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24/01/19

As part of the enrichment timetable, we are running a debate club. All students are welcome to attend on Wednesday lunchtime’s in room s12. https://t.co/JHSTQKCDFv

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088112079972773888

23/01/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Thank you to our local businesses for supporting & displaying our flyers! https://t.co/BfpVR8jMyA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088066415641485312

23/01/19

Students Ashman Gupta and Paulius Malinauskas were awarded the Best Basic Cadet award for 2018 by the Mayor of Richmond for their contributions towards Police Cadets. https://t.co/g7s2WrtxLF

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1087719108190371843

22/01/19

Twickenham School Dance Company (TSDC) performed at Richmond upon Thames College alongside professional youth companies and private schools as part of the annual Ignite showcase. https://t.co/p54DsWJLMr

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1087705634160762880

22/01/19

Our Year 11 Food Tech students had their practical exam today, demonstrating skills including gutting and filleting seabass, deboning a whole chicken, setting liquids, making rice noodles, and pressing fresh pasta. https://t.co/DyfyK5Re3t

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