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18/06/19

Retweetd From Thirst Gen Sports

FootballFoundtn: five years ago 📆 presenter & Football Foundation Ambassador joined former & defender at as we celebrated 15 years of community football investment 🙌 (P… https://t.co/AHPY9sckZT

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18/06/19

We are very proud of Miss Scott who is training very hard in Utrecht, playing Softball for a Dutch Softball team. She is competing in their silver league division and playing weekly matches. https://t.co/sQqJeSOXvG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1140617609655795714

17/06/19

Year 7 students took part in the Teen-Tech event held . Over two hundred students from schools across South West London attended. The theme was to ‘build a city of the future’. https://t.co/lDYOucNqUA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1139602271761838080

14/06/19

Our quiz night is about to get underway. Huge thanks to all the families who help to organise and those who are attending. https://t.co/vP8izNrwQJ

14/06/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Quiz Night tonight! 7.30pm start, cash bar and buffet. Huge thanks to our local businesses for donating super raffle prizes , , Grade 1, Bats Cabs, , Mikkis, , , and The Pamper Party!

10/06/19

Retweetd From Chris Tabron

Well done boys . A great start to playing in a team together for the next 5 years or more ⚽️👨🏽‍🎓

07/06/19

Retweetd From Barbara Taylor

. My son wasn’t sure he wanted to do DofE but he’s so pleased with himself now his doubts have gone. https://t.co/FCgM8e5nvb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136908171182841856

07/06/19

Our Year 7 & 8 cricket team played with passion and determination despite a narrow defeat to Grey Court in their first ever match. https://t.co/vUADyYb5uT

06/06/19

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

. . . History Facts https://t.co/vDq2RZYyWb

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06/06/19

Year 7 finished their football season last week with a strong win 7-1 against St Richard Reynolds with hat tricks from Jake and Alan. https://t.co/jcrQQKpZPu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136182134031470592

05/06/19

Year 8 learned about propaganda in England looking at hidden messages in portraits of monarch of Queen Elizabeth I. They also designed their own propaganda medallion inspired by reaction to Spanish Armada. https://t.co/q9Fd1Hm5v7

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135821013177065472

04/06/19

The Year 10 football team, making their first ever Borough Grand Final, unfortunately just came up short against a strong St Richard Reynolds team. https://t.co/vqBbavClfZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135550476433461248

03/06/19

Year 11 students learned kayaking, musical instruments, worked in the environment, and helped with police cadets and to earn their silver award. Well done Alistair, Alfie, Thomas, John and Robbie. https://t.co/9ktXSgQdM5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135541803367751680

03/06/19

MP took a tour of the school and took part in a question and answer session with our new student leadership team. https://t.co/R6xgmkPXGI

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135540014719389696

03/06/19

We have successfully appointed the Student Leadership Team in Year 10. The candidates were very strong and made the decision very tough. https://t.co/Ja8vGGOzBA

03/06/19

Retweetd From Barbara Taylor

Thanks Vince. I’m so grateful for your supportive words. We are 100% behind Ms Ruse and her team to create a great local school for local children. When a school struggles it’s up to those who care to turn it around... and we are. Watch this space!!!

03/06/19

Retweetd From Tracey Boncey

As a parent of children attending has been wonderful to see how Ms Ruse has turned the school around.

03/06/19

Retweetd From David Martin

This is an amazing school with an outstanding Headteacher. Keep up the good work, you make a difference everyday to these young people.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1134511088102457345

31/05/19

Day 3 practice expedition - after a couple of wrong turnings, on our way. https://t.co/jaqKn04oTW

30/05/19

Retweetd From Marie Newbold

Yes totally agree. Fantastic school. My kids love it there and are doing extremely well thanks to the staff and leadership

Examination Information

Dear Families,

Year 10 Exams will be taking place in school from the week beginning 17 June for two weeks. It is important that students prepare really well as these exams will represent the first year of their GCSE learning. As part of this preparation we are expecting students to actively use and refer to the GCSE Exam board specifications. This is a key skill that helps students to become good independent learners and exam ready. Subject teachers will show students how to access these on the exam board websites in lessons. To further support and encourage this at home, we have attached a list of all the details for each subject exam board and specification code (see bottom of this page).

Thank you for your support in this.

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