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18/02/18

Y10 and Year 11 drama visited Baron’s Court Theatre to see Angel Theatre Company’s The Maids https://t.co/EnMh8QOtuJ

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/964532363698102273

16/02/18

Dance Club and Dance Company learned about ballet and learned new skills during a workshop by the https://t.co/BAYKaKmPSu

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/963849620144181248

14/02/18

Y10 GCSE music students heard about a career as a military musician during a visit to Kneller Hall Army Music College https://t.co/U8QViat9i7

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10/02/18

Our Y7/8 netball team showed grit and determination despite a narrow defeat to Hampton Court School https://t.co/HVXASLyd5e

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961981843288543233

09/02/18

Calling industry experts. We need you for the Twickenham Futures programme. Career Carousel event on March 6. Visit https://t.co/CbRsrSaYKh https://t.co/u24LmtIOu1

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08/02/18

Students learned about festivals by creating their own and presenting their ideas to the class https://t.co/kS0ZjecRWM

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08/02/18

Families get the chance to learn about their child’s education at Twickenham School at our Meet the Tutor day https://t.co/MLOJJ3VqyF

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08/02/18

Our Year 11 revision day for maths and English. Students showing wonderful https://t.co/AB1PdKSP5F

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07/02/18

Calculated the velocity of James Bond’s ejector seat was among the experiments at a science workshop for Y10s held https://t.co/0RcNgG21n5

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960893393009299456

06/02/18

The Year 8 boys Rugby team showed grit and determination despite a narrow defeat to Christ School https://t.co/T0SJiPPVPo

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960531011279949824

05/02/18

The Y10 boys football team beat Riddlesdown School 7-1 to reach the QF of the Surrey Cup where they will face holders Carshalton Boys https://t.co/qNDvWLgXLy

05/02/18

We have an exciting job opportunity for an Attendance Officer to join our team. Please see the link https://t.co/3TGTKFfS15

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04/02/18

Year 7 and Year 8 are all set to launch READY STEADY READ this week, when they will be reading for pleasure in the run up to World Book Day https://t.co/LeeAqToxTd

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959804949168316416

03/02/18

Librarians from Richmond Library Service spoke to year 7 students this week about the role of public libraries and the latest range of books https://t.co/tsDebMIbwq

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03/02/18

Y9/10s will get a taste of life at a top university and mentoring from a PHD student during a 12 week Scholar’s Programme at https://t.co/V6ctGrW8wn

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02/02/18

A big thank you to who have provided the school with this wonderful pottery wheel https://t.co/5i6OKnylEi

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01/02/18

Students discussing our Teaching and Learning focused survey at the Student Council. https://t.co/m5zqB1wvxq

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31/01/18

Students conducted experiments with practising Scientists and engineers when the Lab in a Lorry rolled into the school https://t.co/wUUfXFvVfx

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30/01/18

Y10 Harmoni Edwards passed her first ever ballet exam at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with flying colours. https://t.co/90EXqAtKmg

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/957638168853057536

28/01/18

Year 11 students sculpt self-portrait clay busts in art class https://t.co/zmGvFs9DiK

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