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10/06/21

Staff and students caught a glimpse of the solar eclipse today with the help of glasses kindly donated by ⁦⁩ A special moment indeed to see the moon kissing the sun! https://t.co/6uDwZipUvX

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10/06/21

Mr Tabron and his students were excited to witness the solar eclipse today and experienced a stunning show from nature. ⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/hO7GJOOYeP

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10/06/21

Today at 11.15am, students & staff were able to view the eclipse. A wow moment of learning and nature experience together! Thank you Ms Gunning and ⁦⁩ for arranging safety glasses, kept as a souvenir. ⁦ https://t.co/mWPdlTg7Hh

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09/06/21

Are you ready for a fun evening of quizzing? 🤔 Contact ⁦⁩ to purchase tickets. Huge thanks to our PTA for organising https://t.co/KRoV8czoFn

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09/06/21

All students are invited to our first Twickenham School Career networking event! We look forward to students meeting employers from the NHS, Police, Army and Heathrow Airport to name but a few! https://t.co/DLsXTns61J

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07/06/21

Year 7 geography students have been learning visually by using numeracy to study population size and land areas of Asia’s top 10 countries. Cones represent miles sq or millions of people . Great fun in the sun ☀️ ⁦ https://t.co/pDbDt9sz69

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01/06/21

On the last day of term, the Y7s built their own wave machine whilst learning about the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves. https://t.co/vHuSVzgUFY

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28/05/21

Goodbye Year 11s. We will miss you. What a fantastic day you had today! ⁦ https://t.co/b8OsKvOBdX

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28/05/21

After a challenging year, it was great to see our amazing Year 11s have fun today and say goodbye in style. ⁦ https://t.co/1v83TdG2Ig

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28/05/21

Wishing all of our Year 11s a fond farewell. All the very best to the Twickenham School Class of 2021. We will miss you 👏 ⁦ https://t.co/ndIhGpmiZb

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27/05/21

Twickenham School Art Exhibition at Realeyes in Whitton. 14-28 June. Please pop by to vote for your favourite piece 🎨. https://t.co/rmuF0VfXdD

26/05/21

Year 11 go out in style! 🔥💥 https://t.co/BVg4XbY0x2

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26/05/21

Twickenham School has two new members. We have been joined by two guinea pigs. They are 9-week-old sisters and are living in the science department. They are being made a big fuss of by students and will be very well looked after. https://t.co/Q5Laj0goLE

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26/05/21

Our Y7 Geography students are studying Bio diversity around the school site. Lady birds, woodlouse & ants spotted in trees, shrubs & flowers . Our TS Ecosystem is growing and developing. https://t.co/lSr4D9qzSW

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25/05/21

Y10 & Y11 have been lucky to listen to assemblies from Holly Tucker (MBE), founder of Not On The High Street and Holly & Co. Students heard how hard work, perseverance, & loving what you do makes the difference when setting up a business. https://t.co/fhz6SrfhNm

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25/05/21

Information for our Year 6 families regarding Summer School below. Limited places so please do sign up as soon as possible. https://t.co/LiE7zAFChL

24/05/21

Excellent shot! ⚽️🥅 https://t.co/9oMfNNyLen

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24/05/21

Cat and Lina in Year 9 decorated their hands with Henna and celebrated diversity. Beautiful design girls 👍 https://t.co/8Vz7foBJUj

Examination Information and Support

Guidance on GCSE awarding Summer 2021

JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf

How-GCSEs-will-be-awarded-In-Summer-2021.pdf

Twickenham School General Exam Information

Twickenham-Exam-Guidance-for-Parents-and-Students.pdf

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 something.

Managing Exam Stress

First of all remember it is completely normal to have anxiety before exams.  The following link is NHS guidance on coping with exam stress, along with some useful leaflets.

NHS GUIDANCE - COPING WITH EXAM STRESS

ofqual resources for both students and parents on managing exam anxiety

Emotional-Health-Service-Dealing-with-Exam-Stress.pdf

Student-guide-for-Exam-Stress.pdf

Emotionally-Healthy-Approach-to-GCSEs.pdf

 

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