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04/12/21

The Year 7 boys basketball team showed great sportsmanship and talent at the Richmond Knights tournament! A highlight was Dominic and Luca being recognised by the tournament directors as rising stars and presented with the knight of the week award. Well done boys and keep it up! https://t.co/ADr4m2gdOg

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04/12/21

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! A reminder to Year 7 to make payment on SQUID by Wednesday to participate in the Year 7 Christmas Party! https://t.co/NjULc9nN4Z

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03/12/21

It was great to host the trampolining refresher CPD course at Twickenham School this week as teachers from all over borough continue to keep up with the latest practices and guidelines. https://t.co/JCaZxTZg2X

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02/12/21

The Year 8 and 9 girls Basketball team continued their winning form against Sir Richard Reynolds coming out 12-10 victors. Player of the match was Ariana. https://t.co/y292tw8oFz

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02/12/21

Year 9 Boys Football team took on in a friendly match this afternoon and played out a very close 2-2 draw. Once again it was great to see so many staff attend and cheer on the students! https://t.co/VORaxOzPMa

01/12/21

The Jack Petchy foundation is an organisation who inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex. They are looking for Students at Twickenham School to complete this survey and be in the chance to win £200. See the link below. https://t.co/P8u71I1CTD

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01/12/21

In Year 8 Art students have been looking at Impressionism including the work of Monet and Renoir. Building up layers of colour they have emulated the work of these famous artists. These are fantastic examples from Year 8! https://t.co/oywzLM7YrW

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30/11/21

Year 10 physics enjoyed getting hands on and creative with electricity! 💡🚨🚦#Science https://t.co/gMFtVrXhtS

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29/11/21

There are so many extra-curricular clubs you could attend this week. If you are able to attend 6 clubs you will be awarded with 10 merits! That’s right 10! Well done Mhedi on accomplishing this last week. https://t.co/Z5ujmwn4UI

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28/11/21

At Twickenham School Year 10 and 11 students utilise in the classroom and at home to access an abundance of resources and videos to assist their learning. https://t.co/S6PRkyvX0T

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26/11/21

Yesterday Petya was awarded her prizes for winning the anti-bullying poster competition at the Year 8 assembly. Well done Petya, such a terrific piece of work! https://t.co/qwS7d00SW3

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24/11/21

This term Year 7, 8 and 9 PE students have been rotating between Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Football. Special thanks to Sportted for funding new footballs! https://t.co/54h8fVxPmu

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23/11/21

As part of the English Department's Master Learner programme, students have chosen a book from our brand new 'Lit in Colour' collection, featuring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books by writers of colour to read this month. English Department https://t.co/1W4N2MhytR

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23/11/21

⭐️Truthful Tuesday⭐️ It was great to see so many KS3 students taking up rock climbing yesterday. A large part of climbing is trusting the equipment, your belayer and teacher. We hope to continue seeing more new faces on our Monday afternoon KS3 rock climbing club! 🧗‍♀️ https://t.co/e2t5mTgYqW

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22/11/21

The winner of our Anti- Bullying poster competition is Petya in Year 8! This outstanding poster will be set as the desktop background for all computers at school. Well done Petya! https://t.co/S9Xvu8wlVg

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22/11/21

It was great to see so many different combinations of odd socks on Friday from both students and staff! A fantastic way to celebrate being unique and different! One kind word can be a turning point, it can change someone’s perspective, it can change their day 🌈 🧦 https://t.co/xkstqsmU8G

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22/11/21

This term Year 7 students have been learning about space in Science. They did an amazing job demonstrating the phases of the moon using lamps, tennis balls and golf balls. How interesting! 🔭🪐☄️🧑‍🚀🌛 https://t.co/tA03DDvkIh

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21/11/21

Students at Twickenham School had an opportunity to drive a real bomb disposal robot and many other expensive specialist equipment. The robot piece costing approximately £250,000. What a great opportunity our students have had this week! https://t.co/Fzc9J8oZtU

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21/11/21

Twickenham school students loved cooking in the field kitchen for all the staff and students! They made a wide variety of dishes such as chilli, fajitas, salad, wedges, pasta bake and even a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. https://t.co/ExnSIPhZS0

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20/11/21

Retweetd From Munira Wilson MP

This I want to celebrate children in Twickenham and around the world. When children are supported and their rights are upheld, they can achieve incredible things. They are our future. I support ’s call for children to be at the heart of Govt. https://t.co/0oPnJkpfuU

Examination Information and Support

Guidance on GCSE Awarding and Appeals Summer 2021

Arrangements-for-Appealing-Examination-Results-in-Summer-2021-Policy.pdf

Stage-1-Centre-Appeal-Form-June-2021.docx

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

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

JCQ-Student-Appeals-Guide-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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