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17/01/22

What languages can you speak? At Twickenham School we teach German and French in our Modern Foreign Language classes from Year 7-11. https://t.co/2Cuu8lytQN

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14/01/22

This half term KS3 students are taking part in trampolining and gymnastics. Year 7 and Year 8 are creating routines around travels and balances respectively and Year 9 are exploring parkour. Check out what our talented students are doing in PE! 🤸‍♀️🤗👏🏽 https://t.co/rYVO4ocfLr

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14/01/22

Year 8 Science students have enjoyed putting the power of static electricity in their own hands! https://t.co/T3IyncSgkI

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13/01/22

Sara, Petya, Eden-Rose and Frshta’s poetry entries for the Empowered competition over last half-term were selected for a soon to be released anthology: Empowered - Creative Verses Their poems were chosen out of 20,000 entries nationwide and a copy! Congratulations girls! https://t.co/1zrficuWF3

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12/01/22

We are very excited to announce that Twickenham School are taking part in the https://t.co/jvTe4o9XLw League this season. Students were very excited playing in their first league games yesterday representing the Phoenix Suns (Year 7) and the Golden State Warriors (Year 8). https://t.co/f7eEHFreT1

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12/01/22

Mr Tabron has been busy with 1:1 post mock student meetings using this challenge board in Geography. Key questions around aspirational performance are discussed and targets set. https://t.co/vaTb2KnJy0

12/01/22

Super excited to be a part of the https://t.co/0lJMI19ZgA 2022 season! https://t.co/Orey91OKb9

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12/01/22

Retweetd From Chiswick Gators Basketball Club

season tipped-off today after 2 years absence with the 1st round of games for our partner school Many thanks for hosting & the warm welcome. Both our year 7 & 8 Co-Ed teams got off to a winning start in round 1 of the event. https://t.co/gJnVx4BRHS

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06/01/22

A reminder for families to continue to vote in the ASDA green token scheme for Twickenham School to win £500! https://t.co/q2kzAiLeAe

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30/12/21

Bonnie our pat dog came to visit and spread some good cheer on the last day of term. Her behaviour was beautiful and everyone felt better after patting Bonnie! We hope everyone has had a fantastic break so far and wish everyone a Happy New Year! https://t.co/6EWgqYWomD

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25/12/21

Merry Christmas Twickenham School friends and family! 🎄🎅🏻❤️🎁 https://t.co/rGusvrmLq1

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24/12/21

We would like to share one more festive performance for our friends and families of Twickenham School and the community we a proud to be a part of. Courtesy of year 10 music student, Fabio, Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy new year. The full video can be found on Facebook. https://t.co/egAvntbkgw

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14/12/21

Follow this link to nominate a Twickenham Student or Team for a Young Rotary Award. We are so proud of our students' achievements in and out of school. We love when they get recognised for going the extra mile! https://t.co/cu8HUNVVoQ https://t.co/n2j1vGDIZC

12/12/21

Our Twickenham school alumni are so strong. Congratulations Luke Plange we are so proud of you! ⚽️🏟👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/zaRRFgybWD

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10/12/21

The U16 Girls Basketball team finished off their league games against Turing House. By far the team’s best performance, highlighted by Savannah hitting a three pointer during the third quarter. https://t.co/UmTkJga28s

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10/12/21

This week year 10/11 Boys Basketball competed in two fixtures, an away game against Teddington School and home game against Turing House. Players of the matches this week were Laurenz and Denio with a game high 14 pts https://t.co/Ps6CfFmyVi

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10/12/21

Twickenham School PE Weekly wrap up! Year 7 Boys Volleyball team finished in 2nd place at the borough tournament finishing the tournament with 2 wins and 2 loses. Player of the tournament was Dominik. https://t.co/ULWoHjZIdx

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10/12/21

Year 9 PE students got into the Christmas spirit, running a combined total of 103km for the annual Santa Dash this morning. Congratulations to Nightingale who take home the house points for running the furthest distance of 42km. https://t.co/OBc8hL1hep

09/12/21

We are excited to recruit more musicians via our partnership with the Richmond Music Trust. If any students are interested in private tuition please apply with the link below: https://t.co/8xTwjlVLLN

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08/12/21

It was Twickenham School’s Christmas lunch today. Thank you Cucina staff for hosting such a beautiful meal and setting! https://t.co/DS3jg9BhAE

Performing Arts

Dance

Intent:

“The study of Dance is the study of universal language, communication and expression as we become more physically and emotionally efficient and aware.”

Key Stage 4

The course is highly demanding both academically and practically, encouraging quality from all students by examining written appreciation of dance (40%) performance and choreography of dance (60%). The specification gives space to interpretation and originality, challenging dancers to develop the highest level understanding and skills.

Students are expected to work collaboratively with others to develop their own creative areas of interest and realise these ideas in choreographed performance. Students are examined on technique in two set dances and performance skills as part of a duet or trio. The written examination covers six set works all developing an appreciation of different genres and choreographers as well as ensuring students reflect on their own practice. Students have a double period a week for practical work and a single period a week for theory as well as additional rehearsals.

Specifiation:

The Dance department follows the AQA GCSE specification, which can be found here: GCSE Dance Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

Yr

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Critical appreciation of professional work: Infra

Practical:

Repertoire, collaborative choreography and performance technique.

Critical appreciation of professional work: Within Her Eyes

Practical: 

Repertoire, collaborative choreography and performance technique.

Critical appreciation of professional work: Emancipation of Expressionism

Practical:

Set study: Flux

Critical appreciation of professional work: Artificial Things

Practical:

Set Study:Breathe

Critical appreciation of professional work: A Linha Curva

Practical: 

Performance duets/trios

Critical appreciation of professional work: Shadows

Practical:

Performance duets/trios

11

Theory:

Section A Choreographic process

Practical: 

Choreography

Set Study

Rehearsal

Theory:

Section B Critical appreciation of own work

Practical:

Choreography

Set Study exams

Theory:

Section C Critical appreciation of professional works

Practical:

Performance and Choreography rehearsal

Theory:

Written exam preparation 

Practical:

Performance and Choreography exams

Theory:

Written exam preparation

 

 

Drama

Intent:

“The study of Drama is the study of the world around us, how we relate and contribute to it.”

Key Stage 3      

In Drama, students experience working in a highly creative environment and are encouraged to explore their own ideas and professional work within lessons. The curriculum is mapped across Key Stage 3 based on the GCSE examination strands; creating, performing and appreciating the art form. Students are taught the skills and understanding needed to be successful at GCSE as well as broaden their own cultural, social and creative development.

Drama offers a diverse perspective of cultures, practitioners, time periods, creative processes and techniques. Students work practically in most lessons to explore and develop both transferable and subject specific skills.

Key Stage 4 

Throughout years 10 and 11, students develop a highly professional and insightful way of learning. An accelerated version of key stage 3, GCSE Drama hones skills in devising, performing and appreciating drama.

Students will study all content in a practical format trying and experimenting with styles, conventions and concepts to gain a better understanding of theatre and professional practice. During the course, students engage extensively with written coursework and examinations as well as practical lessons and additional rehearsals; Understanding Drama written exam (40%) Devising Drama written coursework and devised performance (40%) and Texts in Practice performance (20%).

Specification:

Twickenham School follows the GCSE AQA specification, which can be found here: GCSE Drama Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10

Foundation skills (Components 1,2,3)

Explorative strategies

Character and plot development

Essential skills

Mini scripted assessment

National     Theatre New Views

(Component 2)

Script writing

Performance of original work

Mini devised assessment 

Understanding Drama

(Component 1)

Written exam content; Noughts and Crosses, Live Theatre Review

Written exam technique

Devised Drama

(Component 2)

Development of examination devised script performance

Coursework sections 1 and 2

11

Devised Drama (Component 2)

Rehearsal of written script and performance exam

Coursework section 3 and refinements.

Texts in Practice (Component 3)

 

Understanding Drama (Component 1)

Revision: Written exam content; Noughts and Crosses, Live Theatre Review

Written exam technique

 

 

Understanding Drama (Component 1) revision continues during single periods throughout the year.

Written exam content; Noughts and Crosses, Live Theatre Review

Written exam technique