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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

Geography

"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."

Ex US President Barrack Obama

The Geography Department aims to:

  • build on prior learning in key stages 1 and 2 and early years experiences of our planet in order to develop a life-long enthusiasm for Geography
  • encourage all students to consider further study of geography and entry to related careers post-16 and beyond
  • develop students’ interest of the impact of geography in the wider world through enquiry, fieldtrips to both urban and rural environments and continued work of the ECO club and house based whole school competitions.

Specialist teaching

The Geography department has a underlining ethos of developing exciting and engaging accessible learning for all students to develop their viewpoints and be appreciative of others .

  • EAL students have carefully planned accessible resources using the latest online learning and translation software.
  • SEN students experience both enjoyable and aspirational learning tasks developing their mind-set for improvement from mistakes.
  • Literacy and numeracy competency is constantly developed in learning tasks and resources created.
  • Key to all our strategy is metacognition development since day 1 Year 7 , which helps them develop identification and ownership as early as possible of their own individual learning strategy .

Key stage 3

Twickenham School Geography Department are specialists who deliver Key Stage 3 across 2.6 years in Years 7 -9. The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that topics are delivered in a logical way in order to develop interleaving and memory retention whilst also and link students’ skills and experiences. The curriculum develops knowledge and skills relevant to GCSE Geography including enquiry based investigation in Year7 and use of the latest ICT resources and learning tools to assess and evaluate topical scenarios linked to Current affairs.

In term 3 all Year 9 students study the Living World Topic component of the AQA GCSE syllabus. This both serves to complete the National Curriculum breath of coverage for Geography as well as the opportunity to begin the GCSE to cover content with plenty of time to develop practice and preparation for the final assessments.

Students currently study the AQA Geography course consisting of 3 examination papers undertake two fieldwork enquiries.

In Year 10 during the Spring Term a River fieldwork enquiry at Field Studies Centre in Dorking investigating changes in stages of the River Tillingbourne and human impact on the river. Students thoroughly enjoy this highly inclusive experience away from the school environment and it has impact on their enjoyment and engagement of Geography.

In Year 11 in the Autumn term an environmental Urban area analysis of 2 areas in SW London is undertaken requiring a wide range of fieldwork techniques which they have developed prior in KS3 and KS4 . The students thoroughly enjoy the group work and team ethic approach to calculating data for analysis back in the classroom.

GCSE students at Twickenham School have clear support from resources developed in the department to enhance their learning and to raise aspirations to go beyond Target grades based on Key Stage 2 performance.

Specification:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/changes-for-2021

 

Curriculum Sequence

Implementation:

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Mapping and enquiry skills for Geographers:

Tools for investigation and life.

Globalisation

Weather and Climate:

Micro to Macro understanding

Development of enquiry learning on site.

World Rivers & Flooding Case Studies

UK (HIC) Mozambique (LIC)

Settlement

Where do people live and why? Is there a water connection?

UK (HIC) / Our Local area case study

Introduction to Asia:

30% World land area

60% World Population

Asian case study:

China –NEE

A population facing challenge and change

8

Our Planet’s resources:

Is there enough for everyone?

Living and working in Extreme cold environments

(Antarctica)

Managing and Moving population:

Mexico (NEE ) to the USA (HIC)

Africa’s diversity:

Horn of Africa region case study.

 

The Earth’s history and structure :

Plate tectonics

Effects and Responses to Hazards in LICs, NEEs and HICs.

Why are some people so vulnerable?

9

Measuring development

Malawi LIC Case Study

Industrial Globalisation

India’s cities and millionaires (NEE)

Climate change

Natural or Human causes.

Adaptation and mitigation.

Tropical storms:

Are they connected to economic development and climate change?

GCSE Module 1:

The Living World :

Atmospheric circulation

Ecosystems to

World Biomes

Hot Deserts &

Tropical Rainforests

How are they linked to climate and economic development?

10

Natural Hazards:

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Tsunamis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather Hazards :

Extreme weather

Tropical Storms

Climate change      

 

Coastal Landscapes:

Features and management debate.

River Landscapes:

Features and management debate.

The Urban World:

Urbanisation-Rio de Janeiro (NEE)case study city)

 

 

Bristol (HIC Case study)

 

 

Fieldwork techniques and 2 experiences :

Rural

Urban

 

 

11

The Development Gap:

Nigeria ( A NEE case study)

Can it develop sustainably?

 

Mock exam preparation and review of performance.

Resource Management:

Global and UK management

Water Case Study Topic

Prepare for Pre-release

Nail the Exam Question

Revision and exam technique consolidation

GCSE Exam

Independent learning

Intervention

Exam performance