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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

Music

Intent:

In Music, 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. Music 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.

Curriculum Sequence 7-9

Implementation:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Unit Title

Rhythm Grids

Rock Music

Classical Music (Baroque)

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

1.Performance of body percussion performance

Western classical notation

Composing and performing music

Use of body percussion

  1. Performance of WWRY as an ensemble

Singing as a group and singing as an individual

Performing in an ensemble

Reading western classical notation

Composing lyrics and writing music

  1. Performance of Pachelbel’s Cannon in D

Keyboard Skills

Performing two hands at once on the keyboard with correct technique

Reading Bass and Treble clef notes

Composing in a Baroque Style

  1. Composition using professional music software in a baroque style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

8

Unit Title

Blues

Boom Whackers

Japanese Music

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

  1. Performance of  a fully composed Blues piece as an ensemble

Developing an understanding of chords and the blues scale.

Composing in a stylistically appropriate way and performing in time as an ensemble

  1. Performance of a suitable piece on Boomwhakers

Developing group and solo performance skills with an emphasis on pitch and timing. Boomwhackers and Keyboards will be used.

The class perform as a whole class and also in ensemble groups.

  1. Solo performance of the traditional piece Sakura on keyboard

Consolidating an understanding of treble and bass clef notation.

Performing in time using 2 hands with correct technique on the keyboard whilst also singing.

  1. Composition using professional music software in a Japanese style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music and traditional music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

9

Unit Title

Classical Music (Romantic)

Hamilton the musical (Focus on Rap)

Reggae Music

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

1, Solo performance on the keyboard of Swan Lake The Swan Theme

Understanding of the romantic era including Orchestration and programme music.

Keyboard performance skills using 2 hands with correct technique, reading bass and treble clef and also including suitable dynamics and follow performance directions.

  1. Performance of a well written Rap with a suitable backing track

Exploring and understanding the use of Rap within the musical Hamilton, Exploring style, form and performance.

Understanding the mechanics of writing and structuring a rap.

Using self-reflection to compose a rap about personal beliefs and passions.

1. Performance of a Reggae composition by students as an ensemble

Exploring the cultural and musical aspects of Reggae

Learning Key facts about Reggae music.

Perfomance as an ensemble of a stylistically composed Reggae Piece.

  1. Composition using professional music software in a Reggae style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music and traditional music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

Key Stage 4

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

This specification focuses on the three areas of appreciating music (40%), performing (30%) and composing (30%). Students have the options of performing vocally or instrumentally and work as soloists and ensembles. When composing, students will work professionally to a brief as well as having the opportunity to explore a free composition. All GCSE students are encouraged to take instrumental or vocal tuition to enhance their potential in examinations; the department facilitate this and encourage participation in enrichment opportunities to further support progress.

Curriculum Sequence 10-11

Implementation:

 

 

Autumn 1

LJ

Autumn 2

LJ

Spring 1

LJ

Spring 2

LJ

Summer 1

LJ

Summer 2

LJ

10

 

 

Unit Title

 

The Basics of Reading and Writing Music

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

Traditional Music

Western Classical Tradition since 1910

Study pieces

Assessment

Discovering and learning the key words within music and using them to describe and write our own compositions

Art music of (or growing out of) the European tradition, normally notated, and normally intended for public performance.

Listening:

The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel.

The Orchestra Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

The piano music of Chopin and Schumann.

The Requiem of the late Romantic period.

Musical styles and genres including rock, pop, musical theatre, film and computer gaming music from 1950 to the present.

Listening:

Music of Broadway 1950s to 1990s.

Rock music of 1960s and 1970s.

Film and computer gaming music 1990s to present.

Pop music 1990s to present.

Music that takes influences from traditional sources including folk music and reinterprets them in a contemporary style, and traditional music from traditional sources and cultures that is performed as intended by the composer.

Listening:

Blues music from 1920–1950

Fusion music incorporating African and/or Caribbean music

Contemporary Latin music

Contemporary Folk music of the British Isles.

 

Music that comprises modern, contemporary classical music, experimental and minimalist music as well as other forms.

Listening:

the orchestral music of Copland

British music of Arnold, Britten, Maxwell-Davies and Tavener

The orchestral music of Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók

Minimalist music of John Adams, Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

 

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, k622, 3rd movement, rondo.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Focus on the familiar study pieces with exam practice for 8 mark questions.

 

11

 

 

Unit Title

 

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

 

Traditional Music

Western Classical

Tradition since 1910

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

Written exam preparation

 

Assessment

 

Revision of topics studied in year 10

Revision of topics studied in year 10.

Assessing, Embedding and improving coursework compositions, performances alongside exam technique and past paper practice.

Assessing, Embedding and improving coursework compositions, performances alongside exam technique and past paper practice.

Final preparations for the GCSE exams with an emphasis on all students achieving their best and feeling confident

 

AQA GCSE Exam board. Main units of study include:

A01 Western Classical A02 Popular Music Styles

A03 Traditional Music A04 Western Classical since 1910

 

AQA GCSE Exam board. Main units of study include:

A01 Understanding Music.  A02 Performing Music.

A03 Composing Music AO4 Review