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28/03/20

We are working on it ☺️

28/03/20

Lovely to hear from you, Kate. Pleased to say we are working on this 😊 https://t.co/pjCw5UfiqK

25/03/20

Yes, ’s lunches are hard to beat. Missed by all https://t.co/d76Ciz78s1

25/03/20

Such an important point , glad we are all finding ways to replace the conversations we miss - whether a quick 'catch up' outside a classroom or learning in lessons 😁 https://t.co/aCBlApL9dp

25/03/20

A real team effort, ! Her desk set-up is an inspiration to us all 😍 https://t.co/5fAV6XJS7K

25/03/20

Awesome work! Good to see clubs going online! https://t.co/PDgR9h4w4k

25/03/20

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

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25/03/20

Thank you - we love hearing stories like this! https://t.co/kWCjVuQQhE

24/03/20

Brilliant work all around 🤗 https://t.co/kj9EvJwFnm

24/03/20

Great to hear! Keep up the good work Mrs M! 🤹‍♀️ https://t.co/YKGdp5I6gj

24/03/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 5 learning all about the Components of Fitness 🏋🏼‍♀️ home circuits being created and performed! Yes keep up the great work 👊🏻👌👍 https://t.co/HxjqR7ZL0s

24/03/20

Thank you Audible! https://t.co/xxxXJGotVp

23/03/20

Brilliant to hear 🙂 https://t.co/zB1P4DGPsy

23/03/20

Absolutely brilliant - keep up the good work everyone! https://t.co/O7T7LIw4aW

23/03/20

Clearly the exercise is doing the trick - they look so spritely!

23/03/20

and at home! https://t.co/x9uA3evOkV

23/03/20

Great to see students of key workers keeping fit at school... https://t.co/ihyD8aS6kL

20/03/20

A reminder to everyone 😊 https://t.co/PzwnYRBjPN

20/03/20

We are now continuing our girls’ education through our Guided Home Learning method for all students and the Blackheath High School buildings are now closed except to provide critical support to our incredible key workers. https://t.co/3q27u3Hz22

20/03/20

We couldn’t agree more! https://t.co/VPOaqnDFef

20/03/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

If you needed any more encouragement to look at this experiment . Wiping slices of white bread with clean hands, iPads, unwashed hands etc and see what happens 😱 https://t.co/TVYNpLCnkS

20/03/20

We are all so grateful and proud of our community in these challenging times, keep it up! https://t.co/gEdtLrVZZf

18/03/20

❤️ https://t.co/jgNu4oyV4D

18/03/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Guided Home Learning provision starts from tomorrow. Students: remember to use Firefly and email if not in school. Looking forward to seeing you either in school or on-line tomorrow.

18/03/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

GREASE LIGHTNING 💃🏽✨ https://t.co/QgLCHk1o6a

13/03/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Another STEAM week, another ‘Masters’ class for staff. Thanks to Mr Masters for giving up his time to teach us to draw! https://t.co/47XSoKWDb7

13/03/20

Quite a treat to have a surprise flash mob appear in reception today, featuring the BHS invention, the Boghorn! https://t.co/q923mn1grk

13/03/20

Sixth Form had a great Skype conversion with analytical research assistant , where they learnt about her role of analysing proteins in cancerous and normal tissues. Thank you Erin! https://t.co/si7uuFrPLp

13/03/20

What an excellent week of activities we had for this week! Including a CSI Day, virtual reality, making recyclable bunting and learning more about sustainability in the environment. https://t.co/ulbwDYQ37K

13/03/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

WAKE UP + WORK OUT 🏋🏽‍♀️🔥 come and join the fun! 7:30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday! https://t.co/VcaIxv75pN

12/03/20

Blackheath High Junior School in action 👏👏👏 https://t.co/32B8sXUKGK

11/03/20

Year 10 are hosting a Senior Citizen's tea party with an 'Under the Sea' theme today. Fabulous decorations and smiles all around! https://t.co/VhlsRJ0FPb

11/03/20

Retweeted From Rebecca Richards 🧪

Making electronic quizzes with . Some excellent (and tricky) questions. I will hang my certificate from Mia and Katie up with pride (I didn’t know pizza originated in Greece!) https://t.co/ZEiuYpeRDi

11/03/20

It was a pleasure to welcome alumna back to school today to talk to Year 7 about her career as a journalist, give tips on interview technique and provide insight into the news that surrounds us. Thank you, Geraldine! https://t.co/3FO5ecoI2Z

11/03/20

Thank you so much for coming in and kick-starting Year 7's Journalism Day! https://t.co/xHJVHPl1XP

11/03/20

Entry for Year 11 Crime Scene Investigators only ⛔️🧪🔎 https://t.co/dIaBTfOt8V

11/03/20

The Mighty Boghorn returns! https://t.co/Qei6U3Uhyn

11/03/20

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

British Science Week is here! We're so excited https://t.co/pOsLIsypqS

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March 12

Spotlight on Physics

To celebrate STEAM week, our new Head of Physics Miss Tsikkinis tells us all about the bebefits of Physics here in Blackheath High School.

How long have you been teaching Physics at Blackheath High School?

Seven months

Can you tell us about your background?

After completing my Physics degree at the University of Bristol I obtained my PGCE and took on my first teaching position at a semi-boarding school in Bristol. I then decided to venture abroad and see more of the world so I taught in international schools in the Middle East, China, Spain and Germany where I was exposed to various examination boards and held positions such as KS3 Science Coordinator and Head of House.

I decided to move to London to be closer to my family and after two years of working at a GDST school have found a great opportunity at Blackheath High School. As Head of Physics I hope to increase the popularity of the department and encourage young women to pursue a career in this discipline of science.

What is covered in Physics? What are your students working on at the moment?

Students cover a range of topics that explain how nature works and study the fundamental laws that govern the universe. Covering a wide range of scales from the infinitesimally small such as particle physics and the fundamental particles that make up all matter around us, to the motion of macroscopic object such as balls and cars, to the large-scale laws that govern the cosmos. Students study the behaviour of electric circuits, magnets and electromagnetic radiation, which are central to the development of technological modernities.

Is it a popular choice of subject?

It is not the most popular. The main reasons for this is that they are not fully aware of the benefits a Physics A-Level offers and that they perceive the subject as hard, so they are fearful of failing at it. However, I am hopeful that with support and guidance, the students can be shown that it is a very accessible subject and that with persistence and a right attitude they can be very successful at it and open up endless opportunities for their future.

What are the benefits of studying this subject?

Physics is a subject which develops problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills that are valuable in the workplace. Physics students demonstrate an ability to apply their knowledge to solve practical and complex problems which equips them with sought-after skills that will help them stand out to employers across the occupational spectrum.

Studying Physics offers a range of career opportunities such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computing, Marine Engineering, Medical Physics, Climatology, Aeronautical Engineering, Space and Remote Sensing, Water Management, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Architecture, Geology and many, many more.

What are the benefits of studying Physics at Blackheath High School? What is unique about Physics here?

Small class sizes allow the students to engage more confidently in their learning. Students are supported in extending their independent learning skills and are encouraged to develop a curiosity of the world around them and how it works. Our Physics laboratories are equipped with excellent resources that allow the students to experience a hands-on approach to their learning and they are supported throughout their education through one-to-one tutoring, lunchtime booster sessions and extensive revision materials that prepare them for their examinations. The students are further supported by various computer based resources that aim to enhance their understanding and consolidate their learning.

Is there a particular aspect of the course that students tend to enjoy?

Students love the hands-on experience that practical investigations offer. Through these they learn to work together as a team and use their observations to understand and explain scientific concepts.

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