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20/09/18

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Mr. L. Davis

My GCSE Sociology class at have gone absolutely giddy as I gave them multi link cubes to help them understand sampling techniques. Went down a STORM! https://t.co/uLmnhZAkev

20/09/18

A great presentation from on career paths and future destinations https://t.co/VOqSq7ZWlL

19/09/18

A reminder that the PTA are hosting an outdoor cinema night this Saturday. For tickets - please go to https://t.co/OyXZKECfAO

19/09/18

Thanks for joining our governors Mr Solomonides! https://t.co/h2Irz9uVRt

12/09/18

This Saturday is the start of our Saturday school sessions for GCSE PE with Mr Becko! Looking forward to seeing our dedicated year 11 students at 9am

07/09/18

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SFG

Looking forward to meeting prospective pupils and parents tomorrow morning. See you all at 10am at Burnt Mill Academy.

05/09/18

Great hearing from regarding at our open evening tonight. Such an exciting time for education within our Trust!

05/09/18

This is great! https://t.co/bu1lYcdInU

31/08/18

Wow - what a great day with our passionate and dedicated staff planning our next stage in school improvement. Exceptional progress, behaviour and experiences for all. Can’t wait to see the students on Monday!

30/08/18

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SFG

Join us on 8 Sep, 10am at Burnt Mill to find out more information and how to apply for a place in Year 7. https://t.co/K56OIayt7R

28/08/18

Looking forward to seeing our wonderful students on Monday 3rd September at 8.45am for another exceptional year! https://t.co/zaWfLeHR2z

26/08/18

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BMAT Media Officer

. & not letting the rain stop them representing at the ! Real community spirit on show today https://t.co/jo6TardGiQ

26/08/18

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Mrs D Conlon

is at the We have , , and of course https://t.co/McwVyT9dV7

24/08/18

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Teri-Leigh Jones

This school will be brilliant - trust me, I know the head! https://t.co/yuioptDiMc

24/08/18

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Kelly Clark

Fantastic I secured for day at client https://t.co/ygrZwF14gx

24/08/18

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SFG

Come along to find out more about our school and how to apply for a Year 7 place. https://t.co/yB310mkBsX

23/08/18

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Robby West

Was day today. Went to who have a specialist dyslexia unit to help students with exams. https://t.co/gFW9jJ1BV8

09/08/18

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Kelly Clark

Things certainly didn't slow down for my client before the summer break. Just take a look at the I secured for in July for an idea of how busy they were... https://t.co/JSdkNk83uN

20/07/18

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BMAT Media Officer

MERSEA TRIP BOOSTS STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE. Full story - https://t.co/nF6Ogr0jQp https://t.co/3sclshEkug

18/07/18

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BMAT Media Officer

Students at visit Danish friends - https://t.co/OrlixI8w5B https://t.co/lk9VleWPiH

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KS4 Curriculum Information

Aims of Our Curriculum

Forest Hall School is committed to providing a broad, balanced, accessible and inclusive curriculum for all our students.  It is our aim to provide equally for the needs of all our students and offer support, where necessary, to allow access to the full curriculum.  We aim for excellence for all and are committed to ensuring that students can enjoy their studies and achieve success.

We want to make sure that each student has a positive learning experience; we believe that our curriculum will motivate and engage students, challenging them to achieve to the very best of their ability.

We will ensure that, where possible, all students have the opportunity to study their preferred courses and they are provided with the necessary information, guidance and support that will enable them to make these important choices.

Curriculum Change

All GCSE curriculums will change over the next two years.  At GCSE, English Language, English Literature and Mathematics there have been changes to the curriculum from September 2015.  The courses will be much more academically demanding and will be assessed by an examination at the end of year 11 only.  Due to these ongoing changes, some of the information in this booklet may change over the next few months as specifications are accredited and decisions about courses are confirmed.

E-Bacc

The English Baccalaureate (E-Bacc) was introduced as a performance measure for schools in England in the 2010 performance tables.  It is not a qualification.  The measure recognises students that have achieved a C/5 grade or better in five subjects from GCSE English, mathematics, history or geography, two sciences, computer science and a modern foreign language.  Students who are considering entry to a top university would be best advised to choose the E-Bacc subjects.  All students, where possible, should do this too, for breadth and balance in their chosen courses.

Progress 8

Progress 8 will be introduced for all schools in 2016 and will replace the 5A*-C measure.  This is a great step forward for schools as it will calculate a student’s progress throughout the GCSE course regardless of their ability.  Progress 8 encourages students to have a broad and balanced GCSE portfolio.  There is strong governmental advice about the expected spread of subjects needed for all students regardless of what they wish to do, to keep them competitive in the future.

The Progress 8 measure will be based on a student’s eight best subjects within the following criteria:

A double weighted GCSE mathematics

A double weighted English.  This can be either GCSE English Language or English Literature; whichever is the highest grade, as long as you are entered for both qualifications

The three highest grades from the E-Bacc subjects – biology, chemistry, physics, core and additional science, computer science, geography, history, French or Spanish

The best three grades from any of the remaining subjects included within the “open group”.  This could be three GCSE qualifications and can include the other English option not already counted.

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