Hide Search Bar

Twitter Wall

@f_h_schoolclose

20/09/18

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mrs D Conlon

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

24/08/18

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Teri-Leigh Jones

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

24/08/18

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Kelly Clark

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

24/08/18

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT Media Officer

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

18/07/18

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT Media Officer

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

close

Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

Visit BMAT

Art

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course code / Specification number: AD501 Unit 1 Coursework 60% AD502 Unit 2 Exam 40%

Level of qualification: GCSE

What will the students learn about?

Students will learn how to develop a project and work towards a final piece showing a range of artistic skills and techniques.  Opportunities to work from their own photography are strongly encouraged to help personalise their work.  Students will learn how to analyse artists of their choice and create work that interprets the artists’ style.  A range of art materials will be explored which will lead to creative outcomes in various forms of media from drawing and painting to print making and sculpture.  The GCSE course is broken down into 4 themed projects, which are directed by the teacher and the last project is the final exam theme which changes each year.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will develop their drawing and painting skills so that they are able to demonstrate more accurate scaling and proportions of figures and objects.  They will have more opportunities to work with acrylic paint and this will develop their blending and tonal understanding.  Students will be able to experiment with a wider range of materials which will help expand their portfolio of work and find where their strengths are.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Students project work is marked with targets set to help improve areas throughout their projects.  Each project is marked and graded and the mark sheets are also given back to the students so that they can identify where their strengths and areas to improve are.  Unit 1 coursework is graded at the end of the unit as a whole body of artwork, and then the final exam project (Unit 2) is given a grade as well.  The work is then moderated by an external examiner once the marks have been sent off to the exam board.

What grades can students achieve?

Nearly all students are able to achieve their target grade in this subject providing they have artistic ability and the drive to dedicate extra time on their work.  Students have different capabilities and potential therefore some are able to exceed their target grade.  Last year’s results were 100% A-C and the previous year an A* was achieved.

After completing this course – what can students’ progress on to?

Students can use the course to go onto any Art related course, as the GCSE is Art & Design rather than Fine Art, it allows more flexibility to go onto A Level courses that involve other creative medias such as Textiles, Graphics, Computer Design, Fine Art, Sculpture and Photography.  A Levels can then lead to Foundation Courses and a Degree.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Whitehead (Head of Art): j.whitehead@fhs.essex.sch.uk

Website Design By Cleverbox