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Students are going mad on Mondays…for extra revision. Monday Madness has been launched at Forest Hall School to give Year 11 an extra opportunity to study for their GCSE exams. Full story - https://t.co/G2hIY2J32F https://t.co/g7LxumNgWr


Children are developing their empathy skills as they look at issues affecting society. Year 7 students at Forest Hall School, in Stansted, are taking part in a four-week workshop run by . Full story - https://t.co/RdmVPg095V https://t.co/7Lq9qxN7i5


A production in rehearsal since the summer has been performed to three packed audiences. A group of 50 students at Forest Hall School have been working on stage and behind the scenes to bring the production of Aladdin to life. Full story - https://t.co/N73KmQdlRD https://t.co/6utfMZL49O


Young people devoted two weeks to raising money for their chosen charity. The various houses at Forest Hall School host their own charity fortnight each year. Merlin house is the latest to focus on fundraising, gathering funds for Full story https://t.co/pZNMukoqHf https://t.co/jnmaAP1vg2


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Miss Trainor 🌍

Well done to all the KS4 students who attended Saturday school sessions! https://t.co/DsDLs2YHad


Very proud of our students receiving these today! https://t.co/DOTm8tlYeq


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Amazing students always going over and beyond https://t.co/briaRrOI47


Very proud of our exceptional students who are giving up their Saturday morning to help in the community! They truly are exceptional! https://t.co/CbLj8BuAZT


I hope everyone is taking the time to complete the first task on our FHS advent calendar of kindness today! https://t.co/M73ooF8v0h


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Exciting projects coming up with 👏🏼 This week we completed a waste audit with their to see how well the students are using their bins and where improvements can be made https://t.co/UC3xQgovWG


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Exciting day at looking forward to getting back to to try out some new strategies https://t.co/3qKBTrD67h


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Dawn Clark

Received this yesterday very proud of my baby!! https://t.co/4IPQqc7vLX


A reminder that we finish at 12pm on Monday 3rd December for staff training. Buses and taxis have been notified.


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Thinking about trying ? ‘A Taste of Teaching’ is a series of open school events to inform and advise potential trainees https://t.co/gD8jLnlZSR


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Susan Barker Essex County Council: Save Stansted Library! - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/q89buqdRK8 via We have signed this petition because libraries are the life blood of a community- or at least they should be.


A reminder there is a cake sale tomorrow as part of our anti-bullying activities. Students will need cash as we are raising money for anti-bullying charities. https://t.co/tqh6OhEK3z


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Loved teaching to kids! They learnt so quick! https://t.co/XTZ3AOWQhL


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Computer Science

For study in Year 10 or 11 only

Exam Board: AQA

Course code / Specification number: 4512

Level of qualification: GCSE

What will the students learn about?

GCSE Computer Science is different from other GCSE/ICT Computing courses because it focuses on the fundamentals of programming, the practical creation of applications e.g. mobile and web technologies and computer games key computing concepts.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

In the exam you will need to read information about programs and suggest possible improvements and or be able to discuss why the program is incorrect for its purpose.  You will need to have a high level of mathematical skills to work with Denary, Binary and Hexadecimal calculations.  The practical controlled assessments need to show that you can write at length using good English, spellings and punctuation.  You need to show that you can set out your work in a logical well-presented way following industry standards for the lifecycles of your programs.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

40% written exam – 1 hour 30 minutes

30% controlled assessment (1)

30% controlled assessment (2)

What grades can students achieve?


After completing this course what can students progress on to?

Computer science A-Levels / courses at college

Relevant apprenticeships in the area of computing / software developing / game making.

For further information, please contact:

Mr O’Neill: d.oneill@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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