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15/02/19

Teenage sociology students got a taste of what studying the subject would be like at university. Year 9, 10 and 11 students from Forest Hall School visited to experience an interactive sociology lecture. Full story - https://t.co/06AhmNxR1p https://t.co/OFoJakFJND

13/02/19

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Mr. L. Davis

This month at we are celebrating recognising the struggle for equality for over 50 years! This display is on show outside the library until the end of the month. https://t.co/0xky3RyEB3

13/02/19

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Goodie bags ready for the students Breakfast with Ms Jones was a great way to start the day! https://t.co/rXAqqnb3GT

13/02/19

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Collingwood Learning

Character Chris faced with the horror of his irresponsible actions when driving. As well as driving under the influence and speeding he was distracted by passengers causing fatal consequences.Great session today https://t.co/f0CbB0gSfU

13/02/19

An evening of celebration saw former students welcomed back to Forest Hall School. The class of 2018, who left Year 11 in the summer, were invited back to school to collect their GCSE certificates and receive various awards across the subjects. Full story https://t.co/9k2CCkRsTq

06/02/19

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BMAT

New vacancies have been added to our website. A variety of teaching and support roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/S5v0fwV9Yh

04/02/19

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It was a pleasure to work with such motivated young people in such an amazing school. Forest Hall School really do nurture every young person to be the best they can be. https://t.co/hGiaHTherA

04/02/19

A big thank you to for the exceptional careers day for our Year 7s. Feedback from students was overwhelming positive!

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

There future is bright https://t.co/rWIecHiors

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

Busy week for Aspire starting with today. We are holding a careers event at and also holding a motivational workshop at Harlow Job Centre

04/02/19

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Exciting projects happening in 2019 | to phase out single-use plastic bottles in bid to be more eco-friendly | https://t.co/Tnd54FXYi2

01/02/19

School is open today as usual! Take extra care travelling to and from school. We are advising students to ensure they wear appropriate footwear. School will close at 3.20pm to enable staff, parents/carers and students to travel home safely.

31/01/19

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Mr. L. Davis

My AMAZING GCSE Sociology students visiting on Tuesday. It was amazing to show them where I studied for my degree and they learned so much about studying sociology and university life. Thanks for having us! https://t.co/pwSLvpKc4M

30/01/19

Please take extra care travelling to and from school today. School open as normal.

29/01/19

The Government recently announced it wants all schools to be free of single use plastic by 2022. But, has been working with , the compliance provider, to make its community as eco-friendly as possible for some time. Full story - https://t.co/3B7gwnJgik https://t.co/06L6xRRQ5N

28/01/19

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We have plans in the making for something exciting and never been done before 😉 Schools - keep an eye on those inboxes! 🤫 https://t.co/xI8rofDdIy

28/01/19

Families had a brighter Christmas, thanks to Stansted students. Students from Forest Hall School volunteered to hand out leaflets to shoppers at informing them about Bishops Stortford food bank. Full story - https://t.co/d3pAJPwG7A https://t.co/khOft3vBN3

28/01/19

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BMAT

Current Vacancies in a variety of roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/Sua5F6y41z

26/01/19

Feeling very proud watching our exceptional students perform at the regional final of Glee Challenge!

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Resistant Materials

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course code / Specification number: Edexcel 2RMO1

What will the students learn about?

The Resistant Materials course aims to promote the careful and thoughtful use of wood, metal, plastic, composite, smart and modern materials and associated pre-manufactured items

  • To use processes in Design and Technology to become effective and independent learners
  • To design and make quality products
  • To analyse existing products and produce different solutions to a need
  • To learn decision making skills, individually and in groups
  • To understand the importance of designing and making in society and their influence on lifestyles
  • To develop more analytical and creative skills in relation to existing solutions and good design.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Designing, planning, making products using wood, metal, composite materials, smart, modern materials and plastics
  • Performance characteristics of materials
  • Tools and equipment, including new technologies and industrial production
  • Processes and techniques used in working with and joining resistant materials
  • Environmental and sustainable materials
  • Health and safety issues
  • Design and market influences.

Designing and Making Practice

  • Developing creativity, using drawing techniques and ICT
  • Investigating good design and existing products
  • Developing designing skills to meet their specifications
  • Producing detailed and annotated drawings, and models of design ideas
  • Using CAD to develop design
  • Plan and organise practical work, selecting appropriate equipment and materials
  • Work skilfully and safely with resistant materials, solving any problems as they arise
  • Complete a high quality product, recording the key stages of making
  • Use digital media and new technologies
  • Evaluate the processes of making, and suggest improvements.

How will students learning be assessed?

Unit 1: Creative Design and MakeStudents complete a design and make activity that is internally assessed under controlled conditions.  Activities chosen from a range of tasks set by Edexcel.   (60% - 100 marks) Controlled Assessment.

Unit 2: Written Paper – 1hr 30 mins – set and marked by Edexcel. 

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

Carpentry, designing, engineering, mechanical engineering, furniture making, civil engineering, teaching, ship building, architecture, engineering and manufacturing with plastics.

Important Additional Information

A genuine interest in resistant materials

Working with hardwoods, softwoods, manufactured boards, metals, thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics

Work will be carried out in a wide variety of ways for example practical activities, investigations, research, data collection and analysis

Homework will be set every week

All coursework will be presented using ICT, except some drawings/designs.

For further information contact:

Mr J. Moran: j.moran@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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