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15/11/21

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Engineer students from one of our partner schools enjoyed an informative visit to yesterday as part of Tomorrow's Engineers Week https://t.co/va5MAKq9TI

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04/11/21

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📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPypoaJX https://t.co/mKcr9uV95y

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20/10/21

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📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPyp6zSp https://t.co/FRbCShRUQd

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15/09/21

Tonight! 🗓️ Come join us at our Open Evening from 6:30pm. We're looking forward to meeting our prospective families and welcoming you to Forest Hall School. Aspiring to Reach the Exceptional 🌟 https://t.co/2aotHKpN3B

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13/09/21

Not long now until our open evening! For Year 7 places in September 2022, join us on Wednesday 15th September from 6:30pm https://t.co/R4pI6iXuco

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06/09/21

Join us for our open evening! Wednesday 15th September from 6:30pm https://t.co/5nLjj7PEMa

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03/09/21

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It was great to see so many of our new students enjoying themselves, meeting their new friends and teachers at our summer schools in August ☀️🎵🏀 https://t.co/aCGQ29ZCSC

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13/08/21

“I can’t describe in words how I feel about my results. It has all been worth it.” https://t.co/9p1p1jSgPt https://t.co/7Bbx9LgO5T

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12/08/21

"Year 11 students have really proved themselves to be resilient learners, striving to reach the exceptional." https://t.co/2jWWPlcMjo https://t.co/3rvzJR7hUc

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20/07/21

An element of fun was added to the traditional sports day to ensure every young person – and adult - enjoyed getting involved. https://t.co/rK8aXZW9k2 https://t.co/BFBUxA7QVr

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20/07/21

Young people stepped away from their traditional school day to focus on their emotions and tackling the challenges life may bring their way. https://t.co/8j2J907abs https://t.co/AI5GKKMohA

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19/07/21

Cooking lessons came to life when a fishmonger gave a demonstration to budding chefs. 🐟 Year 10 GCSE food students from Forest Hall School took part in a masterclass on how to fillet fish. https://t.co/AFY39BEGqY https://t.co/XZh14XQajv

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12/07/21

Young members of the LGBTQ+ community were able to express themselves among their school peers with time devoted to diversity. 🏳️‍🌈 Forest Hall School acknowledged Diversity Week with a programme of activities to bring about conversation. https://t.co/fbBM1BEBoJ https://t.co/CF9MBOvVMy

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08/07/21

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Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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02/07/21

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Did you attend our PSHE day today at Forest Hall School? 😃Check out our competition here to win! https://t.co/bJ9swi4dEZ https://t.co/LLdC5iqN4x

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01/07/21

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We’ve delivered gangs, mental health and drug awareness workshops today at today. Thank you to the Year 9s and the teachers who clearly care about their students and their wellbeing 👍🏼😄 https://t.co/F06KVCF5fd

01/07/21

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Today we've been at talking to Year 10 about Coercive Control and healthy relationships!

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14/06/21

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WE'RE HIRING! 🎉 Forest Hall School in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a SEND Specialist Teacher. For more information visit https://t.co/lzZ9TYLu7q https://t.co/nZfHWNici9

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11/06/21

Young people have been given a raft of tools to help them to take care of their mental health. FHS marked Mental Health Awareness Week with a programme of activities, including wilderness walks, mindfulness colouring, meditation and a tea and talk session. https://t.co/mEFeZXKzRs https://t.co/cw9cVbzKWC

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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Curriculum at FHS

Forest Hall School offers a broad, balanced and academic curriculum. Through high expectations, expert teaching and targeted intervention, all students will be able to fulfil their individual potential in all subjects. Timetabled lessons are enhanced by a varied and motivational enrichment programme, creating a wellrounded educational experience for all students. Curriculum drivers

Lessons at Forest Hall School:

  • The timetable at Forest Hall School consists of registration, followed by three 100minute lessons per day. 
  • Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught a broad range of subjects including the Core Subjects (English, Maths, Science and PE) in addition to History, Geography, Modern Languages, Computer Science/computing, Art, Design & Technology, PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Careers, Education), and Performing Arts. 
  • Students in Years 10 and 11 follow a personalised curriculum which will include the Core Subjects (English, Maths, Science, PE and PSHCE), in addition to a maximum of four selcted GCSE options. Courses currently offered as GCSE options include; Geography, History, Modern Languages, Art, ASDAN, Child Development, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Design & Technology, Engineering, Food Technology, Health and Fitness, Music, GCSE PE, Photography, Sociology and Textiles.   
  • Outside of traditional lessons there are a wealth of enrichment opportunities and clubs offered each day. At Forest Hall School students in Year 7,8 and 9 are expected to attend at least one club per week whilst Year 10 and 11 students attend Study Clubs as directed by their teachers and/or determined by their particular work demands throughout the year.

Curriculum in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9

Subject Subject Vision Year 7 Learning Journey Year 8 Learning Journey Year 9 Learning Journey
Art

We aspire for our students to be independent, well rounded learners who engage in all aspects of Art Design and Technology. An enthusiasm and passion for their learning should be evidenced throughout the imaginative journey of their work, showing that they are well equipped to be creatively challenged and inventive of their ideas. Design ideas are culturally shaped by the contributions from contextual links studied, encouraging students to reflect, develop and evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired along the way.

Art-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Art-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Art-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf
Computing 

We aspire for our students to be independent, well rounded learners who engage in all aspects of  Information Technology. An enthusiasm and passion for their learning should be evidenced throughout the imaginative journey of their work, showing that they are well equipped to be creatively challenged and inventive of their ideas. Future creative ideas are shaped by the contributions from contextual links studied, encouraging students to reflect, develop and evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired along the way.

IT-and-Computing-Learning-Journey.pdf IT-and-Computing-Learning-Journey.pdf IT-and-Computing-Learning-Journey.pdf
Design & Technology We aspire for our students to be independent, well rounded learners who engage in all aspects of Art Design and Technology. An enthusiasm and passion for their learning should be evidenced throughout the imaginative journey of their work, showing that they are well equipped to be creatively challenged and inventive of their ideas. Design ideas are culturally shaped by the contributions from contextual links studied, encouraging students to reflect, develop and evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired along the way. Design-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Design-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Design-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf
English English is at the foundation of all subjects. Through the study of a broad range of literature, we seek to enable our students to be critical thinkers with an appreciation for the deeper moral, social and political questions in life. Students should be inquisitive, explore complex ideas and articulate them with confidence. Beyond just evaluation of others, the students are encouraged to be reflective and are equipped with the knowledge to be self-critical of their own work. Our students will not only have the skills and knowledge to scratch beyond the surface meaning and appreciate the English language but to also discover a passion for reading and writing that they can take forward and enrich the rest of their lives.   English-Year-7-Learning-Journey.pdf English-Year-8-Learning-Journey-.pdf English-Year-9-Learning-Journey-.pdf
Food Technology We aspire for our students to be independent, well rounded learners who engage in all aspects of Art Design and Technology. An enthusiasm and passion for their learning should be evidenced throughout the imaginative journey of their work, showing that they are well equipped to be creatively challenged and inventive of their ideas. Design ideas are culturally shaped by the contributions from contextual links studied, encouraging students to reflect, develop and evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired along the way. Food-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Food-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Food-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf

Geography

We aspire for our students to be independent, well rounded learners who analytically assess in all aspects of Geography. Students will develop enthusiasm and passion for Human and Physical Geography while applying Geographical skills to ensure they are geographically challenged throughout their global journey. Students will draw conclusions that are the product of thought, context, culture and the interaction with others. Geography-Learning-Journey-2021-22-1.pdf Geography-Learning-Journey-2021-22.pdf Geography-Learning-Journey-2021-22.pdf
History

At Forest Hall School we want students to be equipped with the knowledge to take their place in the wider world. History enables us to foster learners who think creatively and critically about the world around them. Encouraging them to use their knowledge, of the past and present, to become the leaders of tomorrow in the ever-changing world in which they live. We also wish to create a culture which promotes mutual respect and understanding of social inequalities, and an appreciation of different beliefs. We will achieve this by looking at the history of the British Isles, and the wider world, to enable students to understand who or what has shaped the world we live in.

History-Learning-Journey.pdf History-Learning-Journey.pdf History-Learning-Journey.pdf
Maths

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. â€‹A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.​ We aim to provide our pupils with a high quality mathematics education that equips them with key skills and conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts and develops their ability to communicate their mathematical reasoning and become critical thinkers.​The maths curriculum, provides sufficient opportunities for planned revisits of previously learned knowledge, concepts and procedures; this is to ensure that, once learned, mathematical knowledge becomes deeply embedded in pupils’ memories; freeing pupils’ attention to work with independence, apply their mathematical knowledge to more complex mathematics.

FHS-Maths-Learning-Journey-Map-Year-7.pdf FHS-Maths-Learning-Journey-Map-Year-8.pdf FHS-Maths-Learning-Journey-Map-Year-9.pdf
Modern Languages

Languages are for life and we are committed to broadening our pupils’ cultural understanding of the world and developing strong, life-long linguistic skills. We live in a multilingual, multicultural world and our pupils learn that learning a language is not just about being able to speak it, but also learning about other cultures and different customs and values. We strive to nurture enthusiastic and independent language learners and foster pupils’ curiosity and empathy and to deepen their understanding of the world. Our Curriculum teaches pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We encourage the teaching of languages through literature, music and film and have the opportunity to learn more about other countries through a programme of visits abroad. From the start of Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, we strive to create an enjoyable, stimulating and effective language learning experience for our pupils and a foundation for learning further languages and equipping them to study and work in a global society and other countries. â€‹

 

   
Performing Arts

We aspire for our students to be pro-active and prepared for their Performing Art journey. Able to take risks with their learning because they feel secure and value. Our students will be independent learners, able to work collaboratively with others and be self-motivated. To work creatively and recognise how composition ideas are culturally shaped by the contributions from contextual links studied, encouraging students to reflect, develop and evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired along the way. We want all our students to be respectful of other and strive towards the exceptional. 

     
PE

Our Physical Education vision is to ensure the pupils have the knowledge and understanding across a broad range of different and inclusive sports, by empowering our student’s passion for sport. Pupils will learn in an inclusive environment. They will be given the skills to evaluate and appreciate what makes a performance effective and how to apply these to their own and others performance. Our pupils will develop the confidence and interest to be involved with exercise voluntarily outside of school and in later life. The pupils within Physical Education will understand the benefits of physical activity developing a motivation for physical literacy. In Physical Education, we are preparing our pupils to live a healthy lifestyle. We will ensure pupils are aware of the opportunities, which surround them in order for them to be exceptional in the field of sport.  

Learning-Journey-PE.pdf Learning-Journey-PE.pdf Learning-Journey-PE-Year-9.pdf
PSHCE

At Forest Hall School we want to foster young people who are happy, healthy and safe when navigating the world around them. We wish to create a culture which promotes mutual respect and understanding of social inequalities, and tolerance of different beliefs. We wish to enable our young people to confidently tackle the personal issues and public challenges they face, empowering them to flourish as the future generation. We achieve this by exploring the digital and physical world, the political and legal landscape of the UK, and students’ personal health development, to give students an insight into their world.

 

     
Science The FHS Science curriculum aims to equip pupils with a body of key foundational scientific knowledge and concepts required for our pupils to be successful. FHS pupils are scientifically literate individuals that can articulate their understanding of the world using technical language and rational explanation, in order to take part in political, cultural and economic debates. FHS pupils are encouraged to develop a sense of the world they are in by understanding the uses and implications of Science today and for the furure. The FHS Science curriculum aims to inspire a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenonena through learning and enrichment opportunities that foster scientific capital, thus developing an appreciation of the relevance of science to our everday lives.  FHS-Year-7-Learning-Journey-Sci.pdf FHS-Year-8-Learning-Journey-Sci.pdf FHS-Year-9-Learning-Journey-Sci.pdf
Textiles We aspire for our students to be independent, well rounded learners who engage in all aspects of Art Design and Technology. An enthusiasm and passion for their learning should be evidenced throughout the imaginative journey of their work, showing that they are well equipped to be creatively challenged and inventive of their ideas. Design ideas are culturally shaped by the contributions from contextual links studied, encouraging students to reflect, develop and evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired along the way. Textiles-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Textiles-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf Textiles-Technology-Learning-Journey.pdf
Nurture

At Forest Hall School we want the students that follow the Nurture curriculum to have a positive, can-do attitude and to participate fully in lessons. We want our students to develop into competent readers and spend quality time developing the skills needed to do this. Our students are taught to be tolerate and respectful of other people's differences. Our students are open and receptive to ideas from other cultures. We develop the understanding of "green" and "eco" issues throughout the curriculum. Our driving force is to ensure that students are ready for the next stage of the learning journey at Forest Hall School. 

Learning-Journey-Literacy-Year-7.pdf learning-journey-literacy-year-8.pdf Learning-Journey-Literacy-Year-9.pdf

 

Curriculum in Key Stage 4:

Subject Information
Art and Design  Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification:
GCSE
ASDAN Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification:
Level 1 and Level 2 
Child Development  Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification: 
Computer Science Exam board: OCR
Course code/specification number: J277
Level of qualification: GCSE
Dance Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8236
Level of qualification: GCSE, Level 2
Design Technology Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification: 
Drama Exam board: Eduqas
Course code/specification number: 3690qs
Level of qualification: Level 2
Engineering  Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification: 
English Literature Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8702
Level of qualification: GCSE
English Language  Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8700
Level of qualification: GCSE
Food and Nutrition Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification: 
French Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8658
Geography Exam board: Edexcel B
Course code/specification number: 1GB0
Level of qualification: GCSE
History Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1HI0
Level of qualification: GCSE
Maths Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 9-1
Level of qualification: GCSE
Music Exam board: OCR
Course code/specification number: J536
Level of qualification: GCSE, Level 2
Photography Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 4206
Level of qualification: Level 2
PE Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1PE0
Level of qualification: GCSE
Science Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1CS0
Level of qualification: Level 2
Spanish Exam board: 
Course code/specification number:
Level of qualification:
 
Sociology  Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number:4192
Level of qualification: GCSE

E-Bacc

The English Baccalaureate (E-Bacc)  is a performance measure for schools in England. It is not a qualification. The measure recognises students that have achieved a  grade 5 or better in five subjects from GCSE English, Mathematics, History or Geography, two Sciences, Computer Science and a Modern Foreign Language. All students, where possible, are expected to meet the E-Bacc requirements when choosing GCSE options at Forest Hall School. 

Progress 8

Progress 8 is a performance measure for schools and has replaced the 5A*-C measure. 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. 

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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