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27/05/20

Grace has been learning lots of new skills while learning at home. We are really proud of all your exceptional work. We are looking forward to seeing you back at school showing us some of these new skills! https://t.co/W6R1DSrLxy

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26/05/20

A BIG well done to Josh who has been working exceptionally hard at home. We love his FHS tree which he created for his art home learning. Please continue to send in your home learning stories. We love to share them and celebrate the successes of our students! https://t.co/I9hm6gpJcn

23/05/20

Included in the end of half term letter was information about the Student Executive Team (SET) applications. This year it is an online application. If your child is interested, please use this link - https://t.co/6USViztHGq

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22/05/20

Today’s information sheets on eating disorders, self harm and self esteem. As we come to the end of FHS Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to remind everyone that we are here for you. If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us. https://t.co/z0arSs4Z4b

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21/05/20

A very talented Grace showing us her textiles skills! Well done Grace. Keep up the exceptional home learning. https://t.co/qidtw0aZzi

21/05/20

Due to on going internet and phone issues with our provider we will be emailing our celebration assembly out tomorrow.

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21/05/20

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Art work created by our key worker children today, using twigs they have been collecting since the provision began Seeing the acronym of the school name like this is a symbol of the strength of our school community. https://t.co/5C6WnlYkMX

21/05/20

We will miss them. It’s been great having them! https://t.co/IPSYhaMKOk

21/05/20

Please be aware that our phone and internet provider is having issues today. We have no phone line and internet access. If you have an emergency, please email Ms Jones - jonesh1.org.uk

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21/05/20

Today’s information sheet for Mental Health Awareness Week is on suicidal feelings. Please, remember we are here for you. However, if you want to talk to someone else, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day. Take care! https://t.co/LbRSKvJIwG

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20/05/20

Darcey has created some exceptional art work while learning at home. We are so proud of you Darcey! Keep up the great work. Well done! https://t.co/EyAUpI3Law

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20/05/20

Today is ‘National Thank a Teacher Day’. This week’s shout out is to Mr Kersey. Mr Kersey has been extremely active in supporting students at home with their learning. Thank you Mr Kersey - you are exceptional! https://t.co/bxFctgFlnd

20/05/20

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students check you’re emails for how you can or follow this link https://t.co/Xvev6hQdx7

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

20/05/20

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Impressionable Minds

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge . 1 in 4 suffer with their mental health each year in the UK. The lockdown will have increased anxiety amongst many. Here is a video of a young man I have been mentoring 💪https://t.co/gAhDnxN1qd

20/05/20

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Fantastic article in today’s about the work of Courageous Leaders https://t.co/L77TvXfnID

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20/05/20

As you are aware, FHS is promoting Mental Health Awareness Week. Today’s information sheet is on self-acceptance. If you want to talk to anyone, remember although you are not at school, we are still here for you! https://t.co/cegPWD3yuf

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19/05/20

As shared in the letter from Ms Jones, we are asking you to take part in the NHS embroidery challenge. Your design should be 25cm x 25cm & you can use the template. Mrs Gannon would like all sent/handed back into FHS so we can make a piece of art work with them. https://t.co/kQ3nDoZKZL

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19/05/20

Great to see some exceptional textiles work which has been completed by Kai! Well done! Keep sending in your home learning stories. We love to see them! https://t.co/Re2XVgJwwF

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19/05/20

Today’s mental health and wellbeing advice and guidance from FHS. Stay save and look after your wellbeing! https://t.co/08nia5FLOG

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GCSE Case Studies

Posted: 27th August 2019

Skye Wicks spends much of her time running…but never away from her studies.

Despite success in her sporting career, the student has also achieved academically at Forest Hall School.

This week, she collected a grade 9, a grade 6, three grade 5, three grade 4 and two Merits in her GCSE and BTEC courses.

During her studies, Skye was taking part in national sporting competitions.

She was selected to represent Essex in the 200m and relay at the National Schools Championships, in Birmingham in July. She finished fourth in the Senior Girls 200m final in a season best time of 24.72 seconds.

As a result of the performance, she was picked for her first international England U18 v Ireland U18 event in Dublin, where she won silver in the 200m and gold in the 4 x 100m relay.

She said: “I was surprised when I saw my exam results – but pleased!

“I am used to being organised and scheduling my studying alongside my training – you get used to it, even if you sometimes have to miss out on some training when you’re revising.”

She will now go to Long Road Sixth Form College, in Cambridge, to criminology, media and graphic design.

 


 

Students as young as 13 achieve GCSE qualifications at Forest Hall School.

The unique approach sees students take two GCSEs in Year 9 and another two in Year 10 as a way of easing the pressure on Year 11.

Year 10 Tommy Brown this week collected a grade 7 in English literature and a grade 4 in sociology.

Tommy puts his success down to extra revision at study clubs. He said: “Those of us who were taking the English literature paper early, in Year 10, could go to our own special revision club. It sometimes ran alongside the Year 11 students who were studying for the same exam.

“I am in the Dyslexia Support Unit, so I was able to do a lot of revision there – and the unit has a very good teacher.”

Tommy is already thinking about his A-level options and is keen to study film, English and psychology.

 


 

Head girl Amarni-Jai Newman took on the role to act as a shining example of the model student to her peers.

Collecting three grade 9, five grade 8, one grade 7 and a grade A in her GCSEs this week was the confirmation she needed of a job well done.

The Forest Hall School student said: “For me, the head girl role was about being representative; to show a good example. By getting on with my GCSEs, it was showing the lower school that it is possible to juggle it all.

“I hope that is what I have shown with these results.”

Amarni-Jai has enrolled at Hills Road Sixth Form College, in Cambridge, to study biology, chemistry and maths.

She said: “I knew I had worked hard, but there were still some results I was shocked by. I was pretty confident, but getting grade 9 was a surprise. I am relieved.

“The study clubs at school gave me somewhere to study around other people, but I have always put a lot of time and effort into my schoolwork.”

 


 

Taking GCSEs in Year 9 and 10 helped to ease the pressure on Thomas Knight through his final year at Forest Hall School.

As a result of spreading the exams out over three years – as all students at the school do – Thomas collected two grade 6, four grade 5, one grade 4, a B grade, a C grade and a Pass in his GCSEs and BTEC exams.

He said: “I am absolutely thrilled with that. I am chuffed to bits. I have been attending study clubs and Saturday school which has all been worth it in the end.

“If I had not taken GCSEs in Year 9 and 10, I feel I would have failed this year as it totally took the pressure off. It is a brilliant idea for us to take some in Year 9 and some in Year 10.”

Proud mum Elaine is a big supporter of the unique structure at Forest Hall. She said: “I am really proud of him. He has put in such a lot of hard work and deserves the grades he has got. The teachers have been great, putting in the extra work in support. They have been brilliant the whole way through.

“The structure gives them the time to focus as they take one or two at a time in Year 9 and 10. By Year 11, they are so used to taking GCSEs that they know what to expect and it’s not such a big shock.

“I think all schools should work in this way.”

Thomas is hoping to secure a place at Stansted Airport College studying aviation operations.

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