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17/04/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Magna Carta Primary Academy

Welcome to those who have been offered a place for their child(ren) in September. We are looking forward to meeting all of our new families in the next few months.

09/04/19

We have benefited from this - thank you https://t.co/CO3MXmk0GB

05/04/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Kelly Clark

A great couple of days working with my client collecting another batch of positive to share

03/04/19

Students proved they really do have a diverse range of talents, from spinning plates to solving a Rubik’s cube. Forest Hall School held a Forest Hall’s Got Talent contest to give students an opportunity to showcase their talents. https://t.co/idRAPYZXCV https://t.co/8JlDaNpeg8

01/04/19

Very proud of our an exceptional students!! https://t.co/Pc2Kp4gNfd

01/04/19

The PTA are selling raffle tickets everyday at lunch time to win Easter Eggs. There are over 50 Eggs to be won! A whole strip of tickets is £1.00 and all money will go to the PTA. A big thank you for raising money for our exceptional school! https://t.co/GHIEKyi3Ny

29/03/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

A teacher’s contribution has been recognised with a Mayor’s Award. Kayleigh Trainor, acting assistant head for achievement and outcomes at , has been awarded the Mayor of Redbridge’s Contribution in Support of Young People Award. https://t.co/SPC6xEiPKO https://t.co/sKBewvwvGd

29/03/19

Young people got to explore their futures when 18 professionals shared their industries with them. Students in all year groups at Forest Hall School were able to visit a careers fair set up for them in their school hall. https://t.co/UEpTwyGDXY https://t.co/tms8ktEftl

29/03/19

A week on the ski slopes taught young people from Forest Hall School more than just the sport. Full story - https://t.co/Khpxqm1ah7 https://t.co/3HxXzQSlRp

29/03/19

Teenagers have been warned of the dangers of being recruited by drug-dealing gangs. Year 10 & 11 students and teachers at Forest Hall School worked with theatre company Alter-Ego to learn about the reality of County Lines. Full story - https://t.co/Ihb9VX5Hg1 https://t.co/t6mEqwT3kC

28/03/19

The PTA are pleased to announce the have organised the outdoor cinema! What a great choice of films!! https://t.co/BW66N93dOD

27/03/19

Matilda the musical - what an amazing experience! https://t.co/nyYbOkX5p7

26/03/19

Forest Hall School has supported the Smile of the Child charity for several years, with students getting the opportunity to visit the orphanage in Corfu. The next trip will see 16 Year 10 and 11 students visit the orphanage in July - https://t.co/Poyqf0jIzx https://t.co/8dcBJyNZvW

23/03/19

Our exceptional students, staff and parents/carers raised over £1000.00 last night for the Smile of the Child charity. The money will be used to make further improvements to the orphanage! Thanks to for being a judge!

22/03/19

Well done to all the students who performed tonight in FHS Got Talent! Students should be very proud of themselves! The back stage helpers were great as well. Lastly, the night couldn’t have happened without Miss Power and Mrs Lysons! Well done to all!

22/03/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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⁩ ⁦⁩ exciting waiting for the talent competition to begin. All proceeds going to our favourite charity. https://t.co/EJw96fBq69

22/03/19

All ready for Forest Hall School’s Got Talent! Raising money for Smile of the Child

22/03/19

A reminder that it is our Forest Hall’s Got Talent tonight 7pm. Tickets can be purchased on the door or via Parent Pay. Please come & support the event. Students have been working hard preparing! All money raised will go to the Smile of the Child charity.

19/03/19

Forest Hall School’s Got Talent is on Friday evening from 7pm! We really hope you can make it. 16 wonderful acts will be competing to win £100! Tickets can be purchased via Parent Pay or on the door on the night. Please support our students!

19/03/19

A reminder that we have an early finish on Thursday 21st March. Students will finish at 12pm to enable staff to complete cross trust training. All Acme buses and taxis have been notified.

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KS4 Curriculum Information

Aims of Our Curriculum

Forest Hall School is committed to providing a broad, balanced, accessible and inclusive curriculum for all our students.  It is our aim to provide equally for the needs of all our students and offer support, where necessary, to allow access to the full curriculum.  We aim for excellence for all and are committed to ensuring that students can enjoy their studies and achieve success.

We want to make sure that each student has a positive learning experience; we believe that our curriculum will motivate and engage students, challenging them to achieve to the very best of their ability.

We will ensure that, where possible, all students have the opportunity to study their preferred courses and they are provided with the necessary information, guidance and support that will enable them to make these important choices.

Curriculum Change

All GCSE curriculums will change over the next two years.  At GCSE, English Language, English Literature and Mathematics there have been changes to the curriculum from September 2015.  The courses will be much more academically demanding and will be assessed by an examination at the end of year 11 only.  Due to these ongoing changes, some of the information in this booklet may change over the next few months as specifications are accredited and decisions about courses are confirmed.

E-Bacc

The English Baccalaureate (E-Bacc) was introduced as a performance measure for schools in England in the 2010 performance tables.  It is not a qualification.  The measure recognises students that have achieved a C/5 grade or better in five subjects from GCSE English, mathematics, history or geography, two sciences, computer science and a modern foreign language.  Students who are considering entry to a top university would be best advised to choose the E-Bacc subjects.  All students, where possible, should do this too, for breadth and balance in their chosen courses.

Progress 8

Progress 8 will be introduced for all schools in 2016 and will replace the 5A*-C measure.  This is a great step forward for schools as 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.  There is strong governmental advice about the expected spread of subjects needed for all students regardless of what they wish to do, to keep them competitive in the future.

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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