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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!


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!


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


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


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.


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!


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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Forest Hall will always be an inclusive school, celebrating diversity and promoting tolerance of all differences - one day, those “differences” won’t be different. Share the love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 https://t.co/r3KWmov1oE


The creative writing of young people from Stansted has gone on display in an exhibition. The work of 13 Year 7, 8 and 10 students from Forest Hall School forms part of the Library At Night project at Harlow Library. https://t.co/E4i850bngq https://t.co/TTZ9tBSEgn


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Reminder of tomorrow’s Wellness at Work session from 4-5.30pm for all BMAT staff https://t.co/Sy91vmKv5L


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is in full swing here at . This display celebrating Women’s History Month is outside the library until the end of March. https://t.co/ykMwv0vjiN


World Book Day was another opportunity to promote a school as a reading community. Forest Hall School has adopted a culture of reading to encourage young people to find a love of literacy. https://t.co/8Gk9IHLfCP https://t.co/9nONDhVWMV


It’s today. Thank you to all those women who fought for equality! On Monday 11th March has organised a showing of Suffragette. Please feel free to come along! https://t.co/h3xJeUva20


Cooking club is back and the food looks very tasty!! https://t.co/JhietNedSu


Looking forward to celebrating at school! Students will be given a £1 book token. https://t.co/gfZhPl5fO3


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Crazy day ahead with lots of to visit and about for


Off out for a day in Aarhus today! First stop Moesgaard Museum and then the street food market and shopping! https://t.co/dc89KjtVMQ


Our exceptional students are ensuring we do our best to be an eco school! Very proud of their efforts!! https://t.co/uWuwnfX0Yt


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YEAR 11 GIRLS! Finishing your and thinking about a career in ? This event is for you 👉🏼 https://t.co/rRYIBDU6HR https://t.co/PJgXWGoONg


Looking forward to seeing students back this morning. A reminder that there have been road works outside FHS with a three way traffic light. This has impacted the bus stops. Students using the 510 should ask the driver to drop them off for FHS as the bus stops are not in use.


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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.


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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