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22/06/19

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Today, I said see ya 👋🏽 to a wonderful bunch of year 11s https://t.co/nDlFLBUFTj

21/06/19

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Impressionable Minds

Thank you so much to all the staff at Forest Hall. Year 8 students were so engaged throughout. A credit to you all 👍🏼 https://t.co/nTRco9AHWZ

21/06/19

Today our Year 8 students had a day of workshops and activities focused on keeping safe. These included gangs, drugs, mindfulness, online safety and rail/road safety. Workshops provided by were great!

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21/06/19

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Impressionable Minds

Super excited to be delivering Gangs and Drugs workshops at tomorrow. Should be an awesome day 😉 https://t.co/nHpu2SfLjO

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21/06/19

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Our Stansted

Over the last 2 days we’ve welcomed over 100 students from our partner school . Year 11 students joined their mentors on a shadowing day and year 9 met engineers, a pilot, an X-ray technician and head of passenger services at the Aerozone. https://t.co/gEzjJHtIoe

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21/06/19

Even on a school trip to Mersea our Eco Ambassadors are busy collecting litter! Well done! https://t.co/gRwnnFruo0

21/06/19

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London Stansted Airport

You're very welcome, ! 😊✈

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20/06/19

Very proud of our Year 10 students working in the community today to improve it. Community matters! https://t.co/auSmLOJfBa

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20/06/19

A big thanks to for allowing us to visit as the last part of our airport monitoring! https://t.co/ZGWD3ztdzK

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20/06/19

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neil banks

Great to have students from as part of our mentoring program https://t.co/Tikq1jmDO4

20/06/19

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GROW@FHS

A final update - we did a second sale on Tuesday and raised our total to £91.93! Thanks to all the hungry and generous people at !

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18/06/19

A big thank you to the PTA for organising the Bag 2 School scheme. Thank you also to all those parents/carers and community members who donated clothing etc today. https://t.co/mwPds38P75

17/06/19

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GROW@FHS

This is hugely worrying for everyone but are doing our best to keep up with this in our area. https://t.co/eSGwE57Bnx

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17/06/19

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GROW@FHS

held a sale today and raised £75! Thanks for all your purchases and thanks to all the bakers! We will shift the last few cakes tomorrow lunchtime for 20p each! Our proceeds will go to the and our charity. https://t.co/JwQ6wV50cz

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15/06/19

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Literacy Trust

The Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize is looking for budding young writers! One lucky winner will have their story published in a Jacqueline Wilson book: https://t.co/PckyHq5fcx https://t.co/bynH8v0N1i

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14/06/19

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Uttlesford DC

UDC is proud to be flying the Rainbow Flag 🏳️‍🌈 at our London Road offices today ahead of Essex Pride on Saturday 15 June and in ongoing support of the LGBTQi+ communities. It's flying high despite the rain. 💦🌈 https://t.co/t6tqaF56Y3

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13/06/19

Top mathematicians had their knowledge extended with a trip to Bletchley Park. Students in Year 7 and 8 who excel in maths had a guided tour of Bletchley Park and heard about its history from WWII. https://t.co/pjhsFw3KcN https://t.co/8IpReGrj4f

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13/06/19

Forest Hall School has planted 160 trees as part of its eco work. The Eco Club teamed up with the Woodlands Trust for the project. https://t.co/vqD6d0euti https://t.co/GWMkCCdUu3

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06/06/19

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Kate Mallinder

Thank you to and for asking me to skype with some of your Year Sevens. They were fabulous; engaged, polite and with great questions. And their creative writing was outstanding! 🌟 https://t.co/yM6Avi2Vfc

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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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