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The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz


Young people now have their sights set on careers in STEM after having their eyes opened to new opportunities. Year 9 students from FHS went to the Big Bang Fayre at Essex University. https://t.co/tvqJLMVsi2 https://t.co/LoDtlGn7vl


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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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Exam Board: Edexcel

Course code / Specification number: AD501 Unit 1 Coursework 60% AD502 Unit 2 Exam 40%

Level of qualification: GCSE

What will the students learn about?

Students will learn how to develop a project and work towards a final piece showing a range of artistic skills and techniques.  Opportunities to work from their own photography are strongly encouraged to help personalise their work.  Students will learn how to analyse artists of their choice and create work that interprets the artists’ style.  A range of art materials will be explored which will lead to creative outcomes in various forms of media from drawing and painting to print making and sculpture.  The GCSE course is broken down into 4 themed projects, which are directed by the teacher and the last project is the final exam theme which changes each year.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will develop their drawing and painting skills so that they are able to demonstrate more accurate scaling and proportions of figures and objects.  They will have more opportunities to work with acrylic paint and this will develop their blending and tonal understanding.  Students will be able to experiment with a wider range of materials which will help expand their portfolio of work and find where their strengths are.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Students project work is marked with targets set to help improve areas throughout their projects.  Each project is marked and graded and the mark sheets are also given back to the students so that they can identify where their strengths and areas to improve are.  Unit 1 coursework is graded at the end of the unit as a whole body of artwork, and then the final exam project (Unit 2) is given a grade as well.  The work is then moderated by an external examiner once the marks have been sent off to the exam board.

What grades can students achieve?

Nearly all students are able to achieve their target grade in this subject providing they have artistic ability and the drive to dedicate extra time on their work.  Students have different capabilities and potential therefore some are able to exceed their target grade.  Last year’s results were 100% A-C and the previous year an A* was achieved.

After completing this course – what can students’ progress on to?

Students can use the course to go onto any Art related course, as the GCSE is Art & Design rather than Fine Art, it allows more flexibility to go onto A Level courses that involve other creative medias such as Textiles, Graphics, Computer Design, Fine Art, Sculpture and Photography.  A Levels can then lead to Foundation Courses and a Degree.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Whitehead (Head of Art): j.whitehead@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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