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22/08/19

"As a school, we are incredibly proud of our students and what they have achieved in their summer GCSEs." https://t.co/dLNGkSxVjB https://t.co/FXboxTbDxR

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15/08/19

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Mr. L. Davis

As the new term approaches, teachers in the area should take a look at - they offer FREE homelessness workshops to schools and a whole range of other fun, interactive and informative sessions which students find really engaging. Highly recommended. https://t.co/8vOxKy5iTY

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15/08/19

Good luck to all those students collecting their A Level results today. This time next week it is GCSE results day. Fingers crossed for all students! https://t.co/zkqtC8elrC

15/08/19

The start of the Autumn term is Wednesday 4th September at 8.45am. Students will be given their timetable & planner on this day. Students in Year 7 will be involved in an anti-bullying/friendship activities all day. Students in Year 8 to 11 will have normal lessons on this day.

15/08/19

A reminder that GCSE results day is Thursday 22nd August. Students in Year 11 are invited in at 9am to collect their results and students in Year 9 and 10 are invited in at 10am. Please be aware that students and parents/carers will need to enter school via the library entrance.

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30/07/19

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 - Our 6th Form space is currently undergoing a full refurb ready for September - to find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/SSyhHVkvzN and click on Sixth Form. https://t.co/JoZpIiB7SL

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21/07/19

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Magna Carta Primary Academy

Our defibrillator has been installed & registered. It's outside the entrance & is for use by anyone who needs it. Info' about how to open the cabinet outside school hours is on the outside.Thanks to those who donated money to pay for the cabinet and fitting. https://t.co/H0GVUKeDlY

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19/07/19

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Read more about our continued work with , and , on today: https://t.co/zA4MacXtF1 https://t.co/DFx55VPTMF

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19/07/19

Brave young people faced their fears and rose to the challenges a school holiday gave them. Year 7 and 8 students from Forest Hall School spent three days at Essex Outdoors Mersea. https://t.co/mMzRZQ04cU https://t.co/mYmKc9eLkR

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16/07/19

A night of swing incorporated a mix of student performances and music by the Blue Skies Big Band. The audience enjoyed an opportunity for a dance during the show at Forest Hall School. https://t.co/JjHwmgJ939 https://t.co/NNsjCU8iDQ

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15/07/19

Even time for waffles and ice cream tonight! Last full day tomorrow, looking forward to the Greek night in Roda with the children from the orphanage! Greek dancing, plate smashing and lots of Greek food! https://t.co/vEeCrR8X7E

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15/07/19

Hard-hitting warnings and advice were given to help young people to keep safe and well in a variety of scenarios. Year 8 students at Forest Hall School spent a whole day off of the usual timetable to focus on their physical and mental health and wellbeing. https://t.co/aJWvFt2EKo https://t.co/VJ42uvGZZA

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15/07/19

History came to life when students took a visit to the Imperial War Museum . The trip to Duxford enabled Year 8 students from Forest Hall School to get a better understanding of WWI and WWII. https://t.co/pa1vP6RJxc https://t.co/0oxu6zeTcj

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14/07/19

The day after the brief storm last night....At the water park and ready for the slides. Looks like the children from the orphanage are ready to go! https://t.co/RgpRMTwMfI

14/07/19

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Please share this. This needs to be praised. We are all so quick to hear about negativity so let’s celebrate the good things. https://t.co/QVs2ELwFos

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13/07/19

After a day on the beach with the children from the orphanage, we have made our way to Corfu Town for dinner and shopping! https://t.co/uJmEF9gKWV

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12/07/19

Arrived at the orphanage to see the children....more updates to follow. https://t.co/Vj9xpKptta

11/07/19

A reminder that tomorrow (Friday 12th July) is a non-uniform day for students and staff. Money raised will go to the Eagle House charity - CLIC Sargent. Please ensure that payment is made via ParentPay.

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11/07/19

Students off to Corfu to visit the Smile of the Child orphanage. Have a great time! https://t.co/KYvb3YJxpw

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11/07/19

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Art

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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