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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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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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