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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.


Students and staff on the ski trip are due back between 2 and 3pm. Students will be asked to contact their parents/carers nearer the time in regards to collection from school. Please be aware that there are road works outside FHS with a three way traffic light system.


Everyone is safely on the bus and the return journey has started home! What a great ski trip. Can’t wait to hear the students tell their parents/carers all the stories!!


Lots of 100% attendance certificates ready to hand out next week! https://t.co/U0JoDTH3SM


A language barrier did not stop teenagers from developing friendships with Danish visitors. A group of eight Danish students from Sondervang Skolen, in Hammel, paired up with peers from Forest Hall School to experience life in England. Full story - https://t.co/XIQCf4D2ee


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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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