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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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Photography

Exam board:  AQA       

Course code/specification number:  4206

Level of qualification:   GCSE Level 2 (Un-tiered A* - C grades)

What will students learn about?

Students are required to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their chosen topic through integrated practical, critical and theoretical study that encourages direct engagement with original works and practice.  Students may work with both traditional and new media.  They may be allowed to work solely with new media within any of the endorsements, provided the assessment objectives are met. 

Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including theme-based photography (portrait, landscape, still-life, and reportage), documentary photography, photo-journalism, narrative photography, experimental imagery, photographic installation, new media practice, video, television and film.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students are introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen areas of study.  Knowledge and understanding of photography should be developed through research, the development of ideas and making activities working from first-hand experience and, where appropriate, secondary source materials.

Candidates should develop knowledge, understanding and the capability to evaluate:

  • How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images, artefacts and products
  • How knowledge and understanding of the work of others can develop and extend thinking and inform their own work
  • A range of photography processes including two and/or three-dimensions and traditional and new media technologies
  • How images, artefacts and products relate to social, historical, vocational and cultural  contexts
  • A variety of approaches, methods and intentions of contemporary and historical artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures and their contribution to continuity and change in society      

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Unit 1    Portfolio of Work

  • Controlled Assessment (60%) - Candidate portfolio selected from work undertaken during course of study and must include more than one project.

Unit 2    Externally Set Task

  • Approx.  8 weeks preparation time. 10 hours of sustained focused study (exam) (40%)

Candidates respond to their chosen starting point.

What grades can students access? A*- G

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

A level Photography

AS/A level Art and Design (Photography option)

For further information please contact:

Mrs Whitehead: j.whitehead@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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