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15/08/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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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WastepackGroup

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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Aspire

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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BMAT

VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

10/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
GROW@FHS

We are on the hunt for a disused green house (not the glass just the frame) so that we can build our plastic bottle greenhouse on the allotment . If you have one you'd like to donate we'd love to have it! please RT

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Science – Combined

New GCSE for Current year 9 cohort – first accreditation in 2018

Exam board: Edexcel

Course code/specification number: 1CS0

Level of qualification: Level 2

What will students learn about?

The Combined Science GCSE is comprised of 3 components; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Biology topics include: Key concepts in biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, disease and the development of medicines, Plant Structures and their functions, Animal coordination, control and homeostasis, Exchange and transport in animals, Ecosystems and material cycles.

Chemistry topics include: Key concepts in chemistry, States of matter and mixtures, Chemical changes, Extracting metals and equilibria, Groups in the periodic table, Rates of reaction and energy changes, Fuels and Earth science.

Physics topics include: Key concepts of physics, Motion and forces, Conservation of energy, Waves, Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, Radioactivity, Energy – Forces doing work, Forces and their effects, Electricity and circuits, Magnetism and the motor effect, Electromagnetic induction, Particle model, Forces and matter.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will engage in both literacy and maths within their Science qualification.

There are many topics which include mathematical formulae or balancing of equations.

Students will be assessed in their scientific skills on Core practicals during each of the exams.

How will students learning be assessed?

The Combined Science GCSE is equally weighted between 6 exams (each are worth 16.67% of the qualification):

  • Biology exam x 2 (each 1 hour 10 mins) – examined once in the summer term at the end of year 11.
  • Chemistry exam x 2 (each 1 hour 10 mins) - examined once in the summer term at the end of year 11.
  • Physics exam x 2 (each 1 hour 10 mins) - examined once in the summer term at the end of year 11.

Students will be assessed based upon a variety of question styles; Multiple-choice, Short answer, Calculation and Extended open-response.

There are no re-sit opportunities.

What grades can students access?

Students can complete Higher or Foundation level exams.

As currently understood the grades will be given on a numerical scale from 9-1 (9 being the highest grade)

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

Students can move onto complete A levels/college courses in any of the Sciences.

For further information please contact:

Mr P Conlon: p.conlon@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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