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23/04/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz

23/04/19

Young people now have their sights set on careers in STEM after having their eyes opened to new opportunities. Year 9 students from FHS went to the Big Bang Fayre at Essex University. https://t.co/tvqJLMVsi2 https://t.co/LoDtlGn7vl

17/04/19

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Magna Carta Primary Academy

Welcome to those who have been offered a place for their child(ren) in September. We are looking forward to meeting all of our new families in the next few months.

09/04/19

We have benefited from this - thank you https://t.co/CO3MXmk0GB

05/04/19

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A great couple of days working with my client collecting another batch of positive to share

03/04/19

Students proved they really do have a diverse range of talents, from spinning plates to solving a Rubik’s cube. Forest Hall School held a Forest Hall’s Got Talent contest to give students an opportunity to showcase their talents. https://t.co/idRAPYZXCV https://t.co/8JlDaNpeg8

01/04/19

Very proud of our an exceptional students!! https://t.co/Pc2Kp4gNfd

01/04/19

The PTA are selling raffle tickets everyday at lunch time to win Easter Eggs. There are over 50 Eggs to be won! A whole strip of tickets is £1.00 and all money will go to the PTA. A big thank you for raising money for our exceptional school! https://t.co/GHIEKyi3Ny

29/03/19

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A teacher’s contribution has been recognised with a Mayor’s Award. Kayleigh Trainor, acting assistant head for achievement and outcomes at , has been awarded the Mayor of Redbridge’s Contribution in Support of Young People Award. https://t.co/SPC6xEiPKO https://t.co/sKBewvwvGd

29/03/19

Young people got to explore their futures when 18 professionals shared their industries with them. Students in all year groups at Forest Hall School were able to visit a careers fair set up for them in their school hall. https://t.co/UEpTwyGDXY https://t.co/tms8ktEftl

29/03/19

A week on the ski slopes taught young people from Forest Hall School more than just the sport. Full story - https://t.co/Khpxqm1ah7 https://t.co/3HxXzQSlRp

29/03/19

Teenagers have been warned of the dangers of being recruited by drug-dealing gangs. Year 10 & 11 students and teachers at Forest Hall School worked with theatre company Alter-Ego to learn about the reality of County Lines. Full story - https://t.co/Ihb9VX5Hg1 https://t.co/t6mEqwT3kC

28/03/19

The PTA are pleased to announce the have organised the outdoor cinema! What a great choice of films!! https://t.co/BW66N93dOD

27/03/19

Matilda the musical - what an amazing experience! https://t.co/nyYbOkX5p7

26/03/19

Forest Hall School has supported the Smile of the Child charity for several years, with students getting the opportunity to visit the orphanage in Corfu. The next trip will see 16 Year 10 and 11 students visit the orphanage in July - https://t.co/Poyqf0jIzx https://t.co/8dcBJyNZvW

23/03/19

Our exceptional students, staff and parents/carers raised over £1000.00 last night for the Smile of the Child charity. The money will be used to make further improvements to the orphanage! Thanks to for being a judge!

22/03/19

Well done to all the students who performed tonight in FHS Got Talent! Students should be very proud of themselves! The back stage helpers were great as well. Lastly, the night couldn’t have happened without Miss Power and Mrs Lysons! Well done to all!

22/03/19

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⁩ ⁦⁩ exciting waiting for the talent competition to begin. All proceeds going to our favourite charity. https://t.co/EJw96fBq69

22/03/19

All ready for Forest Hall School’s Got Talent! Raising money for Smile of the Child

22/03/19

A reminder that it is our Forest Hall’s Got Talent tonight 7pm. Tickets can be purchased on the door or via Parent Pay. Please come & support the event. Students have been working hard preparing! All money raised will go to the Smile of the Child charity.

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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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