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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

Welcome to Huxlow Science College

At Huxlow Science College we believe that school days are precious and form the foundations for our students’ future lives. We have a determination to ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed both academically and as young people who are an asset to the communities in which they live. Our community is rightly very proud of our school, our students and their successes. We have a rich history of students of all abilities and backgrounds fulfilling their potential in all areas of their education and they are supported and challenged daily to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance we offer our students and place students and their needs at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure students are happy, feel safe and are taught well. Developing ‘The Whole Child’ is one of our core responsibilities and our students are challenged to aim for the highest personal and academic standards. We have high expectations of behaviour and respect across our community and forge excellent relationships with both students and parents.

I am hugely proud to be the Headteacher of Huxlow Science College and to lead the school as we build on recent increases in both student numbers and exam results. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of the young people in our community, to shape their characters and enable their success.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students, parents and carers to experience all that is Huxlow in the very near future.

Paul Letch - Headteacher

Headteacher

Art

KEY STAGE 3

The aim of the course is for every student to enjoy their creativity. Once a week, they will develop skills in a range of media and build up confidence in their artistic ability. Students will build resilience and be encouraged to take risks, learning from their mistakes and ‘happy creative accidents!’

Our Goal: “At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential”

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Come to every lesson with a positive attitude
  • Be prepared with the correct equipment
  • Try your best
  • Homework is set once every three weeks, and students have a week to complete the task.

KEY STAGE 4

Students have the opportunity to opt into Art for Key Stage 4 which enables them to have Art for three sessions a week. Year 9 is used to develop confidence and a range of skills, so that in Years 10-11 students will have the skills, knowledge and understanding to be more independent and be naturally more skilful as art practitioners and designers.

Our values #2: “Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can”

To be the best you can be at Key Stage 4 you should have:

  • A passion for Art and Design
  • A background of hard work and a good ethos for work and learning
  • The energy to sustain enthusiasm for three years - the course is 80% coursework and labour intensive
  • The time to nurture an ability in Art
  • Basic equipment
  • Art equipment such as watercolours/ oil pastels is advantageous
  • A camera is also advantageous to the course; although this can be as basic as a phone camera
  • Homework is set fortnightly for Year 9
  • Homework is set weekly for Year 10 and Year 11

ASSESSMENT

Art, Craft and Design GCSE

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN ART QUALIFICATION?

Opportunities include:

  • Natural progression to A- level and/or other level 3 courses
  • Apprenticeships in photography and other creative industries

KEY STAGE 5

Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). For details of the full range of courses and opportunities available, please visit www.tenconline.co.uk

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Miss L Pollock - Teacher of Art

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would to find out more about the Art, Craft and Design curriculum, please contact Mr A Turner