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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

Design Technology

At Huxlow Science College, our Design Technology, Art and Computing department are committed to deliver a forward thinking, ambitious but inclusive curriculum. We provide a wide range of skills and opportunities for our students across Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Creative I Media, Design Technology, Food Technology, Graphic Communication, Hospitality and Catering, Photography, Resistant Materials and Textiles Design from Year 7 to Year 13.


Learning and development are an important part of our delivery and experiences within our curriculum allow our students to become creative, inquisitive, self-motivated and confident learners who can work well in a wide range of situations both independently and as part of a wider team. Our students develop their broad range of technical and practical skills as well as a whole host of transferable skills which are highly valued by potential employers and the creative sector.


We embrace new and emerging technologies and develop students creativity and technical knowhow whilst resembling modern industrial processes so they can develop their experiences both in school and in society, developing positive contributions.
Our main ethos for the students is to learn through practice, we have developed our experiences to be as practical as possible and we learn from these building on experiments and prototypes taking risks to develop our creativity and understanding in a safe and positive learning environment.

We have a desire to deliver a curriculum where students are able to develop a broad range of outcomes that are creative and produced to a high standard. They also learn about the design and production industry and the social, moral and ethical responsibilities designers, engineers and businesses have to consider when developing ideas, products and concepts.


Our department has a long-standing reputation for excellence with excellent GCSE and A Level results.


Follow our department on Social Media to see our exciting department in action
Department Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Huxlow_DTAC
Department Instagram account: https://instagram.com/huxlowdtac

 

Our Design Technology Key Stage 3 curriculum is taught on a carousel/rotation system where each student spends 10 weeks in each material area through Year 7 and again through Year 8 before selecting options choices for Key Stage 4.

Design Technology Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Design and Technology KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Design Technology

(Resistant Materials)

Timber

Plastics and Mechanisms

Dragster/Lamp

Bughouse

Food Technology

Healthy Eating

Baking Introduction

Multicultural diet and nutrition.

Meal production

Graphic Communication

Technical Drawing

Computer Aided Design

Typography

Packaging and print making

Textile Design

Sewing techniques and surface experiments

Portraiture and three dimensional construction skills

 

Art and Design Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

 

 

Art and Design KS3 Curriculum

 

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Formal Elements

In the style of X

Insects

Festivals

Gothic Art

Portraits

 

Computing Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

 

 

 

Computing KS3 Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Keyskills

Cybercrime and Security

Micro:bit Programming

Python Programming

Components and Hardware

Multimedia

Thinking Logically

Data Types and Representation

HTML Programming

Communication and Networking

Spreadsheets and Modelling

Databases

 

Computer Science / Creative I Media / Hospitality and Catering / Business Studies start at Key Stage 4

 

 

Department Staff

Mr A Turner - Learning Leader of Design Technology

Mr P Morgan - Acting Assistant Learning Leader of Design Technology

Mrs N Dube - Teacher of Food, Catering and Hospitality

Miss L Pollock - Teacher of Art/Pastoral Leader of Year 9

Mr A Meadowsmith - Teacher of Design Technology

Mrs C Clutterbuck - Design Technology Technician

Mr R Boyles - Design Technology Technician

Further Information

If you would to find out more about the Design Technology curriculum, please contact Mr A Turner by calling the school on 01933 650496 or by email a.turner@huxlow.northants.sch.uk