Head's Welcome

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




Drama opens new dimensions of emotional experiences. By observing other people’s creative processes and products, it can assist students in accessing emotions, along with understanding different ways of interpreting and understanding information. In drama we express ideas, observations and feelings by making choices about roles and/or characters. It will increase their ability to think; creatively, imaginatively and divergently. They will learn how to think outside the box. Drama teaches students how to become critical, rather than just passive viewers. Our aim is to increase students' self-esteem and confidence.

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

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Your child is expected to rehearse out of lesson time in preparation for assessments.


The Edexcel GCSE in Drama is a practical and theoretical introduction to life and work in the industry. Students will explore:

  • Developing specific skills and techniques.
  • Devising and delivering a workshop performance.
  • Analysing, evaluating and enhancing skills.
  • Studying and performing scripts with social, cultural and historical context

Our values: “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:

  • Homework will be set weekly. This will either be practical rehearsals and/or written coursework. Deadlines are strict.


The course has three components. 1 internally assessed component with a coursework portfolio and 1 externally assessed component and a written paper.

Component 1: Devising (40%)

Students will have to create a group performance from a chosen stimulus and write and/or present a portfolio of their process and final performance evaluation. This will be internally assessed.

Component 2: Performance from a Text (20%)

Students will have to perform two key extracts from one text to an external examiner.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)

The written paper is split into two sections.

Section A: Bringing Texts to Life

Section B: Live Theatre Evaluation


Students will explore, challenge and realise potential. During the course, students can see what the industry is all about, whether they want to go into it and gain knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their next steps.

Once completing the course successfully students can continue to a further vocational and academic study at Level 2 and Level 3, as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.

The transferrable skills they will have mastered during their studies such as self-reflection, communication, teamwork and problem solving will support progress in the present and future.


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


Ms R Kirk - Teacher of Drama


If you would to find out more about the Drama curriculum, please contact Miss R Kirk, Teacher of Drama