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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

Science

The key aim of the science department at Huxlow School is to help students to acquire the necessary skills they will need to positively contribute to an increasingly scientific and technological society and particularly to access new innovative science roles when they move into work.
To enable this, the department provides a range of different activities and experiences as part of the curriculum offering, to provide students a broad range of skills that they will learn to apply to different scientific scenarios. These include, the use of technology in the classroom to complete interactive assignments, on-line homework, access to on-line course text books that can be annotated by each individual and vast resources to revise and prepare for their GCSE examinations. This is coupled with practicing what has been learnt by completing relevant experiments and presenting results and analysis in a scientific way.
In addition to the offering in the classroom, there is a range of enrichment available that includes STEM visits, for example, to Silverstone, introduction to medical careers and an extra-curricular science club.

At KS3, students follow a scheme of work that aligns with the national curriculum. The purpose of this stage, is to build solid foundations of understanding that can then be built upon in KS4.


Students learn the key concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics including Cells, Particles, Forces and Energy. Their progress is monitored in the form of both formative and summative assessment with detailed feedback enabling students to continually improve and prepare for KS4.
At KS4, students follow the AQA Combined Science Trilogy scheme of work, which includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They also have the option to study these topics in more depth through selection of Triple Science, where students sit three separate GCSE’s rather than two combined GCSEs. Whichever science route is chosen, students will benefit from experienced teachers who can provide targeted support both inside and outside of the classroom. There are a range of key required practicals that students will undertake and write up fully to broaden understanding of key concepts. There are also teacher demonstrations which inspire and build engagement to the curriculum.


At the end of Year 11 students take 6 examinations. The science department is committed to provide quality after school revision sessions for students to attend to help them prepare for these important examinations.

 

Science KS3 Year 7 and 8 Curriculum Overview

Science KS3  Year 7 Year 8
Autumn

Introduction to Science

Cells

Particles and their Behaviour Forces

Health and Lifestyle

The Periodic Table

Electricity and Magnetism

Spring

Structure and Function of Body Systems

Elements, Atoms and Compound Sound

Ecosystems and Processes

Separation Techniques

Energy

Summer

Reproduction

Chemical Reactions

Light

If finish all content, may study:

Acids and Alkalis

Space

Adaption and Inheritance

Metals and Acids

Motion and Pressure

If finish all content, may study: The Earth

KS4 Years 9, 10 and 11 Curriculum Overview CORE Science

Science KS4 Curriculum Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn

Cell Structures

The Particle Model

Change of State

Supplying the Cell

The Challenges of Size

Introducing Chemical Reactions

Static and Charge

Simple Circuits

Inheritance

Natural Selection and Evolution

Monitoring and Maintaining the Environment

Feeding the Human Race

Spring

What Happens in Cells

Purity and Seperating

Mictures

Bonding 

Motion

The Nervous System

The Endocrine System

Maintaining Internal Environments

Energetics

Types of Chemical Reaction

Magnets and Magnetic Fields

Monitoring and Maintaining Health

Non-Communicable Diseases

Equilibria

Improving Processes and Products

Interpreting and Interacting with Earths System

Work Done

Power and Efficiency

Physics on the Move

Powering Earth

Summer

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Properties of Materials

Newton’s Laws

Ecosystems

Electrolysis

Predicting Chemical Reactions

Wave Behaviour

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Radioactive Emissions

Revision/Exams

 

KS4 Years 9, 10 and 11 Curriculum Overview TRIPLE Science

Science KS4 Curriculum Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn

Cell Structures

What Happens in Cells

Purity and Separating Mixtures

Bonding

The Particle Model

Changes of State

The Nervous System

The Endocrine System

Maintaining Internal Environments

Types of Chemical Reaction

Electrolysis

Predicting Chemical Reactions

Static and Charge

Simple Circuits

Magnets and Magnetic Fields

Feeding The Human Race

Monitoring and Maintaining Health

Improving Processes and Products

Organic Chemistry

Radioactive Emissions

Uses and Hazards

Work Done

Power and Efficiency

Spring

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Properties of Materials

Introducing Chemical Reactions

Pressure

Motion

Ecosystems

Inheritance

Identifying the Products of Chemical Reactions

Monitoring Chemical Reactions

Uses of Magnetism

Wave Behaviour

Non-Communicable Diseases

Interpreting and Interacting with Earth Systems

Physics on the Move

Powering Earth

Beyond Earth

Summer

Supplying the Cell

The Challenges of Size

Energetics

Types of Chemical Reaction

Newton’s Laws

Forces in Action

Natural Selection and Evolution

Monitoring and Maintaining the Environment

Controlling Reactions

Equilibria

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Wave Interaction

Revision/Exams

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Mrs C Woodward - Head of Science 

Miss J Griffiths - Second in Science

Miss S Mott - Teacher of Science

Mr K Whiting - Teacher of Science

Miss C Warboys - Teacher of Science

Mr M Winter - Teacher of Science

Miss A Murbaka - Teacher of Science

Dr T Brown - Teacher of Science

Mrs A Channell - Senior Lab Technician

Mrs A Hensman - Lab Technician

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to find out more about the Science curriculum, please contact Mrs C Woodward, Learning Leader for Science