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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

At Huxlow we believe that students who are happy, feel safe and are taught well will enjoy school and as a result be successful.

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted June 2016 stated that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

Students are challenged to be as good as they possibly can be and supported to achieve this. Academic success is hugely important to us and we have a rich history of students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds achieving as well as they could.

However, schools are about far more than academic success and we believe that developing “The Whole Child” is one of our core responsibilities. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

I am hugely proud of our school and am happy to extend an invitation to all Parents/ Carers to come and visit us during the school day. Please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk and we will arrange a convenient time.

Mr S Gordon
Headteacher

Computing

KEY STAGE 3

The aim at Key Stage 3 is to obtain a firm grounding in some of the Computing skills to prepare students for their future academic life.

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

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Complete a one hour piece of homework every two weeks
  • Be organized enough to access on-line learning materials
  • Explore different areas of technology outside of school e.g. mobile phones, drones, tablets etc..

KEY STAGE 4

The aim at Key Stage 4 is for all students to achieve their full potential in the GCSE Computer Science qualification.

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:

  • Complete at least one piece of homework per week lasting at least 1 hour
  • Be organized enough to access on-line learning materials

ASSESSMENT

  • OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1)
  • 2 Exams of 1 hour and 30 minutes each (Worth 80%)
  • 1 programming project of 20 hours (Worth 20%)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A COMPUTING QUALIFICATION?

A qualification in Computing can lead to further study within the area of ICT or Computing. Additionally it can be the platform for a career in Programming, Web Development, Technical Support and Games Design.

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

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • A Digital Leaders group is run once a week

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Mr W Curran - Head of Computing

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would to find out more about the Computing curriculum, please contact Mr W Curran, Head of Computing