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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

Maths Investigation Day - "Big Numbers, Great Ideas"

Some Year 8 students visited The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park Estate in Milton Keynes, on 5th March 2020.


A tour of the museum introduced us to the world famous, ultra-secret code-breaking efforts of Alan Turing and his colleagues. The mathematicians, programmers, morse code experts etc. during wartime 1940s who broke the codes of the German Enigma and Lorenz cypher machines , ultimately shortening the Second World War. How this then gave rise to the first true computers, large mainframes of the 1950s - 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and the internet and beyond. Great fun was had playing the retro computer games. Who remembers Space Invaders?


Students then became a human Enigma machine and learnt about the maths behind code breaking, the thousands of possible coding combinations and how a machine, The Bombe, was built to speed up the manual process of these calculations. They then went on to understand how prime numbers, patterns, statistics and probability are used to ‘hack’ more complex codes and encryptions.


An information packed day had by all and we hope to return again soon.

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