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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

Russia & Revolution - 6th Form visit London

On Tuesday 10th December, some of our Yr12 and Yr 13 history cohort travelled to the prestigious Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London to attend a series of lectures relating to "Russia and Revolution".  This is a key module in their A Level studies and was an informative event that allowed them to hear from experts in their field:

Dr Daniel Beer, Royal Holloway, University of London: The Collapse of the Romanov Dynasty: The Russian Empire in the Reign of Nichola II

Professor Robert Service, University of Oxford: Revolution, civil war and the rise of communism

Dr Catherine Merridale, Institute of Historical Research: Vladimir Lenin, Shaper of the Revolution

Dr Simon Huxtable, Goldsmiths, University of London: Utopia Postponed: Why Nikita Khrushchev didn't build communism

Dr Martin McCauley, University College London: Stalin, his dictatorship and legacy

Further to this, the students had the opportunity to hear from Dr Robin Bunce , who gave invaluable advice on how to structure exam answers and how to avoid making common mistakes.  Dr Bunce is especially relevant as he is the person who wrote the textbook that we use as a foundation to the course!

The students behaved impeccably and were a credit to TENC.  They were all able to make useful notes and were full of praise for the event, and some of the feedback is below.

"Really good"

"Good contextual knowledge - really brought it to life"

"To the point - really good to hear from experts"

"Dr Huxtable was very applicable to the exams"

Thank you to the students and to Mrs Bowers for making the day run so smoothly - despite London traffic making the return journey 4 hours long!

Mr Andrew Maldern

History Teacher.