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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

My philosophy is very clear, 'if it is not good enough for my child, then it is not good enough for yours'.

At Huxlow we are committed to developing the whole child, and strive to ensure that every student’s experience is one where they feel Safe, Happy and experience Success.

School years should be the most memorable, and our aim is to offer a wealth of opportunities and experiences to ensure every student leaves enriched and equipped for life beyond Huxlow.

Each member of staff is committed to a common goal which is to ensure ‘every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential’. As well as an excellent academic provision student can expect high quality wellbeing support through out each Key Stage. Our most recent OFSTED recognised that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

We are proud that as a result of their Huxlow experience and personal dedication, students are supported to achieve their goals and go on to a range of top Universities including Oxford and Cambridge, access competitive Apprenticeships and acquire sought after roles in the world of work. Mostly, we are proud that our students go on to be responsible young adults who are an asset to our community.

I am incredibly lucky to lead such a dedicated team of staff at Huxlow and to watch our students flourish, equipped for exciting futures, as a result of staff expertise and guidance.

Should you wish to find out more about Huxlow Science College, please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Best wishes

Mrs Kim Isaksen

Acting Head Teacher

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Computing

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

The Computing curriculum at Huxlow contributes to this goal by equipping learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding to use IT effectively, to be a model digital citizen and to apply computational thinking in real-world situations.

Key Stage 3


Key Stage Three ​students receive 2 1-hour computing lessons every fortnight. The curriculum has three strands; Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science and is delivered through a series of 6-lesson projects with a focus on practical skills supporting the underlying theory.

To fulfill your potential at Key Stage Three you should:

  •  Engage fully with the work set in the lessons.
  •  Complete the supporting homework tasks (set every other lesson) carefully

 KS3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage Four students study for the OCR GCSE Computer Science or the Creative iMedia qualifications. The curriculum content is delivered in both practical and theory-based styles making it accessible to a wide range of students.

Our values: “Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can.”

To fulfill your potential at Key Stage Four you should:

  • Engage fully with the work set in the lessons.
  • Read around your subject. For example, noting the news stories that relate to Computing and Information Technology.
  • Complete the supporting homework tasks (set weekly) carefully.


Assessment​ of the GCSE is through two final written exams completed in the summer of Year 11. Regular assessment during the course is therefore based on exam-style questions focused on the topic being studied at the time.

KS4

KS4 Creative iMedia

Key Stage 5

Key Stage Five​ students study for the OCR A Level Computer Science qualification. This course has a practical element as well as theory-based components and offers excellent progression from the topics studied in GCSE Computer Science.

To fulfill your potential at Key Stage Five you should:

  • Engage fully with the work set in the lessons.
  • Read around your subject and be curious about expanding your knowledge beyond the curriculum content.
  • Ensure your lesson notes are reviewed regularly and complete the supporting homework tasks (set as needed) carefully.

KS5

Computing at Huxlow

What can I do with a Computing Qualification?

There are many opportunities for employment and further/higher study with a computing qualification. Career opportunities include: IT support, web development, application/game development, cyber-security and telecommunications.
Enrichment opportunities​ are provided through the Digital Leaders programme where students can experiment with devices such as Raspberry Pis, Microbits and robotics. There are also opportunities to participate in national competitions and educational visits.

Department staff​ include; Mr P Morgan (Head of Computing), Mr A Turner, Mr A Meadowsmith, Miss A Whitworth and Ms L Pollock.

Further information​ can be obtained by emailing p.morgan@huxlow.northants.sch.uk.