Head's Welcome

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

KIm Website




Drama opens new dimensions of emotional experiences. By observing other people’s creative processes and products, it can assist students in accessing emotions, along with understanding different ways of interpreting and understanding information. In drama we express ideas, observations and feelings by making choices about roles and/or characters. It will increase their ability to think; creatively, imaginatively and divergently. They will learn how to think outside the box. Drama teaches students how to become critical, rather than just passive viewers. Our aim is to increase students' self-esteem and confidence.

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

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Your child is expected to rehearse out of lesson time in preparation for assessments.


The Edexcel GCSE in Drama is a practical and theoretical introduction to life and work in the industry. Students will explore:

  • Developing specific skills and techniques.
  • Devising and delivering a workshop performance.
  • Analysing, evaluating and enhancing skills.
  • Studying and performing scripts with social, cultural and historical context

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:

  • Homework will be set weekly. This will either be practical rehearsals and/or written coursework. Deadlines are strict.


The course has three components. 1 internally assessed component with a coursework portfolio and 1 externally assessed component and a written paper.

Component 1: Devising (40%)

Students will have to create a group performance from a chosen stimulus and write and/or present a portfolio of their process and final performance evaluation. This will be internally assessed.

Component 2: Performance from a Text (20%)

Students will have to perform two key extracts from one text to an external examiner.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)

The written paper is split into two sections.

Section A: Bringing Texts to Life

Section B: Live Theatre Evaluation


Students will explore, challenge and realise potential. During the course, students can see what the industry is all about, whether they want to go into it and gain knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their next steps.

Once completing the course successfully students can continue to a further vocational and academic study at Level 2 and Level 3, as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.

The transferrable skills they will have mastered during their studies such as self-reflection, communication, teamwork and problem solving will support progress in the present and future.


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


Ms R Kirk - Teacher of Drama


If you would to find out more about the Drama curriculum, please contact Miss R Kirk, Teacher of Drama