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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

English

 

The English Department believe that all students are entitled to a challenging, academic and enjoyable experience of English. Our aim is to enthuse students to become confident readers and academic writers. Teaching through stories to enhance language skills and develop critical understanding of the world around them.

Our Key stage three curriculum has been constructed to provide a cyclical structure for learners, in which they have access to high quality texts from around the round from a variety of different viewpoints. We build on pupils’ knowledge from primary school by offering grammar, rich vocabulary lessons and assessment which is blended from SATs. A wide variety of fictional and non-fiction genres including: Travel Writing, Magic, I am Malala, Noughts and Crosses, Who We Are and Detective fiction are offered in Key stage three. All of which prepare students for the challenges of GCSE and A Level. All students complete Drop Everything and Read (DEAR time) in English and are able to visit the library to read aloud to adults, change their reading books and practice group plays. Alongside, students are given opportunity to Drop Everything and Write (DEAW) in order to deliberately practice new and existing writing skills. Currently students receive a spelling, punctuation and grammar workbook, or Language workbook at Key Stage four for homework, – along with, Bedrock vocabulary app for Key stage three and revision materials for Key stage four.

English Curriculum Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn

Travel Writing

Animal Farm

Noughts and Crosses

Blood Brothers

A Christmas Carol

Unseen Poetry

Narrative Writing

Language Paper 1

Romeo and Juliet

Spring

Magic

Childhood Voices

Noughts and Crosses

Frankenstein

Poetry

Shakespeare Shorts

Anthology

Viewpoint Writing

A Christmas Carol

Language Paper 2

Summer

Alice in Wonderland

I am Malala

Conflict Poetry

Who We Are

Activism

The Unexplained

Speaking and Listening

An Inspector Calls

Anthology 

Unseen Poetry

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Mrs H Barker – Learning Leader of English

Mrs V Peverell – Assistant Learning Leader of English

Miss L Dudley – Cross-curricular Literacy Lead, Teacher of English

Miss L Staley – Teacher of English/Pastoral Leader

Ms L Cory - Teacher of English

Miss J Murphy - Teacher of English

Miss R Moss - Literacy HLTA

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to find out more about the English curriculum, please contact Mrs H Barker, Learning Leader for English