Head's Welcome

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




At Key Stage 3 we develop the key skills needed to succeed at GCSE and A-Level. Students will be helped to understand key events in the past, to be able to explain why those events occurred and why they are significant. Students will be encouraged to use historical sources and to critically evaluate the information that they contain, as well as considering different interpretations of events in the past and why people reach those conclusions. These key skills will not just be useful for students who study History throughout the school, but will also help them in other subject areas and in the future. We will encourage students to be confident in expressing their opinions and justify their ideas through discussion in class, and also to think critically about what they are learning. Students learn to become good historians by developing their research skills, questioning information and learning to develop arguments.

In Year 7 students will study the Roman Empire, the Norman Conquest, life in the Middle Ages and Queen Elizabeth I.

In Year 8, students will study the English Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars One and Two, Life in Nazi Germany and the Cold War.

Homework is set every other week and is either a skills task, spellings or revision homework.   Students are expected to manage their time to meet deadlines.

History Curriculum Year 7 History Curriculum Year 8

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

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Complete your homework to the best of your ability. Homework is set at the beginning of each term and students are expected to manage their time to meet deadlines.
  • Take part in the departmental trips.
  • Take an interest in History outside of school: visit museums and old buildings, watch programmes and read about events in the past.
  • Attend the Accelerated Learner workshops that are run during the year.


History is a popular choice at GCSE. We study the Edexcel 9-1 curriculum. Students who choose to study History will study the Norman Conquest c1060-1088, the American West c1835-1895, The Development of Medicine c1250-2000 and Germany 1919-39.

Our values: “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 is set every week with the focus on revision over time.
  • Attend revision workshops.
  • Take part in visits organised as part of the curriculum.


GCSE History is assessed with three exams at the end of Year 11. Paper One is on the Development of Medicine topic, Paper Two is about the Norman Conquest and the American West and Paper Three is on Germany 1918-39.


History is a very well respected subject and allows you to study many courses post-16. The skills developed in History are welcome in any professions from Law and business to journalism and social work.


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


  • After school sessions are run to support students at all Key Stages and these run at different times in the year.
  • A range of trips are organised, including visits to Warwick Castle and the trenches in Belgium


Mr M Davies - Head of History
Mrs J Holmes – Director of Post 16 Learning and Careers & Teacher of History
Miss J Samples - History Teacher


If you would to find out more about the History curriculum, please contact Mr M Winter, Head of History