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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

KIm Website

 

Languages

KEY STAGE 3

At Huxlow, we believe that learning a language is empowering as it opens doors in the world of work. But more importantly, it enables young people to widen their perspectives on life by discovering a different outlook on the world whether it is eating habits, school life, music and artists or just a different environment.

The (very) French department prides itself on delivering a fun and engaging curriculum where the French culture is regularly addressed in order to sustain our students’ curiosity.

As French is a core element of the curriculum at Key Stage 4, students are consistently practising GCSE skills in lessons and assessments throughout Key Stage 3 so they are familiar with these when starting the GCSE course. 

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

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Learn the vocabulary set for the vocabulary test (every week)
  • Complete the “doing” task on time (every week) – research, translation, crossword, mindmap, collage, etc
  • Use the vocabulary green book only – no need for a dictionary
  • NEVER use online translators
  • Organise revision before assessments (dates are always communicated beforehand)
  • Choose the right level of differentiation in class or for homework

KEY STAGE 4

The French GCSE course is run over 3 years in order to maximise students’ knowledge and skills.

3 themes are to be covered throughout the 3 years and the skills required to be successful in the final examination are covered all the way through the topics taught.

The themes are:

  • social media, cinema and TV, music, sports, eating out, celebrations, relationships and partnerships
  • holidays, home and local area, environmental issues, social and global issues
  • school life and careers

Students will be assessed in 4 different skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing), each worth 25% of the final grade. In order to prepare for these 4 exams which take place at the end of Year 11, students will be regularly assessed in these different skills and feedback will be a crucial part of their progress.
The speaking assessments throughout the course will be conducted in examination conditions so students are more confident by the end of Year 11. 

KEY STAGE 5

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

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Miss C Maubert – Learning Leader for Languages
Miss J Crepin - Teacher of Languages
Miss C Pucel – Teacher of Languages, Pastoral Leader of Year 9
Mrs L Gauvrit – Teacher of Languages, Assistant Headteacher
Mrs H Huchet – Teacher of Languages, Head of Key Stage 3,  Assistant Headteacher

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would to find out more about the Languages curriculum, please contact Miss C Maubert, Learning Leader for Languages