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 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


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. 


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


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


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