Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). With a long and excellent tradition of success, TENC offer a wide range of courses and opportunities to all students in the East Northamptonshire area.
Our joint provision has the most comprehensive choice of subjects in the County, consisting of twenty nine A Levels plus ten BTEC additional level 3 courses and four L2 post-sixteen options. We have an excellent tradition of examination success in A level and BTEC courses and year on year our students gain places at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. However, we believe that being in the sixth form is not just about gaining academic qualifications.
All our students follow a wide-ranging PSHE, Careers, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and Enrichment programme and all Year 12 students are encouraged to play an active role in the community.
Social activities, residentials, public speaking, peer mentoring, work experience, university visits, theatre trips and sporting competitions are a few examples of the things our students have taken part in this year.
At Huxlow, each individual student matters. We have established a strong, caring and supportive framework to ensure all achieve their very best. The Sixth Form Pastoral Team at Huxlow are:
- Director of Post 16 Learning and Careers - Mrs J Holmes
- Head of Sixth Form: Mr A O'Connor
- Miss R Facey - 12RFA
- Mr A O'Connor - 12AOC
- Mr L Venn - 12LV
- Miss J Griffiths - 13JGR
- Miss H Dewdney - 13HDE
- Ms M Hayes - 13MHA
Together, the Pastoral Team and Assistant Headteachers are responsible for the welfare and progression of students. They deal with any serious disciplinary problems and follow up issues relating to absence, sickness, lateness, dress code and homework.
Click on the image to access Unifrog, which provides "a one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next step after school". This includes:
- Pathways: Explore how interests lead to different education and training pathways. See what steps need to be ticked off to stand the best chance of application success. Study expert guides explaining how to navigate each step in the application process. Use MOOCs to try out different subject areas.
- Opportunities: Compare every university course in the UK, as well as every US university, and every undergraduate programme taught in English in Europe. Compare every UK degree apprenticeship and School Leaver Programme, and every Oxbridge college and FE college course.
- Applications: One place to collaboratively draft all the materials needed for applications – from UK Personal Statements to the Common App Essay, from UK Subject References to US Counselor Letters of Recommendation. Best-practice guidance, multi-teacher feedback, complete version histories.
EMAIL AND OTHER SERVICES
Click here to access Microsoft Office 365, which is where you can use your school email and all the other "waffle" services
16 - 19 tuition fund
The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our share of this funding is £2600.84.
The guidance related to the fund means that:
- Learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund.
- The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study
- The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff
- Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject