Exam Results 2019
Huxlow Science College celebrates excellent GCSE results
It’s double celebrations all round at Huxlow Science College today (August 22nd) as Year 11 students achieved some of the best GCSE results in the College’s history. This is hot on the heels of impressive post -16 results last week. Today 53% of students gained 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above (the equivalent to 5 A* - C).
Headteacher, Steve Gordon said: “We are extremely proud of our GCSE students and thrilled that these excellent results reflect the high level of dedication they have shown to their studies. Staff and students have risen to the challenge this year with outstanding commitment. Students have had bespoke revision programmes tailored to their needs to ensure that they entered their exams feeling, calm, confident and well prepared.”
He added: “Here at Huxlow, we focus on developing the whole child as well as celebrating academic achievement. We are confident that all of our Year 11’s are prepared to go on and do well in the adult world.”
The Science subjects, Huxlow’s specialism, continue to perform at an outstanding level; the percentage of students achieving Grade 4 (equivalent to C) or higher were 70% in Chemistry, 80% in Physics and 76% in Biology.
The Irthlingborough secondary school has posted a particularly good set of results in Maths, French and Sport. An impressive 83% of students gained a Grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or higher in French. Of particular note, students gained the top grade 9 (higher than A*) in English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, French, History and Product Design. BTEC results are excellent this year, with 17 students achieving Distinction or Distinction * in BTEC Sport.
A busy year at Huxlow Science College culminated in today’s fantastic outcomes for Year 11. And it’s set to get even busier in September as the school welcomes its largest Year 7 cohort to date, building on Performing Arts with the stunning, new, “state of the art” facilities. Huxlow’s Sixth Form is also looking forward to greeting record numbers of students, offering them the widest choice of courses in the county.
Given our impressive results, a Good Ofsted rating and the school’s increasing popularity, Huxlow Science College are planning to increase capacity further for September 2020. Year 5 and 6 parents are invited to visit Huxlow and see for themselves at our Open Evening on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 6pm.
Excellent post-16 results at Huxlow Science College
Students at Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough are today (August 15th) celebrating some outstanding A Level and BTEC results.
Year on year, Huxlow students achieve exceptional post-16 results in Science and other curriculum areas, and this year is no exception, with the highest grades gained in A Level Chemistry, Biology, History and Media. BTEC vocational students performed particularly well in Sport and Applied Science. Of all A Level results, an outstanding 32% achieved A*-B which is a record performance for Huxlow students.
96% of students who applied to University have accepted a place at one of their first choices.
Fantastic results in BTEC including Triple Distinction stars have paved the way to courses such as Sport Coaching with Physiotherapy apprenticeship and Business with Environmental studies. Excellent A level results have enabled students to go and study Civil Engineering, Natural Sciences and Psychology at competitive universities including Durham, Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Leeds.
Headteacher, Steve Gordon said: “These are excellent outcomes for our students who have studied A Levels and BTEC’s. It is down to the hard work of both students and staff. We have offered high quality careers advice to ensure that all students have studied courses that are well tailored to their talents and aspirations. This has resulted in record numbers gaining entry to prestigious Russell Group universities as well as sought-after apprenticeships, further education and employment prospects.
“We have been relentless in terms of excellent teaching and we are really proud of our students and the incredible commitment they have shown to their studies. Congratulations to the individuals who have achieved exceptional results which will secure their first choice of university.”
This year, the secondary school welcomed its largest sixth form to date, with the new Sixth Form Centre offering Year 12 and 13 students a dedicated area to pursue their studies and enjoy a thriving community hub. Numbers are due to rise again in September 2019, with more students each year choosing Huxlow for their post-16 studies. This is alongside record numbers choosing the school for Year 7 in the last two years.
Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), combining the strengths of the three schools. With a long and excellent tradition of success, TENC offers students from across East Northamptonshire the widest range of courses in the County.