A-Levels: Huxlow Science College, Irthlingborough

Students at Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough are today (Thursday) celebrating some outstanding A-level and BTEC results.

Year on year, Huxlow students achieve exceptional post-16 results in science and maths, and this year is no exception, with the highest grades gained in A-level maths and chemistry.

Pupils at Huxlow Science College are collecting their exam results today

Pupils at Huxlow Science College are collecting their exam results today

William Parker achieved three A’s in physics, chemistry and maths and these outstanding results secure his place at Nottingham University to study physics.

Harley Hadingham also performed exceptionally well in the same subjects, gaining 2 A’s and a B; he now looks forward to a career in chemical engineering with the Navy, where he will complete his degree. Darcy Tiernan was also delighted with her results in maths, chemistry and biology, which have gained her a place to study biological sciences (biochemistry) at Leicester University.

BTEC vocational students performed particularly well in sport, applied science and health & social care. 100 per cent of students who studied applied sciences gained the equivalent to B or above.

Emily Underwood achieved two distinctions in applied science alongside A levels in psychology and sociology and an excellent A grade in the extended project qualification, which assures her university entry to study animal management and welfare.

Ashleigh Massingham gained two distinction* and a distinction in health & social care and is now looking forward to doing education studies at De Montfort University.

Grace Forton’s excellent BTEC results in health & social care (distinction* and two distinctions) gained her a place at Reading University to read language sciences, after which she intends to pursue a career in speech therapy.

Headteacher Steve Gordon said: “These are excellent outcomes for our students who have studied A levels and BTECs. 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 some prestigious university destinations for our students as well as sought-after apprenticeships, further education and employment prospects.

“We have left no stone unturned in terms of teaching and learning 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 2018, with more students each year choosing Huxlow for their post-16 studies.

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 offer students from across East Northamptonshire the widest range of courses in the county.