Science Faculty

At HCCS, our science lessons are engaging, stimulating and fun. We have high expectation, and our students regularly come top in the science results in the region.


We have have a strong tradition of excellent teaching and innovative provision.


Our pathways throughout the key stages enable all our learners to achieve their best.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8)

In year 7 and 8 students cover a range of topics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in mixed groups. The course is designed to maintain their curiosity and interest in science. 


Key Stage 4 (Year 9 - 11)

In Year 9, students begin the AQA GCSE course content and opt to continue one of two Science pathways in Years 10 and 11:

Combined Science: Students get 9 periods of Science per fortnight across the 3 subjects, resulting in 2 GCSEs.

Triple Science: Students get 14 periods of Science per fortnight, resulting in 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer four courses. A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and BTEC Applied Science.