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.