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HONITON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

"Success for All"

Science

Science intent at all key stages:

  • It is our vision to distil a lifelong love of science within our pupils.  

  • We believe all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.  

  • Through all KS’s our pupils will build up a progressive body of key knowledge and concepts, whilst developing a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.  

  • Students are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. 

  • We provide our students with wider opportunities in science and make links to other subjects.  

  • Pupils will gain independence and resilience and be encouraged to read and think beyond the curriculum 

Key Stage 3

The principal focus of science teaching in key stage 3 is to develop a deeper understanding of a range of scientific ideas in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils should begin to see the connections between these subject areas and become aware of some of the big ideas underpinning scientific knowledge and understanding. 

Key Stage 4

Science is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate the achievements of science in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are inter-linked, and which are of universal application.

Exam Board: AQA

Key Stage 5

At key stage 5 all students take a deeper look into the scientific principles covered at GCSE. A Level sciences provide a stepping stone into a diverse range of further education courses or career opportunities. They are highly regarded by universities and employers due to the variety of skills obtained within the courses.

Students can choose to study the following subjects at Post 16: