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Lots of fun and experiments in science.
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Making science have real meaning for tomorrow.

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, it would not be worth studying.”

Henri Poincaré, (1854 – 1912) French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of Science

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; he is one who asks the right questions.”

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908 – 2009) French anthropologist and ethnologist


Science plays an increasingly important part in modern life and so its study is a vital part of educating young people. We take for granted cars, planes, television, television, computers, and mobile phones. Not much more than a hundred years ago, these would have seemed the products of fantasy. In the Biological Sciences, the dramatic improvement in medicine has seen human life expectancy almost double in comparison with the 1600s. Chemistry has provided us with new materials like plastics and the use of nano-technology promises further developments which may seem just as implausible today as TV might have done to Victorian society.

Science at SHS aims

  • to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment of Science;
  • to help boys to acquire a systematic body of scientific knowledge and to develop an understanding of science, recognising connections between different areas of Science;
  • to enable boys to use scientific ideas and models to explain phenomena and events, and to understand applications of Science;
  • to develop an awareness of the impact of developments in technology on the environment and in other contexts;
  • to develop experimental and investigative abilities, paying due regard to safe working practice;
  • to develop an ability to evaluate and communicate scientific evidence, and to understand the importance of experimental evidence in supporting scientific ideas.

The department arranges various in-house science events and also undertakes visits to talks, exhibitions and quizzes. 

Mrs. L. Ross, BA (Hons), QTS

Head of Science

Lots of fun and experiments in science.
The Good Schools Guide
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