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14 Dec
2017

Naomi’s Maths Success!

​Congratulations to Naomi Bazlov in the Upper Fifth who has been invited to attend the UK Mathematics Trust British Mathematical Olympiad training camp in Hungary!

12 Dec
2017

Video Call to Russia

On Monday, Russian A Level students were lucky enough to be able to communicate with our Russian peers studying in Moscow over Skype. Not only were we able to practise our Russian language skills by asking questions and engaging in chat; we also learnt about the life of teenagers in Russia...

12 Dec
2017

Oxford University Debating Workshop

​On Tuesday evening, Oxford undergraduate Sulamaan Rahim, reading PPE at Wadham College, came to KEHS to deliver a debating workshop. He introduced the British Parliamentary style of debating and what to expect at the Oxford University Schools' Debating Competition.

Great Debate
12 Dec
2017

Historical Association Great Debate - Birmingham Heat

Portia and Roni in the Lower Sixth competed at the Historical Association Great Debate this week delivering speeches on the most significant event in British democratic history. After a very high standard of speeches by all competitors, Portia was declared the overall winner!

12 Dec
2017

UK Senior Maths Challenge

A team of four gifted Upper Sixth and Upper Fifth mathematicians competed in the regional round of the UK Senior Mathematics Team Challenge last week.

04 Dec
2017

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

On Wednesday 22nd November, Asyia Iftikhar, Priyanka Kaushal and Cerian Richmond-Jones presented their research findings at a Sixth Form Seminar lunch in front of parents, guests, staff and their close friends. Asyia spoke about ‘The Mu’tazilites and the Translation Movement'.

Russian Conference
04 Dec
2017

Russian Conference

On the 28th of November, Russian A-level students attended a conference, held at Oxford High School. The day consisted of multiple lectures from a variety of speakers including an official from the Russian embassy and two professors from the University of Oxford.

27 Nov
2017

KEHS Community Read

This week, KEHS began our annual Community Read! To encourage girls to read from a wide range of authors and genres, forms in the Thirds were each given a different book to read. These books will then be rotated around each form, each half term, to ensure that all titles have been read by the end of the academic year.

Nimhara And Anusha
27 Nov
2017

English Speaking Union Schools' Mace Debating Competition

Well done to Anushna and Nimhara in the Lower Sixth for representing KEHS last week at the English Speaking Union Schools' Mace competition. The Schools’ Mace was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest and largest debating competitions for schools in England.

20 Nov
2017

Silver CREST Award Success

Last year, KEHS offered Engineering as an enrichment option in the Lower Fifth. This entailed the students working on a project of their own choice in order to enter it for a CREST award, which is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work.

Maths Olympiad
20 Nov
2017

British Maths Olympiad Success

Congratulations to Naomi and Melissa who have been placed in the top 31 in the UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls.

20 Nov
2017

Volcanology Lecture

On Friday 10th November, the Upper Fourth came together to enjoy an interesting and engaging interactive Volcanology lecture by Dr Phil Gravestock. We were introduced to an imaginary situation (although based on real volcanic activity).

John Speed Atlas
13 Nov
2017

The Stuart Southall Room and the John Speed Atlas

Along the first floor corridor in the heart of the MFL Department sits the Stuart Southall Room. It houses some of the oldest books KEHS owns, some dating back to before the date of the school’s founding!

13 Nov
2017

Intellectual Curiosity

We are keen to encourage girls to broaden their learning experiences by thinking and working independently. Girls, of all ages, are therefore encouraged to explore our Intellectual Curiosity website.

Geography
13 Nov
2017

IGCSE Geography Field Trip

​The first part of our day involved a visit to Blythe Valley Business Park. We then moved onto Monkspath, a residential area of Solihull, which we were then able to compare with Sparkhill, Shirley and the Central Business District.

13 Nov
2017

RS Conference

​On Tuesday 7th November, the Upper Sixth Religious Studies students travelled to Manchester to attend a conference designed to support their A Level course. During the day, various themes were explored including a seminar from Peter Vardy who covered the topic ‘What do we mean by God?’

13 Nov
2017

National Arts and Minds Competition

​Congratulations to Mattea in the Lower Fifth for winning the Creative Writing prize in the National Arts and Minds competition for her poem entitled 11 Floors. The Arts and Minds competition, run yearly by the NASWUT, celebrates cultural diversity and equality in schools.

Foyle Young Poet
03 Nov
2017

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Competition

​KEHS are delighted to announce that Aliyah, from the Lower Fifth, attended the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 17th October. This event saw the top 100 competition winners come together at the Southbank Centre in London.

Careers In Science
03 Nov
2017

Careers in Science Poster Competition

In our Upper School assembly this week, we were able to congratulate Alice in the Lower Fifth for winning the Cogent Skills ‘Careers in Science’ Poster Competition! Guest speaker Sharon Mathews from Cogent Skills presented Alice with her trophy.

03 Nov
2017

Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Exam

Congratulations to Nikita in the Upper Fifth who has received a certificate from the Royal Astronomical Society to recognise her achievement of coming in the top 12 pupils nationally in last summer’s Edexcel GCSE Astronomy exam.​

Janina Ramirez
03 Nov
2017

Dr Janina Ramirez

On Monday 30th October, Dr Janina Ramirez visited KEHS beginning the day with a series of informal discussions with some of our Sixth Form students where she talked about her own academic background which began with a degree in English Literature at Oxford University

Dominic Sandbrook Lecture
13 Oct
2017

KEHS Parents' Association Lecture: Dominic Sandbrook

On Monday 9th October, historian, author, columnist and television presenter Dominic Sandbrook delivered KEHS’ second PA sponsored lecture at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

05 Oct
2017

Oxbridge Preparation Day

On Saturday 30th September, 44 Upper Sixth students had the opportunity to be interviewed in preparation for courses at Oxford, Cambridge and Medicine. The students experienced rigorous and challenging questions, which required a high level of lateral thinking.

History Lecture French Rev
29 Sep
2017

Sixth Form French Revolution History Lecture

On Monday 25th September, A-Level students in the Upper and Lower Sixth were treated to two excellent academic talks by Professors William Doyle (Bristol University) and Michael Broers (Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford).