Online learning

We believe true education is not about passively ingesting and regurgitating facts, but an active process in which the student takes ownership of her own learning, discovering and pursuing her passions. All our girls are highly intelligent, and we are proud of the way we stimulate and challenge even the most able to think and work independently, in the classroom and through high quality enrichment opportunities.

We encourage girls to take every opportunity to broaden their learning experience and explore a wide range of unusual options which they may find fascinating. Links to free online resources, such as the Harvard courses, in subjects as diverse as coding and learning Norwegian appear on the Intellectual Curiosity website.

Click here to access The Intellectual Curiosity Website

KEHS runs a platform of thought-provoking blogs from pupils, staff and some departments. The blogs include the scholarly, informative, entertaining and amusing, from the latest discussions of Medical Ethics and a pupil’s heart-felt call for greater awareness of current affairs, to a report on the latest school Ski Trip and a light-hearted essay on the Psychology of Christmas.

Click here to access KEHS School Blogs

Our Sixth form students produce an academic journal, High Profile, twice a year, contributing articles based on their own research interests. Recent topics have included Smartphone Addiction, Theatre through the Ages, and the Shanghai Maglev Train. There are links to the previous editions on the website. Click here to read the current issue:

We offer the AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Level 2 and 3 to students from Year 10.

Our GCSE Astronomy and Mandarin language courses are popular enrichment choices. We also stage seminar lunches, where girls present their own academic research papers to a panel of invited guests, including academics, teachers and fellow students.

We promote girls’ intellectual curiosity by signposting wider reading, helping them to expand their horizons, encouraging them to develop their own points of view and the ability to present them logically, a crucial skill in their academic lives and careers. We are determined not simply to achieve stellar exam results (which we do) but to instil, in all our girls, a love of learning and respect for the life of the mind which will continue throughout their lives.