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24 Sep
2018

Beach Clean

On Saturday 15th September, 16 Lower Fourth girls travelled to Sand Bay, near Weston, to be involved with a beach clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society. Ex-Olympic Swimmer Sharon Davies, a patron for the Charity, opened the clean and the girls got to work clearing up the beach and removing litter.

24 Sep
2018

Careers Talks

Last week the Upper Fifth attended their first careers talks of the Autumn term. Each girl chose to listen to one of three talks by visiting speakers. Steve Ward of KPMG spoke about a career in finance and the routes open to new entrants. Dr Emily Russell (OE 2012) talked to girls about medical school.

24 Sep
2018

National Portrait Gallery Visit

​On Friday 14th September, 30 Art students from the Upper School embarked on a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London. They visited the Michael Jackson ‘On the Wall’ Exhibit, showcasing a variety of pieces honouring his life and career in a multitude of ways, including film and sculpture.

24 Sep
2018

Body Language Workshop

On Tuesday 18th September, filmmaker and body language coach, Mike Carter, delivered a fascinating workshop to the Lower Sixth, focusing on body language, including useful tips on interpreting signs and signals. The session was entertaining and applicable to everyone; it aimed to equip the students with extra tools...

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24 Sep
2018

Girls Go Gold!

On Friday 14th September, 15 girls in the Lower and Upper Fifth attended Girls Go Gold, an annual sports conference organised by the GSA. It is aimed at girls who are passionate about sport and who may want to pursue a career in the field of sport, not just as an athlete but also in medicine...

Cern
17 Sep
2018

Trip to CERN

In August, three KEHS physicists, Blessing, Lucia and Jessica, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, for five days of all things particle physics at CERN - the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. They were joined by three boys from KES, and students from schools across London.

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17 Sep
2018

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

​The summer holidays are the time when many students in the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme Expeditions. Luckily they took place in the second half of the holidays and therefore the participants did not suffer too badly from the heat.

Shami Chakrabarti
17 Sep
2018

Gender Inequality in the 21st Century

​Shami Chakrabarti, will be delivering this year’s Parents’ Association lecture on ‘Gender inequality in the 21st Century’, at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, on Thursday 11th October at 18:30. After graduating with a Bachelor of Law degree from the London School of Economics, she was called to the Bar...

17 Sep
2018

Student Savvy

This week, the Upper Sixth were visited by Student Savvy, an organisation set up to inform and prepare school leavers for the next step in life, and that dreaded time when they must do their own laundry. The students drew up budget sheets for themselves, and many were shocked by the weekly cost of everyday items...

17 Sep
2018

The 39 Steps

On Tuesday evening our Lower Fifth GCSE Drama students went on their first live theatre trip to see The 39 Steps at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. It was an incredibly inventive production with just four actors performing over 30 roles, with numerous settings being re-imagined using only four benches.

17 Sep
2018

Birmingham Young Poet Laureate

Aliyah in the Upper Fifth has been shortlisted for Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate award. After submitting two of her poems for consideration, she has now been invited to an interview at the Library of Birmingham, where she will perform an additional poem of her own, as well as one that she admires.​

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23 Aug
2018

Dance Star Emma's GCSE Success

Dance star Emma won a coveted place to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow just three years after taking up ballet and also achieved 5 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s and 2 A*s at GCSE.

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23 Aug
2018

Rounders team triumph in their GCSEs

Most of the KEHS team that won the National Rounders Championship in July were taking GCSEs this year and all passed their exams at Grades 7-9 plus A/A*s

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23 Aug
2018

Outstanding GCSE Results!

There were many smiling faces this morning as Upper Fifth students collected their GCSE results. They have every reason to celebrate, given their phenomenal results with 92% grades at 9-7 (A*/A equivalent) a particularly impressive outcome in the year when reformed GCSEs and numerical grades were introduced...

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16 Aug
2018

Outstanding A Level Results

​Students at King Edward VI High School for Girls are celebrating another outstanding year of A Level results with 33% of grades at A* and 73% A*/A grades. Remarkably, 13 students out of a year group of 75 achieved 3 or more A*s.

Film Making
09 Jul
2018

Upper 4th Film Making Days

​On Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July, our Upper Fourth girls on the Film Studies course were visited by a highly reputable film crew, who have previously worked on a number of feature films with big names, including FIFA!

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09 Jul
2018

Syndicate Concert

The Syndicate concert is an annual event, organised entirely by Upper 6th students from KEHS and KES. This year’s concert was on Saturday 30th June, only four days after the end of A-Level exams, so rehearsals were frantically packed into the week leading up to the concert.

Hi Sparc Conference
09 Jul
2018

6th Annual HiSPARC Cosmic Ray Annual Conference

This year the annual conference took place at Bath University and KEHS were represented by Lower 6th girls Blessing, Saffron and Jess who gave two talks. The first was a review of the research undertaken by all schools presented at the previous five annual conferences.

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09 Jul
2018

Summer Challenge Outreach Workshop

On 29th June, KEHS welcomed students from five primary schools across Birmingham to our Summer Challenge Outreach Workshop. Over the course of the morning, the students undertook interactive and engaging workshops in Maths, Spanish and Science...

Rs Day
09 Jul
2018

RS and Philosophy Day

On Thursday 28th June, Lower 5th GCSE Religious Studies students had the privilege of being able to spend a day with renowned philosopher Dr Peter Vardy. We listened to four fascinating lectures which spanned various subjects relevant to the course, including the Existence of God, War and Justice, Medical Ethics...

09 Jul
2018

Lower Fifth Art Visit to the Lapworth Museum

On Tuesday 26th of June, the Lower 5th Art class went Lapworth Museum of Geology. We arrived an hour before the museum opened, and had the privilege of being able to walk round the museum without anybody else present.

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09 Jul
2018

Sailing Competition Success

​On 30th June, Ella and Carola competed in the annual 12 hour Southport Junior Sailing Regatta for the Midland Sailing Club team. The race started at 8:00 in the morning, and the sailors (two at a time in the boat) swapped every couple of hours until the race finished at 20:00.

09 Jul
2018

Model United Nations

KEHS students again received a host of awards at this year’s Withington Model United Nations conference. The conference was opened by guest speaker Lizzy Burden who is a producer for the BBC’s Politics Show and a reporter for The Times newspaper.

Community Read Winner Hannah Barlow
09 Jul
2018

Community Read 2018

The Community Read project has been running for several years now and invites the entire first year to read the same four books and then produce ‘responses’ to them in the form of written or creative work. This year included two brand new releases: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, and A Skinful of Shadows...