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23 Apr
2018

Dr Kotzee Visits RS Department

​It is always quite difficult to fully comprehend the theories of Plato and Aristotle and so the visit on 28th March of Dr Kotzee from the School of Education at the University of Birmingham was most welcome. A Level Religious Studies students were treated to an in depth analysis of the influences of these two...

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23 Apr
2018

Dr Ruth Jackson Visits RS Department

"How do the characters discussed in the Brothers Karamazov demonstrate the issues connected to the Problem of Evil?" and "Would this be a problem for someone who accepted the gods of the Greek Pantheon?" were some of the questions discussed in March when Sixth Form Religious Studies students were...

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23 Apr
2018

Religious Studies Outreach Day

On Monday 26th March, KEHS welcomed 45 pupils from six primary schools across Birmingham to take part in our Outreach workshop entitled, ‘Respect for All.’ The event, delivered by RE Today, encouraged the children to develop their understanding of Religious Education and British Values...

23 Apr
2018

PA Movie Night

This year’s Parents’ Association Movie Night for Thirds, Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth will take place on Friday 11th May 2018. Tickets cost only £5 and include a slice of pizza! There will also be popcorn, sweets and drinks available to purchase.

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23 Apr
2018

Salters' Chemistry Festival

Four girls from the Thirds entered the Salters’ Chemistry Festival at Birmingham University. They had to work as a team to solve challenging chemical problems and they were competing with many other local schools, with most other schools entering older students.

23 Apr
2018

AS and U5 Physics Challenge

In the last few weeks, 19 students have aimed high to attempt the AS Physics Challenge or the GCSE Physics Challenge papers. Both papers are written to challenge the best school physicists in the UK with only a small proportion of those obtaining awards.

23 Apr
2018

Naomi's Music Success

Congratulations to Naomi, in the Upper Fifth, for achieving first place in the Chopin and Impressionism classes, as well as winning the overall trophy for piano at the Newcastle-under-Lyme Festival for Music, Speech and Drama on 23rd and 24th March!​

23 Apr
2018

Imogen's Swimming Success

​Before the Easter holidays, Imogen, from the Lower Fourth, competed for West Midlands at the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) National Championships. The competition, which took place in Crawley at the end of March, saw the best school age swimmers from around the country come together to compete...

23 Mar
2018

KEHS Girls Beat KES Boys in Debate

On Wednesday, Roni and Nimhara took on a team from KES in a mace style debate in front of an audience of young debaters from both schools. Roni and Nimhara argued convincingly that Britain should be able to recruit medical professionals from developing countries...

23 Mar
2018

Student Finance Information Talk

​On Monday, we welcomed Marc Alner from Loughborough University’s student recruitment team to talk about Student Finance. Marc broke down the different areas, speaking about tuition fees and the student loan, and talking through the process of obtaining finance.

23 Mar
2018

Dance Production 2018

​This week, the RPAC has seen the colourful extravaganza that is the annual Dance Production. Over 140 girls took part in ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ from Thirds right up to the Upper Sixth. The show started with the excitement of life as a child and progressed through the highs and lows of growing up.

23 Mar
2018

Article on Seismology Published in the School Science Review Journal

In a recent e-newsletter, we reported our observations using the school’s seismometer of the latest significant UK earthquake...

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23 Mar
2018

Measuring the Size of the Earth

​On Wednesday, it was the Spring Equinox when the Sun was directly overhead at the equator at local noon. If you happened to stand on the equator then you would notice that a stick or a building would not cast a shadow. However, here in Birmingham sticks do cast shadows as the Sun is not directly overhead.

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23 Mar
2018

KEHS Cycles the Length of Great Britain

Yesterday, as part of Sport Relief Week 2018, KEHS staff and students took part in an initiative to cycle the whole length of Great Britain, from John O’Groats to Land’s End! Mrs Clark, Mr Lea, Mr Duncombe and Mrs Varma kick-started the journey on four exercise bikes in the Entrance Hall.

23 Mar
2018

Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald Returns to KEHS

On Friday, as part of British Science Week, Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald (OE 1981) came back to school to talk to students about her career in medicine. Cheryl qualified from Manchester in 1986 and went on to undertake specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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23 Mar
2018

Lower Sixth Attends Zimbardo Conference

On Thursday, we went to a conference in London to see a variety of speakers talk about psychology. We heard fascinating talks from speakers from Nottingham Trent and Edinburgh universities, including one where we discovered how easily the brain can be tricked into thinking it can see through your hand.

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23 Mar
2018

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, 11 students ranging from Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth were delegates at the Model United Nations conference held at Shrewsbury School.

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23 Mar
2018

Upper Fourth Latin Trip

On Thursday 15th March, the Upper Fourth visited the city of Aquae Sulis in Bath. Located in the valley of the River Avon, Bath is known for its natural hot springs which supply the water for the famous Roman baths. We visited the Roman Baths museum, and saw different models of how the baths developed over 300 years.

16 Mar
2018

International Education Roadshow

On Tuesday, the International Education Roadshow visited Big School at KES, along with a host of representatives from international universities. Students from both KEHS, KES and other partner schools were able to learn more about studying in the USA, Canada and Europe, and the diverse range of opportunities on offer.

16 Mar
2018

Bob Tait Visits KEHS

On Monday 12th March, Bob Tait LACAUK Ltd visited KEHS to talk to parents about ‘Drug and Substance Misuse.’ Bob worked for many years as a policeman, dealing with drug related issues, including undercover work in Drugs Intelligence. Since 2004, he has worked in numerous schools.

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16 Mar
2018

Professor Nicholas Adams Visits RS Department

Sixth Form Religious Studies students were treated to another excellent talk this week aimed at enabling them to extend their knowledge and understanding of their A Level course. They were visited by Professor Adams from the Department of Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Birmingham.

16 Mar
2018

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

The Ruddock Hall was the setting for our annual Choral and Orchestral Concerts last weekend. On Sunday 11th March, following a rousing start by Symphony Orchestra, Daniel took to the stage, wowing the audience with a stunning performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

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16 Mar
2018

Historical Association Great Debate Final

On Saturday 10th March, Portia in the Lower Sixth took part in the Historical Association Great Debate Final at the Houses of Parliament. She had a fabulous day listening to all the speeches and gained new insights in to British history and the meaning and effects of democracy.

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16 Mar
2018

Squash Success!

Last weekend, sisters Anya (U4S) and Meha (3S) qualified to play in the English Junior Squash championships in Hull. Thirty two of the top girls across the country played in each age category with matches commencing from Friday morning and final positions being played on Sunday afternoon.