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15 Aug
2019

Outstanding A Level Results

​Congratulations to all students and staff on a record set of A Level results with a remarkable 35% grades at A*, the highest percentage since the A* grade was introduced, 75% at A*/A and 96% grades at A*/B. 32% girls achieved 2 A* or more and 88% achieved all A*-B with 18.4% getting at least 3 A*s, an extraordinary..

04 Jul
2019

Appointment of New Principal from September 2020

The Governing Body of King Edward VI High School for Girls is delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsty von Malaisé as the new Principal from September 2020.

Lesley Batty
04 Jul
2019

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

Our final Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture was delivered by Dr Lesley Batty, reader in ecological education at the University of Birmingham. She spoke about the vast expanse of the world’s oceans as well as their enormous ecological diversity. There are probably nine million different ocean species, with most of them...

Theatre Studies Trip
04 Jul
2019

Theatre Studies Trip

On Thursday 27th June, a small group of Theatre Studies students visited the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford upon Avon for a performance of Crooked Dances. The students were also able to meet the writer of the play, Old Edwardian, Robin French and quiz him about the show and his successful career...

Physics Fair
04 Jul
2019

Physics Fair

​Lower Sixth Physicists presented the results of their month long practical investigations on Friday 28th June and Tuesday 2nd July. The topics for investigation were chosen by the investigator and varied widely, including the shape of flags (based on how they flapped), the sound of woodwind instruments (varying with..

04 Jul
2019

BBC Bitesize visit the Religious Studies Department

On Wednesday 26th June, Caroline Ashcroft from BBC Bitesize visited our Upper Fourth Religious Studies ambassadors, and a handful of Thirds, in order to gather their thoughts and views on the new content for the Key Stage Three section of their website. The students were able to discuss the kinds of content they...

Bob Bowie Rs
04 Jul
2019

Professor Bob Bowie Visit

On Thursday 27th June, Professor Bob Bowie from Canterbury Christ Church University visited Lower Sixth Religious Studies students and spoke about his work writing the text books used for Religious Studies A Level. The students were also treated to a talk connected to Liberation Theology and the work of Dietrich...

Leavers Party
04 Jul
2019

Leavers’ Party

On Tuesday 25th June, we held a leaving party for the Class of 2019 to celebrate the end of their examinations and to welcome them into the Old Edwardian’s Club. The students spent the morning reminiscing, enjoying the photo booth and eating some tasty nibbles, before departing with their leaving gifts in hand.

Physics Doma
04 Jul
2019

Physics Explorer Dome

On Thursday 27th June, the Physics Explorer Dome came to KEHS. Upper Fourth students experienced a series of captivating images projected onto the inside of the dome, and learned about the Big Bang, stars, our Solar System and how to find different stars in the night sky. An image of the night sky was projected onto...

04 Jul
2019

Vintage Clothes Sale

​During Arts Fest week last week, our Sixth Form Economics students ran a vintage clothes sale during lunchtimes. The clothes, generously donated by Old Edwardian Geraldine Brodie, were being sold with all proceeds going to the Assisted Places Fund, which allows us to offer an exceptional education to the...

04 Jul
2019

Outreach: Summer Challenge

​On Friday 28th June, we hosted out annual Summer Challenge Outreach Workshop with local primary schools. Over the course of the morning, the pupils undertook interactive and engaging workshops in Maths, Science and Spanish. Highlights included tasting Spanish churros, learning some mathematical magic...

Emily Tran Frisbee
04 Jul
2019

Emily’s Ultimate Success

Emily, in the Lower Fifth, has been selected to represent Great Britain for the Under 17 Women’s Ultimate (Frisbee) team at the European Junior Ultimate Championships in Poland in August. The sport is best described as a cross between American football and netball, but with a disc. It is not for the fainthearted...

Fry Cup
04 Jul
2019

Fry Cup

On Tuesday 2nd July, our Tennis team travelled to King Edward’s Fiveways to participate in the annual Fry Cup, involving the schools of the King Edward Foundation. The competition involved some tough matches, however, our team did extremely well, winning every single match, which resulted in them being...

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04 Jul
2019

The Model United Nations Conference

On Sunday 30th June, students took part in this year’s Withington Model United Nations conference and won a host of awards. The conference was opened by guest speaker Dr Nirmala Pilay, who has researched the good works that organisations such as the United Nations and other NGOs can do to protect the rights of...

German Exchange
28 Jun
2019

German Exchange Trip

On the 19th June, 18 KEHS and KES pupils from Years 9 and 10 set out for Hamburg in Germany to take part in a new exchange with our partner school, the Gymnasium Oldenfelde. The students and staff received a very warm welcome at the school and gained an insight into the German school system by...

High Profile
28 Jun
2019

High Profile 2019

The 2019 edition of High Profile has just been published. There are paper copies available in school as well as a digital version which can be downloaded by clicking here. Many thanks to all students who have submitted articles for this year’s magazine which focus on topics as diverse as the Wife of Bath, fashionable..

28 Jun
2019

A Year with no Gaps

This week, we welcomed Beth from Project Trust to talk about gap year opportunities for school leavers aged 17-19. Project Trust is an educational charity placing volunteers in a variety of global locations on long-term projects (8 or 12 months overseas). Volunteers can opt to work on projects including teaching...

28 Jun
2019

Artsfest Week

What a fantastic week it has been celebrating the arts! We have enjoyed African drumming workshops, Kathak dancing, art exhibitions, live music every morning, a monologue slam, Lauren Lunchtime Recital, anatomy of the sketchbook, careers in the arts and more! Thank you to all who contributed their time and work and...

28 Jun
2019

Lauren’s Lunchtime Recital

​On Thursday, Lauren entertained a sold out audience with a breath-taking performance beginning with Bach's Toccata, followed by Beethoven's Sonata No. 31 and finished with Ravel's La Valse. After a standing ovation, Lauren played an encore, Beethoven's Sonata No. 28.

Jazz Evening Nandini
28 Jun
2019

Jazz Evening

On Sunday 23rd June, musicians from both KES and KEHS performed an evening of jazz music to a packed Ruddock Hall. As well as our usual talented bunch, Senior Swing Band were joined by student vocalists and two professionals: Joe Thompson on piano and Robert Rickenberg on bass, who both gave workshops...

Lifesaving Comp 1
28 Jun
2019

Splash Lifesaving Competition Winners

On Saturday 22nd June, eight students competed at the Splash Lifesaving Competition. Before the event, the students paraded around the pool to show off their superhero themed costumes; one team dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the other as the Men in Black. Well done to The Ninja Turtles team: Katie,...

Pa Lecture Lewis Dartnell
28 Jun
2019

Parents’ Association Lecture 2019: Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell will be delivering the 2019 Parents’ Association Lecture on Thursday 3rd October 2019, speaking about the origins and future of our planet. He will consider how much longer we can continue to exploit the world’s resources and the impact of such exploitation on humanity’s future.

28 Jun
2019

Arkwright Scholarships

Congratulations to Ella and Simran in the Upper Fifth who have been awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships for their leadership potential in engineering. They passed a Design and Technology style examination, and coped with a university interview to show their abilities in engineering, creativity and leadership.

Latin Trip 2
21 Jun
2019

Latin Trip to Chedworth and Cirencester

On Thursday 20th June, Lower Fourth Latin students visited Chedworth Roman Villa and the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. They were able to explore the site of the Roman Villa independently while some students opted to join a guided tour. There were many interesting artefacts to see, including two sets of baths and...