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10 Dec
2019

The KEHS Mock Election Great Election Debate 2019

On 2nd December, the election debate featuring our KEHS Mock Election candidates took place, organised and hosted by The Open Platform Society. With Nikita representing the Conservative Party, Harriet representing Labour, Sofia David representing the Green, Alice stepping up for the Lib Dems and Cathy for the Brexit...

10 Dec
2019

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 5th December, the Lower Fifth Lecture series opened with a thoughtful talk by Dr Katherine Brown, Head of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Birmingham. Dr Brown, an expert in the study of gender and global anti-radicalisation measures, discussed the dangers posed to young people by

10 Dec
2019

Gymnastics Competition

​On Saturday 30th November, 19 girls competed in the regional round of the Milano Team Gymnastics Competition in Stoke-on-Trent. The girls performed individually on the floor and vault, followed by a performance on the floor in groups of three. Despite being up against some very tough competition, all girls

10 Dec
2019

Key Stage 4 Badminton Success

Following the success of our Key Stage 4 Badminton Team, on 1st December, we took our Key Stage 3 badminton team to compete in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championship. Following some impressive matches, they will now progress to the Regional round. Congratulations to...

10 Dec
2019

Guitar Evening

Congratulations to all students who performed at the guitar evening last week. The Guitar Orchestra comprised of Anthea, Daya, Emma, Kate, Nikita, Sophia, Sundeep and Vybhavi performed Gordan Dunn's Chelski, Richard Charlton's Partial Eclipse and Mykola Leontovych's Carol of the Bells. Soloists included Kate...

10 Dec
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to all musicians who performed at last week's Lunchtime Recital at the Ruddock Hall. KEHS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ms Sanders, opened the concert with a stunning performance of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. This was followed by a lively interpretation of Spanish composer Martínez...

10 Dec
2019

Alia’s National Archery Success

On Saturday 30th November, Alia took part in the National Junior Indoor Archery Championships in Kenilworth Coventry and achieved an incredible second place out of 37 Under-14 girls.​

10 Dec
2019

Samantha appointed Medic Mentor School Ambassador

Samantha, in the Upper Fifth, has been appointed a Medic Mentor School Ambassador. This will give her the opportunity to network with aspiring and current doctors, vets and dentists, with council meetings throughout the year. As part of the programme, ambassadors also create initiatives for Medic Mentors and...

Kehs Named West Midlands Independent Secondary School Of The Year
02 Dec
2019

KEHS Named West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year

The Sunday Times published its Parent Power supplement on 26th November naming KEHS as its West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the year. Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power, said: "King Edward VI High School for Girls wins our West Midlands Independent...

Spanish A Level Trip
02 Dec
2019

Spanish A-Level Trip

On Saturday 23rd November, Spanish A-Level students visited London with Mrs Atkins and Ms Soldevilla. We watched a theatrical adaptation of the novel La Casa De Los Espíritus written by Isabel Allende at the Cervantes Theatre. With excellent acting, poignant dialogue and a captivating story line, the play was...

Barber Recital 3
02 Dec
2019

Barber Recital

On Friday 22nd November, we hosted our annual lunchtime recital at the Barber Concert Hall to a packed audience as part of their Lunchtime Concert series. Naomi, performed Rosenblatt's Variations on a Theme of Paganini. Renee, Daniel, Enoch and Naomi concluded the recital with their performance of the Rondo...

Thirds Evening Of Drama
02 Dec
2019

Thirds Evening of Drama

On Thursday, members of the Year 7 Drama Club came together to present a wonderful array of scenes based on Greek Legend. The performers used a range of performance skills and showed an excellent understanding of stage craft as they presented their witty plays to a packed Studio Theatre. An immense amount of...

Fantastic Learning Opportunities Blogs
02 Dec
2019

Fantastic Independent Learning Opportunities

Did you know that KEHS has a platform of thought provoking blogs written by pupils, staff and some departments? The blogs are scholarly, informative, entertaining and amusing, including pupil accounts of the latest trips (Biology Blog), historical fiction writing (History Blog), films created and poems written by...

Russian Conference
02 Dec
2019

Russian Conference

On Friday 22nd November, armed with scarves and snacks, Lower 6th Russian Students made their way to Oxford at 7am in the morning for an all day conference. They enjoyed various lectures from professors, including some from Oxford and Cambridge, on a variety of different topics, ranging from translation...

Netball Triangular Success
02 Dec
2019

Netball Triangular Success

On Saturday 23rd November, we hosted our annual netball triangular competition with Edgbaston High School and King Henry's. Our U12A and U13A teams took to the court first against EHS. Both teams came out on top with two solid wins. Next up, our U12A, U12B, U13A and U14A teams played King Henry's. We...

Ks4 Badminton Success
02 Dec
2019

Key Stage 4 Badminton Success

On Monday 25th November, we took our best five badminton players from the Lower 5th and Upper 5th to compete in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championship. The girls got off to a great start by winning all their games against Camp Hill's B team. However, they knew they had to “up their game”...

Royal Society Of Chemistry
02 Dec
2019

Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition

​On Saturday 23rd November, Jamima, Rachel, Namrata and Samantha competed in the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition at the University of Birmingham. They completed a quiz, a practical task on solubility, presented their results through a graph and attended a guest lecture at the end of...

Arkwright Scholarships 1
02 Dec
2019

Arkwright Scholarships Ceremony

Congratulations to Ella and Simran in the Upper Fifth who recently received their Arkwright Scholarship awards at the Arkwright Ceremony in London for their leadership potential in engineering.​

Medical Student Of The Year
02 Dec
2019

Medical Student of the Year

Congratulations to Old Edwardian, Nikki Nabavi, who has been named as the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ North West Division Medical Student of the Year for her outstanding contribution to mental health. She achieved the award based on her work on social media encouraging regional and national involvement around...

Model United Nations Conference 2
02 Dec
2019

The Model United Nations Conference: KEHS Wins Best Delegation

On 23rd November, KEHS students attended a very successful Model United Nations conference at London Oratory School. The conference was opened by guest speaker Professor Francis Campbell, who has worked in a number of high profile roles at the UN, the EU and the UK foreign office. He is now Vice...

25 Nov
2019

Upper 6th Academic Lecture Series

On Wednesday 13th November, as part of the ongoing Upper 6th Academic Lecture Series, Russell Robinson, a criminal solicitor, spoke to the whole of the Upper 6th regarding his experience of practising law; for 25 years he was a duty solicitor in a police station. Through his anecdotal lecture, Mr Robinson covered a...

Upper 5Th Personal Decision Making
25 Nov
2019

Upper 5th Personal Decision Making

​As part of their PDM (Personal Decision-Making) lessons, the Upper 5th learn about issues which fall outside their normal curriculum study. On Monday 11th November, we welcomed James Everest from the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of Birmingham. James spoke to the girls about how a Liberal Arts...

Wonderful Outreach Workshops 2
25 Nov
2019

Wonderful Outreach Workshops

​It has been a very busy term for outreach this year. Before half term, Aliyah paid a visit to Christ Church Primary School as part of her role as Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate to celebrate National Poetry Day 2019. After performing some of her poems, she then answered the children's questions and gave them advice..

Junior Production 1
25 Nov
2019

Fantastic Junior Production

This week we have seen over 100 students from both KEHS and KES working together to create our Junior Production, An Awfully Big Adventure. Sixth formers from Stage Crew have ably managed backstage, calling the show, operating the sound, lighting and managing the props and costumes. Over 75 students from...