News

14 Nov
2016

Geography News

On Monday, Lower 5th geographers took part in fieldwork activities in and around Birmingham, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by our ever changing home city.

14 Nov
2016

Psychology Conference

On Wednesday, A Level Psychology students attended the Science and Pseudoscience conference in Nottingham. The event both educated and entertained students, whilst facilitating their understanding of Science and how this is used in Psychology.

14 Nov
2016

Speech Day

​On Tuesday 8th November, our annual Speech Day took place in the RPAC, celebrating the successes of last year’s Upper 5th. The ceremony began with a performance by Dorothy Zhang on the flute, followed by a heart warming speech from the Principal, Mrs Clark, congratulating girls on their achievements.

04 Nov
2016

Astronomy News

Congratulations to Elise Chang and Jessica Tedd in the Upper 5th who have recently been awarded certificates from the Royal Astronomical Society as they were among the top 12 highest performing students for GCSE Astronomy in the country this year. Well done girls, this is an excellent achievement!

04 Nov
2016

Engineering Education Scheme Launch

​On 18th October, four girls in the 6th form, Asmita Goswami, Amber Conway, Sirui Zhuge and Melissa Chung, accompanied by Mrs Hall and Mr Pollard from the Physics Department, visited RAF Cosford for the Engineering Education Scheme launch. EES is offered as a Friday afternoon activity to girls in the Sixth Form.

04 Nov
2016

Economics Trip to New York

Over half term 21 Sixth form economists visited New York. First stop was the Federal Reserve Bank, where we saw the gold vaults where much of the world’s gold is stored. We were also given a talk on the financial crisis and how the Federal Reserve Bank helps to manage the US economy.

04 Nov
2016

D of E Diamond Challenge

The Diamond Challenge was launched last year to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Participants are invited to set their own challenges and this summer, our very own Mrs Coetzee who manages Duke of Edinburgh at KEHS decided to walk all the routes of our own Duke of Edinburgh

18 Oct
2016

Lower 4th Geography Trip to Cardingmill Valley

​On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lower 4th geographers visited Cardingmill Valley in Shropshire. Part of the National Trust, Cardingmill Valley is a great place to see the topics that we’ve been learning about come to life.

10 Oct
2016

Reverend Anthony Perry visits Religious Studies Department

​On Thursday the Religious Studies Department was fortunate to be visited by the Reverend Anthony Perry. He spent time with two Thirds groups and members of the sixth form studying A level RS.

10 Oct
2016

U5 Universities Information Evening

​Representatives from top US universities attended an information evening held at the Ruddock Hall last week.

03 Oct
2016

Geography Trip to the Peak District

The first Geography field trip of the year saw the Upper 4th heading to the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, where they undertook work to complement two of their topics for the year, Tourism and Natural Hazards.

26 Sep
2016

Art Trip to Lapworth Museum of Geology

​On Friday 16th September Upper 5th art students and a select group of Lower 6th girls, led by newly appointed Head of Art Mr Bassett, went on a trip to the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

21 Sep
2016

Sixth Form Study Skills Seminar

​On Tuesday all the Lower Sixth girls attended a seminar run by a visiting company, Elevate, who send in young graduates to share their tips for success. Birmingham University graduate Jacob explained that revision should really be practising past papers and not making notes

21 Sep
2016

Latin Trip to Caerleon

​On Tuesday the Lower 5th Latinists headed to Caerleon, near Newport, where there are the remains of a major Roman legionary camp. We spent time in the excellent museum looking for primary sources on a range of topics. Well done to those who found a picture of Romulus and Remus on a tiny coin!

21 Sep
2016

Upper 5th Trip to Parliament

​On Thursday 15th September all of the Upper 5th went to London to visit the Houses of Parliament as part of their Personal Decision Making course. They had the chance to visit the House of Commons and the House of Lords while the houses were in session.

13 Sep
2016

Four Girls Awarded Engineering Scholarships

Over the summer, four Upper 5th girls were waiting for other news apart from GCSE grades. In July, all four were awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships for Engineering.

25 Aug
2016

Outstanding Examination Results

Girls at King Edward VI High School for Girls are celebrating record GCSE results achieving 74% A* grades and 92% A*/A. The percentage of A* grades beat last year’s score which was itself a record. 24 girls achieved all A* grades, 30 girls achieved 10 or more A* and 51 girls out of a year group of 75 achieved all A*/A.

18 Aug
2016

A Level Results

Upper Sixth girls at KEHS have once again triumphed at A Level. An astounding 91.4% achieved A*-B, but even more impressively, 31% achieved A* and 74% A*/A.

08 Jul
2016

Cosmic Ray Project

Cosmic rays are high energy particles from outer space that slam into the Earth at speeds approaching the speed of light. Their study is important as it allows us to learn about collisions between black holes or high energy processes on the Sun.

08 Jul
2016

RS Enrichment

It may be the penultimate week of the term (and academic year) but the RS Department has been busy hosting two excellent workshops to extend learning for Lower Fourth and Lower Fifth girls.

08 Jul
2016

Exciting School Trips

Lower Fifth Geography Fieldtrip to Dorset, Lower Fifth Food Studies Visit to Opus Restaurant, Birmingham, Upper Fourth IWM North Trip

08 Jul
2016

Thirds Roman Day

On Monday 27th June, all the Thirds enjoyed a carousel of activities to introduce them to the Roman World. They had a session with a visiting Roman Soldier who took them out on the field to practise forming a testudo and throwing spears. Dr Gruzelier discussed Roman fashion and they all dressed up as Roman ladies.

20 Jun
2016

Competition Success for Emilia!

​Emilia recently entered a Global Sustainable Development essay competition run by the University of Warwick. Amid stiff national competition, Emilia was chosen as runner up for her essay evaluating the potential of the new 5p charge for plastic carrier bags to contribute to a sustainable future.

20 Jun
2016

Thirds Chepstow Castle Visit

On Monday 13th June the Thirds visited Chepstow Castle in Wales as part of their study of the Norman Conquest. Set on an idyllic bend of the River Wyre, the castle is no less imposing today as it must have been in medieval times and commands the town and its surroundings.