News

14 Jan
2019

British Physics Olympiad Results

In November, three Upper Sixth students took the British Physics Olympiad round 1 paper. This is a very challenging written paper undertaken by some of the best Sixth Form physicists in the country.

17 Dec
2018

Community Service Christmas Party

On Friday 14th December, the Sixth Form hosted the annual Christmas party for the elderly in the school hall. Throughout the afternoon students entertained our guests with performances of singing, dance and music, which were all much enjoyed. Sixth Formers also spent time talking with the guests keeping them well...

17 Dec
2018

U4K Kindness Advent Calendar

Throughout December, students in U4K have been undertaking a special Advent calendar project whereby they seek to complete small acts of kindness each day. They have picked up litter, given hugs to their friends, shared smiles with passers-by, made people laugh and held doors open for people, amongst other things.

Hira Varma And Salihah Baig
17 Dec
2018

Music News

​This term’s Guitar and Drum Evening was held in the Ruddock Hall on Monday 3rd December. The Guitar Orchestra and Ensemble opened the concert and 27 soloists then took to the stage to showcase their talents. Congratulations to the following pupils who took part in the evening:

17 Dec
2018

The Little Princess Trust

Emilia in the Lower Fourth recently had her long hair cut, to make a donation to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs, free of charge, for children and young adults who have lost their hair due to cancer and other illnesses. Emilia was glad to have the support of family members.

17 Dec
2018

Music News

​Congratulations to Derwent in the Thirds who has been offered a place in the National Children’s Under 12 Orchestra. She will be performing with them in Dorset in April and at Birmingham Town Hall on Sunday 18th August 2019.

Christmas Card Mehira Kalra
17 Dec
2018

Christmas Card Competition

Congratulations to Holly and Mehira whose beautiful festive pieces of art work have been chosen as the winning entries to the Christmas card competition. Their designs have been used on our official School Christmas cards for 2018.

Cake Competition Winners
17 Dec
2018

Christmas Cake Competition

Over the last four weeks, students in Lower Fifth Food Studies have been working on their entries for the festive cake competition. Each student baked a fruit cake and then spent extra lunchtimes diligently working on their decoration for the cakes. After all the time and effort put into the project, they were...

Cross Country 2
17 Dec
2018

Inter Counties Cross Country Race

On Saturday 8th December, Amira competed in a wet and windy inter-counties race in Cheshire, achieving fifth place! Representing the West Midlands, Amira beat some local rivals and tough competitors from across the country to achieve this outstanding result - one of the best performances of the day from any...

Food
10 Dec
2018

Food Studies Trip

On Friday 30th November, 18 Upper Fifth students spent the day at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The day consisted of learning new techniques from celebrity chefs in various workshops, giving the students new insights into the industry, tasting delicious foods and exploring how different dietary ...

Economics
10 Dec
2018

Economics Society

Old Edwardian Claire Arnott came into school on Wednesday 5th December to speak to Sixth Formers about setting up a business. Claire is the co-founder of an African inspired, social conscience orientated homeware and gift company, called Okapi Home. She spoke about her motives for setting up the business, how she ...

10 Dec
2018

Lower Fourth Personal Decision Making

During PDM lessons this term, the Lower Fourth have been undertaking a Democracy and Decision Making Project and have worked in teams to create a presentation about an idea that would improve the school. They then researched their idea and compiled a short presentation explaining the idea along with a script.

10 Dec
2018

Psychology Workshop

On Wednesday 28th November, Psychology A Level students attended a Strong Foundations Revision Workshop held in Star City. The workshop was run by tutor2u and consisted of four sessions, each focusing on different areas of psychology.

10 Dec
2018

Spanish Production

On Tuesday 4th December, Lower and Upper Fourth Spanish students were treated to a hilarious production of El Viejo Saloon by guests from Onatti Productions. The play was entertaining and interactive, with just two actors performing a variety of roles.

10 Dec
2018

Book Fair

The Christmas Book Fair was a great way to get everyone into the festive spirit and select a good book for the holidays. The fair was very well attended by students and staff alike, some doing some early Christmas shopping, others just in search of their next read!

10 Dec
2018

Books to Sri Lanka

Last year, Sinali Gunarathne worked on a project to benefit schools in Sri Lanka. After a research trip to the country as a part of her EPQ, Sinali was struck by how few resources the students were able to access and saw an opportunity to become involved in the ‘Kid’s Read’ project with her aunt.

Qt
10 Dec
2018

Question Time

On Friday 30th November, the Sixth Form were treated to the annual Question Time event during which they were able to quiz a panel of politicians and political activists about current affairs. This year’s panel was made up of the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP (the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield...

Squash
10 Dec
2018

Birmingham School Games Badminton Competition

On Monday 3rd December, Namrata, Aditi, Sana and Madhini competed in the qualifying round of the Birmingham School Games Badminton Competition. The girls did extremely well and won eight out of the nine games they played, which has resulted in them qualifying for a place at the Birmingham School Games Finals...

Gymnastics
10 Dec
2018

Milano Team Gymnastics Competition

On Saturday 1st December, 16 of our students travelled to Stoke-on-Trent to compete in the Milano Team Gymnastics Competition against other schools from the West Midlands. All of the girls completed amazing vaults and wonderful individual and group floor routines.

Russian Conference
03 Dec
2018

Russian Conference

On Friday 23rd November, Russian A Level students attended a conference, held at Oxford High School. The day consisted of multiple lectures from a variety of speakers, including a talk about Russian History at the time of Gorbachev. The girls also heard a passionate talk given by an Oxford Professor about the opera...

03 Dec
2018

Religious Studies Conference

Is it possible to combine the idea of an omniscient God with human free will? Does it make logical sense to argue that God does not exist? These questions were just two within a great many more that eight Upper Sixth Religious Studies students were asked to consider during the annual Candle Conference held at...

03 Dec
2018

Religious Studies Business Ethics Talk

As a part of Religious Studies, A Level students investigate business ethics and consider the practicalities of whether or not a business can ever be ethical and how this is expressed through corporate social responsibility. To help students to explore these ideas, on Wednesday 28th November, Louise Mardling from...

03 Dec
2018

Non-Uniform Day

On Thursday 29th November, students at KEHS were invited to come into school in their own clothes in order to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, to honour his centennial year. Thank you to everyone who gave a donation, in total we raised £318.80!

U6 Lecture Series Alberto Vecchio
03 Dec
2018

Upper Sixth Lecture Series: Gravitational Waves

On Wednesday 28th November, Professor Alberto Vecchio, from the University of Birmingham, delivered a stimulating talk to the Upper Sixth on gravitational waves. For girls studying Physics as an A Level, the talk developed their existing learning, but Professor Vecchio was able to make the subject accessible to the...