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14 Oct
2019

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

The second seminar lunch of the new academic year took place on Tuesday 8 October, with three students in the Upper Sixth presenting papers on a range of topics. Scarlett opened the event, speaking with great clarity about female novelists of the 19th Century. The next two papers focused on politics: Laura provided...

23 Sep
2019

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

The first seminar lunch of the new academic year took place on Thursday 19th September, with three students in the Upper Sixth presenting papers on a range of topics. Tabassum opened the event, speaking with great clarity about the complex physics of Antimatter. Two Classics papers followed: Tara provided an...

Visiting Speaker Programme
23 Sep
2019

Visiting Speaker Programme

At KEHS, we are keen to develop a love of learning beyond the confines of GCSE and A Level courses and, as a result, we encourage girls to take every opportunity to broaden their learning experience. This year we have put together another exciting enrichment programme consisting of distinguished academics...

Black Death History
23 Sep
2019

Young Historian Project Success

In the Summer Term, many of the Thirds conducted work on the Black Death and its impact on the West Midlands. The best work was submitted to the national Young Historian Project Local History competition and the following girls' work was highly commended: Rebecca, Radha, Roha, Nandhika and Sareena...

Natalie Shah
16 Sep
2019

KEHS Poet Laureate 2019-20

Congratulations to Natalie in the Lower Sixth who has been chosen as KEHS Poet Laureate, 2019-2020. Poems were entered on the theme of “Nature” and the standard was absolutely superb! Well done Natalie for a terrific poem.​

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16 Sep
2019

Parents’ Association Lecture 2019: Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell will be delivering the 2019 Parents’ Association Lecture on Thursday 17th 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...

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22 Aug
2019

Stellar GCSE Results

Students at KEHS are celebrating another impressive year at GCSE, with a stunning 59% of all the exams awarded the highest ranking Grade 9

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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..

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

Peter Verdy Rs
21 Jun
2019

RS Study Day

On Wednesday 19th June, Lower Fifth RS students were visited by Dr Peter Vardy, who gave a truly fascinating and thought provoking talk about the new topics included in the GCSE Religious Studies syllabus. In particular, the students were able to explore ideas of deep ecology and how they relate to environmental...

Jaya Patel
21 Jun
2019

Jaya’s Conference Success

Jaya, in the Lower Sixth, has been undertaking a research project with doctors from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, focusing on kidney transplantation and its effects on the cardiovascular system. Jaya presented her research at the UK Kidney Week Conference and was awarded best poster presentation.​

14 Jun
2019

Lower Sixth Biology Fieldwork

​On Wednesday and Thursday, Lower Sixth Biology students undertook two days of fieldwork, braving the unfortunate rainy weather. After being taught the necessary skills and statistical tests in the laboratory, they carried out practical work such as capturing, marking and releasing woodlice as well as measuring the...

14 Jun
2019

Historical Fiction Competition Winners Announced

This week, certificates were awarded to the winners of the Thirds’ Historical Fiction Competition: Lulu, Holly and Lily. Their entries have been submitted to the National Historical Association Competition to compete against the best historically accurate creative writers in the country.

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07 Jun
2019

Suffrage Posters Competition

​Students in U4K recently created posters encouraging people to vote, taking inspiration from the Women's Suffrage Campaigns. The posters were a wonderful way to revise before the end of year examinations, and to reflect on how women gained the vote. The activity also encouraged students to consider the impact of...

Historica Association
24 May
2019

Historical Association Historical Fiction Competition

Well done to all the Thirds who entered the Historical Association Historical Fiction competition—we enjoyed reading all the fantastic creative stories from Ancient Egypt, to Tudor castles, Victorian grave robbers and the Russian Revolution. Students wrote about an impressive range of subjects this year! The top...

Widening Horizons
24 May
2019

Widening Horizons

​Before we broke up for half term, all girls in the Upper Fourth were given a copy of the Widening Horizons booklet which encourages them to explore areas of academic interest beyond the subjects they will be studying for GCSE. We want our girls to find endless stimulation and challenge in intellectual areas; this...

24 May
2019

Maths Success

Congratulations to Ami who has been selected to participate in the UK Mathematics Trust Olympiad Initial Training Camp at Queen's College in Oxford this summer. Ami is one of only 24 pupils from the UK who has been selected to participate following her excellent results in the Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad paper.​

Naomi Bazlov Maths Olympiad
03 May
2019

European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

​During the Easter holidays, Naomi travelled to Ukraine to represent the UK National team in the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad. The competition began in Cambridge with a mathematical training camp, before the UK team arrived in Kyiv in Ukraine to compete against other national teams.