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16 Aug
2018

Outstanding A Level Results

​Students at King Edward VI High School for Girls are celebrating another outstanding year of A Level results with 33% of grades at A* and 73% A*/A grades. Remarkably, 13 students out of a year group of 75 achieved 3 or more A*s.

Hi Sparc Conference
09 Jul
2018

6th Annual HiSPARC Cosmic Ray Annual Conference

This year the annual conference took place at Bath University and KEHS were represented by Lower 6th girls Blessing, Saffron and Jess who gave two talks. The first was a review of the research undertaken by all schools presented at the previous five annual conferences.

Rs Day
09 Jul
2018

RS and Philosophy Day

On Thursday 28th June, Lower 5th GCSE Religious Studies students had the privilege of being able to spend a day with renowned philosopher Dr Peter Vardy. We listened to four fascinating lectures which spanned various subjects relevant to the course, including the Existence of God, War and Justice, Medical Ethics...

British Physics Olympiad Logo
02 Jul
2018

Year 10 Physics Challenge

In May, some of the Lower Fifth attempted the Year 10 Physics Challenge. This comprised two online tests of various Physics questions; some simple but many quite challenging. Both tests were under timed conditions so the pressure was on!

Robotics
02 Jul
2018

Upper Fourth Robotics Morning

On 26th June, the Upper Fourth enjoyed a Robotics Revolution workshop. They learned what the word 'robot' means (from the Czech 'robota' meaning forced labour or drudgery) and how robots have developed in recent decades. After some quick challenges, the pupils split into two groups.

High Profile
25 Jun
2018

High Profile 2018

Many thanks to all students who have submitted articles for this year’s magazine which focus on topics as diverse as the mystery of Stonehenge, the terracotta warriors, the anarchist Internet, Esperanto, History’s forgotten women, Shakespeare’s plays, Leonard Susskind, the United Nations, Etymology, the psychology of..

Birmingham Library
25 Jun
2018

Library and Archives Visit

On 13th June, Lower 6th History students visited Birmingham University library to help with our A-Level coursework, which involves researching a 100 year period of our choice. As you can imagine, there are a myriad of possible topics to choose from, so the library was an excellent place to start.

18 Jun
2018

Studying Modern Languages at University

On 14th June, our Modern Languages Department and the University of Oxford hosted a conference for students looking at the benefits of studying languages at university.

University Of Cambridge Anciet World Video Comp
18 Jun
2018

University of Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition

​In January’s newsletter, we included an advertisement for the University of Cambridge Ancient World Video competition. Students from across the country from Upper Fourth to Upper Sixth level were invited to submit a video which brings the Ancient World to life.

Widening Horizons
11 Jun
2018

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.

Miranda Kaufmann
11 Jun
2018

Historian Miranda Kaufmann talks about Black Tudors

The History Department were delighted to welcome Dr Miranda Kaufman to KEHS last week to talk about her research on Africans living in Tudor England, as well as her book Black Tudors, which was recently shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize.

11 Jun
2018

Junior Mathematics Challenge

On April 26th, all the girls in the Thirds and Lower Fourth participated in the Junior Mathematics Challenge. This is a national competition that tests mathematical problem solving skills. Many of the girls who participated gained certificates but special mention goes to the following girls who were awarded Gold...

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11 May
2018

Engineering Education Scheme

On Friday 4th May, this year’s Engineering Education Scheme team attended the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) at Cranmore Park. During the day, we presented the project which we had been working on during Friday afternoons. Our project was entitled ‘Bringing Hyperloop to the West Midlands’ and looked at ...

11 May
2018

National History Competition Success for Samantha

amantha's story ‘Message that kills - a slave’s story’ has been awarded the Runner-Up prize in the national My Epic Era history competition. The standard was very high, but the judges were thoroughly impressed with Samantha’s entry...

Dr Iain Law
04 May
2018

Dr Iain Law Visits RS Department

Is there a difference between saying "marmite is disgusting" and "Sarah finds the taste of marmite to be disgusting"? "When we say stealing is wrong, do we know it is wrong, or is this an expression of emotion?" These were some of the questions that Upper Sixth A Level students discussed this week during a visit

30 Apr
2018

Junior Maths Team Competition

Towards the end of last term, a group of two Lower Fourth and two Upper Fourth took part in the regional round of the Junior Maths Team Competition. The girls had to work together to solve mathematical problems, working out what methods to use.

30 Apr
2018

Louise Gore Visits RS Department

This week, Upper Fifth Religious Studies students had the opportunity to meet Louise Gore, an Old Edwardian who currently works for the Jericho Foundation. A Birmingham-based charity, the Jericho Foundation works with people who experience personal or occupational barriers to help them gain relevant vocational skills..

30 Apr
2018

Independent Schools Religious Studies Association Essay Prize

Last term, all pupils in the Upper Fourth were invited to enter the Independent Schools Religious Studies Association essay competition. The essay explored the role of religion within conflict and whether it could be a force for peace.

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23 Apr
2018

Dr Kotzee Visits RS Department

​It is always quite difficult to fully comprehend the theories of Plato and Aristotle and so the visit on 28th March of Dr Kotzee from the School of Education at the University of Birmingham was most welcome. A Level Religious Studies students were treated to an in depth analysis of the influences of these two...

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23 Apr
2018

Dr Ruth Jackson Visits RS Department

"How do the characters discussed in the Brothers Karamazov demonstrate the issues connected to the Problem of Evil?" and "Would this be a problem for someone who accepted the gods of the Greek Pantheon?" were some of the questions discussed in March when Sixth Form Religious Studies students were...

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23 Apr
2018

Salters' Chemistry Festival

Four girls from the Thirds entered the Salters’ Chemistry Festival at Birmingham University. They had to work as a team to solve challenging chemical problems and they were competing with many other local schools, with most other schools entering older students.

23 Apr
2018

AS and U5 Physics Challenge

In the last few weeks, 19 students have aimed high to attempt the AS Physics Challenge or the GCSE Physics Challenge papers. Both papers are written to challenge the best school physicists in the UK with only a small proportion of those obtaining awards.

23 Mar
2018

Article on Seismology Published in the School Science Review Journal

In a recent e-newsletter, we reported our observations using the school’s seismometer of the latest significant UK earthquake...

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23 Mar
2018

Measuring the Size of the Earth

​On Wednesday, it was the Spring Equinox when the Sun was directly overhead at the equator at local noon. If you happened to stand on the equator then you would notice that a stick or a building would not cast a shadow. However, here in Birmingham sticks do cast shadows as the Sun is not directly overhead.