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Thirds Biology Project
15 Oct
2018

Third's Biology Project

During the first term at KEHS students in the Thirds study cell structure and organisation in Biology lessons. For many students this is their first time using a microscope and experiences of the microscopic world. As part of this curious adventure, students from 3K undertook a homework project to bring these tiny...

15 Oct
2018

RS Talk on The Ontological Argument

On Wednesday 10th October, A level Religious Studies students had the opportunity to attend a lunch time talk given by Professor Nagasawa from the University of Birmingham on the logic of the Ontological argument which is a topic that students are currently studying as a part of their A level syllabus.

Languages Lecture 2
05 Oct
2018

Languages Lecture

​On Tuesday, Sue Clark spoke to 15 girls on the topic of where languages can take you. Despite being a brief talk, it was incredibly insightful and informative. Who would have thought that learning languages could take you to the sideline of a football match with a French speaking player in an English team?

Dr Limms Book
05 Oct
2018

Dr Limm Publishes Book About the Napoleonic Wars

Why wasn’t Britain invaded by Napoleon? Who won the Battle of Waterloo? How did the French Revolutionaries defeat their more numerous foes in 1793? The History Department at KEHS is delighted to announce that students can now find the answers to all of these questions, and many more, by reading Dr Limm’s new book...

Linda Lievere 2
01 Oct
2018

Biomedical Science Talk

n Thursday 20th September, Dr Linda Lefièvre came to speak to students about studying Biomedical Science. Dr Lefièvre is Senior Lecturer, Admissions Tutor and Welfare Tutor for Biomedical Science at the University of Birmingham.

01 Oct
2018

Careers Talks

On Friday 21st September, the second set of careers talks was held for the Upper Fifth and girls were able to select from a choice of three speakers. Heidi Kubik QC talked to girls about her role as a Circuit Judge at Birmingham Crown Court and the roles of a solicitor and barrister.

Katherine Brown
01 Oct
2018

Academic Lecture Series

On Wednesday, the first of the Upper Sixth Academic Lecture Series featured Dr Katherine Brown, from the University of Birmingham, giving a fascinating talk entitled Who Wants to be a Jihadi Bride? - Understanding and Preventing Violent Extremism. Dr Brown is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at the university...

Cern
17 Sep
2018

Trip to CERN

In August, three KEHS physicists, Blessing, Lucia and Jessica, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, for five days of all things particle physics at CERN - the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. They were joined by three boys from KES, and students from schools across London.

17 Sep
2018

Birmingham Young Poet Laureate

Aliyah in the Upper Fifth has been shortlisted for Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate award. After submitting two of her poems for consideration, she has now been invited to an interview at the Library of Birmingham, where she will perform an additional poem of her own, as well as one that she admires.​

Caters Gcse King Eds Girls Ballet 1
23 Aug
2018

Dance Star Emma's GCSE Success

Dance star Emma won a coveted place to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow just three years after taking up ballet and also achieved 5 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s and 2 A*s at GCSE.

Kehs Rounders Gc 18
23 Aug
2018

Rounders team triumph in their GCSEs

Most of the KEHS team that won the National Rounders Championship in July were taking GCSEs this year and all passed their exams at Grades 7-9 plus A/A*s

Kehs Jump Gc 18
23 Aug
2018

Outstanding GCSE Results!

There were many smiling faces this morning as Upper Fifth students collected their GCSE results. They have every reason to celebrate, given their phenomenal results with 92% grades at 9-7 (A*/A equivalent) a particularly impressive outcome in the year when reformed GCSEs and numerical grades were introduced...

A Level 2018 Img 1620
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...