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Shivaniis Great Debate Success
05 Apr
2019

Shivanii’s Great Debate Success

On Saturday 30th March, Shivanii, in the Upper Fifth, competed at the Historical Association Great Debate final at Windsor Castle, achieving first place in the competition! This is hugely impressive in a prestigious national competition, especially as Shivanii was competing against Sixth Form students.

Nicolas Pasternak Slater
29 Mar
2019

Languages Lecture: Nicolas Pasternak-Slater

On Wednesday 27th March, students had a wonderful opportunity to attend a lecture in school given by Nicolas Pasternak-Slater. Nicolas is the nephew of Russian poet and writer, Boris Pasternak, who wrote Doctor Zhivago and has translated many of the works of Shakespeare from English into Russian...

Jessica Tedd
29 Mar
2019

Astronomy and Astrophysics Success

After her excellent performance in the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) paper, Jessica, in the Upper Sixth, has been invited to attend a training camp in Oxford. The top eleven UK students in Physics and Astronomy are invited to the camp and then five are chosen for the next UK BAAO team...

Ben Kotzee
25 Mar
2019

A Level Religious Studies Lectures

For the past few weeks, Upper Sixth A Level Religious Studies students have been treated to a series of lectures focusing on the importance of religious and ethical language. These have been led by Dr Ben Kotzee and Dr Iain Law from the University of Birmingham, including discussions on whether religious and...

Classic Conference 1
15 Mar
2019

Classics Conference

On Saturday 9th March, Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association held a conference attended by our Sixth Form Latin students. They first read a challenging Latin text by Suetonius about the many wives and murderous acts of the Emperor Nero, followed by a section of Virgil’s Georgics about bees as an...

Naomi Maths Comp
15 Mar
2019

Naomi Competes in the Romanian Master of Mathematics

During February half term, Naomi in the Lower Sixth took part in the Romanian Master of Mathematics international competition. Naomi was the only female competitor in the UK team, while many other teams had solely male representation. The team travelled together to Tudor Vianu school in Bucharest where the...

How To Rig An Election
04 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Lecture: How to Rig an Election

On Wednesday 6th February, Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy and International Development at the University of Birmingham, visited the Sixth Form to deliver a lecture entitled “How to Rig an Election: Lessons from Ten Years Working in the Field”. In a fascinating and eye-opening presentation...

08 Feb
2019

RS Conference

On Tuesday 29th January, Upper Fifth GCSE Religious Studies students travelled to Worcester Cathedral to take part in the annual RS Candle Conference, hosted by Dr Peter Vardy, who was welcomed into school for a day long series of lectures last year. During the conference, Dr Vardy offered students several tips...

08 Feb
2019

GCSE Science Live!

​On Monday 4th February, Lower Fifth students visited Birmingham’s Symphony Hall for GCSE Science Live! The students were treated to five lectures which covered a range of topics including stem cell and embryo research, the moon, wormholes and time travel. The speakers were all well-known scientists in their fields...

Biology Blog
08 Feb
2019

Biology Blog

Do check out the Biology Department blog which features many interesting posts, including articles on growth hormones and the mystery of “Knickers” the overgrown steer by Kathlyn, shark blood and diffusion by Ritisha and gas exchanges in the respiration process by Trinity.

04 Feb
2019

Sixth Form Religious Studies Talk

On Wednesday 30th January, Joshua Heyes, a doctoral researcher from the University of Birmingham, gave a stimulating talk to Sixth Formers about the nuanced approaches to sexual ethics within Christianity. He spoke about Husserl’s idea of phenomenology, philosophical theories of the mind and body, desire...

28 Jan
2019

Update on Upper Sixth Applications for University

Congratulations to students across the Sixth Form for their success with university applications! *Some have received all five conditional offers, Others have received unconditional offers for top Russell Group universities like Birmingham and York...

Ganna Pogrebna Women And Leadership Talk
28 Jan
2019

Women and Leadership

On Wednesday 23rd January, Professor Ganna Pogrebna from the University of Birmingham gave a talk to the Upper Sixth about women and leadership. Sharing her work as a professor of behavioural economics and data science, Professor Pogrebna facilitated a discussion about the qualities which make a good leader...

Frogs
28 Jan
2019

Aristophanes' Frogs

On Thursday 24th January, 19 Greek students ventured to Warwick Arts Centre to watch a reimagined production of Aristophanes’ Frogs. The play dramatises the adventure of Dionysus, the patron-god of the theatre, and his slave Xanthias, to the Underworld as they hope to resurrect the tragedian Euripides, who had died...

28 Jan
2019

Sixth Form Religious Studies Talk

On Thursday 24th January, Upper Sixth Religious Studies students heard a talk by Michael Wee, the education and research officer at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford. Mr Wee discussed the foundations of Aquinas’ ‘Natural Law’ theory and explained how this influences and shapes the Catholic Church’s stance...

Chemistry Regional Final
28 Jan
2019

Royal Society of Chemistry Regional Final

On Saturday 19th January, Gracia, Sundeep, Lauren and Catherine made the trek across the road to the University of Birmingham to compete in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Top of the Bench’ Regional Finals. They competed against other school teams in the West Midlands, participating in

21 Jan
2019

Royal Society of Chemistry Regional Finals

​Congratulations to our students who have been selected to compete in the West Midlands regional final for the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition. Two students in the Upper Fourth, Gracia and Sundeep, will compete with Lauren from the Lower Fifth and Catherine from the Upper Fifth at the...

Carmel Mevorach Neuroscience
21 Jan
2019

Religious Studies Lecture: Neuroscience

On Wednesday 16th January, Dr Carmel Mevorach from the University of Birmingham came to school to speak to Sixth Form Religious Studies students from KEHS and KES about cognitive neuroscience. The talk was stimulating with Dr Mevorach involving the students in a number of practical demonstrations to help....

David Andrew History Lecture
21 Jan
2019

History Lecture: The French Revolution

​On Tuesday 15th January, Professor David Andress, from the University of Portsmouth, spoke to students on the topic of terror and the French Revolution. He addressed the different ideas of the origins of the revolution and highlighted a range of factors which underpin how people tend to think about the terror....

China Lecture
14 Jan
2019

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lectures on China

On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December, students in the Lower Fifth attended two enrichment lectures on the subject of China in the world economy. The first talk by University of Birmingham Professor Robert Elliott, provided a detailed evaluation of US-Chinese economic relations and the reasons for the ongoing trade..

14 Jan
2019

Engineering Education Scheme

On Wednesday 19th December, the KEHS engineering team attended a residential workshop at the University of Birmingham as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. Their task was to create a scale model of their design. The students set to work almost immediately, benefitting from the resources at the...

14 Jan
2019

UKMT Maths Camp

Congratulations to Naomi who has been selected to represent the UK at the Romanian Master of Mathematics Competition to be held in Bucharest in February. Naomi’s selection was due to her impressive performance at the UKMT Hungary Maths Camp which took place over the Christmas break.

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.

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.