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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...

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...

Jasmine Gardosi
26 Nov
2018

Lower Fifth Enrichment Workshop

On Thursday 15th November, the Lower Fifth were involved in a Spoken Word workshop run by professional poet, and Old Edwardian, Jasmine Gardosi. Working in groups, the students actively engaged with a variety of important issues, ranging from gender equality to personal development and produced a number of

26 Nov
2018

Senior Schools Challenge

​On Wednesday 14th November, two teams of four students from KEHS competed in the 2018-19 regional Schools Challenge heats. The first team, comprising Nikita, Ella, Emily and Keerthana came very close to reaching the semi-final stage but lost out narrowly in both their matches – an excellent performance given

26 Nov
2018

Volcanology Lecture

On Friday 16th November, the Upper Fourth enjoyed an interesting and engaging interactive Volcanology lecture by Dr Phil Gravestock from the University of Wolverhampton. They were introduced to an imaginary situation, although based on real volcanic activity, in which the fictional volcano 'Mount Philatubo' began

26 Nov
2018

Senior Mathematics Team Challenge

On Wednesday 21st November, three Lower Sixth girls and one Upper Sixth girl took part in the Senior Mathematics Team Challenge. They competed against 13 other schools from across the West Midlands and had to complete three rounds. In the first round they had to work as a team to answer ten questions in 40 minutes.

13 Nov
2018

Geographical Association Quiz

​On Tuesday 6th November, six KEHS girls competed against other local schools in the local Worldwise Quiz, organised by the Geographical Association at Camp Hill Boys’ School. The two teams were tested on their geographical knowledge with the quiz including questions on map skills, field work and famous landmarks ...

Scott Lucas Enrichment Lecture
13 Nov
2018

Upper School Enrichment Lecture

On Wednesday 7th November, students in the Upper School were treated to an expert review and analysis of the US midterm elections and the Trump presidency, by Professor Scott Lucas from the University of Birmingham. Professor Lucas not only provided a detailed and insightful analysis of the results,

Classics Talk Ara Pacis
22 Oct
2018

Classics Lecture: Augustus, the Senate and the Ara Pacis

On Thursday 11th October a number of Latin and Greek students attended a very interesting evening lecture given by Dr Amy Russell on “Augustus, the Senate and the Ara Pacis’ at the University of Birmingham. The Ara Pacis, or ‘Altar of Peace’, is an altar that was commissioned by the Roman Senate on 4th July 13 BC...

Danielle Russell Film Award
22 Oct
2018

Upper Fourth Film Making

In the Summer Term, girls in the Upper Fourth had the opportunity undertake a film making project as a part of their enrichment programme. They were able to draft a story-board, write a script, create a film template and a shot list, before guest professional film makers aided them in the filming and editing process.

22 Oct
2018

Engineering Education Scheme

On Wednesday 17th October, the KEHS Engineering Education Scheme team attended a project launch day at the RAF Museum in Cosford. They started the day by practising their organisational skills before the main challenge: creating a rocket propelled car that would successfully travel the furthest.

Silver Crest Awards Arup
22 Oct
2018

Silver Crest Awards

Congratulations to the current Upper Sixth girls, Lucia, Zofia, Saffron and Jessica, who have all received Silver Crest Awards for working with Arup as a part of the Engineering Education Scheme last year.

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.