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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.

03 May
2019

International Olympiad for Astronomy and Astrophysics

​Congratulations to Jessica who has been chosen to represent the UK at the International Olympiad for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), which will be held in Hungary in August. Teams of four pupils from across the world will compete in a range of exams including written papers and sky observation tests.

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...