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01 Dec
2020

Speech Day

On Tuesday 24th November, last year’s Upper Fifth girls attended our annual Speech Day. The ceremony featured performances from our string quartet consisting of Samantha, Alisha and Bronagh and a singing piece from Naina accompanied by Jessie. An encouraging speech was delivered by Old Edwardian...

Debating
01 Dec
2020

University of Birmingham Schools Debating Competition

On Sunday 15th November six Sixth Formers took part in the first virtual Debating Competition this year, using Zoom software to compete against 45 other teams over four rounds. Shivanii and Ami began by arguing against the motion, 'This house would charge patients a fee for NHS treatments resulting from...

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09 Nov
2020

New Digital Photography and Graphics Enrichment Course

These are images created by the Upper Sixth on the brand new Digital Photography and Graphics Enrichment Course. Students have learnt about composition, light and texture to create these images. They have also begun to use Photoshop to edit their images to a professional standard.

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12 Oct
2020

Biology Photo Competition

In the Summer, the Biology department held a photography competition and invited students from all year groups to submit photographs on various themes. Congratulations to the winners: Laila for ‘Patterns in Nature’, Roni for ‘Hidden Biological Worlds’ and Gull for ‘Habitats and Shelters’. The overall winner was...

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12 Oct
2020

Fatma crowned Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate

Fatma in the Upper Fourth has been crowned Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate 2020-22. She was among hundreds of talented youngsters who applied for the honour which, along with the adult Laureateship, is awarded every two years by the Birmingham Library and Writing West Midlands. She succeeds Aliyah in...

Jiya And Shahnoor
18 Sep
2020

Student Article Published in Mentor Magazine

​Over the Summer, Jiya and Shahnoor worked together to produce an article for Mentor Magazine which looked at the stigma surrounding breast cancer screening. In particular, they focused on the overall inequalities in breast cancer screening and the low rate of screening uptake by South Asian women, in spite of...

20 Aug
2020

Congratulations to students and staff on our excellent GCSE results

Principal Ann Clark said: “I am delighted with these outstanding results.

20 Aug
2020

A Level Update

​Congratulations to students and staff: following the widely publicised government U turn and the acceptance of Centre Assessed Grades, we have updated our results.

13 Aug
2020

Congratulations to Upper Sixth Students on their excellent examination results

Despite the unusual circumstances this year, A Level grades are once again strong: 93% grades scored A*-B; 54% students achieved 3 Grade A grades or better, and 48% achieved all A*/A grades.

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16 Jun
2020

Welcome Back Lower Sixth!

We are delighted to welcome back our Lower Sixth students this week. Safe distancing is being observed and lessons are in full swing; we even managed to get them outside for some Biology Practical work before the stormy weather hit us!

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28 Apr
2020

Astronomical Challenge - Star Trail Photography

Dr Tedd has continued setting Astronomical Challenges during the Covid-19 school closure period.

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13 Mar
2020

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 5 March, Professor Lewis Dartnell visited KEHS to speak to the Lower Fifth about his bestselling book The Knowledge, which assesses how people might try to rebuild society after an apocalypse. Professor Dartnell started by discussing how people might hope to live in the immediate aftermath of...

Zara Newby
13 Mar
2020

Classics Lecture

Old Edwardian Professor Zahra Newby left KEHS in 1990. She studied Latin, Ancient History and Mathematics at A level before reading Classics at the University of Oxford. Zahra is now Head of Department at the University of Warwick, and she returned to School on Wednesday 4th March to give a lecture to...

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13 Mar
2020

Lewis Dartnell: Parents’ Association Lecture 2020

On Thursday 5th March, Professor Lewis Dartnell delivered a fascinating lecture based on his bestselling book Origins: how the earth made us. Professor Dartnell talked about how the planet’s active geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa, with a fluctuating planetary climate enabling our ancestors to...

Geography 5
06 Mar
2020

Alice and Noemi Win The Royal Geographical Society’s Excellence Award

Last week the Royal Geographical Society named Alice and Noemi as winners of their 2019 Excellence Awards for outstanding results in the latest International GCSE Geography examinations. The pair were among a tiny group of top-scoring candidates who achieved virtually full marks – an astounding 170 points - in...

Ludlow
06 Mar
2020

Geography Trip to Ludlow

Last Thursday, Lower Sixth geographers visited rural Shropshire to undertake fieldwork as part of their A level studies. They investigated the branding of Ludlow, a small market town, as a centre of national gastronomical importance, studying the links between this and changes to agriculture in the surrounding...

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06 Mar
2020

Geography Selly Oak Trips

On Monday and Tuesday this week, Thirds geographers were introduced to geography fieldwork and data collection techniques. They ventured into Selly Oak to examine the characteristics of the urban environment and worked in small groups to survey the housing and assess the environmental quality of two contrasting...

06 Mar
2020

German Independent Learning Blog

During the recent exchange trip to Hamburg the girls spent most of the mornings shadowing their German partners as they went to all their different lessons. However, one morning the German girls all had a Maths test which the KEHS girls could not sit, so they had the idea of writing some blogs in German about all...

06 Mar
2020

West Midlands Chemistry Quiz

On Tuesday 3rd March, Namrata, Gracia, Samantha and Jasmeen competed in the West Midlands Chemistry Quiz at the University of Birmingham. They completed a ten round quiz under timed conditions. They were required to conduct different activities including balancing equations, solving chemical anagrams...

28 Feb
2020

Religious Studies Visiting Speaker Programme

On Tuesday 25th February, Professor Hugh Houghton spoke to A level Religious Studies students about the findings gathered from the translations of earlier manuscripts of the New Testament. In particular, this has led to a more informed understanding of how the Bible was understood by the early church and how...

28 Feb
2020

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

On Tuesday 25th February, three students in the Upper Sixth, Catherine, Aysha and Mina, presented excellent papers as part of the 2019-20 Sixth Form Seminar Lunch Programme. Catherine spoke with great clarity about the potential impact of Carbon Zero initiatives upon Oil and Gas companies. She was...

28 Feb
2020

Naomi's Mathematics Success

Congratulations to Naomi who performed very well in the British Mathematics Olympiad Round 2. She attained the tenth highest score in the country and, as a consequence, is one of four girls selected to participate in the ninth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, which will be held in Egmond aan Zee in the...

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28 Feb
2020

Visit to the National Civil War Centre

On Tuesday 11th February, the History Department took all Sixth Form historians to the National Civil War Centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire to supplement their study of England and Scotland during the Stuart era. Girls were given a chance to explore the museum’s varied exhibitions, including some with a focus on...

14 Feb
2020

Art Trip Pitt Rivers

On 5th February, Upper Fifth GCSE Art students visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, which is home to a vast collection of artefacts from around the world, including the Haida Totem Pole, a magnificent structure running up to the ceiling of the museum. The girls arrived with sketchbooks in hand, ready to take...