News

23 Mar
2018

KEHS Girls Beat KES Boys in Debate

On Wednesday, Roni and Nimhara took on a team from KES in a mace style debate in front of an audience of young debaters from both schools. Roni and Nimhara argued convincingly that Britain should be able to recruit medical professionals from developing countries...

23 Mar
2018

Student Finance Information Talk

​On Monday, we welcomed Marc Alner from Loughborough University’s student recruitment team to talk about Student Finance. Marc broke down the different areas, speaking about tuition fees and the student loan, and talking through the process of obtaining finance.

23 Mar
2018

Dance Production 2018

​This week, the RPAC has seen the colourful extravaganza that is the annual Dance Production. Over 140 girls took part in ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ from Thirds right up to the Upper Sixth. The show started with the excitement of life as a child and progressed through the highs and lows of growing up.

23 Mar
2018

Article on Seismology Published in the School Science Review Journal

In a recent e-newsletter, we reported our observations using the school’s seismometer of the latest significant UK earthquake...

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23 Mar
2018

Measuring the Size of the Earth

​On Wednesday, it was the Spring Equinox when the Sun was directly overhead at the equator at local noon. If you happened to stand on the equator then you would notice that a stick or a building would not cast a shadow. However, here in Birmingham sticks do cast shadows as the Sun is not directly overhead.

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23 Mar
2018

KEHS Cycles the Length of Great Britain

Yesterday, as part of Sport Relief Week 2018, KEHS staff and students took part in an initiative to cycle the whole length of Great Britain, from John O’Groats to Land’s End! Mrs Clark, Mr Lea, Mr Duncombe and Mrs Varma kick-started the journey on four exercise bikes in the Entrance Hall.

23 Mar
2018

Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald Returns to KEHS

On Friday, as part of British Science Week, Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald (OE 1981) came back to school to talk to students about her career in medicine. Cheryl qualified from Manchester in 1986 and went on to undertake specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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23 Mar
2018

Lower Sixth Attends Zimbardo Conference

On Thursday, we went to a conference in London to see a variety of speakers talk about psychology. We heard fascinating talks from speakers from Nottingham Trent and Edinburgh universities, including one where we discovered how easily the brain can be tricked into thinking it can see through your hand.

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23 Mar
2018

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, 11 students ranging from Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth were delegates at the Model United Nations conference held at Shrewsbury School.

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23 Mar
2018

Upper Fourth Latin Trip

On Thursday 15th March, the Upper Fourth visited the city of Aquae Sulis in Bath. Located in the valley of the River Avon, Bath is known for its natural hot springs which supply the water for the famous Roman baths. We visited the Roman Baths museum, and saw different models of how the baths developed over 300 years.

16 Mar
2018

International Education Roadshow

On Tuesday, the International Education Roadshow visited Big School at KES, along with a host of representatives from international universities. Students from both KEHS, KES and other partner schools were able to learn more about studying in the USA, Canada and Europe, and the diverse range of opportunities on offer.

16 Mar
2018

Bob Tait Visits KEHS

On Monday 12th March, Bob Tait LACAUK Ltd visited KEHS to talk to parents about ‘Drug and Substance Misuse.’ Bob worked for many years as a policeman, dealing with drug related issues, including undercover work in Drugs Intelligence. Since 2004, he has worked in numerous schools.

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16 Mar
2018

Professor Nicholas Adams Visits RS Department

Sixth Form Religious Studies students were treated to another excellent talk this week aimed at enabling them to extend their knowledge and understanding of their A Level course. They were visited by Professor Adams from the Department of Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Birmingham.

16 Mar
2018

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

The Ruddock Hall was the setting for our annual Choral and Orchestral Concerts last weekend. On Sunday 11th March, following a rousing start by Symphony Orchestra, Daniel took to the stage, wowing the audience with a stunning performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

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16 Mar
2018

Historical Association Great Debate Final

On Saturday 10th March, Portia in the Lower Sixth took part in the Historical Association Great Debate Final at the Houses of Parliament. She had a fabulous day listening to all the speeches and gained new insights in to British history and the meaning and effects of democracy.

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16 Mar
2018

Squash Success!

Last weekend, sisters Anya (U4S) and Meha (3S) qualified to play in the English Junior Squash championships in Hull. Thirty two of the top girls across the country played in each age category with matches commencing from Friday morning and final positions being played on Sunday afternoon.

09 Mar
2018

CS Week

​Sixth Form Charity Week 2018 saw some new and hugely successful events. The week started off with a bang, welcoming hundreds of students from both KES and KEHS to watch the much anticipated ‘First Dates’. Inspired by the reality TV show, eight Sixth Formers put their dignity aside to take part in an intimate date!

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09 Mar
2018

A Level English Trip to London

On Wednesday 7th March, A Level English students travelled to London to see the RSC’s critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Hackney Empire.

09 Mar
2018

Instrumental Evening: Piano and Vocal

​The Instrumental Evening on Monday 5th March in the Ruddock Hall featured piano and vocal solos from pupils in both schools. Alisha, Farzeen, Mia, Anushka, Lucia and Jieyi all sang expressively, accompanied by Miss Sanders, while Naina, Bronagh and Natalie performed piano solos.

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09 Mar
2018

Professor Yujin Nagasawa Visits RS Department

If something is necessary does it mean it exists in every possible reality?” “What is the difference between an argument and a proof?” These were some of the questions discussed by Upper Sixth Religious Studies students this week when they were visited by eminent Professor of Philosophy, Yujin Nagasawa...

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09 Mar
2018

Dr Sara Jabbari Visits KEHS

​On Monday 5th March, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, Dr Sara Jabbari, visited KEHS as part of our ‘Girl Boss Week.’ Dr Jabbari, who is the Head of Applied Mathematics and a member of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, delivered a ‘Women in STEM’ lecture...

09 Mar
2018

Badminton Success!

​Well done to our Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 badminton team who recently won first place in the Birmingham School Badminton Competition! The girls will progress to the Midlands competition in late March. Congratulations to:

09 Mar
2018

Swimming Success!

Congratulations to our swimming squad, Imogen, Ruby, Abigail and Audrey, who competed at the Bromsgrove School Invitational Swimming Relays on Monday 26th February. The girls did extremely well, finishing third in the freestyle relay and second in the medley relay out of 19 teams across the region.​

09 Mar
2018

Linguistics Olympiad

​Congratulations to the following girls who have won bronze and silver awards in Round 1 of the Linguistics Olympiad!