News

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...

Cbso
28 Jan
2019

Thirds Trip to Symphony Hall

On Friday 18th January 2019, the Thirds went to a concert given by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, featuring strings, woodwind, brass and percussion conducted by Michael Seal. The concert was thoroughly enjoyable and many brilliant pieces were performed from different times and places...

Emily Russell
28 Jan
2019

Communication, Empathy, Organisation, Resilience...

On Tuesday 22nd January, we welcomed Lower Sixth and Upper Fifth students and parents to a Medicine Admissions Evening. The event was aimed at those interested in applying to medical school, in order to give them an overview of what to expect from a medical degree and what admissions tutors are looking for.

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...

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28 Jan
2019

Oxford Schools Debating Competition

On Wednesday 23rd January, four pairs of debaters competed in the first round of the prestigious Oxford Schools Debating Competition. All pairs opened their first debate, arguing in support of the motion, ‘This House would require 50% of MPs to be women’. Osha and Shivanii were praised for their selection of points...

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

28 Jan
2019

3K's Conservation Efforts

Congratulations to 3K who have raised over £400 for the Whales and Dolphins Conservation charity through collections and a sponsored silence. The class recently investigated the challenges facing whales and dolphins and they decided to take collective action to help however they could.

Salus 4
28 Jan
2019

Salus Week

This week, we hosted our annual Salus event, which has proved to be incredibly enjoyable. Building on the success of last year, a Lower Sixth Salus Week Committee was put together and the students have worked hard to plan a range of activities for the whole school, focusing on this year’s theme of sleep.

21 Jan
2019

Thirds Trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

On Thursday 17th January, the Thirds visited the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon to watch a production of A Christmas Carol. The performance, which was a unique adaptation of the festive classic, included moments of humour and hope, as well as darkness surrounding Scrooge’s journey to...

21 Jan
2019

Instrumental Evening

Several of our pianists and singers took to the stage in Ruddock Hall on Monday 14th January to take part in this term’s first Instrumental Evening. The audience enjoyed performances from Ishani, Anushka, Chloe, Saffron, Simran, Rohita, Tavleen, Noor, Grace and Shivanii. Congratulations to all of them...

21 Jan
2019

Athletics Competition

On Tuesday 15th January, a team of Thirds and Lower Fourth students attended the first round of the Birmingham School Games Athletics Competition. The students competed in a variety of track and field events including the relay, triple jump and shot put. Both teams performed well and achieved many first place...

Sport Talk Pe
21 Jan
2019

Sports Careers Talk: Kick Off Your Career

Jordan Hearne visited School on Wednesday 16th January to talk to students about opportunities within the sports industry and the different degree programmes on offer at the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB). UCFB offers a world first in football and sports education.

21 Jan
2019

National Children's Orchestra Success

Congratulations to sisters Jenni and Alicia who have both been successful in their auditions to join the National Children’s Orchestra on violin. Jenni has joined the Main Orchestra and will attend three courses this year with concerts in The Anvil, Basingstoke, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Southbank Centre...

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....

Italian Exchange Kehs
14 Jan
2019

Italian Exchange

On Saturday 8th December, six students from Sant’Apollinare School in the Vatican city arrived in Birmingham as part of an Italian exchange programme. Upon arrival, the students spent a sunny afternoon watching a rugby match alongside our hosting students. On Monday 9th December, the students visited both KEHS...

Vancouver
14 Jan
2019

International Exchanges

In October, Upper Fourth students took part in an International Exchange visiting different areas in Canada. Ruby and Rachel travelled to Vancouver whilst Melanie and Ria spent time in Montréal. Melanie wrote that the schools she visited were really welcoming, all the students and teachers were friendly...

14 Jan
2019

Karaoke

On Tuesday 18th December the whole school came together for the infamous 'Karaoke' competition. The students’ costumes were the highlight of the event this year, with each year group dressing in their given era, from the 70s to the 2010s. Congratulations to all winning forms, and well done to everyone who took part.

14 Jan
2019

Music News

Congratulations to Bronagh, in the Lower Fifth, who has been successful in her audition to join the National Youth Orchestra. Bronagh attended the NYO course over the Christmas holidays and performed in concerts with the orchestra in Warwick and Nottingham...

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...