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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...

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14 Feb
2020

Physics Roadshow

On Tuesday 11th February, a team of incredibly talented Sixth Form physicists delivered a fascinating 90 minute presentation to 50 primary school pupils from St Edwards School, William Murdoch Primary School, Oasis Academy Hobmoor and Bordesley Green Primary School. There were a variety of impressive...

10 Feb
2020

Lower Fifth GCSE Science Live Conference

On Wednesday 5th February, the Lower Fifth attended a series of science lectures at Symphony Hall by five scientists who are working at the cutting-edge of their respective fields. Professor Mark Miodownik talked about his work in creating biodegradable plastics and the dangers of ‘greenwashing’. Next, was a talk...

10 Feb
2020

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

On Tuesday lunchtime, Jayamala and Rhea, from the Upper Sixth, gave talks on some academic research which they have undertaken. Jayamala spoke about cytomegalovirus and its effects on the donors and recipients of renal transplants, as well as cardiac complications. Rhea gave a talk on Functionalism...

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24 Jan
2020

Dr Olga Khrushcheva visits KEHS

On Wednesday 15th January, Dr Olga Khrushcheva from Manchester Metropolitan University visited KEHS to deliver a thoroughly fascinating presentation on Russian identity. She explained how Russians went from having a strong, proud identity as subjects of the Tsar during the Russian Empire, to becoming law...

24 Jan
2020

Cancer Research Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 16th January, students in the Lower Fifth learnt about the main scientific developments in the fight against cancer in a talk delivered by Dr Tracey Perry from Cancer Research UK. Dr Perry spoke with clarity about the challenges facing health workers and researchers and discussed many of the major...

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24 Jan
2020

Roman Soldier Visits KEHS

On Wednesday 22nd January, the Thirds enjoyed a visit from a Roman soldier, Gaius Flavius Longinus, Optio. X Coh. Legio XXvv Deva. Gaius spoke to the girls about life as a soldier in the Roman army, showed them replica equipment, armour and weapons and entertained them with terrible tales of Roman battle tactics...

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24 Jan
2020

Top of the Bench Competition

On Saturday 18th November, following their success in the qualifying round in November, Samantha, Namrata, Jamima and Rachel returned to the University of Birmingham to participate in the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of The Bench West Midlands Regional Final. They completed a written quiz, followed by a...

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17 Jan
2020

Dr Stephen Burwood Visits the Religious Studies Department

On Tuesday 14th January, Dr Stephen Burwood spoke to Sixth Form A level Religious Studies students on the theory of functionalism and its role in the mind/body debate. This theory states that, rather than focusing on what the mind is made of, we should be evaluating what a mind actually does. The discussion...

Scott Lucas Enrichment Lecture
10 Jan
2020

Lecture by Professor Scott Lucas

On Thursday 9th January, students in the Lower Fifth were treated to an excellent lecture by Professor Scott Lucas from the University of Birmingham. An expert on US and global politics, Professor Lucas discussed a range of highly relevant topics, from the inner workings of the Trump White House through to recent...

10 Jan
2020

Tara’s Success in the Sam Hood Translation Competition

​Congratulations to Tara whose translation of Ovid was warmly commended by the judges of the Sam Hood Translation Competition run by Omnibus magazine. There were a huge number of entries this year, many of which were of an exceptionally high standard, so Tara’s commendation was a real achievement and a...

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10 Dec
2019

British Education Awards 2020 Finalist

Huge congratulations to Jessica who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2020 in recognition of her brilliant academic results and extra-curricular success in the A-Level category. Well done Jess!...

10 Dec
2019

Upper Sixth Psychology students attend Strong Foundations Workshop

​On Friday 29th November, Psychology students attended an interactive revision workshop in Birmingham. The workshop was coordinated by Tutor2u, who specialise in developing resources to allow students to maximise their performance in important examinations and fulfil their potential. The Strong Foundations...

10 Dec
2019

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 5th December, the Lower Fifth Lecture series opened with a thoughtful talk by Dr Katherine Brown, Head of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Birmingham. Dr Brown, an expert in the study of gender and global anti-radicalisation measures, discussed the dangers posed to young people by

10 Dec
2019

Samantha appointed Medic Mentor School Ambassador

Samantha, in the Upper Fifth, has been appointed a Medic Mentor School Ambassador. This will give her the opportunity to network with aspiring and current doctors, vets and dentists, with council meetings throughout the year. As part of the programme, ambassadors also create initiatives for Medic Mentors and...

Spanish A Level Trip
02 Dec
2019

Spanish A-Level Trip

On Saturday 23rd November, Spanish A-Level students visited London with Mrs Atkins and Ms Soldevilla. We watched a theatrical adaptation of the novel La Casa De Los Espíritus written by Isabel Allende at the Cervantes Theatre. With excellent acting, poignant dialogue and a captivating story line, the play was...

Fantastic Learning Opportunities Blogs
02 Dec
2019

Fantastic Independent Learning Opportunities

Did you know that KEHS has a platform of thought provoking blogs written by pupils, staff and some departments? The blogs are scholarly, informative, entertaining and amusing, including pupil accounts of the latest trips (Biology Blog), historical fiction writing (History Blog), films created and poems written by...

Russian Conference
02 Dec
2019

Russian Conference

On Friday 22nd November, armed with scarves and snacks, Lower 6th Russian Students made their way to Oxford at 7am in the morning for an all day conference. They enjoyed various lectures from professors, including some from Oxford and Cambridge, on a variety of different topics, ranging from translation...

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02 Dec
2019

Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition

​On Saturday 23rd November, Jamima, Rachel, Namrata and Samantha competed in the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition at the University of Birmingham. They completed a quiz, a practical task on solubility, presented their results through a graph and attended a guest lecture at the end of...

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02 Dec
2019

Arkwright Scholarships Ceremony

Congratulations to Ella and Simran in the Upper Fifth who recently received their Arkwright Scholarship awards at the Arkwright Ceremony in London for their leadership potential in engineering.​

25 Nov
2019

Upper 6th Academic Lecture Series

On Wednesday 13th November, as part of the ongoing Upper 6th Academic Lecture Series, Russell Robinson, a criminal solicitor, spoke to the whole of the Upper 6th regarding his experience of practising law; for 25 years he was a duty solicitor in a police station. Through his anecdotal lecture, Mr Robinson covered a...

Upper 5Th Personal Decision Making
25 Nov
2019

Upper 5th Personal Decision Making

​As part of their PDM (Personal Decision-Making) lessons, the Upper 5th learn about issues which fall outside their normal curriculum study. On Monday 11th November, we welcomed James Everest from the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of Birmingham. James spoke to the girls about how a Liberal Arts...

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