Academic


Dignissimas awarded

This morning's assembly saw six dignissimas awarded.

Three students received the award for their Extended Studies projects.

Harriet Crompton received her award for her Extended Project dissertation. Mrs Costello-Kelly comments; 'Harriet completed an inspiring and strikingly original piece of work focused on her dance performance ‘The Struggle for Survival’. She worked independently throughout and in putting together this piece she demonstrated imagination, dedication, superb time management and organisational skills as well as developing her choreography. The accompanying write up and presentation were also completed to a very high standard.’

Tom Smart also received a dignissima for his dissertation on the subject of Tau proteins and their role in the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Mrs Costello-Kelly notes: 'Tom worked in a highly independent manner to produce a piece of work which was well-structured, meticulously researched and discussed biochemical concepts which were of a high undergraduate level.’

Digniora awarded

Congratulations to Amelia Harris who has been awarded a digniora for Religious Studies.

Mrs Searles notes: "Amelia produced an exceptional piece of work about the role of marriage and families within society today. There was much more detail and depth than would be expected at this level. It was a very mature and sophisticated piece of work."

Junior Maths Challenge 2017

Thirty-five pupils from the First and Second Year entered this year's competition gaining an impressive fourteen Gold Certificates, nine Silver and four Bronze.

Congratulations go to Theeran Ramanan and Barnaby Saer who both scored very highly and have been invited to sit the Junior Olympiad paper in June. Samuel Mcilroy, Catherine Shore, Daniel Houston-Robb, Abigail McCarthy, Tasmiah Safat-e-Jannat, James Jellett and Anna Aksenova have all qualified for the Junior Kangaroo follow-on competition.

Hampshire Schools' Maths Challenge 2017

This year, six King Edward's students entered the Hampshire Schools' Maths Challenge hosted by the University of Southampton with four receiving recognition.

Sharanya Kunjur was awarded 3rd prize; an outstanding achievement whilst Joshua Lam and Daniel Erwig received certificates of Distinction and Jeremy Hill received a certificate of Merit.  Well done to all those students who participated.


Religious Studies trip to Temple

As part of their RS studies, First Year pupils recently visited the Medina Mosque in Southampton. Here they were able to learn from the Iman first-hand about Muslim customs, traditions and Islamic religious practices and beliefs. Both the Iman and KES believe that such co-operative learning is of high importance, particularly at a time when Islam is both poorly understood and widely denigrated.


KES Music Department receives ISM award

The Music Department is celebrating being awarded the ISM’s (Incorporated Society of Musicians) Silver certificate in music in 2017. It has been awarded for the excellent results in GCSE music last year. More than 15% of the Fifth Year cohort at KES achieved an A*-C in GCSE music. The data highlights the reach of music within the School and whilst the ISM award was for schools with A*- C grades the whole KES Music cohort produced 100% A*/A grades for the second year running.

Digniora awarded

Congratulations to Suheera Ebrahim who has been awarded a digniora for Classics.  Mrs Meredith comments, 'Suheera produced a superb piece of creative work on the invocation of Isis as part of an ancient Egyptian festival. She made a beautifully designed guide with an innovative mechanism to display the key ideas.'

This is the third Digniora Suheera has been awarded this term which is a record for a Second Year pupil.

Digniora awarded

Congratulations to Daisy Sarton who has been awarded a digniora for Theatre Studies. Mrs Arnold comments that: "Daisy produced an exceptional costume design project which far exceeded the expectations at GCSE, spending many hours on the project researching, sketching and refining her ideas. She even organised her own research trip to the Imperial War Museum for additional materials. The result was an incredibly detailed project that demonstrated a real talent for costume design as well as an admirable devotion to her studies. The refinement and research behind her designs is clear throughout her portfolio and she gained full marks producing work of near A level standard.”

Olympiad Results

Students have been taking part in subject specific Olympiad competitions this term with some good results.

Amongst those students who recently took part in the UK Linguistics Olympiads there were several awards.  At Intermediate level, Marrium Chughtai, Iolanta Spanner, Isobel Searles and Sophie Ridley received Bronze awards whilst at Advanced level, Eleanor MacLeod received a Bronze award and David Veres received a Silver award

KES students also performed well in the British Physics Olympiad challenge. Bronze certificates were awarded to Daniel Cheung, Sam Cooper, Sophie Holliday and Alex Liu and Silver went to Patrick Lotery and Tom Mitchell. Kelvin Xie, Chris Lotery and Colin McCann all received a Gold certificate.