Sixth Form General Studies

Upper Sixth Foundation Studies

The upper sixth Foundation Studies program has been developed to offer our students a break from academic study whilst learning new and interesting skills.

Depending on other timetable commitments students may undertake as many as five Foundation Studies courses in the upper sixth year. Each course takes place over a block of four Tuesday afternoon sessions in the Autumn and Spring terms.

Students choose courses from a wide range; some are practical in nature and some more intellectual, but they all are intended to be stimulating and fun. The courses on offer this year are detailed below.

BLUFFERS GUIDE TO CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Try your hand at something new. A mix of historical context and then practical picture taking and using the darkroom.

POWERBOATING

This course will teach powerboat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at SWAC. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs. After your FS course you can upgrade to a level 2 by doing a day’s course at SWAC. This course is not suitable for students who already have a PB certificate.

FOUR BIG IDEAS

A provocative introduction to some of the big debates in philosophy covering such questions as: the possibility of knowledge, the impossibility of free action, the nature of ‘the good’ and the existence of an absolute truth. If you have an open mind and are prepared to argue your case then this is for you but be warned, your comfortable certainties may be in danger.

COMPUTER CODING FOR MATHEMATICIANS

If you’re an experienced coder or if you’re just a beginner come and join us to develop your coding and computational thinking skills. We will be looking at a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve, computing and programming skills will be required to solve most problems.

During this course we will look beyond how to solve a problem and look at how to solve it well. Good coders make efficient code, great coders make beautiful code.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options. Over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. All are selected to introduce you to some basic cooking techniques that could serve you well at university and beyond. Ingredients are provided and you should be able to take home the products of you labours to impress family and friends.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

TRAVEL WISER

A practical and interactive course to help students plan their travels efficiently, cheaply and safely. From how to book a flight to what to do when you lose your wallet in a far away country, this is a must for any one intending to take a gap year.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW

For the past six years, Upper Sixth students have been taking the ‘Science Roadshow’ to prep schools and junior schools around Hampshire. The show is a great success, combining science and humour with lots of experiments for the young children to get involved with. We are invited back again and again.

The Roadshow takes place in Blocks 4 and 5, so this option is for two courses of Foundation Studies. Whether you are a scientist or not you will enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of the children and may end up visiting your own school.

For 2021 we will be putting on two shows, the tried-and tested ‘Sounds Amazing’ (about sound, obviously) and, 20-20 vision (about light, colour and optical effects).

SIGN LANGUAGE

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life as almost everything we do involves communication. Makaton is the UK's leading language programme for adults and children with learning or communication difficulties and is also used by everyone who shares their lives, for example family members, friends, carers and education and health professionals. It is a language programme that uses signs to support spoken language in normal word order and is also very useful in a noisy environment such as a crowded bar.

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed which helps you to appreciate what is going well and to respond more skilfully to life's challenges. It can be thought of as an awareness-raising exercise that can lead to results such as better concentration; greater ability to deal with stress and anxiety; greater happiness; feeling calmer. It is endorsed by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence but it is not a cure for everything.

SELF DEFENCE

Shaun Biddulph, a martial arts expert will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

THE STORY OF FILM

You watch films all the time, but what are the stories behind them? How did Hollywood start? Why is it in California? How did European cinema change Hollywood through the ages? Who are the Auteur directors of American cinema? This course is a must if you have ever watched a movie. Learn more about an artform which is a cornerstone of our daily lives.

TOUCHTYPING

Busy life? Lots of ideas to share? Typing is a daily activity but what if you could do it twice as fast? Improving your WPM, will improve your life. Join this touchtyping course and invest some time into speeding up your technique.

CHINESE

NOTE: This option is a commitment for both Autumn and Spring terms. Select Chinese option by ticking box in first table of the survey. You don’t need to select any other courses.

In a world where the importance of Chinese is growing exponentially, we know how vital is it that you have the chance to study Mandarin Chinese. Those who take up this fantastic opportunity are at an advantage in the business world and when it comes to applying for top universities. The Foundation Studies Chinese sessions are for learners of all abilities, whether you have never learnt Chinese before but would like to, or you want to develop what you already know. Those who take it up can even sit the AQA Unit Award Scheme, gaining a recognised qualification, if they choose to do so.

JAPANESE

NOTE: This option is a commitment for both Autumn and Spring terms. Select Japanese by ticking the box in the first table of the survey. You don’t need to select any other courses.

With some 128 million native speakers, Japanese is actually one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, however, with relatively few students outside Japan, you can be sure that your ability in this language will really make you stand out from the crowd.

With the 3rd largest economy in the world and its renowned automobile and electronics industries, Japan continues to be a major player in business.

It is also celebrated for the incredible richness and depth of its culture, whether that be through its traditional art, theatre, music, literature, cuisine and crafts, or by way of its impact on popular culture through anime and computer games.

The Foundation Studies Japanese Course is for learners of all abilities, whether you have studied Japanese before or not. It will be great fun and an opportunity to try something new! You also have the option of being entered for the AQA Unit Award Scheme, thereby gaining an official qualification.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING

A practical and fun course to introduce several types of exercise, such as flexibility, strength, and resistance training. Body conditioning improves endurance, increases flexibility, and establishes a balanced, stable physique. These valuable exercises offer a wealth of positive benefits to your overall health and fitness level. The course will also cover elements of healthy meal planning and help explore the links between a healthy body and healthy mind.

A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID KIT

What constitutes ‘good’ mental health? This course looks at what we consider ideal mental health to be – based on current research we will look at the adolescent brain and how it might play its part in mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. We will touch on various topics from a medical point of view and look what diagnostic criteria might be used to diagnose someone with a mental health condition.

Can we, together, develop a toolkit that we can use to help look after ourselves? What makes us truly happy? We will explore current treatments and interventions and try and put together our own personal ‘toolkit’ to help us in our day-to-day lives.

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D for short) is the most famous tabletop roleplaying game in the world. it has been featured in shows like Stranger Things, The Big Bang Theory and Community to name a few. The popularity of D&D has exploded in recent years, but what is it all about?

“You and your party are walking down a dirt trail in the middle of the Forest of Wyrms, heading south-west on your way to the city of Bauldr’s Gate. With a jolt you realise that you can no longer hear the typical sounds of the forest, the chirping of birds and the rustle of small animals moving through the underbrush are missing. Between the trees in the distance you see a small plume of smoke rising from a campfire, beside the fire sits a figure wrapped in a grey shroud, their face hidden in shadow. What do you do?”

Unlike a computer game, where you may be given a short list of options, in D&D you can do anything you can think of… or, at least, you can attempt anything you can think of, the luck of the dice and the Dungeon Master will tell you if it works or if something unexpected happens.

D&D is as much about collaborative storytelling as it is about rolling dice and so cultivates creativity, develops social skills, requires teamwork and cooperation, teaches problem solving and is most importantly FUN.

This course is designed for all experience levels. Whether you’ve never heard of D&D, don’t know what a d20 is, can’t tell a halfling from a gnome or you’re a level 14 dark elf sorcerer come and join the fun.

DJing

Do you dream of filling dancefloors? Want to learn how to build a set, bringing the room to the point of riot before setting off the smoke cannons and lasers? Do you want to fly on private jets all round the world, dropping house music nirvana in Buenos Aires one night, Sydney the next? All of those things are guaranteed to happen if you learn how to DJ with Mr Collinson. Track selection, mixing and more.

Dance

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Whether you’re a novice or a pro, this exciting opportunity will introduce you to a variety of styles including jazz, contemporary, street, musical theatre and ballet. Each week we will learn a new dance and the aim is to have fun, try new styles and enjoy dancing together!

CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



HARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!