Outgrowing God in Oxford

On Wednesday 02 October, fourteen students travelled to Oxford to listen to an interview with evolutionary biologist and renowned author Richard Dawkins. Dawkins was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008 and is described as 'The World's Most Famous Atheist'. Student Maisie Burchell, Year 13, said: "We reached Oxford around 6.00pm and a short walk through the town brought us to the destination of the talk, the Sheldonian Theatre. As we entered the main hall, we admired the painted ceiling and the beauty of the room before choosing our seats and settling down for the interview at 7.00pm. Dawkins was interviewed by renowned philosopher Nigel Warburton who asked some penetrating questions...

Dance students in awe at Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Friday 20th September 2019 Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet - Birmingham Hippodrome Last week, the A level Dance students attended a performance of the ballet of Romeo and Juliet by acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne. One of our year 13 students, Lucy Bisseker attended and wrote the following review of the show: "Watching live performances is invaluable to students when trying to gauge and grasp practitioners choreographic and movement styles but also to get movement examples for potential essays. It is a highly insightful and exciting way of learning about practitioners. Our trip to Birmingham Hippodrome to see Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet was no exception. The powerful, emotional reinvention of the classical ballet, and the ...

A Level RS student wins National Public Speaking Competition

Friday 20th September 2019 Mashal Shakeel, Year 13, a King Ed's A level Religious Studies student, regularly takes part in competitive speaking events organised by her religious community, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. Last weekend she represented the Midland region in their annual academic speaking conference. Mashal was delighted when she learned that the topic for the question that isn't known until the day of the competition, coincidentally related to her current studies at college. Mashal said: "On Sunday 15 September 2019, I attended a National academic competition organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, held in Hampshire. More than 5,800 people attended, and I went to represent Midlands region. I had prepared a presentat...

Top Grades at Top College!

Thursday 15th August 2019 Staff and students at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge are celebrating this year's results, with over 1000 students gaining excellent A-level grades. With an overall pass rate of 99.5% and an A* - C pass rate of 82.9%, the headline results are well above national averages. In addition, the college boasts a 100% pass rate in 25 subjects. Many students celebrated top grades across the board, with 97 students gaining 3 or more grades at A* or A, including an amazing 17 students who achieved 3 or more of the coveted A* grades. Reflecting on today's results, King Ed's principal Remley Mann said, "Congratulations to all King Ed's students who have received their A level results. I am delighted so many of our stude...

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