Mental wellbeing: a sixth form perspective

Tuesday 20th April 2021 AUTHOR: Sir Anthony SeldonSOURCE: Sixth Form Colleges Association Here is the great news. You have it within our own power to make your lives better and happier for yourselves and others around you. The really exciting news though is that sixth formers are at the ideal stage in life to learn how to be more in control of your own happiness. For the last five years, I ran a university. It is common knowledge that the mental health of 18 to 22-year-olds, whether in HE or not, is declining. Covid of course has not helped. But the long-term trends were downward even before Covid stopped last year. Being a young adult, at least in terms of your mental health, has never been tougher. All sixth formers need to improve y...

MFL alumni talk with Aaron James

Monday 22nd March 2021 Aaron James, is studying for a BA Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at Christ Church, Oxford. Aaron attended King Edward's from 2018 to 2020 where he achieved A* grades in French, Spanish, History and English Literature. He is now in his first year at Oxford studying for his BA in Modern Languages. As a language ambassador at university, Aaron is going to speak to our aspiring undergraduate linguists about his tips and experiences, including what it's like to study Modern Language at university, how A-Level students can prepare for their MFL degree, what it's like to go to Oxford, as well as how he found the Oxford application process, including the interview process and the entrance exam. The session will t...

Aspire Speaker Series

Monday 8th February 2021 The Aspire Speaker Series February-June 2021. A series of weekly term time talks on Teams, featuring external speakers from across a wide spectrum of experience and expertise, which are open to all of our students, as well as to staff. The programme is designed to extend the students' knowledge and thinking beyond the set curriculum, fostering the core Aspire principle that EVERYTHING is interesting and inspiring them to be curious and exploratory lifelong learners. Each one hour session will be chaired by one of the KEDST Aspire Co-ordinators, Nick Barley or Sue Dobson, and will comprise a 40-45 minute presentation by the speaker, followed by a question and answer discussion in which all participants can share ...

Former student composes RSC's lockdown productions of Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakes…

Monday 1st February 2021 Former student, Phil James from our 2016 cohort shared some wonderful news with us about his recent success. Read on for a sort bio about his journey. After King Ed's, Phil graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is now working as a freelance Pianist, Percussionist, Guitarist, Musical Director, Arranger and Composer. Since graduating, Phil has worked at the RSC on productions of A Museum In Baghdad (MD), King John (Assistant MD), The Rover (Assistant MD) Romeo & Juliet UK tour (MD) and Hamlet UK and international tour (MD). He is currently working on the production of The Winter's Tale at Stratford and composing music for Tales from Shakespeare, written by Michael Morpurgo. Phil has also worked on a ...

Christmas Carol Service

Our annual Christmas Carol service featuring the college choir is always a highlight of the year! Unfortunately, we are unable to hold the event as normal this year due to Covid-19 restrictions; instead, we are producing an online socially distanced version of the service. It will be released on YouTube/Facebook on Wednesday 16 December at 7pm. A link will be available via the news section on our website and via our social media channels. Please join us for a lovely mix of beautiful singing and Christmas readings. Click here and watch the College's carol service from 7pm! Please join us for a lovely mix of beautiful singing and Christmas readings.

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