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Category: Upper School – King Alfred School

Imperial College Success for Y12 Physicists

29th June 2022

The Year 12 Physics students, Sammy, Bogues, Luka and Rowan, spent four days at Imperial College London taking part in a competition on Simple Harmonic Motion. The contest included performing practical laboratory work and then coding a simulation in Python to compare and calculate based on their measurements. After the practical work the students then…

Welcome to The Village

23rd June 2022

The Village is like nothing I’ve ever done before. When you go camping normally, you just put a tent up. But we actually made our how hut, we’re making all our own food, it’s really independent which I like.

High School Musical Is Magic

20th June 2022

Last week students from Years 7-9 presented the all American ‘High School Musical’ full of cheerleaders, jocks, brainiacs and some fabulous musical numbers including ‘We’re all in this together’ performed by the whole cast. The band also included three students from Years 8 & 9 who took on the score alongside the professional musicians. Cydney…

Growing For The Future With Year 7

8th June 2022

Year 7 students have become farmers as part of their Interdisciplinary Enquiry (IE) topic this term. They have been tasked with answering the question: How do we feed an overpopulated world? As part of their investigations they have been growing pea shoots under varying conditions to work out how to get the best crops. Student…

Creativity On Display In The Year 13 Final Show

24th May 2022

The combined forces of the visual arts were on display across both KAS sites in a recent exhibition of work by Y13 students. The staff and students were proud to display the fruits of all their labours across the last two years and there was a party atmosphere as the exhibition also marked the last…

Talking Shakespeare With Year 7

6th May 2022

Our Year 7 students aced the ISA Shakespeare Monologue competition! There were two categories – Learnt Monologue and Original Monologue where students were tasked with writing their own speech based on a character from a Shakespeare play. Huge congratulations to Polly K who came FIRST in the KS3 Original Monologue category: The judges said: First…

Music, Music, Everywhere!

24th March 2022

Students from Y6 upwards took part in one of the regular informal concerts in the Music Department earlier this month. The concerts, hosted by our fabulous team of music teachers, give students a chance to hone their performance skills and get used to playing in front of an audience. Here Piano teacher Sophie accompanies a…

Sporting Success Near And Far

15th March 2022

There is always a lot of sport going on around KAS, from after school clubs to Choice on Wednesdays and Fridays and competitive team matches against other schools. Last week was a great example of the variety of sporting talent we have here. FOOTBALL Year 6 students, along with PE teacher/coach Tom Franklin, headed to…

It’s All Greek for Year 7

24th February 2022

Year 7 took a step back in time for their Greek-themed creativity week. They stepped away from their normal lessons to take part in a variety of different activities which were all linked by the myth of Medusa. They learnt about the Ancient Greeks and the variety of ways they’ve contributed to Western civilisation. They…

UAL Devised Drama Is A Cult Hit

10th February 2022

In January mysterious posters started appearing around the school—we asked Y13 UAL student Talitha to explain what went down when delegates signed up to attend the Exe-one Conference. “Myself, along with the other Year 13 UAL students, wrote and produced Exe-one international, a promenade piece inspired by Scientology and modern day cults. For the performance,…

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