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Category: Upper School – King Alfred School

Monumental designs
make History

6th May 2020

Y8 students have been looking at the slave trade in their History lessons and designing monuments to remember those who suffered. They were challenged to use materials from around their homes to build models of their designs. Some students then presented their work via video conference to designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick and Andrew Lawrence,…

Personal Space (with Y7 scientists)

5th May 2020

In the Science Department, Laura designed an amazing project for our Year 7s to complete. They had to choose one starter, one main and one dessert from their ‘Nandos Space Menu’ and all the ‘dishes’ were linked to the current topic of Space, which they had been covering in school. Each of the topics had…

Game on for Year 9 Biologists

30th April 2020

In Year 9 the students were given a two week project around Ecology and the resulting games they created are brain-boosting-boredom-busters.

Positive posters for the NHS

29th April 2020

Posters by our Y11 students have been sent to The Royal Free Hospital to help decorate a corridor and give a boost to frontline healthcare workers.

Moving pictures

22nd April 2020

Year 11 photography students were working towards exam projects when GCSEs were cancelled due to Covid-19. See two of their beautiful films here.

Remote learning for Upper School students

23rd March 2020

Though our school buildings are closed, our students are busy studying from home. We know this new way of working can be challenging. Here are some tips for remote learning and reminders of how we will be delivering lessons to different year groups across the Upper School.

Bringing science to life – from species to space

17th March 2020

This year the Science Department went all out to celebrate British Science Week. First they helped colleagues across the school integrate science into their subjects by sharing video clips on subjects like: ‘The Art and Science of Special Effects’ for Drama and ‘Communicating science…popular science writing’ for English.

You CAN judge these books by their (brilliant) covers

16th March 2020

In the Upper School World Book day doesn’t require last minute costume changes and face paint (though we know lots of the students would love that too) – instead we asked older students to design a new cover for their favourite book. Entries came in from across the school but the English Department chose some…

Jumping for ISA netball joy

27th February 2020

Congratulations to our Y8 netball team who are through to the finals of the ISA tournament

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