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KASS Conference “The Adolescent and the Phone” October 2017

15th June 2017

The Adolescent and the phone Is the ever present phone a boon or a blight? What’s being lost? What’s being gained? How we deal with phones at school and at home is one of the most pressing issues of our time. We worry more and more about the hold of the phone on our teenagers,…

YR12 Art History Exhibition: Inspiration from Anselm Kiefer

9th May 2017

YR12 Art History students have curated an exhibition of creative work inspired by the work of Anselm Kiefer. Kiefer is a contemporary German artist, born during WW2 , whose work explores ideas around national identity, imperialism and the circularity of history. He recently showed his monumental work at the White Cube Gallery, which the students visited as…

Hola from Salamanca!

9th May 2017

Year 10 Spanish Trip to Salamanca, Easter 2017 Over the second week of the Easter holidays, Jeanette, Ryan and I took 16 Year 10 students to Salamanca for six days. Students stayed in pairs with Spanish families, attended lessons every morning and every afternoon, activities were organised for the students.  Highlights of the trip included…

KAS Music Department Earns ISM Silver Certificate

4th May 2017

KAS has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) Silver Certificate. This accreditation recognises our school as amongst the 15% of all the school’s whose GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music and one of the top 129 schools in England. Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM congratulated KAS saying:…

Women in Physics: YR10 Science Visits Open Day at Imperial College London

2nd May 2017

On Tuesday, 28th April, the Science Department took some of the Year 10 girls to The Women in Physics Open Day at Imperial College London. This event was targeted at getting girls interested in physics, with a view to having a career as a physicist, or simply further study in physics. This is the second…

Sixth Form and Crashpad Photo Project

5th April 2017

Sixth Form students from The King Alfred School recently joined a group of young residents from Pilion Trust’s “Crash Pad” at Kings Cross to work on their ongoing collaborative photography project. Together, they are looking at the diverse ways through which young people in London find hope and inspiration. At a time when the Government is cutting housing…

Support the KAS Freedom4girls Campaign

24th March 2017

In response to a recent BBC article revealing that girls in Leeds are missing school due to a lack of access to feminine hygiene products, a group or YR11 students and the KAS Feminism & Gender Equality Club are launching an awareness and fundraising campaign.  The group will have an info booth March 29 -31st…

Maths and Science Collaborate to Solve KAS Hyperloop Problem

21st March 2017

Students are constructing a model Hyperloop as an ongoing project with Conrad, Science. The team recently encountered a problem that science alone could not solve. They turned to maths for a solution—YR11 students Leo and Sam explain their cross-curricular approach to the conundrum. The KAS hyperloop recently encountered a problem. We wanted to know how…

KAS French Drama Festival Impresses Once Again

17th March 2017

King Alfred School recently hosted the annual French Drama Festival for the third time. Fifteen schools entered the competition and the standard was the highest yet. Three judges, Pierre Pillet from the Perse School, Mélissa Milioto from the Embassy of Belgium, and Kara Conti President of KASS, carefully deliberated on the performances and awarded prizes.  There were…

YR13 Photographer in Profile: Leah Gavshon-Sarah, Exhibit March 10th – April 13th

10th March 2017

Someone asked me recently if could define in one sentence what makes a good photograph, I had to think about it (and try to sound informed of course) ….’a photograph that you want to go back to again….. and maybe again and then again’, was the best I had. Leah’s photographs are images I’m drawn…

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