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Year 9 Abstract Fashion Workshop

22nd January 2016

On Wednesday 13 January, the whole YR9 year group spent a day in the Art rooms looking at, learning about and creating their own Fashion designs. As a culmination of their “Abstraction” project, their brief was to make a life-size costume or dress inspired by the work of an abstract artist and a contemporary fashion designer. They…

KAS International Pen Pals

15th January 2016

KAS students are engaging in a number of international pen pal correspondence agreements this year. These letter exchanges are helping students practice their language skills, learn about other cultures and make friends around the world. Japan Club Pen Pals In Japan club this week we received letters from a Japanese school called Ichinomiya which an…

KAS Ski Trip 2015

10th January 2016

The annual KAS ski trip was a great success with fantastic ski conditions. You can see students and staff enjoying their time on the slopes in the Ski Trip 2015 Photogallery.  More photos are available on the Ski Trip blog-contact Sheila or Jeff if you are a KAS parent and would like the link. Students who…

Old Alfredian Named 2015 Turner Prize Winner

17th December 2015

The King Alfred School was proud to see Old Alfredian Anthony Meacock in the news as one of the winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. Anthony is a founding member of Assemble, a collective of artists, designers and architects who won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. Created six years ago, Assemble is a London-based group that “designs,…

Happy Holidays from The King Alfred School!

12th December 2015

We had a lovely last week of term, with plenty of Christmas cheer as we prepared to head off for the holidays. Students were busy with form parties, the annual Christmas concert, festive outings including ice-skating, an all school sing song, and a delicious Christmas lunch prepared by Christine and the kitchen team. On the…

KAS Pre U Student Achieves Highest National Grade, Lens Based Media

11th December 2015

  When I am not and none beside— Nor earth nor sea nor cloudless sky— But only spirit wandering wide Through infinite immensity. – Emily Bronte, I Am Happiest When Most Away   We were thrilled to hear that KAS Photography student Milla achieved the highest mark nationally on the Cambridge Pre U Photography and Lens…

Patterns: Year 7 Art Research and Making Project

5th December 2015

  Year 7 Art students have been studying patterns this term. Their research included an outing to the V&A, where they viewed a selection of textile designs. Students then channeled their research and inspiration into printing patterns of their own. The image shown above, which incorporates a number of the patterns created by Year 7…

Spring 2015 KAS Sixth Form Academic Lecture Series Announced

1st December 2015

  We’re pleased to anounce the speaker list for the Spring 2015 series The KAS Academic Lecture Series continues next term with an excellent line up that is certain to leave Sixth Form students enlightened. We’re pleased to announce that author Esther Freud, journalist Jon Ronson, historian Angus Lockyer, newspaper editor Tony Gallagher, and political…

Year 12 Performing Arts BTEC Taster Sessions

30th November 2015

Do you know anyone interested in studying vocational Performing Arts in September 2016? Last year, we added an exciting new course to our Sixth Form program for students wishing to go down the vocational rather than academic route.  This is an opportunity to explore the Performing Arts from a professional and practical position. Regular theatre…

Student Report: Year 9 Battlefields Trip

15th November 2015

  Year 9 recently went on a history trip to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme which was based on our studies of World War 1 at school. It was a very moving trip which helped to reflect the consequences of war. On our trip we visited famous cemeteries such as the Tyne Cot…

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