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Meera Syal Visit Brings Literature to Life

9th October 2023

KAS Literature is a school directed course (SDC) that the School introduced this year as an alternative to the GCSE Literature qualification. This exciting development comes from the School wanting…

GCSE Students Celebrate Well-Deserved Results

25th August 2022

Students across Year 11 were feeling proud today as they recorded an excellent set of GCSE grades. KAS continued to demonstrate how we support all of our students to achieve…

Head’s Blog – What are the alternatives to GCSEs?

13th December 2021

For many schools the exams hiatus caused by Covid increased the desire to explore different forms of assessment, particularly at GCSE level. In a recent article for the Times Educational…

Year 11 Graduation and Prom 2021

21st June 2021

The never-ending assessment period was over, the sun had come out and it was time to say goodbye to our intrepid Y11 students who have had a turbulent last couple…

Meet the teachers – The MFL Department

4th February 2021

  In order to really get to know our wonderful Modern Languages Department they asked their own students to interview them in their respective languages. Every day really is a…

Pizza and Physics Evening for Y11

26th November 2020

On Friday 20th November the Science Department hosted a Physics Lecture and Pizza evening for the Year 11 triple scientists. Oxford University are broadcasting their public lectures virtually this year…

Autumn team-building days

20th October 2020

As students move into new year groups, the Autumn term is traditionally a time when we take Year groups off site. This year we’re not able to provide residential camps…

Drawing with light – Y10 photography

7th October 2020

“Year 10 photographers have continued in their exploration of camera-less photography with a session on photograms. These light drawings go right back to the origins of photography and are simply…

Head’s Blog –
‘The Terror’ of exam-driven assessment

1st October 2020

As part of the Rethinking Assessment group, our Head, Robert, is helping to drive conversations around GCSE reform. Rethinking Assessment is a group of state, independent and special schools, business…

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