30 Year 7 students got their first taste of Kingsbury Leadership this Tuesday, they spent the morning learning leadership skills with Ms High. They were then joined by 210 Year 4’s from Kingsbury Green, Oliver Goldsmith, Roe Green, Fryent and St Robert Southwell. The leaders put on a number of engaging and fun activities, getting the young people active whilst working on their physical literacy.
The English Department are pleased to announce that a range of students from Years 7 – 11 that entered the Young Writer’s Poetry Games Writing competition have had their poems published.
These talented writers have taken it upon themselves to write about various topics ranging from underlying issues within the community to comedic and joyful poems.
KHS held a ceremony to commemorate the students’ hard work with hot chocolate, croissants and a spoken word poetry session.
These poems are a true testament to the raw talent, passion and dedication we have to writing at Kingsbury High School. We with them all the success for the future.
In April seventeen students from Years 12 and 13 successfully navigated the trials and obstacles of the academic research process by concluding their extended essays for the AQA EPQ, which is essentially a 5,000 word dissertation for A-level students. In keeping with the dissertation theme, students have to present their findings to an audience of staff and peers, which is the final assessed part of the qualification. Every year, Mr Windrich keeps a video record of the presentations to assist the examiners and these will be placed on eStream in due course.
The point of the projects is to extend learning beyond the A-level specifications and to give students the opportunity to choose their own research topics, thus playing to personal strengths and enthusiasms.
This year has been a great year for considering the wide range of passions and interests our Sixth Form students hold:
Akira Allman (Politics and Philosophy: the merits of pan-Africanism);
Haider Nazerali (the provision of education for hearing-impaired students);
Siham Sahal (clan dynamics in Somalia and the persecution of one group); Pranay Vekaria (Physics: cold fusion as a potential source of energy);
Shaneilla Lewin (why we use certain colours for wedding and funeral garments);
Abeena Devanand (the implications for society of longevity drugs)
Hamza Butt (the merits of drone technology)
Gobindth Kaneshwaran (cryptocurrencies versus fiat currencies)
Adam Badawy (Napoleon: aggressor or defender?);
Wahab Rahmani (Physics: Are we living in a simulation?)
Lemah Islam (Law: on the effectiveness of English law in relation to “honour” crimes)
Nikita Patel (Law: a “good samaritan” law for the UK?)
Don Jayasekera (Medicine: on tackling dengue fever);
Muriel Gilbertson (Law: on English law’s impact on the issue of racial equality)
Aaron Stevens (on military aviation, and the influence of the Horton 229)
Saara Ali (True crime: was the hanging of Hanratty a miscarriage of justice?);
Yasmin Warsame (on the reasons why Somalia might be regarded as a failed state).
The projects are currently being assessed and will be sent to the AQA Exam Board by 15 May. After that, on Thursday 24th May, Year 9 students will be presenting their shorter academic research projects for a related qualification, the HPQ, from 5pm in Tyler’s and Croft Hall. Please support this wonderful event if you can. For further information about this evening, please contact Ms Ruparelia.
Kingsbury High is proud to publish our Ofsted report following an inspection on 20th March. The inspection, which took place with one day’s notice, found that Kingsbury High remains a good school.
The report expresses great confidence in the work of the school, led as it was at the time of the inspection by Ms Regan.
I am particularly proud that the report remarks upon the improved progress made by students in the 2016 and 2017 GCSE examinations. These are the first two year groups to have moved all the way through what we call “the Kingsbury Curriculum”, starting with our Foundation Stage, the Kingsbury Guarantee and graduation.
Further highlights in the report include the continued success of English, high levels of confidence among girls in Maths and the success we have with students from less advantaged backgrounds.
I could go on but we have attached the report so that you can see for yourselves. It’s a great read!
My congratulations to all students and staff who worked so hard for the results referred to, to all who have played a part in guiding the school through the four years since our last report and to our incredibly supportive parents. We share the ambitions you have for your sons and daughters and will do everything we can to push them to further successes.
2010-2017 and 2018
A few of the Year 13 HSLA students (more commonly referred to as red shirt) thought that it would be lovely to invite some student from the Village school to Kingsbury High to participate in several sporting activities. Some of our Year 7 students wanted to join and were thrilled that they were given this opportunity. This event aims to bring both schools together through sport. One of the teachers from the Village School said “this was a fantastic opportunity for 18 students from the Village School to participate in a fully inclusive festival. It was extremely well organised and so much fun. The activities were so well planned – hope that we can repeat the experience again. – Mary Blake
We were extremely happy to hear these words as it shows that our hard work in planning the event has paid off. – Anika Patel Year 13
On Wednesday 18 April, Dr. Matthew Aldridge from UCLH Foundation Trust, delivered a lecture on the topic of Medical Physics.
The lecture opened with an overview of the new Proton Beam Therapy Center, a multimillion-pound project that will be able to offer proton therapy, a new highly precise and effective form of radiology.
From X-rays to PET scans or Gamma cameras, Dr Aldridge took the interested audience over the different imaging techniques which allow medical practitioners to “see” inside our bodies. He explained how Physicists are closely involved in assessing and treating patients.
Medical Physics is one of the fastest growing areas of employment for physicists. Students received a detailed explanation of the different career options and the requirements to enter into the profession. Dr.Aldridge also told the students about the training programs which could lead to a to a career as a clinical or medical technologist.
The lecture ended with an invitation to visit the medical physics facilities of UCLH which was very much appreciated by the students.