It has been a very busy two
weeks for Year 12 students, who have been participating in a number of workshop
and programmes, preparing them for life after KHS. As previously reported they took part in employability
days, UCAS evening, university visits and their busy schedule ended with a very
enjoyable team-building day, where students were asked to rise to the challenge
of a series of physical, sporting and mental challenges, and did so with
We are already looking ahead to next year’s programme, having
been inspired by the quality of the guidance and advice delivered by external
providers and seeking, as ever, to build upon what we are able to offer
in-house for our students.
Thanks to the Sixth Form Management Team for putting the
arrangements in place and the many teachers over the two weeks who gave their
time to support the students in these activities.
The Sixth Form’s clear focus
this half-term has been on preparing Year 12 students for UCAS, apprenticeships
and careers beyond Kingsbury High School.
One of the events was a varied and interesting Employability
Day. The Employability Day gave every student the chance to test their
leadership skills (provided by Montium), develop confidence for interviews and
work through assessment centre activities. Former students came in to talk
about gap years, clinical specialism, helping children with heart problems at
the Evelina Children Hospital in London, HR and being a senior mechanical engineer
at McLaren. Thank you to our alumni and organisations for contributing to a
stimulating and enriching day for our current Sixth Form students.
This week we welcomed back the Sixth Form students to an
evening of celebration. Every year we invite the students after their exams to
this special event. The evening started with some food and refreshments in K
Hall where students had to opportunity to catch up with their peers. This was
followed by the main presentation in K Hall. Everyone enjoyed a video showing
their highlights and time at the school and Sixth Form as well as a video
created by last year’s Headgirl, bringing back some great memories from the
To conclude the evening, staff presented 10 prestigious
awards to the following students:
Shobana & Laavanya
Yoganayam Prize for Outstanding Success in Chemistry went to Hassan
Douglas Peacock Memorial
Award for Highest Achievement in Chemistry went to Pranay Vekaria
Richard Vaizey Memorial
Award for a student noted for their intellectual curiosity went
to Hamza Butt
Professor John Marks
Memorial Award to support deserving applicants to Oxbridge went
to Wahab Rahmani
John Wyles Memorial Award
for Achievement in Face of Adversity went to Pritesh Parekh
Reading List Foundation,
a Scholoarship of £250 For an exceptional Year 13 student from a low income
background, starting university to fund reading resources went to Sankari
Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the
School went to Livya Mathialagan Pal
Roger Stone Memorial Award
for Outstanding Public Service to the School Community went to Abitha
The Phillip Snell Award
for the Greatest Overall Improvement went to Rachel Ayodele
Student of the Year
is awarded to the student who stands out in terms of all round excellence
went to Jumana Elsheikh Ali.
Well done to all of the Year 13s and good luck with your A
Last Thursday the KHS Sixth Form Centre organised its annual
UCAS evening. Top universities such as Brunel and City came to the school for
our Year 12 students to meet, discuss courses with, take course details away
with them or simply ask questions about life at the various destinations.
The students, parents and carers got to sit through an
informative talk by our staff and Leicester University, explaining different
paths students can take and how to deal with the UCAS applications and
challenging decision that our students will have to make.
This information evening is one of the many supportive events
KHS organises in order to support our students make the right decisions.
Today in a special Sixth Form Assembly our 2018/2019 Headgirl Jumana Elsheikh Ali had the honours of announcing the 2019/ 2020 Prefect Team.
As she said in her speech, decisions we not made easily, as so many students have such fantastic backgrounds and exceeded in their interviews. We would like to congratulate Andrei Roman and Duvina Toolsee on becoming the new Headboy and Headgirl.
Their deputies are Eftekhar Ahmed, Jordan Khanu, Nancy Abdulay, Arezo Alizadeh-Meghrazi and Khushi Patel. They will be supported by this year’s Prefects Jaival Patel, Dilkush Punja, Derico Williams, Joel Amoafo Bediako, Samuel Mongare, Stefan Marcu, Fawaz Sajid, Sami Bouroujou, Nicole Roman, Shruti Hirani, Bhavini Patel, Thabina Mohan, Sulakna Herath, Zayna Ahmed, Renee Worrell, Vamini Mepani, Yalda Yama, Kiya Hirani, Shaniya Sanghani, Monica Mootealoo, Virali Patel, Keisha Patel, Diya Patel.
Year 13 students gathered for the last time at their Leavers’ Assembly on Friday 24 May. The 2 hour event featured a heart-felt goodbye from retiring Headteacher, Mr Waxman, who shared his history school report!
There was a thank you to all tutors and the Sixth Form team for their support, especially for processing over 150 UCAS reports. Some key sporting memories from Year 7 onwards were enjoyed by a packed study room and, finally, some tongue-in-cheek awards for students, carefully created by Ms Hollingworth, Mrs Mohan and Mrs Cox.
Year 13 then attended their final social event with bouncy castle, curry and live music! Heads down for exams now and then we will see you all again on 1 July for our Year 13 Evening of Celebration at which more serious awards are handed out to acknowledge the great things you do both in the classroom and outside.
The journey to the all London final at HSBC in Canary Wharf on Monday 3 June was a tough one: beating five top independent schools on the way to earn their place.
However, the competition at the next level was even tougher: facing teams that were mainly from top independent schools once again. St. Paul’s School (which, incidentally, previously won the European final); Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School; Emanuel School (Independent) and Channing School (Independent). To give you an idea of the level of competition one team sang their presentation in rhyme! The overall winners, who deserved their place, it has to be said, were Channing School but Kingsbury High School were a credible ‘runners up’ with an amazing accolade from a key YE judge and senior manager at HSBC. With the level of competition being so fierce, our team were amazing and deserve credit for getting so far.