Category: Academic

What is History?

21st September 2021

On Tuesday 21st September, our 1st Form boys and girls were treated to an extra special lesson by Hannah from the National Archives in London, delivered on Zoom in the Selbourne Room. First of all, they discussed what History is and debated whether it was about just important things which happened in the past before…

Pupils on cloud nine after record breaking GCSE/iGCSE results

12th August 2021

After the uncertainty over the past 18 months, pupils are celebrating a record-breaking haul of top grades. Head, Joanna Wright, commented: “Today, we celebrate with our pupils who have received their best possible results, not through artificial inflation of grades – but through their talents, determination and resilience. “Their effort has been exceptional – it…

Impressive A-level results as we invest for the future

10th August 2021

There was another day of celebration as our pupils continued to achieve impressive grades. On the back of the School significantly exceeding the world average for results in the International Baccalaureate, where pupils study 6 subjects, today A-level pupils, who have focused their study on 3 subjects, are being praised with all grades being awarded…

Best ever IB results

6th July 2021

Pupils following the IB Diploma Programme have, today, demonstrated their credentials, as knowledgeable, reflective and principled learners, with an outstanding set of results, scoring 35.9 points on average compared to the global average of 33.0. Pupils have had to grapple with considerable disruption to their learning, but through the School’s innovative approach to online teaching…

4th Form Get a Taste of Sixth Form

12th June 2021

On the 10th and 11th of June, the 4th Form got the chance to experience life in the Sixth Form with their ‘Sixth Form subject taster day’. The King Edward’s Sixth Form offers a large number of different IB and A-level subjects, and it can be a difficult task for younger pupils to choose what…

Living Through History

16th March 2021

Last week the History Department, in collaboration with the Development Department, presented ‘King Edward’s: Living through History’. A total of five Old Witleians, including both former staff and former pupils, zoomed into History lessons to speak to the pupils about their personal experiences of some of the events pupils study. These sessions shared a unique…

Ex-cricketer talks about gambling

7th December 2020

The Sixth Form ‘Inspire Speaker Series’ on Friday 4 December was given by former first-class cricketer and recovering gambler Patrick Foster. Mr Foster gave a powerful and heartfelt 45 minute talk about his life’s successes and achievements and how it almost ended through an uncontrollable addiction to gambling. Born in Africa in 1987, his family…

New Head Boy, Head Girl and Head of School one-minute Q & A

16th October 2020

King Edward’s new Head Boy, Head Girl and Head of School were all announced this week. Each brings their own objectives and aspirations to the role. A new start, we look forward to the three Upper Sixth pupils putting their ideas into practice. Meet and hear about their objectives over the coming year while at…

Sixth Form Programme discusses racism

12th October 2020

Every week the King Edward’s Witley Sixth Form pupils attend an event organised by Mr Richard Davies, Head of Sixth Form. The pre-scheduled Programme lasts for an hour focusing on a different subject each time. The series ranges from workshops and lectures to discussions and guest talks. The most recent in the series was a…

Our first virtual Sixth Form Options Evening

23rd September 2020

We are delighted to announce that our very first virtual Sixth Form Options Evening taking place this evening and hosted on our website, is now live – please click here to view the full page.  Our live Q&A will start at 18.30 on the live YouTube stream and run for about half an hour. Your…

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