July 2019 Letter
- Written by V Willis
Almost 500 visiting Spanish students have taken part in KES Spanish classes as part of our partnership with London House School of English this year. The partnership offers something unique and practical for students of Spanish at KES and for the Spanish students coming to London House to improve their English skills.
Thank you staff and students who helped host our visiting Spanish students!
We were really lucky to host a group of 14 students from Madrid within our school last week. We teamed them up with students from Years 8, 9 and 12 who acted as their buddies. We are really proud of how welcoming all our students and staff were throughout the visit.
We are incredibly pleased to share another set of excellent results with you. Students in the sixth form at King Ethelbert School study the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP). The IBCP is a rigorous qualification where students study one BTEC Level 3 course and 2 IB Diploma Programme courses, graded on a 7 – 1 scale, as well as pass a unique IBCP core comprising a personal and professional skills course, service learning, a reflective project and language acquisition. The school has received global recognition for the inspirational leadership and delivery of the IBCP. King Ethelbert School are proud to have been a pilot school, running the IBCP since 2011. This year saw a 92% pass rate including 24 out of a possible 70 grades being IB grades 5 and above.
On Friday 5th July, a group of six Year 9 students travelled to London for the Business of Enterprise finals. It was held in the city at the Natwest headquarters.
They competed against finalists from other Kent schools, presenting their ideas to a judging panel.
Their idea was for a Clean Green Machine, that would be used to clean up our beaches using a sand filtration system. They were questioned about their product in detail by the judges and had to argue why their idea would be a success.
They were confident, knowledgeable and had spent time researching and financing their idea. They were amazing and won the ‘Best Written Presentation’ award, despite brilliant competition from mostly older Year 10 pupils.