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KES part­ner­ship leads the way in Span­ish lan­guage and cul­tural exchange

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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.

Stu­dents from Years 711 enjoyed meet­ing and work­ing with the Span­ish stu­dents on a range of activ­i­ties such as “speed-​speaking”, where stu­dents ask and answer ques­tions in Span­ish for one minute before mov­ing on to a dif­fer­ent part­ner and “Guess the stu­dent” where stu­dents have to guess the iden­tity of one of their class­mates from a descrip­tion read out in Span­ish by one of the vis­it­ing Span­ish students.

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Span­ish Visitors

Thank you staff and stu­dents who helped host our vis­it­ing Span­ish students!

Spanish medal winners

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.

The Span­ish stu­dents went to all lessons within Key Stage 3 and thor­oughly enjoyed the expe­ri­ence. The grand finale was enter­ing a relay team at Sports Day where they won gold medals.

KES stu­dent have found friends for life and some even went on a trip to Lon­don with their Span­ish bud­dies and the Broad­stairs Eng­lish Cen­tre. We haven’t said good­bye yet though, they will be com­ing back on Thurs­day to watch Oliver!, the school production.

Andy Somers, the Broad­stairs Eng­lish Cen­tre Lia­son Offi­cer, had this to say about the visit:

“Fan­tas­tic feed­back from our Span­ish group that went to King Ethel­bert School. Our stu­dents absolutely loved their two weeks at the school. In par­tic­u­lar the Lan­guages Fac­ulty, but also the whole school were amaz­ing and made sure the stu­dents and the group leader had a bril­liant time. Miss Smith and her team worked tire­lessly to organ­ise the bud­dies and timeta­bles for the group. What a fan­tas­tic fac­ulty they are, some of the best MFL lessons I have ever seen.

Thank you so much for agree­ing to take the group, I hope you had a good expe­ri­ence with the Span­ish vis­i­tors too, and I look for­ward to devel­op­ing fur­ther projects between King Ethel­bert and the Broad­stairs Eng­lish Centre”.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Year 13!

Y13 results 2019We 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 71 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.

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Year 9 Busi­ness Enterprise

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.

Business Of Enterprise

They com­peted against final­ists from other Kent schools, pre­sent­ing their ideas to a judg­ing panel.

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Well Done Year 10!

Our Year 10 Cit­i­zen­ship stu­dents have been work­ing on a whole range of issues, which have got some great pub­lic­ity in this arti­cle pub­lished on The Isle of Thanet News website.

Well done to all those involved!

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