Upper Sixth Foundation Studies

The upper sixth Foundation Studies program has been developed to offer our students a break from academic study whilst learning new and interesting skills.

Depending on other timetable commitments students may undertake as many as five Foundation Studies courses in the upper sixth year. Each course takes place over a block of four, or less usually three, Tuesday afternoon sessions in the Autumn and Spring terms.

The dates of the six blocks in 2015-16 are:

  • Block 1 : 8 Sep , 15 Sep , 22 Sep , 29 Sep
  • Block 2 : 6 Oct , 13 Oct , 20 Oct , 3 Nov
  • Block 3 : 24 Nov , 1 Dec , 8 Dec , 15 Dec
  • Block 4 : 5 Jan , 12 Jan, 19 Jan , 26 Jan
  • Block 5 : 2 Feb , 9 Feb , 23 Feb
  • Block 6 : 8 Mar , 15 Mar , 22 Mar

 

Students choose courses from a wide range; some are practical in nature and some more intellectual, but they all are intended to be stimulating and fun. The courses on offer this year are detailed below.

Students will be told, via their group base tutors, of their course allocations the week before the start of each block:

THE BLUFFERS GUIDE TO CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course. Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

FOREST SCHOOL

In this course, small groups of sixth formers travel to the KES Prep school at Stroud and help out as some of the youngest members of our extended KES family learn whilst having fun outdoors in Stroud's extensive grounds.

FOUR BIG IDEAS

A provocative introduction to some of the big questions in philosophy; science, faith, morality and the nature of truth. If you have an open mind and are prepared to argue your case then this is for you, but be warned your comfortable certainties may be in danger

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university.

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.. .

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school!

TRAVEL WISER

A practical and interactive course to help students plan their travels efficiently, cheaply and safely. From how to book a flight to what to do when you lose your wallet in a far away country, this is a must for any one intending to take a gap year.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.

 

CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



CHARITY PLANNING

Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Are you interested in design, architecture or engineering? This is your opportunity to learn how to use state of the art software and rapid prototyping technology. Using Solidworks (an industry standard computer package for designers and engineers) you will learn how to draw a 3D model on screen and turn it into a physical product using the 3D printer. 

This technology is increasingly used in a variety of fields, from food to medicine and is capable of producing complex one off or bespoke designs. This short course would be beneficial to any student who wants to expand their design skills and want to try your hand at 3D modelling.

COOKERY

Always one of the most popular options, over the course of four weeks you will cook four different, simple but tasty dishes. Most of the ingredients are provided but you will have to bring a dish if you want to take the finished product home.

CRASH COURSE IN CULTURE

This course is designed to bring you culturally up to speed just in time for those University balls and Dinner Parties. ‘What do think of the rise of the YBA? Do you know your Gormelys from your Freuds? Can you articulate a well-informed opinion? We will visit Southampton Art Gallery, to get personal with some great pieces, cast an eye on Architecture in all its guises, and end with a glance at understanding etiquette, from choosing a wine to coping at a formal dinner.

DANCE

Share your enjoyment for dance with others! Pupils from Crestwood Community School have been invited to join KES pupils for this course.  Whether you can dance or not, you will enjoy being introduced to a variety of styles including salsa, tango, waltz, lindy-hop and the Charleston. You can learn together and teach others. This new exciting opportunity can only happen if you sign up for this! Don’t be shy and join in the fun!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Intended to give you a broader understanding of digital photography and how images can be manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. Create a Julian Opie style portrait of yourself, or seamlessly blend yourself into a famous image from history. Be creative, enjoy yourself and improve your IT skills at the same time.

 

FIRST AID

Learn some first aid skills with an experienced member of the Red Cross. At the end of four weeks you should qualify for the Red Crossʼs most basic certificate, but more importantly what you learn might one day save someoneʼs life.

LIFE TO THE MAX

This is an opportunity to simply chat about one of the most influential personal development and business management books of all time – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Some reading will be needed before each session. However, the atmosphere will be very informal, with each session being held at Costa Coffee, near the railway station. So do come with some money to buy coffee and cake! Some of the topics we will cover will be: being proactive, managing your time, setting goals, communication and relationships, working in a team, personal renewal and relaxation – all of which could make a difference to you now as well as in years to come. An open mind and a willingness to participate in a healthy critical debate are welcome.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Have fun whilst developing your leadership and teamwork skills though practical activities and initiative exercises. Build strange devices out of rope, planks and barrels as you compete in teams against each other.

MODEL ROCKETRY

Model rocketry has been around for decades and there are a number of internet outlets from which one can buy simple kits. Using black powder motors the rockets built from these kits will fly from the School field to heights well above the clock tower. We will start with simple, tried and tested, kits but quickly move on to building our own designs from scratch. It is a fun way to demonstrate some straightforward physics and would be a useful talking point for anyone thinking of physics or engineering at university. 

NETBALL UMPIRING

If you want to feel more confident when umpiring the Junior House Netball matches, or if you just want to find out more about the rules and gameplay of this popular sport, or even if you just want to blow a whistle and stamp down some authority, then this is the choice for you- It takes more than just a whistle to be a good official!

POWER BOATING

This course will teach power boat handling and seamanship using a combination of theory sessions in school and practical sessions using the RIBS at Weston Sailing Club. At the end of this course you should be qualified, depending on experience, to RYA level 1 or 2. The level 2 qualification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence and should allow you to drive a safety boat at most Sailing Clubs.

 

PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMS

Psychology is the study of behaviour, and topics such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s and mental health have been the focus of many an Oscar-winning film. Through looking at some of the best of what the cinematic world has offered us we look at mental health, degeneration and behavioural patterns, via Hollywood. There will be explanation and debate about what makes these films depict syndromes and disorders well. Suitable for both psychology and non-psychology students.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have always thought that those who stand up in assembly are super-human, and wonder how they manage to get their message across, then this choice may be for you. We will look at speaking to groups: what you say, how you say it, and for how long. Having looked at speeches, poetry recital, reading from books and newspapers, we will then contemplate doing an assembly. There will be one booked that you will have the opportunity to take part in. This is not a course for those who already see themselves as competent speakers, but for those who know they would like to improve their confidence in this area.

ROBOTICS

Learn how to construct robots from a range of off the shelf units then using dedicated software, program them for simple tasks like following a line or sorting objects by shape and colour. Good fun and also a great talking point for anyone thinking of applying for a course in engineering.

SCIENCE ROADSHOW 

 

This course is about preparing materials, scripts and literature for a variety of presentations that will be offered to local junior and prep schools. It will appeal to creative, scientific and technical students; we will preparing colour brochures to be sent to local schools and you will get the opportunity to see how your work enthuses and excites young audiences.

 

SELF DEFENCE

Matt Marshall of the Southampton Taekwondo Academy will teach you the basics of his sport, with an emphasis on how to use its techniques to defend yourself.

SIGN LANGUAGE

With considerable emphasis on verbal and written channels of communication it is easy to overlook how much can be conveyed by gesture and body language. Sign language uses communication skills that are naturally available and which are the first develop. This course will cover useful signs for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that will enable you to communicate with many non-verbal people as well as facilitating communication with other signers across noisy rooms.

SOIL TO SOUP

Help to contribute to our ‘green flag’ status by frolicking through the foliage and buzzing with enthusiasm for all things ecological. The allotment needs tending and the bees need inspecting. This is very much a seasonal option and all you need is a pair of wellies, appropriate clothing and a willingness to be in the open air. Protective clothing for bee hive inspection can be supplied by the school.

THINKING MORE DEEPLY

The intention here is for students to be encouraged to question and engage with their subjects beyond that of merely ‘learning the facts’.  The intention here is to take up this challenge. Issues such as: Does it really matter who wrote Hamlet? Does Science offer certainty? Is a map the best way of representing the world? Is morality merely the airing of preferences? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This is a chance for you to question many of your assumptions and also to prepare yourself for the sort of interrogation that a university interview offers.

VIDEO EDITING

Using a variety of software this course will teach you the basics of video editing. You will record a short piece of video and learn how to improve it by creative editing and to export the finished video into various formats including web based podcasts.

YEARBOOK

This project is, intended to develop reporting, writing and editing skills through the creation of an upper sixth yearbook. There will be a small team in charge of the project and others will join the team for four weeks at a time to write specific sections.



Many fantastic charitable projects run at KES and this is your chance to see how it all fits together and to help organise the year’s events. Start by choosing, buying and delivering toys for the toy appeal, then help to put together the charity calendar for the spring; prepare posters, update the website and much more!