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The History Trip to Berlin

Seventy-eight King’s College History and German pupils are currently visiting Berlin. This is a trip of great value and also of great emotion. The pupils have enjoyed the sights of this historic, cosmopolitan, vibrant city. 
    
 
After little sleep and an early breakfast, they visited the Brandenburg Gate (where Prussian royalty once entered the city.) They then saw the American section of the Berlin Wall and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum (which separated East and West Berliners for 28 years.) The group paid their respects at the Holocaust memorial, which they found deeply moving. 
 
  
 
Following this, they visited Wannsee (the site of the Wannseekonferenz) whose beauty is in stark contrast to the awful plans being made there in 1942. 
 
  
 
The second day was incredibly difficult emotionally for pupils and staff. They visited the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. In this camp, over 200,000 prisoners were interned for being political opponents, Jewish, Sinti and Roma people, homosexuals and so-called “career criminals” and “anti-socials”.




Snow Joke for the Ski Trip

 
The King’s College ski trip to Panticosa didn’t seem like it would live up to its name on the first day. The group couldn’t ski because there was too little snow on the lower slopes and winds of upto 100 km per hour on the higher slopes. They kept their spirits up with a bowling trip. Today, however, there was more than enough snow.




State of the Art Chemistry Equipment

  
King´s College Alicante Chemistry A-Level students were in the lab this week using a set of new digital melting point apparatus to determine the identity and purity of amino acids during their organic chemistry investigations. These state of the art instruments are highly prized in the field of forensics and analytical chemistry.




Volleyball Champion!

At King’s College College Alicante, we are very proud that a number of our students compete in their chosen sports at an elite level. This year, one of our elite athletes, Paz, was selected to be the captain of the Alicante Volleyball Team. The team won the Valencian Community Volleyball Championship.
 
Paz has since been selected to play in the Valencian Community Team, competing against other teams in Spain in the Spanish Championship. She is one of the youngest in her category. Paz trains with two teams - her own age category and the senior team (above her age category.) This success is hard-earned as Paz trains daily for around four hours per day! Good luck and congratulations, Paz!
 
        




King's College Scholars Awards Evening

Last week, twenty-seven King's College Alicante students went to Madrid to receive their prizes for academic excellence. The formal occasion was marked by speeches and a sumptuous formal dinner at the luxurious five-star Mirasierra hotel and the students looked stunning. The parents in attendance brimmed with pride and the hotel and train staff commented on the exemplary behaviour, manners and comportment of the students. The following day, the students explored Madrid in groups before travelling back to Alicante.
 




Allez! Fencing Championship Success for Laura

This weekend, Laura from year 11 participated in the Valencian Community sword fencing championship in Castéllon. Laura began sword fencing as part of her Duke of Edinburgh challenge and has made such rapid progress that she took the second place for her age category. Laura's family are very proud of Laura's dedication to the sport and back her 'to the hilt'. We, at King´s College, are very impressed with her hard work in fencing and the Duke of Edinburgh project. Congratulations, Laura!
 




Allez! Fencing Championship Success for Laura!

This weekend, Laura from year 11 participated in the Valencian Community sword fencing championship in Castéllon. Laura began sword fencing as part of her Duke of Edinburgh challenge and has made such rapid progress that she took the second place for her age category. Laura's family are very proud of Laura's dedication to the sport and back her 'to the hilt'. We, at King´s College, are very impressed with her hard work in fencing and the Duke of Edinburgh project. Congratulations, Laura!
 




Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards

We are delighted to announce that Pearson has acknowledged the hard work of our pupils with the award of 7 Outstanding Learner Awards for the Summer 2019 session.
 
Each year Pearson Examination Board awards certificates to the top performing candidates in the summer examination season.  Out of 58 awarded in Spain, King's College Alicante was awarded 7!
 
Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding achievements:
 
Carlos, Y11,  Highest Mark in Spain for GCSE Physical Education
Sergio, Y13, Highest Mark in Spain for GCE Chemistry
Pablo, Y13, Highest Mark in Spain for GCE Further Mathematics
Aline, Y11, Highest Mark in Europe for International GCSE English Language
Sergio, Y13, Highest Mark in Europe for GCE Mathematics
Pablo, Y13, Highest Mark in the World for GCE Physics
Uma, Y13, Highest Mark in the World for GCE Spanish
 
Congratulations to the students and their teachers!