Academic departments

Queen Elizabeth’s School delivers an ambitious curriculum that is progressive, where appropriate, yet adheres closely to traditional standards of academic rigour.

Academic departments

Our reputation for academic success is based heavily on detailed, regular assessment and monitoring of each boy’s learning. Parents also form an integral part of the success equation: our home-school partnerships set out exactly how parents can help their son achieve to the full extent of his ability, with the School playing its part by providing parents with plenty of detailed feedback on each boy’s progress. Lunchtime clinics run by every department provide help both to boys who on the one hand are experiencing difficulties in a particular area, or on the other wish to explore classroom topics in more depth.

Across the curriculum, there are many further enrichment opportunities intended to stimulate and inspire boys, including visiting speakers, local and national competitions and visits such as geography field trips and visits to conferences. The School has invested in the latest technologies to ensure that pupils have full access both to the wide range of resources on the School’s own network and to the world wide web.

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20/10/2017 - Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder returns to QE

On his first visit back to QE since leaving the School 23 years ago, successful barrister and TV celebrity Robert Rinder had some serious advice for the boys – but gave a talk that was characteristically entertaining, too.

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19/10/2017 - Stepping beyond human knowledge: one giant leap for machines

Old Elizabethan Demis Hassabis’s company, DeepMind, has made another major advance in artificial intelligence: its supercomputer program has taught itself to become the world’s best Go player, without any guidance from human beings.

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19/10/2017 - QE awards first-ever Drama colours: and the winner is…

Queen Elizabeth’s School has awarded its first colours for drama, with seven senior boys being honoured.

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