Geographers navigate to third place

QE hosted the local round of a national Geographical Association face-to-face quiz. The QE team of three narrowly lost out in a high-quality competition to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ and City of London schools.

The Worldwise Geography Quiz is an important way of engaging boys with the subject, whilst providing an opportunity for them to meet students from other schools,” said Geography teacher Sarah Jones. “Our team did well to finish third in a field that included teams from other high-performing schools.” The QE team was made up of Valavan Ananthakumaraswamy, Yash Patel and Pranesh Varadarajan, all of Year 10 (left to right, pictured below).

""It is the sixth time that QE has hosted the competition, which included teams from eight schools. The quiz consisted of eight rounds, ranging from Geography in the News to Map Skills. “It was great fun to organise and brilliant training the team,” said Dr Jones.

Here is a sample of the questions from the round entitled Alphabet Run:

  • What A is a landlocked state in the Pyrenees? (Answer – Andorra)
  • What B is the bureaucratic capital of the European Union? (Answer – Brussels)
  • What C is another name for a cwm or cirque? (Answer – Corrie)