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Queen Elizabeth’s School is best in country for places at top universities, according to new Government analysis

20.05.2019

School performance

Queen Elizabeth’s School is best in country for places at top universities, according to new Government analysis

Queen Elizabeth’s School consistently sends more pupils to Russell Group universities than any other school in the country, new Government figures reveal. The Department for Education analysed data showing how...

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Smoke and mirrors: boys see for themselves the truth behind the horrors of war

17.05.2019

History | Trips

Smoke and mirrors: boys see for themselves the truth behind the horrors of war

This year’s trip to key European battlefield sites contained a special addition – a detour to Versailles, where the eponymous treaty setting out reparations after the end of the First...

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Proud to be different: Paralympian urges hard work and kindness

14.05.2019

Lecture Programme | Sport | Support & guidance

Proud to be different: Paralympian urges hard work and kindness

Medal-winning Paralaympian Amy Marren inspired Year 7 boys when she visited to give a guest assembly – but also stressed the hard work, planning and discipline needed to combine her...

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Top physicists honoured at national prize-giving

10.05.2019

Academic enrichment | Physics

Top physicists honoured at national prize-giving

Two senior pupils were invited to attend a special awards ceremony after their impressive performances in the élite British Physics Olympiad competitions. Year 11’s Tanishq Mehta was a gold award-winner...

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QE lays foundation for Richard’s flourishing film-scoring career

09.05.2019

Alumni | Music

QE lays foundation for Richard’s flourishing film-scoring career

Richard Collins is now an award-winning composer writing bespoke music for film, TV and games, with his first musical release and collaboration with Universal’s Aurora Production Music label just out....

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‘Spit’ and sulphur, ‘icky’ mud and pizza – stimulating the senses on Geography trip

07.05.2019

Geography | tours

‘Spit’ and sulphur, ‘icky’ mud and pizza – stimulating the senses on Geography trip

From enjoying spectacular views near the summit of Mount Etna to learning how to make their own pizzas, QE’s younger pupils sampled Sicily’s best on a Geography tour. Forty-one boys...

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Trio’s terrific performance puts them among the mathematical élite – while one boy achieves perfection

02.05.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Trio’s terrific performance puts them among the mathematical élite – while one boy achieves perfection

This year’s leading national Mathematics competition for Years 9–11 features a QE boy in each 50-strong group of the top prize-winners. Across the whole country, only 50 young mathematicians from...

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World-beater: Veli’s global role with fast-expanding media agency

29.04.2019

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

World-beater: Veli’s global role with fast-expanding media agency

When Veli Aghdiran graduated from Cambridge in the depths of the 2008 crash, he wasn’t sure exactly what he did want to do, but he was at least clear about...

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Top three finish for QE in prestigious national Chemistry competition

26.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Chemistry

Top three finish for QE in prestigious national Chemistry competition

Having swept other schools aside to win the regional round of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition, QE went on to take third place at the...

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Making a child’s dream come true: alumni raise money for Sri Lanka education charity

24.04.2019

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

Making a child’s dream come true: alumni raise money for Sri Lanka education charity

Three Old Elizabethan medics are among a group of London healthcare students who have teamed up to sponsor a child’s education in Sri Lanka. Raahul Niranchanan (2010–2017), Vipushan Konesalingam (2010-2016)...

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Rising legal stars soar in competition’s national final

20.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Debating | Religion & Society | Trips

Rising legal stars soar in competition’s national final

QE pupils stormed through the early stages of the Bar Mock Trial National Final and drew praise from real-life judges and barristers for their performances. The team reached the competition’s...

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Recounting the rise and fall – and rise again – of Classics at QE

17.04.2019

Alumni | Languages | Old Elizabethans'

Recounting the rise and fall – and rise again – of Classics at QE

Old Elizabethan Professor P J Rhodes, a leading ancient historian, highlights a QE connection in a new academic tribute to one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek art. Peter...

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