New & noteworthy

From parish politics to the global village – QE pupils given food for thought as the world celebrates International Women’s Day

11.03.2021

Support & guidance

From parish politics to the global village – QE pupils given food for thought as the world celebrates International Women’s Day

Pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s School have been celebrating the achievements of women and reflecting on the issues they face, as people around the world marked International Women’s Day (IWD). English...

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Testing, testing! QE on track for a safe and smooth return to classes

09.03.2021

School performance | Support & guidance

Testing, testing! QE on track for a safe and smooth return to classes

Preparations for a safe return to lessons at the School this week are running according to plan, with sixth-formers experiencing a smooth start to the new testing programme yesterday. Years...

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“Strengthening the connection between your ears and fingers”: senior musicians learn jazz improvisation from a master

05.03.2021

Academic enrichment | Music

“Strengthening the connection between your ears and fingers”: senior musicians learn jazz improvisation from a master

Renowned saxophonist, composer and educator Mike Hall kept QE’s senior musicians on their toes with a masterclass on jazz improvisation. His hour-long, richly illustrated, online talk focused on examples of...

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On the money: QE boys’ prognosis for a post-pandemic world wins Bank of England film competition

03.03.2021

Academic enrichment | Economics

On the money: QE boys’ prognosis for a post-pandemic world wins Bank of England film competition

A QE team have won the Year 11 category in the Bank of England’s schools film competition with their analysis of the likely lasting effects of the pandemic on business...

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Blazing a trail for QE’s linguists

01.03.2021

Academic enrichment | Languages

Blazing a trail for QE’s linguists

A national French debating competition is to become an annual fixture in the QE calendar after two Sixth Form teams showed the way with strong performances. With only a week’s...

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Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

26.02.2021

Alumni | Religion & Society | Support & guidance

Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

Benjamin Cohen, founder and CEO of PinkNews, dotcom success story and broadcaster, spoke to current pupils as part of LGBT+ History Month. Benjamin, who was at QE from 1993–1998, took...

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Consider the pupfish!

25.02.2021

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing

Consider the pupfish!

The latest episode of the Roundness podcast series from The Queen’s Library highlights the grave unintended consequences that can arise from man-made changes to the environment. Podcaster Surya Bowyer, QE’s...

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Keon wins international competition with out-of-this-world bulldozer design

22.02.2021

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

Keon wins international competition with out-of-this-world bulldozer design

Year 8 pupil Keon Robert has won an international 3D design challenge with his idea for a solar-powered bulldozer with special caterpillar tracks based on those used on Moon rovers....

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Success in “welcome distraction” of online Cambridge Chemistry Race

12.02.2021

Academic enrichment | Chemistry

Success in “welcome distraction” of online Cambridge Chemistry Race

A team of Sixth Form scientists were among the front-runners in a prestigious national Chemistry competition run by Cambridge University and a university in the Czech Republic. QE’s Chem Taj...

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Max’s positive message on mental health in the pandemic

05.02.2021

Alumni | Support & guidance

Light at the end of the tunnel: Max’s positive message on mental health in the pandemic

Old Elizabethan Max Hassell gave a virtual talk for senior pupils on his experiences with ADHD, anxiety and depression as the country marked Children’s Mental Health Week. In the lunchtime...

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Home, our refuge from lockdown silence and sadness

03.02.2021

English

Home, our refuge from lockdown silence and sadness

Year 10 boy Arjun Patel has won the plaudits of his teachers for an account of life in lockdown that ends with an unexpectedly positive twist. Arjun was ‘highly commended’...

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Finding le mot juste

02.02.2021

Languages

Finding le mot juste

Linguists from every year took part in a new QE competition named after a well-known literary translator. In the Anthea Bell Translation Competition, the Languages department invited pupils to translate...

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