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“I may not be black, but I can still see the injustice”: poetry competition responding to BLM

04.08.2020

Academic enrichment | Languages

“I may not be black, but I can still see the injustice”: poetry competition responding to BLM

Pupils in Year 8 and 9 French classes drew inspiration from a poem about racism in a lockdown poetry competition. The starting point for the contest was a poem attributed...

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Nabil’s top performance at Cambridge clears his path on to Yale

31.07.2020

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter | Arts

Nabil’s top performance at Cambridge clears his path on to Yale

Architecture student Nabil Haque has enjoyed stellar academic success in his final year at Jesus College, Cambridge, winning a string of prizes and accolades. Nabil (OE 2010–2017) graduates with the...

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Scholars and citizens: workshops prepare sixth-formers for their place in the wider world

24.07.2020

Academic enrichment | Support & guidance

Scholars and citizens: workshops prepare sixth-formers for their place in the wider world

With their examinations behind them, Year 12 came into School for a series of workshops aimed at helping them prepare for a new academic year and at giving them a...

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The worst of times for some, but the best of times for QE’s young achievers – and so a time to celebrate

16.07.2020

QE Update | School performance | Service

The worst of times for some, but the best of times for QE’s young achievers – and so a time to celebrate

In his video address at this year’s Junior Awards, Headmaster Neil Enright acknowledged that, with the disruption, uncertainties, anxiety and “very real pain” caused by the global pandemic, people might...

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“Brilliant Elizabethans”: Headmaster bids farewell to 2019–2020

16.07.2020

House system | QE Update

“Brilliant Elizabethans”: Headmaster bids farewell to 2019–2020

In his end-of-year message, part of the virtual House Assembly, Headmaster Neil Enright announced the winners of the Eric Shearly House Cup and commended both staff and boys for their...

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Credit where credit’s due: no plagiarism here!

14.07.2020

Academic enrichment | Lower School Science

Credit where credit’s due: no plagiarism here!

Finalists in QE’s Mars Lander project not only impressed with their knowledge of space travel, but also showed they had got to grips with the more down-to-earth requirements of academic research.  Assistant Head (Pupil Progress)...

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A world of difference: Model United Nations Club investigates countries’ perspectives and policies on Covid-19

13.07.2020

Academic enrichment | Debating | Politics

A world of difference: Model United Nations Club investigates countries’ perspectives and policies on Covid-19

While Covid-19 has raged around the world this term, members of QE’s Model United Nations Club have been examining the very different approaches to the pandemic taken around the globe.  The 24 boys involved were...

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Doing the double! Sixth-Form engineers take two major construction industry awards

09.07.2020

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

Doing the double! Sixth-Form engineers take two major construction industry awards

A Year 12 team won both the prestigious Innovation Award and the new People’s Choice Award at the SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards. Competing against entries from leading professional construction firms,...

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Sixth-former’s Economics essay takes top prize in international competition

06.07.2020

Academic enrichment | Economics

Sixth-former’s Economics essay takes top prize in international competition

Year 12’s Sunay Challa was one of the first-prize winners in a prestigious competition for his exploration of how artificial intelligence could help economists solve some of the most pressing...

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Per ardua ad astra: QE boys’ success in lockdown space competition

01.07.2020

Academic enrichment | Physics

Per ardua ad astra: QE boys’ success in lockdown space competition

A QE trio have won a major prize in a digital competition focused on the future of space travel. The team, who are all from the same Year 9 Pearce...

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“Who I was didn’t matter…all he saw was the colour of my skin”

29.06.2020

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Support & guidance

“Who I was didn’t matter…all he saw was the colour of my skin”

Perspective, QE’s new pupil-led forum looking at issues such as race, has been launched and is already going from strength to strength, with involvement from current boys, alumni and senior...

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Beating the ‘porch pirates’: Ashwin’s invention wins international award

26.06.2020

Academic enrichment | Technology

Beating the ‘porch pirates’: Ashwin’s invention wins international award

Year 10 pupil Ashwin Sridhar’s design for a doorstep smart box to stop delivery packages being stolen has won a top prize in an international competition. Ashwin’s device, which he...

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