New & noteworthy

Flawless! Saran’s translation of German poem wins prize

29.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Languages

Flawless! Saran’s translation of German poem wins prize

A Year 7 QE boy has won the Greater London prize for German for his age group in a prestigious translation competition. Saran Anderson took the award for his translation...

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Target or trap? Economist tells sixth-formers why the Government’s 2% inflation goal is too low

23.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Economics | Lecture Programme

Target or trap? Economist tells sixth-formers why the Government’s 2% inflation goal is too low

Old Elizabethan academic and economist Sandeep Mazumder queried the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target and suggested it should be higher – not because it is too cautious, but paradoxically...

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Queen Elizabeth’s School and Atom Learning unite to break down barriers for disadvantaged children applying to grammar schools

17.05.2024

Outreach | Partnership

Queen Elizabeth’s School and Atom Learning unite to break down barriers for disadvantaged children applying to grammar schools

QE has teamed up with education technology specialists Atom Learning to support primary school children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Children aged 7–11 who are eligible for Pupil Premium will have free...

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Meeting a Nobel prizewinner

14.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Economics | Trips

Meeting a Nobel prizewinner

Year 12 economists seized the chance to meet Nobel laureate Claudia Goldin – only a short time after writing an essay about her work. Hers was one of three lectures...

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QE pair shine at prestigious conference on international affairs

10.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Debating & public speaking

QE pair shine at prestigious conference on international affairs

Two QE sixth-formers won Top Delegate awards at a Model United Nations conference held at the London School of Economics. Saim Khan and Chanakya Seetharam were part of a nine-strong...

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Peak performance in the Peak District: boys stretch themselves above and below ground, and on water, too

07.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Geography | Trips

Peak performance in the Peak District: boys stretch themselves above and below ground, and on water, too

Year 8 boys enjoyed the challenge of demanding new experiences out in the wilds on a trip to the Peak District. Thirty-five boys took part in activities including mountaineering, canoeing...

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Making QE history! Pupils sing evensong at King’s College Cambridge

03.05.2024

Music | Trips

Making QE history! Pupils sing evensong at King’s College Cambridge

QE’s Chamber Choir relished the opportunity to sing evensong at King’s College Chapel – one of the world’s most famous venues for church choral music. Singing alongside the King’s Voices...

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Birds, basketball, a basilica and fun among the branches – creating memories of a lifetime on QE’s long-running French exchange

01.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Languages | Trips

Birds, basketball, a basilica and fun among the branches – creating memories of a lifetime on QE’s long-running French exchange

Twenty-two Year 8 pupils spent a week soaking up modern French culture and improving their language skills on a trip to eastern France. The group were kept busy with a...

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“Reasoned and powerful” presentation on genetics wins gold award and more than £10,000 for QE sixth-former

29.04.2024

Biology | STEM

“Reasoned and powerful” presentation on genetics wins gold award and more than £10,000 for QE sixth-former

Year 12’s Nikhil Banerjee took first prize in a national competition with his five-minute presentation on the ethics of using genome editing to eradicate genetic diseases. He beat more than...

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Toughing it out: Sir Vince Cable spells out need for resilience on visit to QE

26.04.2024

Academic enrichment | Lecture Programme | Politics

Toughing it out: Sir Vince Cable spells out need for resilience on visit to QE

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable first came to QE in 2016, a few months after losing his Twickenham parliamentary seat and more than a year before he won...

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Gig economy a recipe for growth? Sixth-former’s essay wins international competition

23.04.2024

Academic enrichment | Economics

Gig economy a recipe for growth? Sixth-former’s essay wins international competition

Year 12 pupil Avi Juneja’s essay not only topped the Economics section of a university-run competition but was the overall winner out of more than 5,000 entries. Avi took first...

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Ready to take on the world!

19.04.2024

Academic enrichment | STEM | Trips

Ready to take on the world!

QE boys are now counting down to the VEX Robotics World Championships after three of the School’s teams qualified for the trip to Texas. Teams Gearsquad, Constellation and CircuitBreakers will...

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