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Schools Minister praises QE for “continuing the drive towards higher academic standards”

08.04.2019

School performance

Schools Minister praises QE for “continuing the drive towards higher academic standards”

Government Minister Nick Gibb has praised Queen Elizabeth’s School in a special letter following last summer’s record-breaking GCSE results. The Minister of State for School Standards highlighted the fact that...

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The evil that boys do: Lord of the Flies

05.04.2019

Drama

The evil that boys do: Lord of the Flies

A large cast drawn from across the year groups took on William Golding’s dark modern classic for this year’s School Play. Lord of the Flies charts how a group of...

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Theory and practice: sixth-formers learn about the real-world importance of Economic Geography

03.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Geography

Theory and practice: sixth-formers learn about the real-world importance of Economic Geography

A young Elizabethan now forging a career in private banking with a global finance giant returned to the School to lead a Sixth Form discussion on Economic Geography. Hemang Hirani...

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“It was the best!”: Year 8 have fun at Maths Circus, helped out by sixth-formers

01.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

“It was the best!”: Year 8 have fun at Maths Circus, helped out by sixth-formers

Year 8 House teams pitted their wits against each other in QE’s very own Maths Circus. Inspired by the UK Mathematics Trust’s Maths Challenge events, the circus includes a number...

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Child Genius Rahul inspires and informs hundreds of primary school children

29.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Service

Child Genius Rahul inspires and informs hundreds of primary school children

QE pupil and Channel Four’s reigning Child Genius Rahul Doshi ‘blew away’ both children and staff when he spoke at a literacy festival run by two local primary schools. In...

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Team storm through to European Youth Parliament national session for third year in a row

27.03.2019

Debating | Politics

Team storm through to European Youth Parliament national session for third year in a row

Teamwork, talent and exemplary preparation all played their part in the success of QE’s eight-strong team in the South East Regional Session of the European Youth Parliament. The Year 12...

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Rising to the Intermediate Maths Challenge

25.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Rising to the Intermediate Maths Challenge

QE has continued its record of ever-improving performance in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, as the number of boys going through tops 170. After sitting the Intermediate Maths Challenge (IMC), which...

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You are among the very best – now go into the world and help others: UCL Provost’s message to QE prize-winners

22.03.2019

School performance

You are among the very best – now go into the world and help others: UCL Provost’s message to QE prize-winners

More than 130 prizes were awarded to boys in the top four years of the School at the 2019 Senior Awards Ceremony – one of the highlights of QE’s academic...

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Dame Helen throws down the gauntlet to sixth-formers on social action

20.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Support & guidance

Dame Helen throws down the gauntlet to sixth-formers on social action

Dame Helen Hyde, former headmistress and now a leading social justice campaigner, encouraged QE pupils at the Year 12 Luncheon to say no to hatred in all its forms and...

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QE Rugby Sevens: home team battles in the ‘group of death’ as Eton notches up tournament first

18.03.2019

Sport

QE Rugby Sevens: home team battles in the ‘group of death’ as Eton notches up tournament first

Sixty teams from leading schools across the country journeyed to Barnet for the 43rd annual Queen Elizabeth’s School Rugby Sevens Tournament. Wimbledon College took the U16 Cup and Whitgift School...

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QE sixth-formers take broad approach after reaching national final of prestigious Economics competition

15.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Economics | visits

QE sixth-formers take broad approach after reaching national final of prestigious Economics competition

A QE team won praise from the judges for their multi-faceted presentation at the final of an Economics competition run by one of the country’s oldest thinktanks. The team of...

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Boys learn about the burning issue of feminism from Everyday Sexism founder

13.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Politics

Boys learn about the burning issue of feminism from Everyday Sexism founder

Leading activist and writer Laura Bates impressed QE sixth-formers with a wide-ranging lecture on modern feminism. The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project covered topics including definitions of feminism, transgender...

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