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From phantoms to whimsy – Rishi “beats QE’s poetic drum” in national competition

07.06.2021

Academic enrichment | English

From phantoms to whimsy – Rishi “beats QE’s poetic drum” in national competition

When the School put Rishi Watsalya forward for a national poetry recitation competition, he set out both to put smiles on the faces of his audience – and to send...

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Musical genius – or merely the right man, in the right place at the right time?

28.05.2021

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing | Music

Musical genius – or merely the right man, in the right place at the right time?

The portentous ‘dun dun dun duuun’ opening notes of his 5th Symphony are recognised everywhere, but just what is it that accounts for the enduring popularity of Ludwig van Beethoven?...

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Running away with it: Pearce triumph in translation competition

26.05.2021

Academic enrichment | Languages

Running away with it: Pearce triumph in translation competition

QE’s youngest linguists put their newly acquired skills to the test in a high-speed House competition. Teams from QE’s six Houses competed to translate five sentences into French and then...

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Construction industry awards: could QE team clean up again with their dust-removing invention?

19.05.2021

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

Construction industry awards: could QE team clean up again with their dust-removing invention?

QE’s Year 12 Engineering Education Scheme team have been nominated for the Innovation prize in this year’s Constructing Excellence Awards after their design for a machine to reduce dust on...

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Well on the way: good progress in family’s fundraising efforts for Founder’s Day

12.05.2021

Charity | FQE

Well on the way: good progress in family’s fundraising efforts for Founder’s Day

Brothers Jaydon and Kiaron Lad and their mum, Anjuna, are well past the half-way mark in their quest to run and cycle 300km to raise funds for the Friends of...

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Vineeth wins competition with his video on the amazing, complex story of retroflexes – the sounds that bind together the Indian sub-continent

07.05.2021

Academic enrichment | Languages

Vineeth wins competition with his video on the amazing, complex story of retroflexes – the sounds that bind together the Indian sub-continent

Sixth-former Vineeth Rajan’s presentation on Indian linguistics has been announced as the winner in a national video essay competition run by the Cambridge Language Collective. The collective – a collaborative...

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At your service: Andrew’s human-centred approach to technology

04.05.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

At your service: Andrew’s human-centred approach to technology

Andrew Kettenis’ work as a digital experience consultant can be both diverse and sometimes high-profile: recent projects have included working on the UK’s vaccine roll-out and providing support for an...

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How Deshraam engineered himself a coveted gap-year industrial placement

29.04.2021

Careers | STEM | Technology

How Deshraam engineered himself a coveted gap-year industrial placement

Year in Industry placements are neither a common target for QE leavers nor are they easy to obtain – just 750 are offered nationwide annually – yet sixth-former Deshraam Ganeshamoorthy...

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Arnav named among Britain’s best young biologists

26.04.2021

Academic enrichment | Biology

Arnav named among Britain’s best young biologists

Sixth-former Arnav Sharma is among an élite handful of young scientists selected to compete for a place in the UK national team after his success in the British Biology Olympiad....

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All the right elements: winning team’s design uses light to purify water

23.04.2021

Careers | Lower School Science | Maths | STEM | Technology

All the right elements: winning team’s design uses light to purify water

A seven-strong team from Harrisons’ House won a Year 9 careers competition with their carefully thought-through design for a ‘smart’ water bottle that would use UV light to kill bacteria,...

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March of the roboteers

21.04.2021

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

March of the roboteers

After a busy spring of online competitions, the Summer Term opens with all four QE teams now qualified for this year’s VEX EDR Robotics World Championship. Hyperdrive and Override first...

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Expert’s festival feedback helps make up for missing live audience as QE’s musicians shine

20.04.2021

Academic enrichment | Music

Expert’s festival feedback helps make up for missing live audience as QE’s musicians shine

With coronavirus restrictions this year putting paid to QE’s usual spring concert for some of its most advanced musicians, the School instead staged a special online Grade 8 and Diploma...

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