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After QE’s senior robotics teams lead the way, the juniors celebrate their best-ever performance at national finals

06.05.2022

Academic enrichment | STEM

After QE’s senior robotics teams lead the way, the juniors celebrate their best-ever performance at national finals

QE’s Year 8 and 9 VIQC robotics teams swept others before them in this year’s national finals to take top places at the end of the two-day competition in Telford....

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Going Dutch: team spirit and good rugby abound on expanded Holland tour

03.05.2022

Sport | tours

Going Dutch: team spirit and good rugby abound on expanded Holland tour

A 46-strong group of rugby players developed their skills and bonded as teams on a spring tour to Holland. The short tour, resumed after a two-year break because of the...

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Cutting to The Chase for children’s charity

28.04.2022

Charity

Cutting to The Chase for children’s charity

Boys took on their teachers in a fiercely fought quiz to raise money for a charity supporting children in Sri Lanka. In the final of the competition, which was modelled...

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Great to have you back!

25.04.2022

Alumni | Careers | Support & guidance

Great to have you back!

Last year’s leavers turned out in force to pass on the benefit of their recent experience to current sixth-formers at QE’s annual University Convention. With the 2021 event moved online...

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MasterChef was “a dream come true”

22.04.2022

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

MasterChef was “a dream come true”

Taking part in the BBC’s MasterChef had long been a dream, yet Old Elizabethan Rishi Nanavati assumed the programme would not be interested in his vegetarian and vegan food. But...

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Putting their foot down: sixth-formers vote to bar non-electric transport in dinner debate

19.04.2022

Alumni | Debating & public speaking

Putting their foot down: sixth-formers vote to bar non-electric transport in dinner debate

Year 13 debaters Ciaran Price and Christan Emmanuel successfully convinced their classmates to keep petrol and diesel-engined vehicles off the roads in the 55th Elizabethan Union Annual Dinner Debate. The...

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QE pair make history by winning Eton Fives national final

16.04.2022

Sport

QE pair make history by winning Eton Fives national final

Trailblazing Eton Fives players Zayn Phoplankar and Yash Kedia are national champions in their sport after an historic win over previous title-holders Shrewsbury School. The Year 9 boys beat a...

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Doing us proud! QE’s musicians shine in national competition

14.04.2022

Music

Doing us proud! QE’s musicians shine in national competition

After QE hosted the qualifying round of a national chamber music festival – the first competitive event to be held in the new Friends’ Recital Hall – ensembles from the...

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Encouraging the economists: alumni trio return to speak to sixth-formers

13.04.2022

Alumni | Economics

Encouraging the economists: alumni trio return to speak to sixth-formers

A trio of Old Elizabethan Economics graduates gave senior pupils interested in following in their footsteps valuable career and life insights in a series of talks. Zainul Jafferji (2000-2007), Zain...

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Sixth-formers crowned German national debating champions at first attempt

09.04.2022

Languages

Sixth-formers crowned German national debating champions at first attempt

A Year 12 team has taken first prize in a prestigious German-language national debating competition. It is the first time QE has entered this well-established annual event run by the...

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In search of glory! Record ten robotics teams qualify for World Championships

05.04.2022

Academic enrichment | Technology

In search of glory! Record ten robotics teams qualify for World Championships

Ten VEX robotics teams from QE – a School record – have won places at next month’s World Championships in the USA. Their qualification follows a string of mid-season successes,...

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History in the making: sixth-formers hear politicians debate Ukraine on visit to Houses of Parliament

01.04.2022

Politics | Trips

History in the making: sixth-formers hear politicians debate Ukraine on visit to Houses of Parliament

Sixth-formers studying Politics had a ringside seat as the House of Commons debated the war in Ukraine. The 28 A-level students on a visit to Westminster watched as Foreign Secretary...

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