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Under pressure, but now they are the champions: Broughton triumphant in quiz competition

30.11.2018

House system

Under pressure, but now they are the champions: Broughton triumphant in quiz competition

Broughton successfully took on last year’s champions, Stapylton, in the grand final of QIQE to claim the crown in this year’s inter-House quiz. The fiercely fought battle in front of...

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Queen Elizabeth’s School named UK’s top state school in 2018 Sunday Times Parent Power survey

26.11.2018

School performance

Queen Elizabeth’s School named UK’s top state school in 2018 Sunday Times Parent Power survey

Queen Elizabeth’s School has been named the country’s top state school in the influential Sunday Times Parent Power survey. QE overtook the 2017 winners, The Henrietta Barnett School, to head...

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Niam’s cosmic adventure: sixth-former’s medal-winning performance in China as part of UK team in international Olympiad

23.11.2018

Academic enrichment | Physics

Niam’s cosmic adventure: sixth-former’s medal-winning performance in China as part of UK team in international Olympiad

Year 13 pupil Niam Vaishnav won one of the UK’s two silver medals at the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad in Beijing. His performance during the fiercely fought competition put...

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Wicket-keeper and Scrum Master: Charlie Scutt does what he enjoys

21.11.2018

Alumni | Careers | Geography

Wicket-keeper and Scrum Master: Charlie Scutt does what he enjoys

After graduating from Cambridge in 2013, Charlie Scutt has gone on to build a successful career with a company dedicated to meeting the needs of economic migrants worldwide. Charlie (OE...

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From literature to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen, FQE Quiz tests participants’ knowledge whilst providing fun and food

20.11.2018

FQE

From literature to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen, FQE Quiz tests participants’ knowledge whilst providing fun and food

With questions ranging from “Which part of the body completely renews itself every four days?” * to “George Orwell wrote ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’; on which waterway is the...

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Man of influence – recent graduate’s early experience at the cutting edge of politics

16.11.2018

Alumni | Careers | Economics | Lecture Programme

Man of influence – recent graduate’s early experience at the cutting edge of politics

Only a few short months after starting his job as a Civil Service economist, Old Elizabethan Andrei Sandu was already advising a Government Minister at a European summit, he told...

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Borscht for the boys: pupils sample Russian culture on trip to Moscow and St Petersburg

14.11.2018

History | Politics | Trips

Borscht for the boys: pupils sample Russian culture on trip to Moscow and St Petersburg

Sixth-formers enjoyed some traditional food – as well as plentiful helpings of History and Politics – on their trip to Russia. The party of 30 boys from Years 12 and...

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“A fitting commemoration”: QE marks 100 years since the end of World War I

12.11.2018

Alumni | CCF | Service

“A fitting commemoration”: QE marks 100 years since the end of World War I

All pupils in Years 7–10, staff and some senior boys joined together in the Shearly Hall for a special remembrance assembly to mark the centenary of the Armistice in 1918....

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Interesting times: US politics conference gives QE boys expert insights as America goes to the polls

09.11.2018

Politics | Trips

Interesting times: US politics conference gives QE boys expert insights as America goes to the polls

A politics conference at the British Library featuring leading academics and former US national politicians was held on the same day as the American mid-term elections, adding a little extra...

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Golden highlights: success of filmmaker’s Gustav Klimt virtual reality experience

07.11.2018

Alumni

Golden highlights: success of filmmaker’s Gustav Klimt virtual reality experience

Klimt’s Magic Garden, a virtual reality experience created by filmmaker and academic Dr Frederick Baker, proved so popular in the artist’s Austrian homeland that its run was extended by nearly...

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A high degree of sense: graduate apprenticeships a hot topic at careers event

01.11.2018

Careers

A high degree of sense: graduate apprenticeships a hot topic at careers event

More than 300 QE sixth-formers gathered to hear about career opportunities from some of the largest employers and associations representing professionals. High on the agenda was the topic of the...

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Professor speaks to QE boys about the fascinating, complex future of AI in education

30.10.2018

Academic enrichment | Lecture Programme | STEM

Professor speaks to QE boys about the fascinating, complex future of AI in education

A leading academic expert on Artificial Intelligence set out both its huge potential for education – and some of the looming pitfalls. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at...

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