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Proud to play our part: QE makes vital equipment for hard-pressed NHS staff in innovative scheme (Updated 3rd April)

31.03.2020

Service | Technology

Proud to play our part: QE makes vital equipment for hard-pressed NHS staff in innovative scheme (Updated 3rd April)

Head of Technology Michael Noonan is putting the School’s 3D printers and laser-cutters to good use by manufacturing protective visors for the NHS – part of a co-ordinated effort to...

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A journey from another time: Sixth-formers head for Paris, with the accent firmly on learning the language

30.03.2020

Languages | Trips

A journey from another time: Sixth-formers head for Paris, with the accent firmly on learning the language

A-level French students had plenty of opportunity to practise their skills in the language on a trip to Paris that also gave them a grounding in the culture while taking...

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Famous victories clear water polo teams’ path to national finals

27.03.2020

Sport

Famous victories clear water polo teams’ path to national finals

QE’s water polo players are celebrating a successful end to a season which saw both the senior team and U15s storm through to their national finals. The U18s enjoyed convincing...

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Quiz brings out ruthless, competitive streak…and that’s just the teachers

24.03.2020

Academic enrichment | English | House system | Library & creative writing

Quiz brings out ruthless, competitive streak…and that’s just the teachers

Underne emerged as victors in the close-fought inter-House World Book Day quiz, defeating the boys from Stapylton on a tie-break question. And the competition was equally ferocious among the staff...

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On top of the world: School Captain’s “gentle yet captivating” feature wins him top national Science prize

19.03.2020

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing | STEM

On top of the world: School Captain’s “gentle yet captivating” feature wins him top national Science prize

School Captain Ivin Jose’s imaginative short story, looking at climate change through the eyes of an elderly, world-travelling balloonist, has won him the top prize in the national Science Challenge...

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Picture this! Hard work and a hunt for shark teeth

17.03.2020

Geography | Trips

Picture this! Hard work and a hunt for shark teeth

Year 12 geographers on a field trip to Suffolk and Essex tested out in real life the theories they had learned in the classroom – while staying in a field...

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Celebrating diligence, flair and true scholarship in all its diversity

13.03.2020

Academic enrichment

Celebrating diligence, flair and true scholarship in all its diversity

More than 60 boys received prizes for commitment and excellence across a wide field of endeavours at the 2020 Senior Awards Ceremony. Guest speaker Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor and President...

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“If you get the grades, you belong”: first-ever black Master of an Oxbridge college speaks to QE sixth-formers

12.03.2020

Lecture Programme | Support & guidance

“If you get the grades, you belong”: first-ever black Master of an Oxbridge college speaks to QE sixth-formers

The guest speaker at the Year 12 Luncheon was Sonita Alleyne OBE, who in October 2019 became the first black Master of an Oxbridge College. On taking up the role...

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Sixth-formers explore alternative routes to success

09.03.2020

Careers | Trips

Sixth-formers explore alternative routes to success

An industry-led event to promote degree apprenticeships proved popular with Year 12 boys, with the 15 available places soon snapped up. The Young Professionals Industry Event, held at the South...

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Learning through thrilling ups and downs!

06.03.2020

Academic enrichment | Lower School Science | Trips

Learning through thrilling ups and downs!

From the history of powered flight to the physics of theme park rides, Year 9 pupils covered a lot of ground on their four-day Science trip to Paris. Travelling by...

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Toe-tapping numbers at the Jazz Evening

04.03.2020

Music

Toe-tapping numbers at the Jazz Evening

A capacity audience at QE’s Jazz Evening enjoyed debut performances alongside accomplished playing by some of the School’s more seasoned musicians. There were ensemble and solo performances of works from...

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Who ate all the tarts? QE boys know the answer

02.03.2020

Academic enrichment | Maths

Who ate all the tarts? QE boys know the answer

The number of QE pupils receiving top awards in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge has increased again this year, with one boy achieving a perfect score. The IMC competition, run...

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