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What and how: boys get new insights into major World War I exhibition from Old Elizabethan curator

06.02.2019

Academic enrichment | History | Trips

What and how: boys get new insights into major World War I exhibition from Old Elizabethan curator

A QE old boy treated a group of Year 12 historians to an expert curator’s perspective when they visited the World War I centenary exhibition at the Imperial War Museum...

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Headhunter Scott highlights the importance of pursuing a career that you enjoy

04.02.2019

Alumni

Headhunter Scott highlights the importance of pursuing a career that you enjoy

Scott Lesner switched careers after initially training as a lawyer – and has never looked back. Now a recruitment specialist, Scott (OE 1987-1992) has carved out a successful career, while...

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Trio of Year 13 mathematicians’ Olympiad success

01.02.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Trio of Year 13 mathematicians’ Olympiad success

Three sixth-formers have qualified for the next stage of the élite British Mathematical Olympiad after strong performances in the first round. Bashmy Basheer, Nico Puthu and Niam Vaishnav, all of...

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Alphabetti Spaghetti and Humble Pi: talks serve up inspiration for QE’s mathematicians

30.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Alphabetti Spaghetti and Humble Pi: talks serve up inspiration for QE’s mathematicians

A QE boy’s correct answer to an outlandish numerical and scientific challenge won him a prize during a show aimed at inspiring young mathematicians. Aryan Shrivastava correctly calculated that 7.5...

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Medic’s journey from the QE ‘elephant dip’ to beach volleyball

28.01.2019

Alumni

Medic’s journey from the QE ‘elephant dip’ to beach volleyball

After qualifying as a GP, Dr Joseph Besser is now combining his practice of medicine with a passion for educating people about health – and enjoying married life in the...

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“Grammar schools provide an unrivalled ladder of opportunity” – new report published as QE’s George the Poet inspires the next generation at Cambridge

25.01.2019

Alumni | School performance

“Grammar schools provide an unrivalled ladder of opportunity” – new report published as QE’s George the Poet inspires the next generation at Cambridge

New research highlights the success of grammar schools in sending large numbers of pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to top universities. The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) study...

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“More than just Trump’s wall” – sixth-formers hear about the growing role of barriers in world politics

24.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Geography | Politics

“More than just Trump’s wall” – sixth-formers hear about the growing role of barriers in world politics

Best-selling author Tim Marshall told A-level Politics and Geography students about the worldwide renewed rise of nationalism and identity politics in a talk on his latest book. The former diplomatic...

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Wordy winner: Richard reaches next round of public-speaking competition by praising the virtues of reading

22.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Debating

Wordy winner: Richard reaches next round of public-speaking competition by praising the virtues of reading

Year 10’s Richard Bai has reached the regional round of a London-wide schools speaking competition. Richard, who spoke about the power of reading, won the QE round, which was contested...

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Talking, teamwork and triangles: Mathematics competition makes multiple demands

21.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Talking, teamwork and triangles: Mathematics competition makes multiple demands

Communication and teamwork skills as well as mathematical ability were key requirements at the regional round of the Senior Team Maths Challenge. The four-strong QE team scored 164 points out...

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Harsh realities! Boys acquire the financial facts of life

18.01.2019

Careers | Support & guidance

Harsh realities! Boys acquire the financial facts of life

Boys were shocked to discover how much money is deducted at source when they learned how to decipher a payslip in a financial capability workshop, reported Head of Pupil Development...

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A globe-trotting TV career…and musical Armageddon!

17.01.2019

Alumni

A globe-trotting TV career…and musical Armageddon!

In a colourful life, triple BAFTA-nominated Martyn Day has enjoyed an illustrious television career that ranged from working on much-loved children’s programmes to making documentaries in locations as disparate as...

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Two through! QE teams qualify for national robotics final

15.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Technology

Two through! QE teams qualify for national robotics final

Two senior QE teams have qualified for the national finals of the VEX EDR robotics competition after convincing performances in the regional rounds. The teams are aiming to build on...

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