New & noteworthy

Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

26.02.2021

Alumni | Religion & Society | Support & guidance

Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

Benjamin Cohen, founder and CEO of PinkNews, dotcom success story and broadcaster, spoke to current pupils as part of LGBT+ History Month. Benjamin, who was at QE from 1993–1998, took...

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Consider the pupfish!

25.02.2021

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing

Consider the pupfish!

The latest episode of the Roundness podcast series from The Queen’s Library highlights the grave unintended consequences that can arise from man-made changes to the environment. Podcaster Surya Bowyer, QE’s...

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Keon wins international competition with out-of-this-world bulldozer design

22.02.2021

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

Keon wins international competition with out-of-this-world bulldozer design

Year 8 pupil Keon Robert has won an international 3D design challenge with his idea for a solar-powered bulldozer with special caterpillar tracks based on those used on Moon rovers....

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Success in “welcome distraction” of online Cambridge Chemistry Race

12.02.2021

Academic enrichment | Chemistry

Success in “welcome distraction” of online Cambridge Chemistry Race

A team of Sixth Form scientists were among the front-runners in a prestigious national Chemistry competition run by Cambridge University and a university in the Czech Republic. QE’s Chem Taj...

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Max’s positive message on mental health in the pandemic

05.02.2021

Alumni | Support & guidance

Light at the end of the tunnel: Max’s positive message on mental health in the pandemic

Old Elizabethan Max Hassell gave a virtual talk for senior pupils on his experiences with ADHD, anxiety and depression as the country marked Children’s Mental Health Week. In the lunchtime...

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Home, our refuge from lockdown silence and sadness

03.02.2021

English

Home, our refuge from lockdown silence and sadness

Year 10 boy Arjun Patel has won the plaudits of his teachers for an account of life in lockdown that ends with an unexpectedly positive twist. Arjun was ‘highly commended’...

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Finding le mot juste

02.02.2021

Languages

Finding le mot juste

Linguists from every year took part in a new QE competition named after a well-known literary translator. In the Anthea Bell Translation Competition, the Languages department invited pupils to translate...

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QE’s 39 Oxbridge stars shine in the shutdown

29.01.2021

School performance

QE’s 39 Oxbridge stars shine in the shutdown

As QE focuses on continuing to deliver a first-class education in the midst of a second national lockdown, news that no fewer than 39 pupils have won offers from Oxford...

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Doing what he loves – HOW good is that!

27.01.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

Doing what he loves – HOW good is that!

Frankie Vu (OE) has secured a role as a presenter of the iconic children’s television show, HOW, while also enjoying a new job with Facebook, working in virtual reality. ITV...

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James has perfect formula for success, as sixth-formers shine in Senior Maths Challenge

25.01.2021

Academic enrichment | Maths

James has perfect formula for success, as sixth-formers shine in Senior Maths Challenge

Year 13’s James Tan sealed his long and glittering record of success in Mathematics competitions at QE with a perfect score in this year’s Senior Maths Challenge (SMC). He was...

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Building on Distinction: QE sets out priorities for the next four years in new plan

18.01.2021

School performance

Building on Distinction: QE sets out priorities for the next four years in new plan

Queen Elizabeth’s School today launches Building on Distinction – a detailed plan establishing the School’s priorities for development from 2021 until 2025. The 32-page strategic vision plan redefines the School’s...

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Sounds great! Eeshan and Joel to sing with national choirs following audition success

15.01.2021

Music

Sounds great! Eeshan and Joel to sing with national choirs following audition success

Two QE boys have won prestigious places in national youth choirs after being nominated by the School. Year 9’s Joel Swedensky has been offered a place with the National Youth...

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