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Making a child’s dream come true: alumni raise money for Sri Lanka education charity

24.04.2019

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

Making a child’s dream come true: alumni raise money for Sri Lanka education charity

Three Old Elizabethan medics are among a group of London healthcare students who have teamed up to sponsor a child’s education in Sri Lanka. Raahul Niranchanan (2010–2017), Vipushan Konesalingam (2010-2016)...

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Rising legal stars soar in competition’s national final

20.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Debating | Religion & Society | Trips

Rising legal stars soar in competition’s national final

QE pupils stormed through the early stages of the Bar Mock Trial National Final and drew praise from real-life judges and barristers for their performances. The team reached the competition’s...

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Recounting the rise and fall – and rise again – of Classics at QE

17.04.2019

Alumni | Languages | Old Elizabethans'

Recounting the rise and fall – and rise again – of Classics at QE

Old Elizabethan Professor P J Rhodes, a leading ancient historian, highlights a QE connection in a new academic tribute to one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek art. Peter...

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Back in Barnet: undergraduates return to QE to advise current boys on uni applications

15.04.2019

Alumni | Careers | FQE

Back in Barnet: undergraduates return to QE to advise current boys on uni applications

Around 60 of last year’s leavers who are now two terms into their degree courses came back to QE to contribute to the School’s Universities Convention. With fresh experience of...

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Look back in gratitude: ‘urban monk’ Jay recalls support from QE

12.04.2019

Alumni

Look back in gratitude: ‘urban monk’ Jay recalls support from QE

Global social media star and motivational guru Jay Shetty has paid generous tribute to his QE teachers in an ITV interview. Jay (OE 1999-2006) was speaking to ITV London news...

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Winning the vote? Deft debating shakes faith of some in democracy

10.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Debating

Winning the vote? Deft debating shakes faith of some in democracy

Sixth-formers took on Old Elizabethan opposition to debate one of the biggest questions of our era – whether there is a future for democracy. More than 170 guests, including Old...

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Schools Minister praises QE for “continuing the drive towards higher academic standards”

08.04.2019

School performance

Schools Minister praises QE for “continuing the drive towards higher academic standards”

Government Minister Nick Gibb has praised Queen Elizabeth’s School in a special letter following last summer’s record-breaking GCSE results. The Minister of State for School Standards highlighted the fact that...

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The evil that boys do: Lord of the Flies

05.04.2019

Drama

The evil that boys do: Lord of the Flies

A large cast drawn from across the year groups took on William Golding’s dark modern classic for this year’s School Play. Lord of the Flies charts how a group of...

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Theory and practice: sixth-formers learn about the real-world importance of Economic Geography

03.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Geography

Theory and practice: sixth-formers learn about the real-world importance of Economic Geography

A young Elizabethan now forging a career in private banking with a global finance giant returned to the School to lead a Sixth Form discussion on Economic Geography. Hemang Hirani...

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“It was the best!”: Year 8 have fun at Maths Circus, helped out by sixth-formers

01.04.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

“It was the best!”: Year 8 have fun at Maths Circus, helped out by sixth-formers

Year 8 House teams pitted their wits against each other in QE’s very own Maths Circus. Inspired by the UK Mathematics Trust’s Maths Challenge events, the circus includes a number...

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Child Genius Rahul inspires and informs hundreds of primary school children

29.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Service

Child Genius Rahul inspires and informs hundreds of primary school children

QE pupil and Channel Four’s reigning Child Genius Rahul Doshi ‘blew away’ both children and staff when he spoke at a literacy festival run by two local primary schools. In...

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Team storm through to European Youth Parliament national session for third year in a row

27.03.2019

Debating | Politics

Team storm through to European Youth Parliament national session for third year in a row

Teamwork, talent and exemplary preparation all played their part in the success of QE’s eight-strong team in the South East Regional Session of the European Youth Parliament. The Year 12...

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