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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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Punching above their weight: Year 8 pupils impress with their debating skills

14.01.2019

Debating | Symposia

Punching above their weight: Year 8 pupils impress with their debating skills

With topics that included a second Brexit referendum, a joint Year 8 debating symposium with a leading girls’ school looked sure to be lively – and so it proved. The...

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QE’s first-ever Stanford student returns to talk about life at one of the world’s leading universities

11.01.2019

Alumni | Careers

QE’s first-ever Stanford student returns to talk about life at one of the world’s leading universities

The first Elizabethan ever to go to California’s Stanford University sang the praises of studying stateside when he returned to speak to senior pupils at QE. Stanford comes at or...

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Perfect score: senior mathematicians perform to the highest standard in national competition

10.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Perfect score: senior mathematicians perform to the highest standard in national competition

Two QE sixth-formers scored maximum marks in this year’s UK Senior Maths Challenge. Bashmy Basheer and Nico Puthu, of Year 13, both scored 125 out of 125, earning themselves jointly...

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Much to their profit: boys end up in the black while learning from policy-makers at top-flight Economics conference

08.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Economics | Trips

Much to their profit: boys end up in the black while learning from policy-makers at top-flight Economics conference

A team of five Year 12 QE economists was the only one to turn a profit in an auction at a prestigious conference attended by over 200 delegates from a...

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Flying on and off the shelves! Parents give books generously as youngest pupils prove avid readers in first term

07.01.2019

Library & creative writing

Flying on and off the shelves! Parents give books generously as youngest pupils prove avid readers in first term

The School Librarian has described as “incredible” the parental response to efforts to boost The Queen’s Library’s fiction collection – and has been impressed by the voracious literary appetites of...

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QE’s New Year’s honours: top team take over at the start of 2019

03.01.2019

House system | Service | Support & guidance

QE’s New Year’s honours: top team take over at the start of 2019

New School Captain Bhiramah Rammanohar and his team take up their positions today at the start of the new term. Together with his Senior Vice-Captains Fozy Ahmed and Oscar Smith,...

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Putting Science in the picture: diverse subjects chosen in poster competition

02.01.2019

Academic enrichment | House system | Lower School Science

Putting Science in the picture: diverse subjects chosen in poster competition

From Leonardo da Vinci to Stephen Hawking, this year’s entries to QE’s Science House competition covered a full gamut of top scientists across the ages. Participants were required to research...

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