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Dame Helen throws down the gauntlet to sixth-formers on social action

20.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Support & guidance

Dame Helen throws down the gauntlet to sixth-formers on social action

Dame Helen Hyde, former headmistress and now a leading social justice campaigner, encouraged QE pupils at the Year 12 Luncheon to say no to hatred in all its forms and...

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QE Rugby Sevens: home team battles in the ‘group of death’ as Eton notches up tournament first

18.03.2019

Sport

QE Rugby Sevens: home team battles in the ‘group of death’ as Eton notches up tournament first

Sixty teams from leading schools across the country journeyed to Barnet for the 43rd annual Queen Elizabeth’s School Rugby Sevens Tournament. Wimbledon College took the U16 Cup and Whitgift School...

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QE sixth-formers take broad approach after reaching national final of prestigious Economics competition

15.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Economics | visits

QE sixth-formers take broad approach after reaching national final of prestigious Economics competition

A QE team won praise from the judges for their multi-faceted presentation at the final of an Economics competition run by one of the country’s oldest thinktanks. The team of...

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Boys learn about the burning issue of feminism from Everyday Sexism founder

13.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Politics

Boys learn about the burning issue of feminism from Everyday Sexism founder

Leading activist and writer Laura Bates impressed QE sixth-formers with a wide-ranging lecture on modern feminism. The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project covered topics including definitions of feminism, transgender...

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Game theory: from football to Economics… and Brexit!

11.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Economics | Lecture Programme

Game theory: from football to Economics… and Brexit!

A visiting historian and economist set out how game theory applies across a very wide range of human activity in a lecture to senior boys – while also giving his...

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New ambassadors off to a good start with a display for International Women’s Day

08.03.2019

Support & guidance

New ambassadors off to a good start with a display for International Women’s Day

QE’s new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors have been encouraging their fellow pupils to reflect on the need for a more gender-balanced world on International Women’s Day 2019. Year 12...

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Sweet success: perfect score in Dessert round helps QE team secure top points total in Maths Feast

06.03.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Sweet success: perfect score in Dessert round helps QE team secure top points total in Maths Feast

Four Year 10 boys shone in this year’s Maths Feast competition, rising to the challenge of tough questions that even included topics from the A-Level Further Mathematics syllabus. They won...

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Music-lover and movie-maker Richard rises to become Chief Medical Officer at Network Rail

04.03.2019

Alumni

Music-lover and movie-maker Richard rises to become Chief Medical Officer at Network Rail

Richard Peters took a degree in Music and then months later embarked on another in Medicine – after receiving some essential help from QE in the interim. He then successfully...

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Smashed it! Sixth-formers’ charity dinner raises more than double their target

01.03.2019

Charity | Service

Smashed it! Sixth-formers’ charity dinner raises more than double their target

Two Sixth Form pupils secured well over £11,000 when they organised their first-ever major charity event – easily beating their £5,000 target. Year 13’s Parth Gosalia and Year 12 boy...

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From Verona to ‘Brumley’: theatre company brings two contrasting plays to life for GCSE students

26.02.2019

Academic enrichment | English

From Verona to ‘Brumley’: theatre company brings two contrasting plays to life for GCSE students

Actions speak louder than mere words on a page – as a theatre group proved when they visited QE to perform two plays from the GCSE English syllabus and lead...

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Rohan and Conor’s great escape for Oxford RAG

22.02.2019

Alumni

Rohan and Conor’s great escape for Oxford RAG

Two Old Elizabethan friends have teamed up for the annual charity ‘jailbreak’ run by the Oxford University Student Union. Conor Mellon (OE 2010-2017) and Rohan Radia (also 2010-2017) will be...

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The correct answer? The one you least expect! Extra-curricular surprises at the Maths Fest

21.02.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths | Trips

The correct answer? The one you least expect! Extra-curricular surprises at the Maths Fest

Fifty sixth-formers enjoyed an entertaining day getting to grips with Mathematics that ranged from the offbeat and entertaining to applications that were literally out of this world. The Year 12...

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