Academic


Academic achievement is our core activity.  

QEH boys work hard and get good results. A positive work ethic, talented teachers and small classes combine with high expectations from parents and staff to produce success year on year.

We take care to ensure good links with a boy's previous schooling and experience, building on his prior achievements. We help him set targets and give him support if necessary.

All our boys are bright but they have different academic needs: some are gifted mathematicians and go on to distinguish themselves in national competitions; others are talented linguists. Many love science and go on to become doctors or engineers; others love reading and writing, expressing themselves elegantly in poems and essays. Some like the cut and thrust of debate in politics and history, whilst others like to work creatively or collaboratively in art, music and drama.

Our aim is to produce well-educated young men. The curriculum is broad but also offers the chance to study subjects in depth, and the creative subjects have room to breathe. We expect pupils to work hard, believing a good education is a voyage of discovery to be enjoyed. Our boys are stretched but not stressed. Above all, the relationship between boys and staff is friendly and professional.

Sixth formers leave with good paper qualifications but they need more than those to equip them for university and beyond: we want them to have a well-stocked mind and to be able to think. Effective intelligence is the measure of a good all-round education.

To find out more about the curriculum see our latest Further Information brochure under 'Admissions'.

Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital  •  Berkeley Place  •  Clifton  •  Bristol  •  BS8 1JX  •  T +44 (0)117 930 3040  •  E office@qehbristol.co.uk 
QEH Junior School  •  Upper Berkeley Place  •  Clifton  •  Bristol BS8 1JS  •  T +44 (0)117 930 3087  •   juniors@qehbristol.co.uk