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2021 Senior Sixth Form

Cracking the Code

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

Cracking the Code

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

On the first Monday of the Christmas holiday 27 QEH students went on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) trip to London and Milton Keynes.

The mood was cheerful despite the early start, although there was a near disaster when the group discovered that the McDonalds at the motorway services was closed. Recovering from the lack of Egg McMuffins we arrived at the Natural History Museum, excited and keen to explore.

There can’t be many more beautiful or iconic museums in the world and we were quickly surrounded by dinosaurs and blue whales. The group immersed themselves in a treasure hunt challenge set by the staff. Some of the group also took the time to look around the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, which was gorgeous and thought-provoking. Then, after a packed lunch and time to explore the Earth galleries, we went to our digs in the YHA and spent the evening bowling. There were some great scores and one or two tragic misses.

Next morning we went to Bletchley Park, which was home of the Enigma codebreakers in World War 2. We had time to explore and look around the recreations of the wartime offices before we went to our own codebreaking workshops. There were great fun, and saw the QEH groups break all kinds of codes using mathematical and cryptographic techniques that we learned in the seminars.

There was still time for a brief stop at the National Museum of Computing where we saw a restored Colossus, which is perhaps the first electronic computer and was used in the effort to break the Lorenz cipher. We also enjoyed playing some retro computer games and discovering more about the history of computing.

We arrived back at QEH ready for Christmas!

Ollie is a QEH 'lifer', as he joined QEH Juniors in Year 3, eleven years ago.  It's been great to watch his development through the years, both on and off the pitch.

Ollie signs for the Bears!

Huge congratulations to Mark who has joined the top 2% of the population as a member of Mensa. In typical modest fashion, Mark sat the test on a recent weekend and didn't mention it to any of his teachers!

Mark joins Mensa!

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

Year 9 rise to the Challenge

On Monday, Year 7 were finally able to go on their long awaited trip to Margam Park!

Year 7 at Margam Park

We just wanted to write and say how genuinely delighted we are having moved our son to QEH. We have been so impressed by everything he has done and how everyone has been so interested and kind - all boys and teachers! It’s hard to describe to people what we like about it so much but in comparison to other schools it just has that something extra - almost like a sparkle! It’s a shame we can’t send our daughter just yet!
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