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Engineering Club learn new skills

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.

Engineering Club learn new skills

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.

Over the last few months, as part of the Engineering Club, a few Year 13 physicists have been getting to grips with an engineering software package called Matlab. It is widely used in industry to model complex systems and being able to use it is a very useful skill.

We started off by modelling simple systems (such as an accelerating vehicle) and then progressed to modelling aerodynamic drag on it. We then looked at mass-spring systems (as taught in A-level physics) and modelled the resultant simple harmonic motion. Once we were able to replicate this motion as predicted by the equations we had learnt in class, we developed the ideas further by adding damping and resonance. We modelled the behaviour by writing code in Matlab (a sometimes fiddly process!) and then replicated this using an associated graphical package called Simulink.

Many thanks to Ryan C, Jake F, Tom G, Noah R and Will S, who willingly gave up their Friday lunchtimes and were such good fun to teach. Hopefully, you’ll be one step ahead when you are on your university courses!

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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.

QEH tops the DofE Bristol leaderboard

Former pupil Lawrence Dunhill (1994-1999) has been leading the way in reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. He was named ‘Specialist Journalist of the Year’ at the Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards in 2020, for his work reporting on the pandemic.

Captains of School – Children’s Mental Health Week

QEH has surpassed all of our high expectations considerably.
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