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2020 Senior Sixth Form

European Day of Languages at QEH

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.

European Day of Languages at QEH

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.

The European Day of Languages is celebrated across Europe on the 26th of September every year. It aims to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.

At QEH we are proud that our students are so enthusiastic about the study of a modern foreign language, particularly when fewer than half of all pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland now sit a GCSE foreign language exam.

Here students in Year 7 are given a thorough introduction to language structure, with the emphasis on enjoyment, and in Year 8 French and German are introduced. Each boy studies at least one modern foreign language at GCSE.

This high level of participation continues into the Sixth Form, where around a fifth of our students are taking at least one modern foreign language at A-level. In 2020 86% of modern foreign languages (French, German, Spanish) grades were A*/A.

This study of languages is enhanced by trips to a variety of European and other destinations as well as Roman and Greek sites both at home and abroad, exchange visits, conversation with French, Spanish or German assistants and plays, including those in our own purpose-built theatre and of course, cooking up a traditional feast.

Participation is the key and enthusiasm is the result!

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.

Duke of Edinburgh Award students give back

We always enjoy welcoming students back to QEH but this year it feels particularly special.  A special welcome to all our new pupils, including our Year 7 group who posed for the traditional photo on the school steps this morning.

Back to School

We are so happy we made the decision to send our son to QEH.  He has settled in quickly and enjoys everything the school has to offer in terms of academic studies and extra-curricular activities.  He goes to school happy and he comes home from school happy.
Julian & Eleni, Current Parents
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