Shortlist announced for QE Foundation Essay Competition

The shortlist has been announced for the 21/22 QE Foundation Essay Competition.  The Foundation Essay is one of QE’s long-standing traditions, launched in 1920. Over the past 100 years it has provided students with the opportunity for academic creativity and curiosity, tested self-motivation and assessed traditional academic skills outside of the confines of the classroom.  

In its 101st year, in addition to the traditional KS5 competition a KS4 competition was launched. This year saw the highest number of entries we have ever had, from both College and Faculty. 

The shortlist is as follows:  



Acelya K  

Arina M  

Brichnya G  

Jolie L  

Marianne D  

Rubina M  



Dom H  

Grace T  

Hayley L  

Joshua S  

Macy W  

Max Z (not pictured)  

Shen Jie Y  

Sino L  

Tamara L  

Torsten N  


The final three will be announced later this week and are now decided by the Head Judges, Jackie Hales (KS5) and Steven Jandrell (KS4).  

A huge congratulations to all our finalists!  Look out for our winners announcement coming soon!