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QMC Art Students Prepare for Streets Alive Exhibition

23rd February 2024

Queen Mary’s College is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition at the Proteus Creation Space, running from February 26th to 29th. In collaboration with the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, second-year Cambridge Technical (CTEC) Art and Design students have had the opportunity to participate in ‘Streets Alive‘, a creative project that aims to bring new…

QMC’s Foundation Learning Department Fundraiser

8th February 2024

Students and  staff have been busy raising money via events and initiatives over the last six months in order to create an outdoor learning space for our Foundation Learning students. By organising a Coronation fete, weekly car washes, exercise classes, bake sales, Christmas fayre, and other small fundraising ideas the Foundation Learning students have so…

Film Challenge Success

18th January 2024

Last term, Queen Mary’s College Film Studies students showcased their exceptional talent and creativity in a 50-hour film challenge hosted by Arts University Plymouth. The challenge revolved around the theme, ‘Holiday Dinner’, prompting the students to conceptualise, film, and edit their short film. The students not only met but exceeded expectations, securing a place among…

Senior Kangaroo Challenge 2023

8th December 2023

A selection of our Maths students. On 15th November, a group of QMC maths students who achieved a Gold award in the Senior Maths Challenge progressed on and competed in the the Senior Kangaroo Challenge. The Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo Challenge is an international mathematics competition as a follow-on round to the Maths Challenge. Each…

QMC Performing Arts presents…

27th November 2023

QMC performing arts students have been busy, working hard to prepare and perform in a variety of exciting, upcoming shows and concerts. Kicking off the theatrical extravaganza is a rendition of Shakespeare’s timeless classic, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The 2nd-year extended diploma performing arts students have adopted this iconic comedy with a Steampunk approach to…

Senior Maths Challenge 2023

2nd November 2023

Maths students at Queen Mary’s College celebrated the results of their excellent efforts following the recent Senior Maths Challenge (SMT). Aimed at students who are in year 13 or below, this is an international competition regulated by the UK Maths Trust. The Challenge consists of a 90-minute paper with 25 multiple-choice questions where participants all…

QMC Teachers Shortlisted for ‘Above and Beyond’ Category at Destination Basingstoke Awards

17th May 2023

Contributions to ED&I initiatives recognised at the 2023 Place to be Proud of Awards Queen Mary’s College (QMC) is proud to announce that two of its exceptional teachers, Stella Gibbons and Katherine Bejide, have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Above and Beyond’ category at Destination Basingstoke’s 2023 Place to be Proud of Awards. The nominations…

OFSTED Outstanding for students’ behaviour and attitudes

9th February 2023

What a busy, exciting and successful academic year this has already been for QMC! On the back of the best exam results in the College’s history (99% A level pass rate and 81% of students achieving A*- C grades), QMC has been awarded OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ for our students’ behaviour and attitudes and ‘Good’ in all…

Challenges Abroad Trips Blog: February 2023

7th February 2023

On Friday 3rd February groups of staff and students from Queen Mary’s College headed to the airport, bound for three separate Challenge Abroad expeditions to Cambodia, Tanzania and Thailand. Having arrived and settled in they have got stuck straight in to the activities that feature on their trip of a lifetime! Read the blog for each…

NHS Insight Day helped informed career decisions

1st February 2023

Queen Mary’s College students recently attended a second NHS Insight Day at Winchester Hospital, providing them with valuable insight into the various career paths available within the National Health Service (NHS). The day began with a workshop on the 350+ Careers available in the NHS, followed by a captivating panel talk featuring seven different NHS…