3rd Place for Queen Anne's in the Vocab Express Competition

Tuesday 15th October 2013

For the first time, Queen Anne’s School took part in the European Day of Languages competition organised by Vocab Express. The competition ran from Thursday 26 September to Wednesday 2 October with the school competing in two cups: the Challenge Cup Medio with over 9,400 students from 125 schools and the Genius Cup which is based on the top 25 students of each school.

Following an intense competition period, Queen Anne’s finished 3rd in the Challenge Cup and also came 2nd in the French Language, only 2% behind the winner! In the Genius Cup, Queen Anne’s finished 8th in the whole county; 4th in French, 9th in Spanish and 14th in Italian!

More than 250 students contributed to these fantastic results and a few of our girls were in the top student leader board in the whole country:

  • In French Sarah Ballsdon (25th) and Georgina Evans (29th)
  • In Spanish, Charlotte Leaver (15th) Amelia De Normann (29th), Sarah Ballson (40th)
  • In Latin Emma Hewlett (28th)and Charlotte Way (30th)
  • In Italian Emma Warren (30th)
  • In Mandarin, Emma Warren (34th) and Katie Maloney (40th)

The top 25 students have been awarded Genius Achievement for Queen Anne’s School. This is what some of our top Geniuses said about the competition:

Georgina Evans said, “I found the Vocab Express competition very enjoyable in many ways. It was great to recap but also to discover new vocabulary that I can use in my lessons. Also, the set up of Vocab Express has made made me more accurate in my writing and it also made me remember the vocabulary better. The whole experience was really good and it is a great revision tool”

Charlotte Leaver said, “When I started the competition, I wanted to try and improve my understanding of both of my languages, but as I went on I became top of the leaderboard, and I wanted to stay there… Unfortunately I dropped a place, but determined to stay in the top three, I kept going and I ended up second, and even ended up on the national Spanish leaderboard, which I am proud of.”

The MFL department offered vouchers for the top 3 Geniuses and to Katie Maloney who came 4th and who is the only student who tried every language available! She started learning the basics of Urdu, Russian, Japanese, Hebrew and practised her German, Latin, Mandarin, Italian and French! The top 25 students have been awarded their Genius certificate by Vocab Express, a well-deserved “Heroes” chocolate box, as well as pink slips for outstanding effort and outstanding work from the MFL department.

I would like to thank all the girls who participated in this competition; they made it a huge success for Queen Anne’s and created a real “language” buzz around the school. Overall, Wilkins is the winning house of our internal competition with 134, 795 points!

The competition felt like a frantic race at times when we were moving up and down the leaderboard until we finally consolidated our 3rd place in the Challenge Cup on Wednesday 2 October. Well done to everyone involved and here’s to the next Vocab Express Challenge which will be an in-house affair.

Mr Antoine Rogeon, Teacher of MFL 

 

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