How Can Music Make You Smart?

The benefits of active music – playing a musical instrument or singing – and seeing the positive results of practice have been shown to have a link to academic performance and could have implications for future teaching interventions. Results from a new research project indicate that there is a chain of relationships that connect academic […]

Queen Anne's Feature In the Independent School Parent Magazine

An article, written by Queen Anne’s Headmistress, Mrs Julia Harrington, features in the Independent School Parent Magazine. The article, “How the Teenage Brain Behaves”, focuses on the BrainCanDo research that the school is undertaking alongside Goldsmiths and Oxford Universities, helping teenage pupils understand why they feel and behave the way they do. Click here to […]

Music Lessons With A Difference

At the start of the Trinity Term, we were delighted to welcome ITV Meridian to Queen Anne’s to film a short news piece with our pupils, following our articles in The Sunday Times. The news piece focused on how our teaching staff use music within lessons to effectively harness the girls’ knowledge, in order to […]

Queen Anne's Feature Twice In The Sunday Times

Following on from the success of our BrainCanDo Conferences in March, we are delighted to announce that Queen Anne’s have been featured in last weekend’s edition of The Sunday Times, not once but twice! The first article, “Let it rock, girls, and fine-tune your learning”, focuses on the innovative ways that our pupils use music […]

BrainCanDo Two-Day Conference at Queen Anne's

On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March, Queen Anne’s School hosted a two-day BrainCanDo conference attended by students, teachers, parents and academics. The programme commenced with the BrainCanDo Inspiring Women Conference on Friday 6 March, in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Over 450 delegates, including students from years 10 – 13 and teachers, were in […]

The Teenage Brain…Uncovered!

On Saturday 14 February, an article written by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore featured in The Telegraph discussing the teenage brain and the neuroscientific research that is currently being undertaken by Blakemore and a team of international neuroscientists. Click here to read the online article Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore will be speaking at our upcoming BrainCanDo: The Mystery of […]