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Concord named as one of the best schools in the country

A league table based on A level results using a new points-based system published in The Telegraph and based on data from the DfE has put Concord seventh overall in the country. Concord was sixth out of all independent schools and third in the country when day schools and single sex schools were taken out.

Record offers from Oxford for Concord students

A record number of offers to Oxford University have been made to students at Concord College. Ten sixth form students have been accepted whilst a further 12 will be taking up offers from Cambridge University. The total of twenty-two Oxbridge offers is the second highest number in the history of the college.

Concord maths students among the best in the country

Mathematicians from Concord have proved themselves to be among the elite in the country. Three Concord students were medal winners including Eric Chen who came eighth nationally in the British Maths Olympiad.

Concord at its Biggest Ever

Concord has started the new term with its biggest ever number of students. A total of 554 include 30 who have just joined and undertaken two days of induction prior to starting lessons this week.

Mai's A Shining Star!

Concord day student Mai Jones is a ‘Shining Star’ – and that’s official! Mai in Form 5, has won a 2016 Dyslexia Awards Shining Star Award which recognises and celebrates individuals who shine brightly in Shropshire.

MMI Medical Interview Practice

Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes, and those students aspiring to be doctors or dentists at Concord have been given the opportunity to perfect their interview technique for interviews at medical schools.

Win for Senior Debating Team

A salary cap on professional sports men and women was the proposition debated by Concord’s senior debating team to earn them a place in the second round of the Schools’ Mace.

Senior Maths Team through to National Final

Congratulations to the Concord College senior maths team which is through to the final of a national competition after dropping only nine marks out of 180 to win the regional heat.

Concert at Theatre Severn

Over 300 students from Concord took part in the annual International Concert featuring music and dance from around the world performed at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury to an invited audience including VIP guest, the Deputy Mayor of Shrewsbury.

Join us at Christmas Fayre

Christmas is coming to Concord this weekend when upwards of 2,000 visitors are expected to visit the Concord Christmas Gift and Food Fayre on campus this Sunday (November 27). As many as 80 local traders will have stalls ranging from food and festive delicacies as well as Christmas gifts.

Concert at Theatre Severn will Showcase Cultural Heritage

Three hundred students from Concord will be showcasing their cultural heritage at Theatre Severn on Saturday November 19. Authentic instruments and costumes will feature when members of the Concord international societies and the college’s instrumental and choral groups take to the stage for two hours of music and dance from around the world.

Dubai Reunion 2016

Nearly one hundred Concord alumni and friends joined together for a weekend reunion in Dubai at the end of October. Alumni travelled from many different parts of the world to meet up with old friends and former Principal Mr Tony Morris and current Principal Mr Neil Hawkins.

Sean in Top 20 in National Economics Competition

Concord student Sean Lim has been placed in the top 20 of a national essay competition run by the Institute of Economic Affairs. He completed the 1,400 word essay on the theme of poverty in less than two weeks. He also wrote two supplementary essays of 500 words each.

Winners at Shropshire Festival

Two students from Concord were medal winners at the 2016 Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose. Lucy Hampton (6.1) won the public speaking for Years 12 and 13 with a Sonnet by William Shakespeare.

Concord Runners Raise over £64 000 for Unicef

Forty-seven runners from Concord, including the Principal Mr. Neil Hawkins, have raised more than £64,000 for Unicef following the London Royal Parks half marathon.

New Boarding Residence opens for Lower School Girls

Enjoying the facilities in new Lower School girls’ boarding residence at Concord are recently appointed Lead Boarding Parents Mrs Julie Kim (left) and Mrs Rebecca McBain (right) pictured with students Alisar Tabet and Britina Wei in one of the single study rooms.

Law Seminar for Concord's Prospective Lawyers

Concord students were treated to a glimpse into the world of Law at university when two of the UK’s leading academics visited Concord recently to deliver a seminar. Professor Alastair Mullis, Head of the School of Law at Leeds University, and Dr Jen Hendry, Lecturer in Jurisprudence, spoke to budding lawyers in Form 5 and the sixth form.

Concord Welcomes Eight New Teachers

Eight new members of teaching staff have joined Concord at the start of the new term. In a welcome to the new staff Concord Principal Neil Hawkins said: “People are the most important element of any school and we all remember our favourite teacher – teachers who have touched our lives. I am confident we have appointed some superb teachers who will enrich the lives of those young people with whom they come into contact.”

Ambitious Building Project Underway

The biggest single project ever undertaken at Concord is underway and expected to be completed in 15 months’ time. The £11 million science block is part of the forward thinking and continued development of the college campus and facilities.

Chemistry Award Winner

Sixth form student Stella Li has won a top prize in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. As part of her prize for being one of the top 55 prize winners from over 7,200 entries in this year’s competition, she was invited to a three day training camp at St. Catherine’s College.

 

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