A group of Model United Nations students at Concord has been given ideal preparation for a forthcoming visit to an international conference in The Hague.
Road Race Fun
On Saturday 28th September, the first event of the Inter-house Trophy for 2013/14 took place. The annual Road Race is always a popular event and this year with the new house names, the tension was even greater as the four houses (Gandhi, Mandela, Pankhurst and Teresa) were keen to have their name be the first to be engraved on the cup. There was a record turnout with a total over 300 competitors taking part in the Lower School and Senior events.
A house restructure, including the appointment of new Heads of House, which was announced at the end of last term to staff and students has added a new dimension to the start of the academic year at Concord. The house restructure has been designed to enhance student care and their sense of belonging.
We're in the Honey!
It’s honey in the morning, honey in the evening at Concord. More than 70lbs of delicious honey has been produced from the first hive to be introduced by the Beekeeping Club last year.
New Teaching Staff
Concord is delighted this term to welcome eight new members of staff to the teaching team. In a welcome to the newcomers, Principal Neil Hawkins said, "I am delighted to welcome a really talented group of professionals to Concord. I have every confidence that our new staff will enhance the exceptional education that we offer here."
Twenty four students from Concord have carved out a piece of their own history. They are the first group from Concord College – since it was established in 1949 – to be part of an overseas expedition. They spent three weeks during the summer in the Central American country of Costa Rica.
A Concord student has won a top prize in a university competition. The Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize at Oriel College, Oxford, has been awarded to Tina Mao who is in her final year at Concord.
New Head Boy and Girl
Concord’s new Head Boy and Girl have revealed how they and the newly formed team of senior prefects introduced a ‘buddy group’ to help new students settle in at the beginning of term.
Concord has just completed the biggest programme of works in its 64 year history. A £3.5 million investment has been made in major development to meet the growing demands of an ever-increasing number of students and staff.
Top in County
Concord’s excellent GCSE results have put the college top in the county for the second year in a row on A*/A grades this year in a league table based on data produced by the ISC (Independent Schools Council). In other national league tables published at the weekend these results have placed Concord 19th in The Times table (co-educational schools) and 59th in The Telegraph (all schools).
Concord in Top 5
Concord’s outstanding A level results have led to success once again in the national league tables published over the weekend. In a table based on data compiled by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) of the top 100 schools in the UK Concord was ranked fourth. This is the third year running that Concord has been ranked in the top 5 independent schools in the UK in this table which is based on points per candidate.
Concord College Lower School students have achieved excellent results at GCSE once again this summer with a record number of A* grades (258) being awarded to this talented group of 61 Form 5 students. A superb 77.5% of grades awarded were A* or A which is our best ever when compared to the national average which this year is just 21.3%.
A Level Results
Concord College is delighted to announce exceptional A Level results this year. Seventy-eight percent of all grades awarded to candidates from Concord were A* or A with 37% of all grades awarded being A*. Ninety- five percent of all grades awarded were A*,A or B which is equals last year’s record. The pass rate was 100% and 180 A*s were awarded overall to this very talented group of 136 students.
Triple Jump Champion
A junior Latvian triple jump champion is spending part of her summer holiday at Concord. Anastasiya Kovalyova, from the Latvian capital Riga, is attending Summer School during August.
League Table Success
Concord has been placed third in the Midlands region in a Sunday Times league table of the best secondary schools in the country. Concord was ranked two places below two day schools in Birmingham in a table based on last year’s A Level and GCSE results.
Concord Prize Winner
A prize of a three and a half week summer school placement offered by Concord attracted an entry of more than 18,000 Russian students. The winner of the prize, with her translation of an English poem into Russian, was Maria Bakhtoyarova from Kaliningrad near the Baltic Sea.
Three students aged 11 to 16 who are studying at Concord’s Summer Course although different nationalities all have something in common. They are each following in their father’s footsteps.
Record for Kari
Summer Course Director Kari Butler is in her record-breaking 11th year at a Concord Summer School. It is the 20th course that Kari Butler has worked on since she started at the two summer schools at Acton Burnell-based Concord College in 2003.
Bags for Hope House
Nearly all boarding students at Concord have donated a bag of clothes to Hope House Hospices. By the end of term, it is expected that the number of bags for Hope House will well surpass last year’s record total of 326.
Costa Rica Expedition
Twenty four students from Concord are making their own piece of history. They are the first group - since it was established in 1949 - to be part of an overseas expedition. The group aged 16-19, who are accompanied by teachers Dr. Phil Outram and Dr. Rob Pugh, has set off for two and a half weeks in the Central American country of Costa Rica.
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