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Over 50 Concord Runners help Principal in his Fundraising Challenge

Concord Principal Neil Hawkins has over 50 runners marking the celebration of his 50th year in a combined bid to raise £50,000 for UNICEF at the Royal Parks half marathon next month.

Head Prefects for 2016

The new Head Boy and Girl at Concord are only the second students from their respective countries to fill the posts. Thai student Tempy Charoenvasnadumrong, and Audrey Adeline from Indonesia, are both in their second and final year of A level study.

Success in National League Tables

Concord’s outstanding A level results have led to success once again in the national league tables published today. In a table based on data compiled by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) Concord was named as the fourth best independent school in the UK based on points per candidate.

Concord's Director of Summer Courses Retires

Mr. John Leighton has announced his retirement as Director of Summer Courses at Concord, a position he has held since 1998 with student numbers having more than doubled during that time.

Outstanding GCSE Results

Concord’s Lower School students have once again achieved some outstanding GCSE results this summer. Nearly 82% percent of grades awarded to Concord students were A* or A with a superb 47% of grades awarded being A*.

Alumni Yumi Brings Group from Japan to Summer School

Japanese model agency boss Yumi Kawano has never forgotten the two years she spent at Concord where she took her A levels. Last year she returned for a visit to Acton Burnell so that she could show her three children where she studied. On returning to her home in Miyazaki she decided she would try and obtain sponsorship to bring a party of students on one of the Concord’s summer courses.

Record Breaking A Level Results

Concord College is delighted to announce another outstanding set of A level results this year. Over 40% of grades awarded to candidates were A* with a total of 255 A* grades being awarded overall; while 78% of grades awarded were A* or A grade. Most impressively perhaps, Concord broke its own record of last year with 96% of grades either A*, A or B.

Kate's Summer School Scholarship

Russian student Ekaterina (Kate) Vlasova is attending the August summer course at Concord on a full scholarship where she is enjoying improving her English and taking part in a variety of enrichment activities.

Following in his Father's Footsteps

A son followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Concord College for a summer school.Mateo Alum Martinez-Osonia’s father Jorge was a student at Concord’s summer courses from 1979-1989.

Youngest Student Attends Summer Course with her Grandmother!

At the age of seven, Italian student Sophia Internullo is the youngest-ever child on a summer course at Concord. And although two years younger than the other youngest students, she has a particular reason for attending this summer – she is with her grandmother.

Summer School Scholarship Students enjoy the Concord Experience

Two scholarship students on the July summer course at Concord, Maria Leptokaridou from Greece and Lara Pavulane from Latvia, have been telling how the experience has improved their academic abilities.

Innovations at Summer School

Latest registration technology has been introduced at the Concord summer courses in July and August this year. In charge of the new swipe card registration, which allows individual students to perform eight registrations a day, is recently appointed Child Safeguarding Manager Georgie Taylor who is responsible for all child safeguarding measures.

Kari takes the lead at Concord Summer Courses

Concord is delighted to welcome Kari Butler as the new Summer Course Lead Manager. Kari, who has been connected with summer schools at Concord since 2003 will take charge of the summer courses which will be held in July and August and will head a management team of six supported by more than 60 staff.

Retirement after a Half Century in Teaching

Maths teacher Mr Ernie Marsh has just clocked up two half centuries. He has completed 50 years in teaching and is celebrating his golden wedding. Now, Mr Marsh has announced his retirement from Concord College where he has taught for a total of 26 years.

Concord's Head of Physics Retires

Staff and students said goodbye to Head of Physics Nick Blake who retired at the end of term. He has been Head of Physics at Concord for five of the seven years he has taught the subject at the school.

Graduation Ball 2016

Live streaming over the internet of the presentation ceremony at Concord’s eighth annual Graduation Ball was watched by 258 viewers in 24 countries – including 25 towns and cities across the UK. As is the tradition at Concord, this was the last formal occasion for the senior students, before they leave the college and embark upon the next stage of their education.

Medals for Lower School Mathematicians

Two Lower School students from Concord have won medals and gold certificates which has put them in the country’s top 100 mathematicians in their age group. Gold went to Form 5 student Reynold Fan and bronze to Jina Kim, who is in Form 3.

Swimming Gala 2016

The Summer term’s sporting calendar at Concord culminated with the Inter- house Swimming Gala. A large crowd gathered to cheer on the competitors and to support the teams in the final event of the Inter-house competition this year. With the overall standings for the Inter- house trophy so close, all four teams were keen to put in a strong performance in the gala.

Concord Student in the Public Eye for Public Speaking

Concord student Lottie Cansdale is very much in the public eye – for her public speaking. Shropshire Star feature writer Shirley Tart visited Concord to personally to interview day student Lottie about her public speaking success.

Sports Day 2016

The annual Sports Day at Concord took place earlier in the term on one of the coldest days in April since records began! However the four teams bravely battled the elements in a range of events on the track and in the field. With the points in the Inter-house competition so close, it was vital that the four houses put in strong performances to keep them in contention in the overall House trophy competition.

 

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