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2008 Haiku Competition Launched

Monday saw the launch of the 2008 Haiku Competition at Concord. This now annual poetry event at the college generated a huge response last year and Head of English, Phil Woods, is hoping to get the whole college writing poetry again this year.

Half Term Trip to Berlin

The trip to Berlin at Half Term was an inspiring visit to the capital of Germany, with such a packed itinerary that both students and staff returned with a lasting impression one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and historical cities.

Art Trip to Liverpool

Rodin’s The Kiss, a self-portrait of Rembrandt and the contorted figures of Francis Bacon were just some examples of the art work experienced by the Concord art students during the annual Art Department trip on October 23rd!

Historians meet a Living Legend!

A group of students were given the chance to listen to and meet the eminent British socialist politician, Tony Benn, on a History Department trip.

Visiting Author Inspires Students

Author Paul Dowswell spoke to an interested audience of students and staff at Concord on the evening of Tuesday 21st October. His talk inspired one student to buy all of his historical novels after hearing him!

Geography is Back!

Geography A Level is back at Concord! After a break of more years that anyone can remember, Geography is once again an option for the sixth formers.

Concord Students Impress at Charity Concert

Six concord students took part in a local charity concert in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Relief Fund at Wattlesborough Village Hall on 27th September, where they impressed the audience with their polished performances.

Jeans for Genes Raises Nearly 400

Students at Concord College took part in the Jeans for Genes on Friday 3rd October in an event organised by the student Charity Committee, where nearly £400 was raised to support children suffering from genetic disorders. 

New Teaching Staff Join Concord

An impressive line up of new staff has joined Concord this year at the beginning of the Autumn term. Seven teachers become part of the academic team this September, with one more joining later this term.

Pioneering Role for Senior Prefects

Six Concord students are pioneering a new role in its 60 year history.  For the first time, the College has a team of four senior prefects in addition to its Head Boy and Head Girl.

New West End Officially Open!

Daniel Kawczynski MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham officially opened the new West End on September 11th by unveiling the name in a short ceremony. The local MP who visited the college last year for the first time, was hugely impressed with the new student social centre and was delighted to back at Concord.

Top Students Of 2008

Concord College is delighted to publish the list of the top performing A Level students of 2008. There were some outstanding performances from individual students in a year where the overall results were superb. Over 76% of examinations taken were awarded A grades and 77 Concord students achieved 3 A grades or more at A Level.

Concord Sits High in the League Tables

With the best A Level results in the college’s 60 year history, The Times has placed Concord as fourth top independent co-educational school in the UK in its 2008 league table.

Stop Press! Best Ever GCSE Results!

Concord College Lower School students have achieved outstanding results at GCSE this summer and have succeeded in improving once again on last year’s excellent results with nearly 64% of GCSE results this summer being awarded A* or A grades.

Stop Press! Best Ever A Level Results!

Concord College is delighted to announce its best ever set of A Level results this year. Around 76% of all exams taken were awarded A grades, 91.5% of all grades awarded to candidates from Concord were A or B and the average points score per candidate was 461.

Happy 21st, Clare!

Residential summer course director Clare Riddell flushed with slight embarrassment when she was wished a happy 21st. It wasn’t actually her birthday – but the 21st course on which she had been a member of staff at the Concord College summer school.                                                      

British Council Competition Winner Enjoys July in Acton Burnell

A student who won a competition for a British Council scholarship to Concord’s Summer Course has been comparing life in this county to that back home.

Son Follows in Father's Footsteps

When Deepak Nathoo said goodbye to Concord in 1984 he did not dream that he would be arriving back twenty-four years later with his son Khusil aged 16.

Excellent Inspection Report

The excellence of the education that Concord has to offer has been recognised by the ISI inspection carried out at the college in May.

Summer Term Ends

With term ending on 20th June and the final exams taking place just under a week later, it is time to reflect on what has been an extremely busy term at Concord.

 

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