Concord student selected for GB Ski Squad
A Concord student has spoken of her ‘delight’ on hearing of her selection for the British under 18s ski squad. Marion Legeais, who is in her final year at Concord College, will be spending half term training with the squad at Tignes in the French Alps.
Mr Hawkins is on the run again!
Concord’s Principal who last year raised £35,000 for charity from a half marathon run in the London royal parks is running again. Mr Neil Hawkins is running the 13.1 miles this month for UNICEF UK. Accompanying him will be two old Concordians, his son Philip and former Head Girl Hoa Hoang.
Concord Student is a 'Young Speaker of the Year' Award Winner
A Concord College student is one of only eight in the country chosen for special recognition. Alisar Tabet in Form 4 will be presented with an English Speaking Board ‘Young Speaker of the Year Award’ in Birmingham next month.
A Family Record at Concord
The Lawrence family may well have broken a record in the 66 year history of Concord College. For a third member of the family has joined the teaching staff. Tim Lawrence, a former student at Concord, is a newly appointed economics teacher at the college where he works alongside his parents who are both English teachers.
Concord Welcomes Nine New Teachers
Nine new members of teaching staff have joined Concord College at the start of the new term. Three will be teaching biology, two join the mathematics department, two are teachers of economics, another joins the science department to teach physics and one will be teaching English.
Welcome to New Head of Lower School
The newly appointed Head of Concord College Lower School has been talking of her plans for the future. Mrs. Rachel Coward, who has succeeded Mrs. Gail Denham following her retirement at the end of last term, said that for the 180 students in the Lower School it was a ‘huge time of transition and change’ in their lives.
New Head Boy & Girl 2015
The new Head Boy and Girl at Concord are both representing their countries in that capacity for the first time. Ilyas Saltykov from Kazakhstan, and Andrea Pabla Solis Olivares from Mexico, are the first students in the long history of Concord College to be appointed in these roles from their respective countries.
League Table Success
Concord’s outstanding A level results have led to success once again in the national league tables published recently. In a table based on data compiled by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) Concord was named as the second best independent school in the UK based on points per candidate.
Excellent GCSE Results
Concord’s Lower School students have once again achieved some excellent GCSE results this summer. Seventy-nine percent of grades awarded to Concord students were A* or A with a superb 47% of grades awarded being A*.
Outstanding A Level Results
Concord College is delighted another outstanding set of A level results this year with a superb 95.1% of all grades awarded being A*, A or B which is a new record. In addition 35.4 % of all grades awarded were A* and 79 % of all grades awarded to candidates from Concord were A* or A.
Summer School Chess Set
A chess tournament on a new big outdoor chess set is underway at Concord’s Summer School. A number of students aged nine to 12 who are on the July course have taken part, including students from Russia and Thailand.
Expedition to Madagascar
A group of students from Concord has just returned from a three week expedition to Madagascar. One of the teachers who accompanied the group, Dr. Phil Outram, has been speaking of the highlights of the expedition from spending a night in a home for disadvantaged children to building a water tower in a village without running water.
Summer School Bursaries for Students from Greece
Two Greek students are among those who have been given bursaries to attend the three week Summer School in July at Concord. One of the students is taught English at her school in Athens by Mrs. Julie Dix who is currently teaching English on the Concord Summer School course.
Summer School Bursaries Help Teenagers from Brazil
Two disadvantaged youngsters from Brazil are among eight students who have been given bursaries to Concord’s Summer School. They are Vitor Davi Silva Fidelis and Karolina Felipe De Alvarenga, both 14, who have arrived for three weeks from a Foundation in Rio De Janeiro that helps disadvantaged children.
Summer School Bursary Winners
A Chinese girl’s adulation for David Beckham has won her a bursary to Concord’s Summer School. Clara Chan, 16, who is from the city of Hong Kong, beat 130 students in a British Council competition to win the bursary for the three week summer school at Concord.
It's a First for First Aid at Summer School
It’s a first for first aid training which will be provided for 22 students attending Summer Courses at Concord College in July and August. St. John Ambulance is giving students aged nine to 17 the opportunity to become a life saver with a brand new learning programme specially designed for summer schools.
At the end of term Concord said farewell to Mr Martin Patey who is retiring after eleven years of service. In addition to his mathematics teaching, Mr Patey has cared for generations of students as a tireless House Parent in Main House.
Success in Physics Competitions
Concord students have once again proven their physics capabilities with some outstanding performances in Physics competitions with three students winning gold medals in the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) including one top gold award achieved by Tommy Sun.
Students Donate to Hope House Charity Shops
Students who are leaving or have gone on summer vacation are giving away quality clothes and other items to one of the area’s most loved charities, Hope House Children’s Hospice. Hundreds of bags of many different kinds of items are being collected at Concord for distribution to Hope House charity shops over the coming days.
Mrs Denham Retires
Mrs. Gail Denham retires at the end of the Summer Term as Head of Lower School at Concord, a role that she took on in January 2009. Mrs Denham who was born in Shrewsbury, embarked on her teaching career in 1976 which has included working at eight schools and colleges prior to joining Concord. She recently reflected on her achievements as Head of Lower School.
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