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Students praised for originality of app design

A team of Concord Form 3 students will compete in a national competition in Telford in July. The team of Eden Broadbent (project manager), Henry Jones, Shivang Bajla, Rohan Kukreti and Hannah Spencer won the National Enterprise Day competition for their design of an app for Ryman Stationery Company.

Forensic science fascinates Form 3 students

The school caretaker has been murdered by a burglar in broad daylight! The task for detectives is to solve the crime using a variety of forensic science techniques. In this case, Form 3 students have to establish sufficient evidence to make a charge and present a case in court.

Best Speaker award for Lucy

For the second consecutive year a Concord student has come away with a trophy in a national public speaking competition. Lucy Hampton has followed in the footsteps of Lottie Cansdale who have now both been voted Best Speaker in the national final of the Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking Competition.

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School on the road of a thousand miles…

‘A road of a thousand miles begins with one step. Let us put every effort into the journey to make Concord shine.’ So says Yingping Xie, Honorary General Principal of the new Shanghai Concord Bilingual School which will open its doors to 150 Chinese 11 year olds and 50 15 year olds in September.

Student Lottie talks of a battle with anorexia

A Concord student who wants to be a doctor has been talking to fellow students about her own personal battle with anorexia. Sixth former Lottie Cansdale is running the Shrewsbury 10 k on March 19 to raise money for BEAT, a charity supporting those with eating disorders.

Music students to manage ‘live’ charity concert

A group of BTEC music students at Concord are managing a music product as part of their second term course. The Form 4 students have decided that their product will be a ‘live’ charity concert ‘Stars in their Eyes’ in the college theatre on March 16.

Charity head shavers feel the cold

Concord’s Head Boy Tempy Charoenvasnadumrong and fellow sixth former Brendan Beh have been explaining why they decided to shave their heads – at one of the coldest times of the year! The sixth formers, who have both received Oxbridge offers to study engineering, have raised more than £3,000 for a UK based charity.

Students record a charity album

Music students at Concord are not only making an album for charity – but enhancing their chances of a BTEC qualification. Fourteen students in Form 5 are recording original pieces of music which they have composed and will be featured on the charity album.

Senior public speaking team through to national final

A late replacement in the Concord senior public speaking team was praised by the competition judges for the key role she played. Onyinye Enwereji only had two weeks to practice as a member of the Concord College team in the regional final of the Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking Competition.

Concord students on the medal trail

Sixth form students at Concord took 13 medals and a highly commended in this year’s British Biology Olympiad. A total of more than 7,500 students took part nationally and Concord’s entrants came away with six gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

New university preparation Summer Courses at Concord

Unique opportunities for ambitious, academically gifted students aged 16-18 seeking to prepare for university placements particularly in medicine and law, are being offered for the first time at Concord’s Summer School.

‘Inspired’ students talk about their day at Goldman Sachs

Three sixth form students at Concord have been describing a day they spent at the London office of Goldman Sachs, leading global banking investment firm. Katie Ho,a day student, Chloe Ho, – no relation - and Kate Rudzka, visited Goldman Sachs on a ‘Girls Inspire Programme’ which included a series of lectures and workshop activities.

Concord Principal interviewed for Instagram

Concord Principal Neil Hawkins agreed to be interviewed and photographed…for Instagram. The social media focus at the college has made a new breakthrough due to students Michael Lang, Kylene Tsai and Jane Chan.

Concord debators in favour of immunisation

For the first time, a Form 3 debating team from Concord has competed in a county wide competition. And day student Rose Smith won the award for best speaker.

Valentine's Day fundraising is 'incredible'

A charity has described as ‘incredible’ the sum of money raised by students and staff at Concord in a Valentine’s Day fundraising campaign. A sum of well over £1,200 will be handed over by Concord’s Outreach Society to the Harry Johnson Trust which was established two years’ ago following the death of seven year old Harry in July 2014.

Concord hosts cultural exchange visit for Beijing No. 80 School

Concord has been hosting its first-ever cultural exchange visit from China. A group of 10 students and two teachers from Beijing No.80 School spent a total of 17 days at Concord and were joined by their Principal for two of those days.

House Arts Competition 2017

Now in its eighth year, the Inter-House Arts Competition was eagerly anticipated as the four houses battled it out in the theatre on Saturday 4th February to be the winners of the coveted House Arts Shield. The theme of the event was ‘Hope’ and all four houses were hopeful that they would win!

Concord's budding economists in competition semi-final

Budding economists from Concord’s Lowers School have made it through to an international competition’s semi-finals. The Ultimate Investors team at Concord College is through to the last 500 of the Student Investor Challenge which originally attracted an entry of 6,500 teams.

Concord debating team through to national finals

The Concord Lower School debating team – the first in its history - is through to the national finals of the biggest debating competition in the UK. The Concord team of Tom Van Dongen and Ava Henman who are both day students in Form 5, were one of only eight teams out of 54 to win the regional round of the Oxford Schools' Debating Competition.

Cassandra in top 25 in biology competition

A 6th form student at Concord has been invited to a medical research conference as a result of her success in a biology competition. Cassandra Siak, is one of the top 25 students to be invited to the National Student Association of Medical Research conference in Manchester on February 11.

 

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