Concord’s first medical conference a huge successWednesday June 20, 2018
Concord’s Medical Futures Conference, which took place over the weekend, was a huge success. Students from 16 schools across the region joined 70 prospective medics from Concord to gain valuable insights into future medical careers. The day comprised of lectures, workshops, practical sessions and informal discussions with an array of medical professionals, admissions officers and current medical undergraduates – some of whom, were Concord Alumni. Head of Science and organiser of the event, Mr Barry Brown said: “Students received valuable advice on how to write excellent personal statements,
Concord student’s art work selected for Royal Academy Online ExhibitionFriday June 15, 2018
A Concord student’s A Level art work has been selected for a prestigious national exhibition. Sixth former Anna’s work, ‘Black and White,’ was one of only 43 pieces selected, from some 2,100 submissions, for the A Level Summer Exhibition Online 2018 at the Royal Academy. The selection process for the exhibition was rigorous and the three curators, Royal Academician Mali Morris, RA Curator Desiree de Chair and RA Schools student Hamish Pearch commented on the tenderness and passion of the work.
Popular music of Greece journeys to ConcordFriday June 8, 2018
Organiser, conductor and trustee of the charity – Concord’s Head of Music, Mr Stavros Kokkinos, will be wearing three hats when a musical journey through the popular music of Greece comes to Concord later this month. The Morris Theatre at Concord will host the one-off charity concert featuring the band Plastikes Karekles and the combined choirs Of One Accord and the Marches Choral Society which Mr Kokkinos will conduct on Sunday June 24 at 7.30 pm.
Research lab placement inspires Concord studentsFriday June 8, 2018
Three Concord sixth form students have gained valuable insights into future cancer treatments, as part of an exciting research placement. The students joined Professor Wang, Dr Kannappans and the research team at the University of Wolverhampton. The team are currently investigating the treatment of aggressive, resistant cancers with high mortality rates, such as pancreatic cancer, brain tumours and lung cancer, with the aim of improving patient outcomes. Sixth form students, Katie, Linda and Doraleen have been spending Wednesday afternoons in the university labs,
Concord’s ‘Medical Futures Conference’ on 16th JuneMonday June 4, 2018
Concord College is hosting its first conference designed to give the region’s students an insight into a medical career. Rearranged from March due to adverse weather conditions, the conference will now take place on Saturday 16th June. For full details and timings of the event, please download the flyer by clicking here. We are inviting Years 10 to 12 at schools throughout the region to the ‘Medical Futures Conference’, with capacity for over 200 students. The conference,
Students reflect on their Graduation Ball experienceFriday May 25, 2018
Students in 6.2 have been sharing their reflections on the annual Graduation Ball at Concord. As is the tradition, this was the last formal occasion for the senior students, before they leave the college and embark upon the next stage of their education. It was a time to celebrate the success of this very talented group of young people and to reflect upon their achievements. This year’s Graduation Ball, which was attended by 270 students, teachers and staff,
Concord’s Primary Science Outreach Programme ‘under the microscope’Thursday May 24, 2018
A Shropshire Star feature writer and photographer recently visited Concord to see at first hand the college’s new Primary Science Outreach Programme in action. On the day that writer Mark and photographer Steve visited Concord, pupils from Year 6 at Longnor Primary School were working on a clean water project in the new Science Block with Concord’s Head of Science Barry Brown. Fourteen Year 6 pupils from the school, accompanied by Head Teacher Lucy Adams, will be visiting Concord again over a number of weeks whilst working on a major CREST Award project focusing on reducing the spread of infectious disease in rural Kenya.
Concord students judge ‘Young Quills’ competitionWednesday May 23, 2018
Concord students relished the opportunity to help judge the annual ‘Young Quills’ Book Award – the only national book award where young people help produce the shortlist. In previous years, subjects covered have varied from Tsarist Russia to British Tudor queens to Black Civil Rights in America. This year, Concord was delighted to invite Form 3 English classes and Form 4 History classes to be involved in the competition. Students were asked to select a book from the 24 books on the longlist and write a book review explaining if they liked or disliked the book,
Trio of maths medals for Concord studentsThursday May 17, 2018
Three Concord Lower School students have been awarded medals for their outstanding achievements in a UK mathematics competition. Two have been placed in the top 50 nationally and the third student finished in the top 100 in the country. George and Lucinda were in the top 50 in the country and have both been awarded prizes as well as medals for their outstanding results in this year’s UK Intermediate Maths Olympiad. Sissi finished in the top 100 and has equally been awarded a medal in addition to receiving a distinction.
Celesta’s economics essay wins a Corpus Christi runner-up prizeMonday May 14, 2018
A Concord student in the sixth form has been awarded a runner-up prize for her 2,200 word economics essay in a prestigious national competition. Celesta, who is in her first year at Concord, was awarded a £50 prize and certificate for her achievement in the Dixit Economics Essay Competition at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There were a record number of entries in the competition from students in Year 12 (6.1) nationally and Celesta was invited to Corpus Christi College to receive her prize.