Record snowfall on last day of termTuesday December 12, 2017
The last day of term brought the anticipated winter weather and Concord found itself under a blanket of snow. The weekend has seen more heavy snow and we think that it is the deepest snow in Acton Burnell since the 1980s! With freezing temperatures continuing, the campus has been transformed into a winter wonderland. The snow started to fall in the early hours on Friday morning with students and staff waking up to a substantial covering of snow.
Concord debaters into next round of Schools’ Mace CompetitionFriday December 1, 2017
Concord’s senior debating team has beaten last year’s regional final winners in the Schools’ Mace, the oldest and largest debating competition for schools in the country. And for Ava Henman and Thomas Van Dongen, the first round victory over King Edward V1, Fiveways, Birmingham, was all the more sweet because it was ‘away from home’ – at their opposing team’s school. It was the first time that Ava, who is president of the Concord College Speaking Society,
NEWSFLASH! Concord placed third in Sunday Times Schools GuideMonday November 27, 2017
Concord has been placed third in The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power, published at the weekend, where schools were ranked according to their combined A level and GCSE results by region. The rankings in the secondary schools league table in the guide are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A level this summer and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades at GCSE. Concord, the guide also pointed out,
Concord team through to next round of BPW Public Speaking CompetitionThursday November 23, 2017
Concord’s senior public speaking team is through to the next round of the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) annual public speaking competition. One member of the team, Onyinye Enwereji, has represented Concord in the competition before when she stepped into last year’s team as a late replacement in the role of expresser of thanks. Concord entered two teams into the first round of the public speaking competition with Onyinye, Chloe Young (chair) and Alisar Tabet, (speaker) successful in going through.
UK-German Connection ProgrammeTuesday November 21, 2017
This month Concord welcomed German teacher Cornelia Kiesel to work in the Modern Foreign Languages Department for two weeks as part of a UK-German Connection Programme. Cornelia has 29 years of teaching experience, so she was a great addition to the MFL team. Previously, Cornelia taught at an International School in Hong Kong – this is where she first made a connection with Concord College. “After I got the acceptance for hosting at a school in the UK,
Concord’s Christmas Fayre 2017Monday November 13, 2017
Concord’s staff and students are already getting into the Christmas spirit. This year, our Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 26th November at Acton Burnell Hall, starting at 1.30pm. Midlands Air Ambulance will be the beneficiaries from the fayre, and we are hoping to make a donation of £1,600 to the charity. “We are supporting Midlands Air Ambulance because all those involved with the fayre believe it is a very worthy local charity,” said events organiser Emily Morris.
Concord’s Music and Dance from Around the WorldThursday November 9, 2017
More than 300 Concord students return to Theatre Severn on Saturday November 18th to perform ‘Music and Dance from Around the World’ to what is hoped will be a sell out audience. Once again, Concord College will showcase its cultural diversity as our students perform in traditional costumes and on authentic folk instruments. There will be performances from a number of college societies. Such highlights will include an ancient Chinese legend re-enacted on stage, a traditional Greek piece featuring the chamber ensemble and choir,
A Concord student who is climbing to the top – in hill cycling!Wednesday October 25, 2017
A young Concord student who only came to this country just over a year ago is climbing to the top – in hill cycling. Ronnie Tse in Form 5, joined ‘Mid Shropshire Wheelers’ in March of this year after beginning his studies at Concord College in September 2016. He has won two hilly time trials, at Ironbridge and Llanyblodwel, in the junior category, and also scores commendably on the overall leader-boards. Ronnie is currently training for the Five Chimneys which is the final hilly time trial of the cycling season.
Art and History Trip – Tate LiverpoolWednesday October 18, 2017
The famous Tate Liverpool and Walker Gallery were the two destinations of Concord’s cross-curricular Art and History trip last week when staff and students ventured to Liverpool to visit two exhibitions, exploring various artwork and the history behind it. The trip was attended by F5 GCSE Art students, F5 GCSE History students and the 6.2 A Level Art group. The group was accompanied by Head of Art, Mr Hudson, Miss Tonks, Miss Saleemi and Ms Archer,
Concord hosts IEA conferenceWednesday October 18, 2017
The Concord Economics Department has hosted an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) conference for students studying A level economics. A total of 130 sixth form students from Concord as well as 20 students from Moreton Hall, Shropshire, and 50 from Bishop Heber High School, Cheshire, attended the day long conference. The IEA organised four interactive sessions throughout the day and all the topics covered, including the economics of Brexit, were linked to the A level syllabus and given by experts in their field.