Concord student runner-up in Shropshire Young Thinkers CompetitionWednesday February 13, 2019
Concord’s Aidan from Form 3 ‘impressed’ in a county-wide, creative-writing and thinking competition for students, finishing runner-up. The Shropshire Young Thinkers Competition, in association with Morris and Company and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is a Darwin-inspired competition for the county’s students. It was created following a 2018 competition, ‘One great idea to change the world’, with hundreds of youngsters across the county taking part with some stunning ideas and inventions. This year, the competition theme was ‘Dear Darwin’.
Concord debaters through to regional final of Schools’ Mace CompetitionTuesday February 12, 2019
It may be the oldest and largest debating competition for schools in England, but it is not hard to see why the challenge appeals to two Concord students. For Tom Van and Leah who are both in their final year at Concord, are through to the regional final of the English-Speaking Union’s Schools’ Mace at the end of the month. Success in the regional final, at Repton School, would put Tom and Leah into the national in late March.
Concord maths team pipped at the post in national finalMonday February 11, 2019
In a closely contested final, the senior maths team from Concord were pipped at the post by as few as two or three points in the UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge in London. Judges said it was ‘remarkably close’ at the top with Concord’s team of Olivia, Michael, Emily and Felix finishing joint third with Ruthin School. Westminster and Durham came joint 1st but were only two or three points ahead of the Concord team which came away with a glass trophy as well as individual books and Rubik’s dodecahedron.
A first for Concord students taking part in The National Skills ChallengeFriday February 8, 2019
For the first time, Concord students have taken part in The National Skills Challenge – a real-life business challenge for school and college students. The challenge, in association with NatWest and UCFB (University Campus of Football Business) aims to develop the key employability skills required for the world of work, including teamwork, communication and leadership. Concord’s Form 5 and 6.1 students were invited to take part in the voluntary challenge on Wednesday afternoon and an impressive 58 students took part.
Time to Talk DayThursday February 7, 2019
A cup of tea and a piece of cake at break time today in the Dining Hall proved that at Concord it was definitely a day to talk! As part of the national campaign in the UK Time to Change aiming to tackle issue surrounding mental health, Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people can be afraid to talk about it.
Sixthformers learn about ‘World Class Study in London’Wednesday January 30, 2019
Concord’s 6.1 students were given a flavour of world class study in London, in an enlightening lecture in Concord’s Theatre last Friday. Representatives from London School of Economics (LSE), King’s College, University College London (UCL) and Imperial College were present, and provided insightful accounts about both university living and life in London. The four speakers took to the stage, each with tailored presentations about discovering the benefits that their university has to offer, in ‘a truly global city’.
Concord’s tenth annual House Arts competition ‘a night to remember’Tuesday January 29, 2019
This year marked the tenth annual House Arts competition, and Concord witnessed talent, energy, creativity and enjoyment from students and staff. Concord’s four ‘houses’ (Gandhi, Mandela, Pankhurst and Teresa) competed in the Theatre on Saturday evening, to be crowned winners of the prestigious House Arts shield. With precious House-Trophy points on the line too, the competition was as eagerly anticipated as ever. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Courage’, and all four houses tailored their acts to reflect this through four categories: a dance,
Newsflash! Concord ranked high in latest school league table published by the UK governmentMonday January 28, 2019
Concord has been ranked at number 13 in a recent league table published by the UK government based on A level results. The data is from the 2018 results and compares all 4434 schools in England (including independent and maintained) where students take A levels and is based on the average points that students achieved per A level entry. A points value has been given to all qualifications so you can compare qualifications of a different size and grading system.
Gold medals for Concord students in national maths competitionFriday January 25, 2019
Congratulations to two Concord students who have won gold medals in a national maths competition in which tens of thousands of students initially took part. As a result of their performance in the Senior Maths Challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust, Olivia and Kevin were invited to take part in a follow-on competition, the British Maths Olympiad Round 1 (BMO1). They were among 20 students from Concord who qualified to enter the BMO1 and Olivia was in the top 10 students nationally with a score of 51 while Kevin was in the top 16 with a score of 48/60.
Applications are invited for the Anthony Morris ScholarshipsThursday January 24, 2019
Concord is delighted to invite applications for the first Anthony Morris Scholarships and to announce the official launch of the Anthony Morris Foundation. The Anthony Morris Foundation aims to raise funds to enable young people to attend Concord whose families might not otherwise be able to afford the fees. It has been established in former Principal Mr Tony Morris’s name to recognise the enormous contribution that he made to the College during his forty years as a teacher and thirty of those as Principal.