Newsflash! Excellent A level results for Concord’s 2018 LeaversThursday August 16, 2018
Concord is delighted to announce excellent A level results published this morning, with 81% of grades awarded A* or A grade and 95% of grades either A*, A or B. The 185 students in the year group achieved a 100% pass rate and 36% of grades awarded were A*. There were 126 students with three A grades or more; 35 with three A*s or more and 17 with 4 A*s or more. Said Principal Neil Hawkins: “These are excellent results and once again I am absolutely delighted to celebrate the success of our 2018 leavers.
American students break new ground at ConcordWednesday August 15, 2018
Two American students have been experiencing one of Concord’s new University Preparation courses. Stewart and Naomi, who both attend the Horace Mann School in The Bronx district of New York, have been studying an Engineering course at Concord’s Summer School. The two students have also broken new ground as the first American students to attend a Summer School University Preparation course at Concord. The difference between their normal learning and Concord’s Summer School could not be more contrasting for Stewart and Naomi who vacated one of the busiest cities in the world to undertake the Engineering course in preparation for university.
University Preparation students investigate sustainable energy sourcesThursday August 2, 2018
A group of students at Concord have been given valuable insights into advances in nuclear fusion, that could open up the possibility of limitless, sustainable energy. The five students, who are currently studying a Natural Sciences programme – one of Concord’s newest University Preparation courses, were ‘thrilled’ by their recent lecture. Professor Roddy Vann, who is Fusion CDT Programme Director and Natural Sciences Director at the University of York delivered a two-part seminar as part of the students’ two week learning experience.
Shanghai students experience Concord’s Summer SchoolMonday July 30, 2018
Students aged 12-14 from Concord’s partner school in China have been attending their very first Summer School in the UK. The group of 23 students, together with two teachers from Shanghai Concord Bilingual School which opened last September, spent three and a half weeks at Concord’s Summer School. Teachers Shawn Chen (sports) and Jessica Cai (music) said the students had all been very keen to visit the UK for the Summer School. “They have been improving their English and,
Former Head Prefect returns to Concord with his sonSaturday July 28, 2018
A 13 year old boy from Saudi Arabia has followed in the footsteps of his father who was head prefect at Concord College nearly 30 years ago. Badr, who is from Jeddah, attended the first of the two 2018 Summer Schools at Concord, where his father, Eihab, studied from 1986-90 and was head prefect from 1989-90. And Badr himself plans to become a full time student at Concord to study GCSE’s in 2020. Of his first impressions of Concord,
Summer School students taught how to programme robotsThursday July 19, 2018
A Concord Summer School student has been talking enthusiastically of his first ‘robotics workshop’ experience and how he hopes it will shape his future. 11 year old, Ayaan was one of 14 summer school students keen to learn more about robotics. The idea of introducing such an experience was explained by Assistant Summer Course Director, Mr Adam Blackburn. He said: “This year we wanted to provide students with a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enhance their learning experience,
Landscape of Iceland ‘well worth’ heatwave sacrifice for Concord expeditionTuesday July 17, 2018
Whilst Shropshire has been enjoying a heatwave, a party of nine students and two teachers from Concord were experiencing one of Iceland’s greyest and wettest summers on record. But the group regarded the landscape, from the volcano that erupted in 2010 to the glaciers, tectonic plates, waterfalls and Geysir hot springs, was well worth sacrificing the sun to appreciate. One of the two teachers, Dr. Phil Outram, Assistant Principal (Examinations and Enrichment) at Concord, clearly remembers the effect the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption had on disrupting air travel across large parts of Europe.
Concord Summer School ready to welcome over 300 students in JulyThursday June 28, 2018
The Concord Summer Course team is preparing to welcome over 300 students aged between 10 and 17 when they arrive from many different parts of the world at the start of July. A total number of 70 staff have been appointed in a variety of roles including teachers, course assistants, activity leaders and residential matrons under the direction of Concord’s Summer School Course Director Mrs. Kari Butler. Kari, who is in her second year in the role,
Concord says goodbye to two long serving teachersWednesday June 27, 2018
Concord is saying goodbye two long serving teachers at the end of the Summer Term. Mr. Steve Williams, who has completed 16 years of his teaching career at Concord, is taking up a new post as Head of Economics at Concord Shanghai Bilingual School (CSBS). Miss Georgie Taylor, who has spent the last five years as a geography teacher at Concord College, has obtained a Head of Department role at Wycombe Abbey. Mr. Williams begins his two year contract at CSBS on August 20 and will be teaching A level economics to the school’s first sixth form students .
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,