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League Table Success

Tuesday September 4, 2018

Concord is delighted to announce that it has achieved its highest ever position in the recently published GCSE league tables. The latest results have put the Concord fifth best co-ed school in The Times league table and 29th overall of all schools in the country in The Telegraph league table. The placings are based on the percentage of A*/A or 9-7 grades awarded at GCSE with Concord gaining 87.14% compared to the national average of 20%. The GCSE rankings follow on from strong positions in the A Level league tables which were published last week. For the first time Concord is in the top 10 coeducational schools in the UK for its performance at both GCSE and A Level. Concord was placed ninth best co-ed school in The Times and 11th of all schools in the country in The Telegraph based on the percentage of A*/A grades awarded at A Level. Said Concord Principal Mr. Neil Hawkins:  "To be in the top 10 coeducational schools in the UK at both GCSE and A level is a first for Concord and a truly exceptional achievement. "There are many thousands of schools against which we are measured.  Such consistent excellence is a tribute to the determination and talent of our students as well as the skill and commitment of our whole staff team. "Of course, league tables are not an accurate measure of the true strength of any school.  Education is a subtle and nuanced process in which the acquisition of a love of learning, the ability to make lasting friendships and the value of human decency is of greater importance than raw grades." Mr. Hawkins added:  "These are qualities that cannot be measured, but which will ultimately give young people the confidence to flourish in their adult lives."