Two ‘Top Five’ Awards for ConcordThursday April 19, 2018
A national educational organisation has recognised Concord College as one of the country’s top five co-educational boarding schools. Best Schools has awarded Concord two trophies for their top five placements in the categories of co-ed boarding and achievements in the sixth form. Concord has been ranked on its national league table positions. Principal Neil Hawkins described the awards as a ‘wonderful endorsement of the quality of education Concord provides.’ He said today: “Our 2017 leavers produced outstanding results and consequently we have received two top five awards.
Forensic Science Day for Form 3Thursday March 29, 2018
Concord students in Form 3 enacted a crime scene as part of a Forensic Science Day. The day which was led by forensic scientist Dr. Jon Bates, was part of four days of activities for Form 3 at the end of term. The mystery was the fictitious murder of a caretaker with the scene of crime in the Science Block, including a ‘police line do not cross’ barrier, providing evidence that had to be scientifically examined.
Concord student is Shropshire Young Musician of the YearMonday March 26, 2018
The title ‘Shropshire Young Musician of the Year 2018’ has been awarded to Concord student Ronnie Tse. A talented performer, who has been playing the cello for 11 years, Ronnie was the musician who most impressed the adjudicator in the Shropshire Music Service competition. Fifteen students, including four from Concord, were given the opportunity to showcase their talents in an evening of high quality music making. The performers took to the stage to perform a single piece of music,
Concord Mathematics teacher is a double world record holderWednesday March 21, 2018
Concord has a world record holder – and British champion – on its teaching staff. Mathematics teacher Mr John Bernasconi is now the world record holder for the bench press in power lifting in the heavyweight category for over 55 year olds. He adds that world record success to the over 50s title he also won – and retains – four years ago. Mr Bernasconi, whose latest success was in the recent national championships in Weston-Super-Mare,
Concord celebrates British Science WeekMonday March 19, 2018
Last week, Concord took part in British Science Week. British Science Week is a campaign run by the British Science Association, which consists of a ten-day celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), from the 9th – 18th March. The ten days serve as a platform to stimulate teachers, students, STEM professionals and science communicators, and encourages everyone in the UK to produce and participate in STEM events and activities. Mr Brown, Head of Science said: “I know what you’re thinking;
Concord’s Summer School ranked joint second in UKFriday March 16, 2018
Concord’s Summer School has been ranked joint second of all UK residential summer schools inspected by the British Council last year. The ranking, out of a total of 136 residential schools inspected, was described as an ‘extraordinary achievement’ by its Summer School Director Kari Butler. Concord’s Summer School, which last year attracted 580 students aged 10-17, gained 11 strengths from 15 in their inspection which saw them score 73%. The inspection of the country’s summer schools is carried out by the British Council which accredits them for the teaching of English in the UK.
Success in Debate-Ed CompetitionWednesday March 14, 2018
A Lower School team from Concord has won a trophy in a highly competitive debating competition. Form 3 students Sophiya Martynyuk and Barney Cansdale, lifted the Lanyon Bowdler Cup for Excellence in Debating. The Debate-Ed competition was launched three years ago by Lanyon Bowdler solicitor Holly Edwards for students in Years 7-9 to help develop their analytical and speaking skills. Ten Concord students in Form 3 competed against four other schools at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College.
Concord Chemistry student in UK’s top 30Monday March 12, 2018
A Concord student in her final year of A level study has demonstrated that she is one of the most gifted in the country in the subject of Chemistry. For Anna Bui is through to the final 30 in the Chemistry Olympiad, the leading chemistry competition for students in secondary education across the UK. There were nearly 6,000 students in round one which comprised a two hour written paper testing their chemical knowledge based on ‘real world’ chemistry problems.
A ‘Day in the city’ for Concord sixth formersFriday March 9, 2018
A group of Concord sixth form students spent ‘a day in the city’ at Goldman Sachs on their ‘Girls Inspire Programme 2018: Investing in Women of the Future.’ The experience included learning more about the global financial services industry and the career opportunities available at Goldman Sachs in London. The day introduced the girls to a unique combination of experiential learning, mentorships and university readiness through a series of workshops and networking opportunities. They returned to Concord having ‘greatly enjoyed’ the opportunity which they all found ‘incredibly helpful.’ Said Becky Yuan: “Meeting with industry professionals and learning skills in one of the world-leading investment banks provided invaluable experience.
Guest speaker tackles thought provoking topics for Geography studentsWednesday March 7, 2018
Climate change, the future of energy and tectonic hazards in Iceland were among the topics of guest speaker, David Edwards, who visited Concord to a deliver a programme of lectures to Form 5 and sixth form students studying Geography. He was also very prepared for a weather change when he visited Concord as he had driven to Shropshire from Dumfries where it had been snowing and equipped his car with climbing gear and a sleeping bag.