Art and drama both play an important role in the creative life of the college.
The Art School comprises a suite of rooms incorporating four studio spaces in all. Two of these spaces are dedicated to Lower School groups, the others are used primarily by sixth formers (with A Level students allocated their own work areas) and there are also areas specifically dedicated to Photography and Printmaking. Those students not studying Art (at GSCE or A level) can also access these excellent facilities through clubs or societies, to make work from a huge range of media including ceramics, painting, drawing photography, origami, jewellery paper making, puppet making, silk painting, batik, textiles and so much more!
Extra-curricular opportunities are at the heart of the Drama department at Concord. A weekly Drama club is used to extend students developing dramatic skills and explore theatre histories. Alongside this, weekly drama rehearsals are held in our 270 seat auditorium to help prepare for our prestigious International Concert held in November at the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.
As well as various student productions, the college also hosts the annual Form 3 outdoor Shakespeare performance with previous productions including Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Concord is a registered centre for LAMDA examinations. Throughout Form 3, all students will take and achieve a qualification in LAMDA exam strands such as Acting and Speaking for Public. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to attend Sunday LAMDA sessions in order to help them gain various LAMDA qualifications throughout the academic year. LAMDA Grades 6-8 can also be turned into UCAS points as part of a student’s university application.
Other plans for the academic year 2019/20 include entries to the Shakespeare Schools Youth Festival, Concord Ghost Tours and Theatre in Education work with local primary and secondary schools.