Law Seminar for Concord’s Prospective LawyersTuesday October 4, 2016
Concord students were treated to a glimpse into the world of Law at university when two of the UK’s leading academics visited Concord recently to deliver a seminar. Professor Alastair Mullis, Head of the School of Law at Leeds University, and Dr Jen Hendry, Lecturer in Jurisprudence, spoke to budding lawyers in Form 5 and the sixth form. Dr Hendry gave an introductory lecture on Law and Morality, and challenged the students with an interactive seminar on these themes.
Success in National League TablesSaturday August 27, 2016
Concord’s outstanding A level results have led to success once again in the national league tables published today. In a table based on data compiled by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) Concord was named as the fourth best independent school in the UK based on points per candidate. Concord was placed 10th and 18th in two other A level league tables published in national newspapers. Concord was tenth in The Times league table for co-ed schools and eighteenth in The Telegraph for all schools.
Concord’s Director of Summer Courses RetiresFriday August 26, 2016
Mr. John Leighton has announced his retirement as Director of Summer Courses at Concord, a position he has held since 1998 with student numbers having more than doubled during that time. His connections with summer schools at Concord go back 33 years. Having first arrived at the college as a member of staff 41 years’ ago, he subsequently became involved with summer courses in 1983. He was instrumental in setting up an ecology course for students from Dubai who were studying A level science but had none of the species which featured in their syllabus.
Outstanding GCSE ResultsThursday August 25, 2016
Concord’s Lower School students have once again achieved some outstanding GCSE results this summer. Nearly 82% percent of grades awarded to Concord students were A* or A with a superb 47% of grades awarded being A*. The top performing student is Lucy Hampton with twelve A*s; Melody Hung and Madeleine Lempert both achieved eleven A*s; and Jade Low achieved ten A*s. Forty per cent of the year group of 63 students overall achieved 6 A* grades or more. One hundred percent of students achieved at least 5 A* –
Record Breaking A Level ResultsThursday August 18, 2016
Concord College is delighted to announce another outstanding set of A level results this year. Over 40% of grades awarded to candidates were A* with a total of 255 A* grades being awarded overall; while 78% of grades awarded were A* or A grade. Most impressively perhaps, Concord broke its own record of last year with 96% of grades either A*, A or B. One hundred and thirteen of students achieved 3 A grades or more in this talented year group of 175.
Kate’s Summer School ScholarshipThursday August 11, 2016
Russian student Ekaterina (Kate) Vlasova is attending the August summer course at Concord on a full scholarship where she is enjoying improving her English and taking part in a variety of enrichment activities. It is not the first time a member of Kate’s family has been to Concord: her mother has been a group leader in the past. In 2013 and 2014 Natalia Vlasova was group leader for a party of students from the Anglo Russian School,
Following in his Father’s FootstepsMonday August 8, 2016
A son followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Concord College for a summer school. Mateo Alum Martinez-Osonia’s father Jorge was a student at Concord’s summer courses from 1979-1989, the last two years as leader for a group of Spanish students from Madrid. In July, Mateo, pictured sporting a Barcelona football shirt in support of his favourite team, enjoyed improving his English at Concord as well as playing football. Said Summer School Lead Manager Kari Butler:
Summer School Scholarship Students enjoy the Concord ExperienceThursday July 28, 2016
Two scholarship students on the July summer course at Concord, Maria Leptokaridou from Greece and Lara Pavulane from Latvia, have been telling how the experience has improved their academic abilities. For Greek student Maria her stay at Concord is helping to further improve her English. She was recommended for a scholarship from her home city Athens by Julie Dix who is a summer school teacher at Concord but spends the rest of the year working in Athens.
Innovations at Summer SchoolMonday July 25, 2016
Latest registration technology has been introduced at the Concord summer courses in July and August this year. In charge of the new swipe card registration, which allows individual students to perform eight registrations a day, is recently appointed Child Safeguarding Manager Georgie Taylor who is responsible for all child safeguarding measures. Ms Taylor, who has a level 3 qualification in safeguarding children and young people, said the electronic registration was proving to be a big asset to students and staff.
Kari takes the lead at Concord Summer CoursesMonday July 4, 2016
Concord is delighted to welcome Kari Butler as the new Summer Course Lead Manager. Kari, who has been connected with summer schools at Concord since 2003 will take charge of the summer courses which will be held in July and August and will head a management team of six supported by more than 60 staff. Kari, who graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in sports science, then spent six years as a sports lecturer at Loughborough College where for the last four years she has been curriculum manager of sport.