- 21/21 Years top of the league tables
- Highest A level grades of any Manchester College
- Top of the league tables for A Level Grades
- Over two decades of outstanding results
A2 Drama and Theatre Studies students performed their final devised drama exam pieces to large audiences over two evenings in the college’s purpose built Ellis and Kennedy Theatre. Students were tasked with creating a 15-30 minute piece in a theatrical style of their choosing.
On a dark wintry afternoon, sixteen Loreto Chemists attempted the challenging International Chemistry Olympiad, set by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Only 5% of the A level cohort of the UK sits this paper and we are very proud that our students chose to put themselves through the unfamichliar and stretching material, for which they received absolutely no preparation whatsoever. Many of the questions are mathematical and all of them rely on problem solving skills which go well beyond the A level specification. To succeed, one has to push boundaries, use imagination and persevere! In addition to being very intelligent, of course.
Student Thomas Luckham writes:
The History Society welcomed Miss Cooper, Loreto’s Head of History, to give a talk on the famous Kennedy family, and to the extent to which they were cursed. Whilst nearly everybody has heard of John F Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, few people know very much about his eight other siblings, about the lives they lived and the fates they met.
Loreto’s Law Department recently delivered some exciting news for all students at Loreto interested in pursuing a career in Law; they have set up a unique partnership with Hempsons, a national law firm which specialises in healthcare law and acts primarily for the NHS.
The prestigious firm of solicitors has kindly offered to sponsor three prizes:
1. The Hempsons Advocate of the Year Prize - this will be awarded to the student who has made the most telling contribution to the Bar National Mock Trial competition.
2. The Hempsons Bolam Prize for excellence in the Law of Negligence - this will be awarded to the AS student who produces the most impressive work on the negligence part of the LAW02 mock exam.
3. The Hempsons Law Prize - this will be for the student who has made the biggest contribution to the Law Society.
A solicitor from Hempsons will be visiting college to make these awards. The prizes will include £50 per winner in vouchers.
The competition, organised by the Manchester branch of the Institute of Physics (IOP), was open to anyone under the age of twenty six. Posters and lectures were selected from entrants who had submitted a 150-word abstract of their proposed lecture. Seven Loreto AS and A2 students took part in the event, presenting on their own experimental research. Topics covered included the Mechanics of Falling Chains, and areas of specific interest, such as Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. All the presentations had to strike the right balance between content and accessibility, with a mixed audience of physicists, friends and family looking on.