- Over two decades of outstanding results
- 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
Loreto College Students: Outstanding and Unique Loreto College seeks to offer all of its students an outstanding and unique experience in their time with us. Our aim is to ensure that all students achieve their potential and beyond, beloware some students who have done just that… Dick Camplin Awards The Dick Camplin Award is exclusively awarded to students from Loreto College. It is awarded in the memory of Dick Camplin who had a lifelong commitment to education, to assist students financially whilst they are at University. This years winners are: Dick Camplin Award winners Kirstie Li Niall Glynn Elisha Uche-Martin Hayley Broughton-McKinna Lee Vassallo Joannitah Kabera Kadija Mahmoud Faye Allison - University of Sheffield, Biology The financial help I received from the scholarship helped me greatly; even beforeI began university. It enabled me to buy a laptop of my own. The money was also put towards a printer and various course books. It allowed me to buy some kitchen-ware and also helped with travel costs. I travelled home quite a lot and without the help from the trust I may have been prevented from visiting home when I really needed to. Aside from the money, the biggest contribution that the scholarship made has been the support from both David Camplin and my sponsor, Nigel Hirst, who have been ever-ready with advice and words of comfort when things were rough. I see them both as secondary 'parents', as I strive to make them proud and show that I am using their help to do the best I possibly can at university, both academically and socially. Rotary Award Winners Loreto college is working with the Rotary Club of Manchester to provide a variety of opportunities for students to enrich their life experiences and encourage them to contribute to their communities. Rotary Awards have been given to those students nominated by their teachers for outstanding commitment to extra curricular activities including contribution to college life, dedication and determination, commitment to voluntary work and commitment to study. Successful students were presented with a glass plaque and a certificate by Andrew Goodliffe, president of the Rotary Club of Manchester Breakfast , at an awards evening at the college. The college is also involved in the Rotary Youth Speaks Debating Competition, Rotary Young Leaders Award, voluntary work, and interviewing programme to prepare students for university selection and in the future links with business and professional organisations. The college has also provided musical entertainment for a number of Rotary Club events during the year. AWARD FOR DEDICATION AND DETERMINATION Liam Ashworth Fawne Gaffney Aneesa Khan David Norman Amber Okpa-Stother Jordan Wardlaw AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO COLLEGE LIFE Shiba Azizi Mollie Campbell Aidan Cassidy Diane Clarke Gerard Dagnall Ryan Fannon Samantha Fielding Laetitia Mangaya Ashley Tensel Lucy Tomlinson Oliver Vibrans AWARD FOR DEDICATION TO VOLUNTARY WORK Robyn Dee Samantha Longson Kyle Rowe Georgia Williamson AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO STUDY Aofa Ali-Faten Faith Biddle Rosa Duffy Kayleigh Hassall Chris Hutchinson Michael Rowan AWARD FOR DEMONSTRATING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO COLLEGE Declan Carey Stephanie Irorere-Imade Stacey Lawley Rhoda Oluwadubarin Nikita Pal Alex Stark Sporting Achievements Loreto has a strong tradition of sporting excellence across a wide range of disciplines. Sporting achievement is celebrated throughout the year and recognised formally at the Sports Presentation Evening, held annually. This year’s outstanding sports men and women are: Awards for Students 2012 Basketball 1st Team – Tom Devitt Basketball 2nd Team – Trevor Samuels Women’s Basketball Academy – Mollie Campbell Netball – Natalie Sutcliffe Football 1st Team – Cameron Clarke Football 2nd Team – Cameron Brodie Football 3rd Team – Gilson Lopes dos Santos Cricket Team – Syed Tirmzi (You have sports awards images) Cambridge Chemistry ChallengeA group of Lower 6th students were selected by their chemistry teachers to take part in the first ever Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. This took the form of an extremely demanding 90 minute exam designed to stretch and challenge the brightest students. Themes for the questions were drawn from areas of cutting edge research in industry and academia and required students to use their creative problem solving skills and powers of logical deduction to solve particularly taxing problems far beyond what is expected of them at A level. Overall our students performed exceptionally well, collecting a total of 8 Copper, 5 Silver and 2 Gold Awards between them. The event is being held again this year, with a total of 28 students anticipated to take part. British Association for American Studies Ambassadors’ Award School Essay Prize Winner A promising history student has won a national competition for his essay on the 9/11 terror attacks. Lower sixth student Sam Moreton, from St Philip Howard School, won the 2012 British Association for American Studies Ambassadors’ Award School Essay Prize for his essay on the 2001 coordinated attacks on the White House, the Pentagon and most notably the World Trade Centre in New York. Sam is now the fourth Loreto history student to win the award. The chemistry Olympiad Chemistry students at Loreto have been given the chance to compete against some of the brightest young scientists in the country. Loreto students have taken part in the International Chemistry Olympiad and performed well against the top 6th Form chemists from 68 countries. They were trained to cope with hard problem-solving style questions, which go beyond their own chemistry syllabus, and they then took part in a difficult two hour examination. This paper involved complex calculations and a variety of unfamiliar scenarios which stretched our students to think impulsively and logically. Loreto student Nicholas Hadden achieved a very impressive Gold Award in this prestigious competition. Six students gained Silver Awards and two students gained Bronze Awards. Congratulations to all! Oxford University History Essay Writing Competition Winner Chris Filsell recently won first prize in the Oxford University Pembroke-Corpus Christi History Essay Writing Competition. As well as receiving prize money, he earned a visit to Loreto by Dr Peter Claus from Pembroke College, who delivered an entertaining and informative talk to all who attended. Chris is also one of the year group’s top debaters and participated in the Model United Nations competition. Nuffield Bursary Scheme Three students have gained summer placements under the Nuffield Bursary Scheme. This involves undertaking a four week scientific research project at universities and institutions in the North West. Two students are conducting research at Manchester and Salford Universities, Laura Benson and Ka Yan Yiu. Sam Lambrick has a placement at AMEC plc, an engineering consultancy firm, where he will be specialising in nuclear engineering. Sutton Trust summer placements Sam Deakin is one of a number of students with Sutton Trust summer placements. Sam is a keen historian, but also is thriving in his other subjects, namely Politics, Economics and Mathematics. Sam represented Loreto at the Dicey Conference in Oxford, which focused on whether technology is changing the relationship between the state and the individual. Sam is likely to apply to study History at University. Theology student Liam Dunne has secured a place on the Cambridge University Sutton Trust Summer School for Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy. This is a fantastic opportunity for Liam, a former All Hallows RC High School student. There will be lectures and discussions on a wide range of both modern and ancient thought. Liam has taken full advantage of many of the enrichment activities that Loreto offers it’s Theology students, from attending conferences with some of the country’s leading Theologians and Philosophers to seeing the Dalai Lama at the Manchester Arena. The Sutton Trust week long summer schools are designed to give bright students a taste of life at a leading university. The aim is to demystify elite universities and to equip students – most of whom will be the first in their families to go on to higher education –with the knowledge and insight to make high quality applications to prestigious universities. Oxford University UNIQ summer school Jenny Bishop is one of two Loreto students to have gained a place on the Oxford University UNIQ summer school. Jenny will be studying Engineering on the course: this will give her a real insight into both the course and into university life, and will help her to make informed choices about her university plans. Jenny has been thriving in her Maths/Further Maths, Physics and English Literature classes and is most likely to apply for an Engineering course at University. Joseph Gibbons has secured a place on Oxford University’s UNIQ Biological Sciences summer school. Joseph came to Loreto from Chorlton High School and is studying biology, chemistry, maths and history at college.