- Top of the league tables for A Level Grades
- Over two decades of outstanding results
- 21/21 Years top of the league tables
- Highest A level grades of any Manchester College
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The Physics Department welcomed Professor Fred Loebinger from Manchester University on Wednesday 13th March to present a lecture on The Story of Elementary Particle Physics. The lunchtime lecture was open to all Loreto College students and staff with an interest in particle physics and was well attended by over one hundred students and staff. Prof. Loebinger explained how physicists have long been attempting to find the basic building blocks which make up the Universe and reviewed the latest discoveries in the strange sub-nuclear world of quarks, gluons and leptons.
Two Loreto students are hoping to make the grade playing top level football in America. Full back Jake Williams will fly out to Nebraska in July, where he will play for the Bellevue University team, whilst continuing his studies in Media.
He is highly thought of by the University soccer coach who comments: “We couldn’t be happier to sign Jake. He has all the qualities that a modern day full back needs, such as an appetite to join in when going forward, whilst also remembering his defensive responsibilities. We are looking forward to having Jake join us for the 2013 season.”
The recent opening of the community café at Gorton Hub, part of the Safe Gorton project, was a great success. The café, open 5 days a week, 8.30 – 4.00, is run by Pathways students from Loreto, many of whom were present at the official opening, organising the catering and serving refreshments.
This year Easter falls half way through the Year of Faith inaugurated by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.
Those of us who remember this time recall, amongst other things, excitement, curiosity, and a nervous hope for change in the Church. But we did not want change at the expense of our rich heritage and tradition. That was the challenge.
A memory of Kreisler once:
At some recital in this same city,
The seats all taken, I found myself pushed
On to the stage with a few others,
So near that I could see the toil
Of his face muscles, a pulse like a moth
Fluttering under the fine skin,
And the indelible veins of his smooth brow.
To mark Fairtrade fortnight 2013, General RE classes have been involved actively in thinking about how farmers and workers in developing countries are often disadvantaged.
This year students have thoroughly enjoyed ‘going bananas’, trading in teams to identify with countries and families around the world who are not all part of the Fairtrade system. It has been important for students to reflect on how a variety of factors, including natural resources, the cost of living and trading prices, contribute to poor living conditions in a variety of countries.
Loreto’s Charities group have once again run a successful week of events to coincide with this year’s Comic Relief. The events have included a traditional cake sale which was well received by students and staff alike! A staff team took on the North West College League winning netball team in a fiercely contested match. The staff team ultimately won 12:11 although this may have been due to some guest players from boys basketball academy! (One in goal, one in defence and one in the middle of the field!)
MANCEP Day on the last Friday of the spring half term saw artists Helen Hallows and Alan Birch visit Loreto’s Art and Design department to work with the MANCEP schools’ art teachers. This is an annual event designed to promote the sharing of good practice.
This Lent Loreto College are going siLENT to raise money for young people without a voice. Each year we have a Lenten theme to enable all students to be involved in the liturgical season of Lent, after last years ‘Water’ theme was successful we’re going to go even further with ‘Silence’.
Recently the History Society welcomed Professor Charles Esdaile from Liverpool University. Kate Walklate describes the presentation: Professor Esdaile challenged the legend attached to the dominance and downfall of Napoleon, considering Napoleon as an ‘engineer of his own destruction’, removing the idealised representation often brought forward in other historical accounts.
Loreto College BTEC and A level students worked alongside MMU trainee teachers with Year 6 children from Webster Primary School, together with Year 7 Trinity and Manchester Academy students to produce amazing poetry.
In addition to the recent highly successful performances by Loreto’s Chamber Choir and String Ensemble, a number of individual students have recently made their mark in the music world.
We are delighted by the news that second year music student Oliver Vibrans has been offered a place to study Music at the prestigious University of Cambridge next year.
Loreto College has bucked national trends by having 16 of its students offered places at prestigious Oxbridge colleges.
Loreto College, is celebrating that sixteen of its students from across Greater Manchester have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge colleges.
Catering at Loreto is now in the hands of Catering Academy, an organisation committed to providing a range of fresh foods at affordable prices.
The process of awarding a new catering contract saw the opinions of students and staff canvassed from the outset.
It is appropriate that in a year when two of our students visited the Auschwitz concentration camp, near Krakow in Poland, as part of a Holocaust awareness project, as part of their General RE classes all Loreto students were given the opportunity to reflect on the lessons we can learn from history as we remember the Holocaust. Recalling the horrors of the Nazi persecution, students also considered more recent examples of genocide in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur.
Loreto’s debating team won the Cheshire qualifying round of the Debating Matters competition, held at Congleton High School. This is the second time Loreto has reached the regional finals in the five years in which we have been participating.
This prestigious annual competition for sixth formers is run by the Institute of Ideas and is in its tenth anniversary year. 192 schools and colleges take part, and teams are challenged to research controversial issues facing society and then defend them under pressure from both the opposing team and an expert panel of judges.
The aim of the project at Gorton Hub is to foster the inclusion of young people with severe learning disabilities into the world of work and into the social world.
New Year at Loreto and the examination season is upon us again. Students have been working hard during the Christmas break (yes, really) and are now focused on achieving the best possible set of results in the January AS and A2 examinations.
A level Graphics students Jack Foster and Georgia Tyte were given a rare opportunity to work at the BBC on an animation project. They were invited to MediaCity to collaborate with BBC staff on the creation of an animated cartoon, designed to accompany the first Episode of ‘Stargazing Live’, which was broadcast in January.
The AoC, the Association of Colleges, holds an annual student photography competition. This is a national competition, attracting entries from all over the country. The theme for this year was ‘Being a Student, ’encouraging entrants to capture the many facets of being a college student.
The competition was judged by professional photographer David Weston. Over 700 entries were received, the winners being announced at the AoC Annual Conference gala dinner in Birmingham.
“And now, the world premiere of The Tempest, by Uyiosa Uwubamwen, played for us by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra!”
In her wildest dreams AS Music student Uyiosa Uwubamwen could not have imagined hearing these words but this was exactly how BBC presenter Suzy Klein introduced Uyiosa’s composition to a live audience at the BBC in Salford, and to many thousands more listening at home to the In Tune programme, broadcast on January 7th.
There is no doubt that a baby gives a different perspective on things- life is changed radically and forever. Expectations fluctuate from the simple hope that the baby will be healthy, to speculation about the future and what this child might become. A baby is a blessing and brings great joy both to the immediate and extended family. In some of the poorest countries in the world children are at the centre of life in a way that is challenging and utterly unselfish. In the midst of hardship and suffering the new baby is welcomed with delight and there are moments, at least, when desperation and fear are forgotten.
Loreto Principal Ann Clynch had the opportunity to reminisce about student days with the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, at a private lunch held for a small gathering at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.
Ms Clynch and President Higgins have in common a social sciences background at Manchester University and were interested to note the changes that had taken place. Ms Clynch was invited to the lunch in her capacity as Principal of a major Catholic college and was honoured to meet the President and his wife Sabina.
Loreto students once again showed that they have not forgotten those less fortunate than themselves as Christmas, and the cold winter weather, approaches.
We support a number of charities throughout the year and a harvest/winter collection for Cornerstone Day Centre - a day centre for homeless people less than a mile from college - was organised.
They’re out there – lying hidden and unloved in wardrobes and cupboards, stuffed at the bottom of chests of drawers, lurking beneath piles of towels and pillow cases. A well-meaning aunt knitted it for you; your husband or wife gave it to you last Christmas; your kids chose it. It could be blue, yellow, pink, red, purple, orange: or indeed a combination of all of them. It might have illuminated reindeer, embroidered Christmas puddings; it might have been designed for Gloria Hunniford or Alan Titchmarsh; you might prefer to go out in your pyjamas rather than wear it, but now….
We’re noting the season of Advent with an exciting video Advent Calendar. Each day students and staff can watch a short reflection on Advent from all sorts of different members of our community. It’s followed then by a short snippet of the Christmas story told through modern animations. As well as this we have Mary and Joseph travelling through the college as part of our Travelling Nativity! The college takes the form of the holy land, and Mary (on the donkey) and Joseph travel from the heights of one building, through the classrooms of others to the Chaplaincy on the last day of term!
It was one of Manchester’s hottest nightspots, where stars like the Beatles and Laurel and Hardy played, but the Hulme Hippodrome was turned into a bingo hall after audience numbers dwindled, and then fell into disrepair when it closed its doors for good in the mid-1980s.
As part of the Mary Ward Week celebrations in October students were invited by Chris, the college Chaplain, to write poems and design posters that reflected some, or all, of the Mary Ward values, which are at the heart of the college mission.
Maths students from Loreto have been demonstrating their numerical prowess in a series of national maths challenges organised by the United Kingdom Maths Trust and the Further Maths Network.
Fifty students sat the individual maths challenge, achieving the remarkable haul of fifteen bronze awards, twelve silver and four gold. Sam Lambrick, Dom Lyons and Pete Barrett made it through to the senior Kangaroo challenge.
Loreto’s contribution to an international charity initiative has been recognised by Independent Catholic News. Toilet Twinning is a partnership between development agencies Cord and Tearfund to raise funds for poverty alleviation around the world, including improving water and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest countries. It is estimated that more than 433 million school days are lost each year because of water-borne disease. Every 20 seconds a child dies from diarrhoeal diseases and 60% of all rural illnesses are caused by poor hygiene and sanitation. For £60 people can twin a toilet at home, work or college with a latrine in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh or Cambodia.
Students at Loreto have been marking the month of Remembrance during RE lessons in the run up to Armistice Day.
AS textile design students were joined in their classroom recently by some rather strange guests: six large birds of prey!
The magnificent owls, falcons and eagles were `sitting’ as life models, helping the students with their initial research into developing textile work based on the patterns, forms and structures found in birds and their feathers.
Loreto’s Theology department recently played host to the eminent philosopher and religious thinker Dr Peter Vardy. Dr Vardy led a whole day conference covering a wide range of ethical concepts, issues and dilemmas, and had students captivated by his energetic style and encyclopaedic knowledge.
Loreto’s History Society is proving so popular with students it has had to move from a classroom to Ball Theatre in order to accommodate everyone who wants to sit in on the series of fascinating lectures.
The first Open Day of the year took place on Saturday October 13th. Beautiful autumn weather saw well over a thousand prospective students with their families and friends making their way to the Loreto campus from all across Greater Manchester and beyond. The sun shone, the grounds looked magnificent and a vibrant bustle filled the air as excited youngsters guided their parents around the various parts of the college. Staff and student volunteers were on hand on all corridors and staircases, and at strategic areas in the grounds, to direct the flow of enthusiastic visitors who thronged the four buildings that make up the Loreto campus.
A group of Loreto students certainly made an impact at the Labour Party conference held recently at the G-Mex in Manchester. As part of the Manchester based charitable project Reclaim, Alieh Amuntung, Jaimeel Fenton and Hollyn Barnett, were invited to close proceedings with a rousing a cappello rendition of the Red Flag, followed by a setting of William Blake’s famous poem Jerusalem. Performing for an audience of over three thousand delegates the girls were nervous but excited and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
AS Photography student Lucy Taylor is making quite a name for herself as an imaginative and creative photographic artist.
Lucy entered a competition sponsored by the Rotary Club and won both the Stockport and North West rounds of the competition. She then came second nationally with her thought provoking sequence of photographs on the theme of the Olympic spirit.
The chicken and the egg – Loreto students work with the University of Manchester on science project!
A group of fifty AS science students has been involved in a Royal Society Partnership project, working with scientists from the University of Manchester on experiments aimed at increasing understanding of gene structure, genome organisation and gene expression.
High grades across the board have secured university places for Loreto students, with over 600 moving onto higher education this year. Many Loreto students will be going onto the prestigious universities which go to make up the Russell Group and 1994 Group. This year ten Loreto students secured offers to Oxford and Cambridge. As well as working incredibly hard in their A level examinations, students must also achieve very highly in additional university set tests and perform extraordinarily well at interview. Well done to the Loreto students who have worked so hard to earn a place at these prestigious universities. All their hard work and commitment has been worth it! These students go on to join thirty two other Loreto students already studying at Oxford and Cambridge.
Ex Loreto student, Laurie Williams, has represented Team GB in the Paralympics, narrowly missing out on the opportunity of playing for a medal in the semi finals. Laurie played as part of the Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, who narrowly lost to the World Silver medallists Germany in the quarter finals.
Vocational results at Loreto have once again proved to be outstanding, with spectacular results across all subject areas.
Loreto has bucked the national trend of declining grades -High Grades at Loreto have significantly increased and are above national averages.
Loreto continues to excel at vocational, AS and A2 level, with students achieving the highest grades across a wide range of subjects.
As promised further highlights on subject results 2012. (Click here for part 1)
Highlights Part 2:
• 100% of students achieved grade A*-B in French
• 100% of students achieved grade A*-B in Italian
• 100% of students achieved grade A*-B in Spanish
• 68% of students achieved grade A*-B in Accounting (100% A-E)
• 55% of students achieved grade A*-B in Graphics (100% A-E)
• 73% of students achieved grade A*-B in Drama/Theatre (100% A-E)
• 50% of students achieved grade A*-B in German (100% A-E)
• 67% of students achieved grade A*-B in Art & Design (100% A-E)
• 74% of students achieved grade A*-B in Photography (100% A-E)
• 50% of students achieved grade A*-B in Geography (100% A-E)
• 55% of students achieved grade A*-B in Law (100% A-E)
• 65%of students achieved grade A*-B in Economics (100% A-E)
• 81% of students achieved grade A*-B in 3D Design (DT) (100% A-E)
• 85% of students achieved grade A*-B in Textiles (100% A-E)
More detail to follow…
Loreto students and staff have achieved another year of record breaking results. Pass rates at A*/A, A*-B and A*-E are all above national average. This continued success in both A level and BTEC vocational qualifications have ensured Loreto students are able to take up their first choice university place.
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Seen here looking really pleased with their newly arrived books, sixteen of our lower sixth students have recently been enrolled as Open University members. They will be completing their chosen modules as extra studies during their summer holidays.
When Chloe Greenhalgh went to Manchester Cathedral for a college photography project, she ended up with a very special shot. Budding photographer Chloe, 16, chanced upon a man proposing to his sweetheart in the cathedral grounds.
English students have been visiting Stratford to visit the birthplace of Shakespeare and see a dynamic performance of Taming of the Shrew. The 40 students went to the Royal Shakespeare Company to see the acclaimed production directed by Lucy Bailey.
Aspiring Loreto medics gave up part of their Easter holidays to improve their chances to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor. The dedicated students came into college to hear from medical students from the Fastbleep organisation about going into medicine and how to make a successful university application.
Loreto have twinned a college toilet with one in the developing world to raise money to give the world’s poorest people decent sanitation.
Loreto remains ranked as the number one college in Manchester for A level grades. The DfES league results published today show that Loreto is top of the tables for both the number of students who passed their A levels and the very high grades they achieved.
One of Loreto’s talented footballers has been selected for the England Schoolboy Football Team and will soon be playing international matches on TV.
Melanie Bryan was honoured with an OBE for services to social enterprise and women's enterprise in the region.
An ex-Loreto student is shooting to the top thanks to his talent for archery.
Will Fortnam is attending Para Development Training run by Archery GB, the governing body for the sport, with the hope of getting into the GB Para Squad by the 2016 Paralympics.
Loreto’s ‘monster’ sell-out production of a ‘Little shop of Horrors’ has been hailed a great success.
A Loreto student is zooming his way to victory after a successful season in motorsports.
Loreto student Chris Filsell competed in the English Taekwondo Championships in Coventry on the 19th November and finished third in the overall championship.
Chris who is studying A Level English Literature, History, Government and Politics and Music Technology is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.
While many students use their leisure time to chill out and relax one Loreto student is bouncing her way to sporting success.
Two Loreto Media students have been working with senior managers at Manchester City Council to shape how the city’s young people are portrayed in the media.
Students at Loreto are remembering all those who have lost their lives in conflicts on Friday. Students and staff across college as part of the Charities Group, Chaplaincy and RE departments are working to further knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding this important date in addition to raising funds to help ex-servicemen and women.
Having witnessed the college's musical talent in the spellbinding production of 'Cabaret' last year. The Rotary Club of Manchester Breakfast approached Loreto to perform as an opening to their prestigious Charter dinner at Hough End Sports Centre.
The Rotarians were thrilled to experience the ‘thundering’ sounds of Loreto’s Percussion Ensemble. The quartet, made up of Loreto AS and A2 music students, opened the evening with a confident and inspired show of technical ability and musical style.
Prospective students and their parents have been flocking to Loreto College in two special weekend open days.
Drama students have been preparing for their exams with a trip to the theatre to see the famous historical tragedy Edward II.
Adventurous students have been taking up the chance to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at Loreto College.
A top Loreto College footballer has been signed up by a team in the Portuguese Premier League and has already scored his first goal.
Fabio Abreu has been given a three year deal with the Maritimo team based in Funchal Madeira.
The 18-year-old has already had considerable success as an English schoolboy international by scoring twice in three international appearances last season. Fabio also played for the college, Greater Manchester County team where he was a top goal scorer.
Loreto student Leyla Sudbury is celebrating as she has secured an offer to read Engineering at Queen’s College, Cambridge. Leyla studied A levels in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics at Loreto and achieved A* grades in them all.
The celebrations continue at Loreto as students and staff enjoy another year of record breaking results. This year more than ever it has been high grades which have secured places for Loreto students at their first choice university.
Congratulations to the students and staff of Loreto College: they have once again produced outstanding results in the advanced level examinations this summer.
A former Loreto student has been so touched by the plight of a young Peruvian girl in her bid to get educated that she has had her long hair cropped short in order to raise money to help her.
While many students are finishing off their exams and contemplating their summer holidays members of Loreto Debate Club are still hotly contesting the big issues of the day.
Loreto’s champion cheerleader is off to Slovenia to take part in the European Cheerleading Championships.
Loreto’s Pathways department has won high praise from The National Autistic Society for the innovative and valuable work they do to help students on the autistic spectrum
Loreto is celebrating after its 1st Team footballers won the North West College Football Play Off Competition. The first team thrashed Cheshire-based Sir John Deane Sixth Form College 6-1 in the last match of the season. Mr Armstrong, who is the teacher in charge of General PE at the college, said students and staff were jubilant with the result.
Enthusiastic Loreto students have been learning new teaching skills to help primary school pupils engage with reading and writing.
Over 80 students from all over the college enjoyed an entertaining and enthusiastic presentation by Rotary Ambassadorial scholar Ryan Zoradi. Ryan, from California, is studying for a Masters degree at Manchester University on a scholarship which is supported by the Rotary Club.
On Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March, the A2 Drama and Theatre Studies students performed their exam pieces to packed audiences in the Ellis and Kennedy theatre. The five groups had devised their own 20-30 minute productions, improvising and scripting their work with just a stimulus to inspire them.
Students and staff alike have been whipped up into a frenzy of baking today as a charity cake sale kicks off this week’s fundraising events for Comic Relief.
Tree saplings have been planted in the grounds at Loreto in memory of victims of the Holocaust and of other genocides including Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur.
High flying students aiming for a career in medicine took tips from the experts at a special conference at Christie Hospital.
Byline: Naomi Gaskin: Loreto Journalism Club
Byline: Sinead Doherty: Loreto Journalism Club
The Fairtrade Foundation has granted an award to recognise Loreto College's enthusiastic, energetic commitment towards helping Fairtrade.
Loreto college is delighted once again to have achieved excellent rankings across the government’s League Tables. Manchester students compete every year for university places with hundreds of thousands of students from across the country.
A new state-of-the-art testing lab is helping Loreto’s Sports students to maximise their grades and could help create the elite athletes of the future.
They say that if you remember the Swinging Sixties you weren’t there. According to reports, the decade had been one of revolution, reform, innovation, motivation and occasionally, moderation. The Beatles were strutting their stuff through Liverpool and across continents. England won the World Cup and in Rome, the Second Vatican Council blew the cobwebs off the Institutional Church.
Loreto wishes all its Students, Parents and Staff a happy, healthy and successful 2011. Loreto College is open as normal and all lessons are restarting today 4th January 2011. Students and staff have arrived back this morning to a beautiful snow covered campus.
As we help our students achieve the best results they can and also help them form their own answer to the question, “What kind of person would you really like to be?”, may I wish you and your family a happy and holy Christmas.
Cheerful students have been helping Asda shoppers to pack their bags to ensure children around the world have access to the clean water they need.
The Loreto students and staff raised over £600 for the charity Water for Kids which provides safe water, sanitation and health education for children and communities in developing countries.
Students and staff have been sharing the joy of Christmas by hosting Loreto’s annual seasonal party for the homeless.
Twenty five residents from Mary and Joseph House were treated to a traditional Christmas meal cooked by Loreto catering staff and served by the college’s students.
Theology students have been thinking big with an essay competition challenging the existence of God.
The AS students had to tackle the question: ‘There are no convincing reasons to believe in God.’ Discuss. Head of Theology Mr Vaughan said the competition was set up as the question of God’s existence is such a major theme in the AS Theology course.
Our College Nativity scenes are now in the Reception areas of the Ball and Ellis & Kennedy Buildings.
Loreto students will soon be ready for take-off after the college landed it’s very own plane.
The college has invested more than £5,000 in the specialised plane cabin which is totally realistic and has all the equipment usually found on-board an aircraft
Thousands of prospective students and their families enjoyed Loreto’s open days.
One visiting parent said of the open day, ‘The atmosphere was friendly and there were lots of staff around to answer all of our questions.’ Feedback from students was that, ‘the facilities are awesome’ and ‘I felt I could approach staff and ask all of my questions.’
A Loreto athlete is celebrating success after winning a gold medal at the International Catholic Youth Games in France.
Josh McHugh,who is in the A2 year at Loreto College, travelled to Tours in France to take part in the international competition organised by FISEC.
In 2009 Josh came away from the Portugal games with a silver medal in the relay race, this year he went one better and won gold in the 800 metres.
Loreto opens its doors to show off some of the finest facilities in Greater Manchester on Sunday.
With its £20 million transformation complete the open day on Sunday 17th October is chance for prospective students –and parents - to have a look around.
Loreto’s high-flyers are gearing up to start their university careers at Oxford and Cambridge while hundreds of others are heading to the country’s best institutions.
After an excellent performance in their A levels Loreto’s leavers are heading off to the next stage in their lives.
Loreto Sixth Form College has once again produced outstanding results. Both staff and students are delighted by the excellent pass rates, the very impressive “high grades” profile and the continuing high rates of student progression to universities. The college’s vocational results continue to be deeply impressive as are the AS pass rate and individual course performance at that level.
Loreto students and staff have achieved another year of record breaking results. Pass rates at A*/A, A*-B and A*-E are all above national average. This continued success in both A level and BTEC vocational qualifications have ensured Loreto students are able to take up their first choice university place.
Loreto College is launching a new logo to reflect its academic heritage at a time of innovation and growth.
It’s been a bumper year for globe-trotting Travel and Tourism students.
As part of their two year BTEC the Travel and Tourism students have to build up a knowledge of a wide variety of attractions. So as part of the course the students have been to Spain and Holland as well as investigating the British attractions of Alton Towers, Chester and the Lake District.
Deserving Loreto students have been awarded bursaries of £1000 each to help them meet the cost of their University studies, thanks to the generosity of The Dick Camplin Educational Trust, which was established by David Camplin in memory of his father.
The Dick Camplin Education Trust presents these bursaries to students as they progress from Loreto College to university.
Loreto students are helping children in poorer countries go to school by collecting the equipment they need.
The college has collected nearly 30 backpacks full of school kit for the charity Mary’s Meals. The packs will now be sent out to families who cannot afford to buy pencils, notebooks or even suitable clothes their children need for school.
Loreto College Chaplain Richard Howard said students and staff have given generously to the project.
An extravaganza of art and design will give the people of Manchester the first opportunity to see Loreto College’s new £20 million building.
More than 1000 people have been invited to the exhibition on Thursday (24th June) which will showcase the college’s thriving work in the arts.
Guests will also get the chance to see the new Ellis and Kennedy building which is the greenest and most energy efficient in Manchester.
Sporting successes are being celebrated as the college team fixtures slow down for the summer.
It’s been a triumphant year for Loreto with winners in basketball, rugby, badminton and significant break-throughs in athletics, football and table tennis.
A keen historian has won a prestigious essay writing award for his insights into Barack Obama and the American dream.
Jonathan Paito, who is studying AS history at Loreto College, came first in the British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Schools' Essay Prize. As well as a certificate to mark the achievement Jonathan was also given £250 by the BAAS which promotes the study of the US in schools, colleges and universities.
After an exciting day of voting at Loreto College the results are finally in…!
The winning party was the Socialist Party, by 3 votes. New Labour came a close second, followed by the Liberal Democrats in third. Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and felt that it brought to life the significance of the national election.
Like the rest of the country students at Loreto are gearing up for the election day - but with a difference.
Nationally there is a massive power struggle between Labour and the Conservatives but for the Loreto college mock election there is no candidate standing for either party…
Loreto Chorlton was relaunched in September 2007 and was incorporated into the Loreto family of schools.
ALPS (the Advanced level Performance System) has undertaken its annual analysis of 1,109 schools’ and colleges’ advanced level results for 2007, 2008 and 2009. Loreto College is placed in the top 1% of colleges nationally.
Loreto college student, Suzanne Duffy, has won first prize at the Catenian Public Speaking competition. Suzanne has written her own account of preparing for the competition below:
"When I was first told about the Catenian Public Speaking Competition I decided that I had nothing to lose by entering. I had competed in similar contests at high school, and the lure of £100 prize money eclipsed any reservations I had about travelling to Stockport on a Sunday. From the list of topics I chose ‘modern technology is killing the art of conversation.’
The Sunday Times Parent Power database has identified Loreto College as one of the best sixth form colleges in the country.
Loreto College are undertaking phase 4 of our estate renewal within the college campus on a restricted brown field site at the southern end of the college and directly opposite the Grade II listed Chapel and Arts centre.
Staff and students at Loreto Sixth Form College are celebrating a double win at the Association of Colleges Award Ceremony. Loreto had been awarded the new and prestigious Beacon Award from the Department for Children, Schools and Families for the Successful Delivery of Advanced Level Qualifications. The Award recognises Loreto's outstanding delivery of Advanced Level qualifications to 16-19 year olds. The Awards celebrate 16 years of outstanding teaching and learning in further education Colleges.
Through advice, sustained support and careful monitoring of their progress, Loreto Sixth Form College has helped students to achieve higher grades than the national average in their A-levels. These results have placed the College at the top of the Government league table for value-added. It also noted that 85% of Loreto students go on to higher education.
Loreto College was very happy to host a lunchtime double-presentation by Sir Howard Bernstein on Tuesday 9th February 2010 in the Conference Room. The first presentation was of a Princess Diana Award to a college student, Laurie Williams, for her excellence as a role model. The second was a new Beacon Award, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) Award for the Successful Delivery of Advanced Level courses, of which Loreto College was the first recipient.
Ann Clynch welcomed Sir Howard and spoke about his tremendous influence on the regeneration of Manchester. She thanked him for taking time out of his hectic and demanding schedule to visit the college.
Loreto College swept the boards with Ofsted inspectors after being declared outstanding in all areas - a feat no other sixth form has achieved.
The Catholic college in Hulme was founded in 1851 by an order of nuns dating back to the 16th century.It currently teaches 1,800 students, the vast majority school-leavers studying A-levels.
At Loreto College, a majority of students achieve grades A and B at advanced level. This means Loreto College is ranked very high in terms of the advanced level grades received - the APE League Table.
On the APE League Table in 2010: