Debate Club off to a flyer

Final/first debate  Debate Club began the year in the traditional way with the final of last term’s debating competition.  James Sweeney and Jonah Rodgus had battled their way to the top by winning debates on ‘voluntourism’, tax avoidance and three-parent

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The Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth re-opened its doors in February and has recently won the Stirling prize as “Museum of the Year”. We are lucky enough to have this wonderful resource just a walk away. The A2 Art, Craft and Design students were

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Student Leadership Award

74 Loreto Students successfully completed the externally accredited Student Leadership Award in 2014/15, displaying an incredible range of experiences and skills in doing so. To succeed each needed to demonstrate how their current set of responsibilities, either inside or outside

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Youth Parliament

On 10th September, Upper Sixth Student Laura Edwards went to the Houses of Parliament for #GenDevo – an event ran by Parliament Outreach in partnership with British Youth Council. Laura is the Member of Youth Parliament for Salford and she

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The Crucible at the Royal Exchange

AS Drama and Theatre Studies students witnessed the first production of the Autumn Season performed on the main stage of the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. In a small, deeply religious town, Salem, Massachusetts 1692, Abigail Williams and other girls are

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Medics return

The college is justifiably proud of the guidance we offer to aspiring medics as they negotiate the demanding path of application to medical school at university. Mrs Winn and her team operate a bespoke programme designed to give Loreto students

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Loreto’s Trip to Taize

Student Sarah Derbyshire reports: As the coach we had spent the previous day traveling on arrived in Taizé – a small Christian community in the south of France – we were soon to notice a small, yet accepting, group of

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Freshers’ Fair draws the crowds

Loreto might not be a university but there are elements of university life to which we try to introduce students during their time with us: one such is the annual Freshers’ Fair at the beginning of term in September. This

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Stunning Results 2015!

The college is celebrating another set of magnificent examination results. Excited students and staff are delighted at the achievements across A-level and vocational courses. Highlights include a 99% pass rate at A level, with an impressive 24% at grades A*

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Year 11 Medics Day

Getting to grips with rat dissection Over one hundred excited, but rather nervous, Year 11 pupils, fresh from their GCSE examinations and representing over twenty different high schools, descended on Loreto College recently for the annual Medics’ Conference. Many discovered

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Thackray Museum

Tried and tested A coach load of aspiring doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and pharmacists set forth from Loreto College across the Pennines to visit the Thackray Museum in Leeds. Students from Advanced and BTEC courses were treated to an interesting

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Textile Design students visit V&A

Textile Design students enjoyed a spectacular finish to the year with a visit to the blockbuster Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibition at the V&A Museum, London. In the exhibition space, students were lead through a maze of dimly lit rooms

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Science on Stage June 2015 – Loreto science projects commended

An international Steering Committee chose two projects from Loreto College to represent the ‘ UK Innovation in Science Teaching’ category in the Science on Stage Europe Festival during 17-20th June at Queen Mary’s University, London. This provides a European platform

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School Physicist of the Year 2015

Selecting only three physics students to put forward for the Ogden Trust’s School Physicist of the Year was a hard task given this year’s strong AS cohort. After much deliberation, the original list was whittled down to Noah Robinson, Georgia

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Royal Society of Chemistry Schools’ Analyst Competition

The Schools’ Analyst Competition is a national competition run by the RSC’s Analytical Division. Teams are required to undertake various practical analytical determinations based on problems relevant to industrial or social needs. These are judged for skill, understanding and accuracy

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Physics Experience Day at Lancaster University

Twenty students from AS physics ventured north to Lancaster University for a Physics Experience Day. Lancaster University physics department is rated second in the UK in the Guardian university league table. Students from Loreto heard about current research into the

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