2020 Exam Results

  • An excellent pass rate of 99.8%
  • Over 60% high grades awarded at A level 
  • 1479 A*-A grades awarded
  • 23 students have been accepted to study at Oxbridge
  • 98% A*-B grades on the Extended Project Qualification

The 2020 cohort continue the College’s long tradition of academic excellence with  1307 A*-B grades awarded to students who took Science and Maths A levels, 958 A*-B grades awarded to students studying Social Science subjects.

More than 2700 A*-B grades have been awarded across the college including within the following subjects:

  • 90% A*-B in Classical Civilisation
  • 78% A* – B in Photography
  • 83% A*-B in Modern Languages
  • 74% A* – B in Government and Politics
  • 75% A*-B in Sociology

Students studying A level equivalent courses in Health and Social Care, Sport, Computing, Travel & Tourism, Applied Science, IT and Performing Arts are also celebrating their success with 89% High grades in Advanced Level vocational courses.

Principal Michael Jaffrain said

“I am very pleased to report that Loreto’s long standing history of success continues, thanks to our hardworking students and excellent team of staff, despite a challenging year. I am very proud of the successes of our students, both for their academic achievements and also the very significant contributions they made to the life of the college.  Today marks a new beginning for our Upper Sixth students as they move on to their chosen next steps. We wish them all the very best and remind them that they will always be part of a very special community at Loreto”

Oxbridge news 2020

This year 23   Loreto College students have had their places confirmed by the top two universities in the world: University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. Students will be reading a range of subjects including Medicine, History of Art , Engineering, Law, Maths, Biochemistry, Geography and Philosophy.

The successful students come to Loreto from a variety of non-selective, state inner-city high schools from across the region, including  Salford, Stockport, High Peak, and Manchester. Those with Oxbridge potential are identified by GCSE results and academic performance once they arrive. They are then offered a bespoke programme designed to develop students’ debating and thinking skills, whilst providing insight into, and knowledge of, the application process.

Medics, Dentists and Vets 2020

75  Loreto College students have been offered places on medical or dentistry or veterinary degree courses. They are given rigorous interview preparation with a strong emphasis on the scientific aspects of the various courses and career paths, as well as being encouraged to engage in broader reading, to consider ethical issues and participate in debates. The college has developed superb connections with the community outside Loreto, ensuring that students are involved in summer schools, conferences, visits and forums, and take full advantage of opportunities presented by leadership and research projects, locally and internationally.

Performance Tables

Click here to access the DfE performance tables

The release of the 2018-19 Department for Education Performance Tables has shown that Loreto Sixth Form College is 1st of all Sixth Form Colleges in Manchester for   A level Points per Entry (APE). We are also proud to report that we are   the third highest Catholic Sixth Form College   in the country for   progress.  Progress is measured by a   Value Added (VA) score. The VA score   highlights how far a student has progressed from their GCSE grades to their A Level outcomes at the end of their studies at college.

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