2021 Exam Results 

  • An excellent pass rate of 99.6%
  • Over 65% high grades awarded at A level 
  • 1630 A*-A grades awarded
  • 20 students have been accepted to study at Oxbridge
  • 98% A*-B grades on the Extended Project Qualification
  • Outstanding High Grades on Vocational Courses

The 2021 cohort continue the College’s long tradition of academic excellence. It has been a year like no other and we are very proud of our students’ achievements.

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Principal, Michael Jaffrain said:

“Today marks a new beginning for our Upper Sixth students as they move on to their chosen next steps, they have shown courage, resilience and excellence through their studies and should be incredibly proud of their achievements. I would like to thank the entire Loreto staff community for their support, professionalism and expertise to provide the best possible educational experience, despite the unprecedented challenges that they have been faced with over the last 18 months. We wish our students all the very best and remind them that they will always be part of a very special community at Loreto”


Oxbridge news 2021

This year 20 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, English, Engineering, French & Linguistics, Maths, Biochemistry, Land Economy 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 2021

56 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.