Ofsted and 2016 results
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Congratulations to the class of 2016 on achieving another set of outstanding results.
These excellent results have secured university places for over 1000 Loreto students, with many taking up places at the prestigious Russell Group universities.
Principal Ann Clynch, CBE, said:
“I am delighted that, once more, I look at our results and feel very proud of the immense achievements of Loreto students and staff. They are great testimony to the hard work and commitment of students and the inspirational teaching Loreto provides. These results, combined with the variety of enrichment opportunities they can access, mean that Loreto students can progress on to the next stage of their lives in learning well able to deal with the challenges it will bring.”
Loreto students continue to excel in their studies, achieving the very best grades across a wide range of areas.
Achieving high grades is vital to gain places on the most competitive degrees at Russell Group and other top universities. In 2016, 13 Loreto students took up places at Oxford and Cambridge and 35 students gained places on Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science degrees with many other students going on to study at Russell Group universities.
Consistently Outstanding A-level grades
Loreto is the number one college in the North West for A-level grades. The latest Department for Education league tables published in 2015 have ranked Loreto as the number one college in the North West in terms of average points per A-level entry (APE). APE is regarded as the most accurate guide to A-level performance. (www.gov.uk/dfe)
Loreto: Top 5% of 1164 schools and colleges nationally for A-level progress.
Loreto is in the top 5% of 1164 schools and colleges nationally for value added as measured by the Advanced Level Performance System (ALPS).
This system ranks institutions according to a value added criterion measuring the academic progress students make from the GCSEs with which they arrive.
Loreto students leave college with results that are one grade, or in some cases, two grades, higher than would be expected, based on their GCSE scores. Also, in the latest value added league table published by the Department for Education in 2016 Loreto was placed 2nd nationally of all sixth form colleges.
Oxbridge Success 2016
This year thirteen students will be taking up places at Oxford and Cambridge, joining the forty four former Loreto students currently studying at these prestigious universities. As well as working incredibly hard in their A level examinations students must also score very highly in additional university set tests and perform extraordinarily well at interview Loreto sends more students to Oxbridge than any other college in Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Oldham, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and many of the independent, fee paying schools.
Loreto’s Medics, Dentists and Vets – 37 students gain places in 2016!
The process of gaining acceptance onto a medical, dentistry or veterinary degree is highly competitive. Students need to achieve
very high A level grades, perform well at interview and show their commitment by gaining large amounts of work experience. Loreto provides a highly specialised programme of support for students who aspire to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science at university.
A wide variety of talks are organised, to give students insights into the many different aspects of medical courses. Expert professionals from appropriate fields discuss their day to day work, researchers explain the very latest, cutting edge advances, and undergraduates relate their experiences of the realities of studying at university. During the year students in the medical group attend mock interviews and practise assessment activities identical to those that they will be required to do during the actual interview process. The college also supports students in gaining high quality work experience in a range of different settings.
All the support, and the students’ hard work, certainly pays off. In 2016 30 Loreto students gained places on medical degrees at Russell Group and other leading universities and six students won places to study dentistry. In 2016 Loreto students also had great success in applications to other medical related degrees, with an amazing 29 students gaining places on pharmacy courses, several students going on to nursing and midwifery, and many more opting to study biomedical science.