Liverpool College News

120 Pupils Involved in Saturday Sport

On Saturday, over 120 secondary phase pupils were involved in sport at Liverpool College.

Firstly over thirty girls were involved in a rugby training session with ALLcoaching. As the girls were finishing both the U13 and U15 boys rugby teams put Scarisbrick Hall to the sword with two convincing wins. Then it was over to the girls hockey and despite the U12-U14-U15 teams losing out to Westholme, the U13 produced a brilliant performance to win 2-0. Finally, the senior rugby team saw a busy sporting Saturday come to an end with an entertaining 26-22 win over visitors from the Isle of Man - King William's College.

Purpose, Passion and Challenge, all in glorious sunshine!

A Level Results

Our Year 13 leavers are celebrating their results today. There are many who deserve special congratulation. At least 3 pupils will take up their places at Oxbridge: Isobel W, 3A*, Natural Sciences, Cambridge, Sam R, History, Oxford and Jack C, Law at Oxford.

There was also good news for the future medics and dentists, with 4 pupils gaining the grades needed for their first choice university to study medicine or dentistry.

Some faculties and subjects were particularly impressive in adding value and in achievement at the top grades; History, English Literature, Physics, Further Maths and Art especially.

Other impressive performances were: James P who will fulfil his dream of studying Chinese Studies at Durham, and Mustafa F, 4A* and off to Imperial College to read Chemical Engineering.

Overall the average grade was a B- and well over 80 percent of grades were in the A*-C range.

Congratulations to all students and staff.

178th Founders’ Day

Pupils, parents, staff, OLs, governors, foundation members, joined the High Sheriff of Merseyside and the Deputy Lord Mayor to celebrate and commemorate the 178th Founders' Day in Liverpool Cathedral. The preacher was the Rev Dr Leyden who urged us to take inspiration from our Founders in using our talents and resources to serve others and the greater good. To be like Zacchaeus, after he met Jesus.

An orchestra and combined choir of 230 pupils provided stirring music, and the College community across the five schools was represented in the procession of the houses.

A big thank you to all our pupils who make the day worthy of our Founders and Benefactors.

A Level Success

A-level candidates at Liverpool College are once again celebrating excellent and improving results.

63% of all grades were A*-B, and the percentage of grades at A* and A was higher than last year. Just under 1/3 of all grades were A* or A. 16 pupils achieved straight As and A*s. Attainment and progress, as measured by the various accountability tables, are both up overall. It is particularly pleasing that overall pupils made even more progress than our cohort last year, despite the changes to the examination system.

There were some stellar individual performances. Jack Agate achieved an incredible 4 A*s including in his EPQ on his way to do mechanical engineering at Bath University. Andrew Pennie achieved 3 A* grades on his way to read electrical engineering in Sheffield.

But it is not only in these top grades that should be celebrated. Some pupils achieved and progressed brilliantly from their starting points, including Adam Gilboy, Tayla Brack and Cai Wyn Taylor who all joined us in Year 12; their stories are perhaps even more inspiring.

These results reaffirm the excellence of our sixth form and are testament to the outstanding teaching which drives our pupils’ success.

Congratulations to all.

1st XV advance in the NatWest Vase

The first team travelled to local rivals St Edwards for the first round of the NatWest Vase Competition on Wednesday afternoon. St Edwards took an early 3-0 lead (penalty) against the run of play but Liverpool replied in forceful fashion, driving over a maul from a well-executed line out play. Vice-captain Rhys H (Howson’s) was on hand at the back of the maul to place the ball down over the line. Liverpool dominated the first half and very rarely did St Edwards venture into Liverpool’s half. A second try soon came about, when attacking wide play ended up with Chris F (School) being tackled high, just before he would have touched down for a try, resulting in the referee awarding a penalty try.

Half Time 3-12

It was a similar start with the 2nd half, Liverpool dominating especially at the set piece. Another try soon came about after good handling skills, Pieter B (Brook’s) finishing off in the corner. Credit to St Edwards as they showed lots of determination and started to play some good rugby. Against the run of play, Captain Adam M (Howson’s) found a small gap and capitalised to go over for another try. Tiredness and a change in personnel (due to injury) gave St Edwards confidence to play attacking rugby and they scored two tries in quick succession. Penalties and silly tactical errors from Liverpool, enabled St Edwards the opportunity to camp in Liverpool’s half and another drive over the line put St Edwards within one try, with two minutes to play. Liverpool held out to secure in the end, a narrow 26-32 victory. A very pleasing first half but plenty room for improvement for the boys (including fitness) in the next few weeks.

Man of the match – Michael C (Selwyn’s)

A Superb Win for the Year 7 Football Team

Last Thursday, the girls football team, fresh from a two day trial, played their first match in front of a large crowd of Liverpool College parents and friends versus St Barlow's.

The College started nervously and found themselves two goals down after ten minutes. Just before half time, the College scored two goals in a minute to draw level thanks to Giselle R and Anna R. The second half saw a confident Liverpool College pull ahead through an own goal before Anna R scored a superb goal to ensure the Year 7 team won their first ever match.