A Level Results 2019

112 Liverpool College Year 13 students are celebrating receiving their A level results today.

There were many noteworthy accomplishments.

For those interested in viewing raw academic power, and the fruits of hard dedicated work, there were the Head Girl Eleanor H (Butler’s) who is heading to Bristol with three A*s, Ben S (School) is off to Oxford to read Engineering, Andrew L (Brook’s) is off to St Andrews and Bobby L (Brook’s) who will take A*A*A to UCL for Maths. Indeed, there is a Liverpool College alum going to all but one of the top 10 universities in the country as currently ranked. Whilst it is not entirely clear as some students are still making decisions, it appears about 40% of our leavers will be attending a Russell Group university.

Katie E (Brook’s) and Elliot W (Howson’s) are going to be dentists, while Will F (Selwyn’s) and Eliane T (Howard’s) are going to medical school.

Art had an astonishing 100% A*-B record, as did French closely followed by Spanish at 80%. Overall, just under 80% of all grades were A*-C with about a quarter of the grades at A*/A. A particular feature of the results this year were the overwhelmingly positive outcomes for students taking the BTEC in PE.

Some students have opted for apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, others are taking a year out to travel and work.

Congratulations to all our students. They have been a great group and we will miss them.


Miss Wendy E. Edwards RIP

Miss Wendy Edwards who died on 20 July after a long illness, was Headmistress of Huyton College from 1984 to 1991. She came to Huyton after a successful tenure as Director of Music at The Alice Ottley School, Worcester.

Miss Edwards was a firm believer in single-sex education for girls, and worked hard to enhance the reputation of the College in what was quite a crowded field. Huyton, unlike two “competitor” girls’ schools (and, incidentally, Liverpool College) did not have Assisted Places, so it was a tough assignment for the new Head.

She strove to raise academic standards, and gave particular attention to religious education, pastoral care and the spiritual life of the College, which was centred on the very attractive Chapel. She was especially supportive of the Chaplaincy, which was provided by successive Rectors of Liverpool.

Miss Edwards was in many ways an old-fashioned kind of Head Teacher, somewhat forbidding in manner and a firm disciplinarian who set very high standards; but she was passionately concerned for the wellbeing of the girls, a number of whom kept in touch with her after retirement, to her great delight.

Miss Edwards had significant health challenges and was often in considerable pain, a fact which she took care to conceal at the time. She accepted early retirement in 1991, two years before Huyton was absorbed into Liverpool College. After prolonged tests she underwent major spinal surgery the same year. Her retirement was spent in Great Malvern where she died, having faced up to a diagnosis of cancer, inoperable, with her customary discretion, resilience and considerable courage.

Written by former colleagues from Huyton College


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Heads of School Announced

At the final assembly of the school year today, the Principal announced the Heads of House and Heads of School for the Secondary Phase for the 2019-20 academic year.

Congratulations to the new Heads of House:

 Brook’s  Matthew B
 Butler’s  Eve W
 Howard’s  Louise O
 Howson’s   Ashima V
 School  Arel A
 Selwyn’s  Molly R

and the Heads of School:

 Head Boy  Chinedum A
 Head Girl   Olivia P

The names of four new PPC Centurions will be added to the honours board for the 2018-19 academic year:

• Mikayla D-C
• Neve W
• Scarlett T
• Laurence P W

These pupils have received over 100 PPC points in the year – a PPC point is awarded by a member of staff when a pupil has been reflective, ambitious, curious, innovative, focussed or resilient in a lesson. 


Mood Boosting Books

In September, we will be launching our Student Well-being Library. Inspired by the 'Books on Prescription' scheme running in local libraries around the country, we have successfully bid for a community grant from Tesco to create our own Well-being Libraries in school for staff and students. The libraries house books around mental health and well-being in order to guide and inform, in addition to works of fiction identified as 'mood lifting books'.

We hope that by creating a library for both staff and students we can foster a culture of openness and therefore help to reduce the stigma around mental health. Books will be available to all secondary phase pupils in the school library from September.

Mrs N Styles (Inclusion Mentor)