GCSE Results 2017

Liverpool College pupils are celebrating the best GCSE results in living memory.

Despite the introduction of more difficult GCSEs in maths, English language and English literature, progress and attainment are both substantially up.

Incredibly, 95% of all pupils passed maths, 96% passed English literature or language, and 79% and 91% did so at the strong pass level respectively. This achievement is even more remarkable in the context of the government proclaiming these GCSEs more challenging than in previous years. 65% of pupils achieved the Ebacc, the highest ever, and 60% achieved it with the government’s new “strong pass” target.

Because of the new complexity of the GCSE system, it now requires a person with a first class Oxbridge Maths degree to calculate the progress and attainment of pupils. Fortunately Mr Evans, our data manager, meets these requirements and he has already established that overall attainment rose substantially, and progress for the cohort was better than expected. Elisha R was one of the standout performers achieving 8A*s equivalents, including two 9s in English language and literature, the grade which has been described by educationalists as “impossible”.

The vast majority of our pupils will join our thriving and successful sixth form. We congratulate all our pupils on their great achievements. Thanks must also go to our dedicated teaching and support staff who have worked tirelessly and with total conviction to support, inspire, and teach our pupils.


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.


Music Tour of Paris

We are very proud of the musicians who have been on tour in Paris this week.  In five days they have performed at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris, L'eglise de La Madeleine and Disneyland Paris.  They have also enjoyed visiting Tour Maine-Montparnasse and Avenue des Champs-Elysees, even finding time for a cruise on the Seine. Mr Bishop tells us that the Head of Music at Disneyland thought they were a professional outfit rather than a school group! Well done to all pupils and staff involved.  You can see more on Twitter @LivCollMusic


Cruyff Finals at Anfield

Both Year 7 boys and Girls represented Liverpool College and Everton Football Club today in the Cruyff Finals at Anfield. There were many teams from all over the UK, representing Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Aberdeen. A fantastic effort from both teams with the boys ending up as runners up to Arsenal. The girls after beating Aberdeen dominated many matches without scoring until the Final match where they beat Arsenal 1-0.


All pupils represented the College wonderfully, their behaviour and manners were superb throughout the tournament.


Many thanks to Adam a former school’s direct trainee and Liverpool College parents for their support and giving up their time. If it wasn’t for their help in supporting the pupils, today would never have happened.  Justin Cook


Say Hello to the Boarding Prefects

Our own local elections took place last week for Head Boy and Head Girl of Boarding at Liverpool College.  Candidates impressed fellow-boarders  with presentations on why they should be elected as representatives for boarding and the four pictured:

From left : Daniil (Moldova),  Eva (Estonia), Corina (Romania)  and Dan (Isle of Man) were successful. Eva and Dan also  become Gladstone Scholars while all four will automatically become College Prefects..  It seems that what boarders want is someone  who can organise weekend activities or come up with great ideas as well as someone they can take their problems to, whether it’s a maintenance issue or something more personal that needs resolving and this quartet were tops with our boarders. 

Next September, boarders are moving into new, en-suited accommodation on the Derby and Rathbone site at Liverpool University, just a stroll across the road to school  and they are already packing up their clothes, files and teddy bears in anticipation!