Loreto Sixth form has exceeded our expectations and our daughter was able to choose a combination of subjects which was not available anywhere else to pursue her interests and enthusiasm.
Year 13 Parent
As Loreto girls, we have been encouraged to approach situations with a curious and open mind and strive to find out new information.
Year 12 Student
We offer as many as 30 A Level subjects, all of which are acceptable as entry qualifications to university. There are no restrictions placed on combinations of subjects and all students receive individual advice on their choices before they begin Year 12. The vast majority of our students take 3 A Levels, but it is possible to take 4 in certain circumstances. Full details of each of our A Level courses are available in our online prospectus, which can be found in the 'Admissions' section.
We aim to inspire and challenge our students to think theologically, ethically and spiritually. The ‘Aletheia’ course, our General RE programme, is an integral and essential component in achieving this. The courses offered have been approved by the National Open University Open College Network in conjunction with the Catholic Education Service. Topics addressed include Medical Ethics, A Place of Redemption, Eastern Philosophies, Life and Death, Human Rights, Philosophy to mention a few. External speakers enhance the programme with contributions from Life, CAFOD, Loreto Sisters working with trafficked women and those working with street children in Brazil.
Alongside their A Level studies, our students participate in an enrichment programme. This includes a range of options including externally-assessed qualifications such as the Extended Project Qualification. We also offer a range of community-based programmes such as volunteering with the St Vincent de Paul Society, or working with primary school children teaching. We expect all students to undertake work experience at some point during Year 12 or 13. This is self-directed and can take place during any period of non-contact time on a student's timetable (up to a maximum of one session per week).