Liverpool College News

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)

Boarders House Football

Our boarders took the house competition spirit into the weekend with an indoor house football match on Sunday evening.

There were house points to be won as each student that scored a goal claimed 3 points for their house.

After a fantastic effort by all the participants, the final house points scoreboard for the match was:

Brook’s – 24 House Points
School – 18
Howard’s – 9
Selwyn’s – 6
Howson’s – 3

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.

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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.

CCF Promotion

Congratulations to Mrs Rigby who has been promoted to Lieutenant Commander (RN). This is in recognition of her appointment to Assistant Contingent Commander of our ever growing Combined Cadet Force. Lt Cdr Rigby brings her years of experience leading a strong Navy section to the wider body of cadets and will continue to promote the opportunities offered by the Navy Section and coordinate the Duke of Edinburgh Award. S/Lt McCone will be stepping into her role as OC Navy Section and we look forward to seeing what her enthusiasm brings to the cadet experience.