Wonderful to Share Results Day 2019 with our Students

Thursday 15th August 2019

Wonderful to Share Results Day 2019 with our Students

We enjoyed a wonderful celebration with students, parents and staff at Holy Cross to mark the achievement of so many of our young people.  We are really proud of all of our students who have worked so hard to achieve at whatever level.  

Some specific news:

  • An overall pass rate of 98% at A Level
  • Four students achieved 5 A*/A grades at A Level.
  • Thirty four (34) students achieved at least 4 A*/A grades.
  • Seventy nine (79) students achieved at least 3 A*/A grades.
  • 100% pass rate, with 100% high grades, in Applied Science BTEC Triple Award Extended Diploma.
  • 100% pass rate across all 2 year Level 3 BTEC subjects.
  • 19 students achieved at least 3 Dist*/Dist grades (equivalent to 3 A*/A grades at A level).
  • 56 students achieved at least 3 Dist*/Dist/Merit grades (or equivalent).
  • Twins Harry and Sam Kay share 8 A*/A grades between them - out of a possible 8!
  • Overall, 33 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate.

Well done to all!  We wish all of our students every success on the next stage of their journeys, wherever these take them.

A huge thank you ...

Tuesday 16th July 2019

A huge thank you ...

... to everybody who has donated to the various fundraising activities in college this year.

Between the 4C Group and the rest of the college community we have made a total of £8,064.70

 

Thank you for your support and generous donations.

Our Pass: Your Life. Your Journey. Your Pass.

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Our Pass: Your Life. Your Journey. Your Pass.

Our Pass is a new pass that provides free bus travel right across Greater Manchester. Our Pass kicks off this summer –  you can apply now and use it from September: www.ourpass.co.uk 

Our Pass gives teenagers the freedom to travel, work and learn. Anyone aged 16 to 18 and living in Greater Manchester can apply for a pass that opens up free bus travel right across Greater Manchester – saving families up to £570 every year. Find out more at www.ourpass.co.uk

For a £10 admin fee, the pass gives all 16-18s in Greater Manchester unlimited free bus travel. Not to mention loads of extra benefits, too, like sports and music tickets. Have teenagers? Make sure they apply now: www.ourpass.co.uk #OurPassGM.

Cloud Land – Sixth Form Colleges Association Exhibition

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Cloud Land – Sixth Form Colleges Association Exhibition

Seven Year One Art and Design students travelled to London for an invitation only reception opening the Sixth Form Colleges Association Exhibition, in which they had three pieces of work on show. The group had worked together in recent weeks to produce Art, Graphics and Photography work for the exhibition, which featured artwork from over 40 colleges nationally. The theme, ‘Cloud Land’ was tied to another display at the prestigious exhibition venue, Alexandra Palace. Holy Cross was very well represented by the students, who discussed their work with SFCA Chairman Bill Watkin, amongst other visitors. Well done to all involved.

Pictured L to R: Connie Evans, Érica Ribeiro, Isaac Simmonds-Douglas, Leticia Lapas Fabrin, Krystal Blackburn, Eleanor Heib, Lauren Murphy.

Students Follow in the Bronte Footsteps

Monday 8th July 2019

Students Follow in the Bronte Footsteps

A group of students enjoyed a trip to Haworth as part of Enrichment Week at college. On the visit they had a guided tour of the village and the local moorland, famous as the home of the Bronte family, and a look round their former home at the parsonage.  Not all the students are currently studying English Literature but took the opportunity to find out a little more about the family and the environment that supported so many literature classics, this is the real value of the enrichment days.

© Holy Cross College & University Centre 2019