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FULL MARKS FOR JENNY!

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

FULL MARKS FOR JENNY!

Jenny has just completed her A levels with us here at Holy Cross and is now preparing to move on to Cambridge University. Jenny was one of our twelve students who achieved 5 grade As at A level this summer since the results were published. We have now been informed of her performance in her A level Physics exam. She scored 600 marks out of a possible 600 a perfect score.

Jenny and her parents are to be invited to London for a prize giving and award ceremony in November hosted by the Edexcel (Salters Horners) exam board. Jenny has been an exceptional student during her time at Holy Cross and someone who has contributed much to the college in the two years she has been here. We wish her every success at Cambridge and in the future.

INFLUENZA PANDEMIC INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

Saturday 19th September 2009

INFLUENZA PANDEMIC INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

Updated information has been received from the local PCT. When we have cases confirmed at college we no longer need to consider sending whole classes or groups home self-diagnosis and staying at home for individuals affected is now recommended. The flu help-lines and web-sites are the main resource for individuals to use:

National helpline: 0800 1 513 513

Patients needing treatment should visit www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu or call the National Pandemic Flu Service on the above number. For further details of the current situation and latest news see:
NHS Swine Flu Update

SUPERB INDIVIDUAL A LEVEL PERFORAMANCES

Thursday 20th August 2009

SUPERB INDIVIDUAL A LEVEL PERFORAMANCES

An amazing twelve students gained 5A Grades at A level:

  • Rebecca Carr (Thornleigh Salesian)
  • Charlotte Cutler (Tottington)
  • Guy Davies (Falinge Park)
  • Joseph Ennis (St. Gabriels)
  • Jennifer Green (Oulderhill)
  • Robyn Hardisty (Wardle)
  • Zayd Hashmi (Bury Grammar)
  • Michael Killough (Holy Family)
  • Luke Melling (Haslingden)
  • Hayley Topham (Parrenthorn)
  • Marc Zeller (Mount St. Josephs)

A further 43 students achieved 4 grade As.

  • An additional 91 students gained 3 grade As.

This totals 146 students achieving at least 3 grade As at A Level better than 1 in 6 of our Upper Sixth students.

HOLY CROSS HITS A HIGH CENTURY!!

Thursday 20th August 2009

HOLY CROSS HITS A HIGH CENTURY!!

In Principal David Frosts first year students at Holy Cross Sixth Form College in Bury have once again produced some outstanding results in their A level examinations with 146 students achieving at least 3 A grades at A level this summer. As a result we are confident that the grades achieved by our students this year will enable us to retain our TOP TEN position NATIONALLY for A Level results making this the fifth consecutive year that we have achieved this outstanding level of success.

An initial study of the A Level results indicates:

  • An overall pass rate of 99.1% (up from 99.0% in 2008)
  • 60.1% are at grades A and B (up from 58.2%)
  • A grades alone at 30.5% (up from 27.2%)

This is based on approximately 820 students taking A Levels at Holy Cross in 2009 and it is crucial to recognise that these figures are based on one of the highest retention rates in the country.

From David Frost Principal of Holy Cross College: I am absolutely delighted with these results. Not only has the outstanding pass rate gone up again, but the all important A/B grades have increased quite significantly from 58% to over 60%. Students coming to Holy Cross therefore know they are going to achieve their very best potential in their A Levels. Naturally I want to congratulate all our students our remarkable staff and the whole College team on an outstanding set of results.

A LEVEL RESULTS DAY

Monday 3rd August 2009

A LEVEL RESULTS DAY

A Level Results day is on Thursday 20th August. A2 results will be available from 10am and AS results from 11am.

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