Academic Excellence

Holy Cross is justifiably proud of its reputation for academic excellence. Whatever your ability you will be supported and valued as an individual and offered a range of activities to enable you to reach your potential.  We want to ensure that all students have the opportunity to excel in their subject choices and develop as individuals.  Pass rates, retention rates and high grades are all above average, even for Sixth Form Colleges, and, as Ofsted has recognised, we are exceptional for progression to university.

'The vast majority of students who achieve their A Level qualifications progress to higher education, and the proportion who go to prestigious universities, conservatoires and specialist colleges is higher than that from similar colleges.'  Ofsted Report 2018

2019 has been our most successful year for applications to and offers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities with 12 of our students currently holding places for September.  Our successful candidates are shown here and we wish them every success in their exams this summer in preparation for moving on from college in 2019.

2018 A Level Results

An outstanding number of high grades at A Level:

54% of all grades are A*, A or B.

82 students achieved at least 3 A*/A grades!

An overall pass rate of 98%

  • A* and A grades alone stand at 22%
  • 54% of all grades are grades A*, A and B

This is based on approximately 950 students taking A Levels at Holy Cross in June 2018.

© Holy Cross College & University Centre 2019