Excellence Programme

We have an outstanding programme - the Excellence Programme - to develop those aiming for the most competitive universities and courses, including Oxbridge, the Russell Group and 1994 Group Universities, or courses such as Medicine, Law and Veterinary Science.

This tried and tested programme, with expert and experienced staff, will assist you as you build on outstanding achievement and GCSE towards the highest academic results at A Level. At the same time it will enable you to develop your profile, experience, interest and understanding for university applications and beyond.

  • A dedicated Senior Tutor, with expertise in this area
  • Extension activities in all A Level subjects
  • A chance to do an Extended Project Qualification, developing research and independent learning skills
  • Preparation for specialist university entrance exams
  • An Oxbridge group and Medics and Vets groups and individual subject mentors for Oxbridge candidates
  • Mock interviews, including focused advice for Oxbridge applicants
  • Individual careers guidance to help with applications to university or work
  • A very wide range of enrichment activities offering opportunities for leadership
  • One to one meetings with subject and senior tutors at least twice a year to discuss progress and set targets
  • The chance to do General Studies, Critical Thinking A and AS Levels, or, where appropriate, Further Maths in addition to other subjects choices
  • Help and advice in selecting relevant work experience
  • A dedicated Learning Support department which can give individual help in such things as time management and study skills.

For mor information contact:

Name:Mrs Elizabeth Rawsthorne
Email:ecr@holycross.ac.uk
Holy Cross College
Manchester Road, Bury
Greater Manchester BL9 9BB
Tel: 0161 762 4500
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