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Holy Cross College (UK)

Holy Cross College is a Catholic Sixth Form College on Manchester Road in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. The college regularly ranks as one of the top ten sixth forms in the country, placing 8th on the list in 2007,[1] and being placed 2nd in the country in 2008.

Contents

  • Admissions 1
  • Notable alumni 2
  • History 3
  • Academic performance 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Admissions

It has around 2,200 pupils. It offers education for pupils ages 16–19 including A Levels and a limited selection of Undergraduate degrees.

Notable alumni

  • Anna Friel - actress (Brookside, Pushing Daisies)[2]

History

The Holy Cross College was formed in 1979 as a sixth form college with just over two-hundred students. The site and buildings had previously been the Bury Convent Grammar School, a direct grant Catholic girls school founded in 1878 by the Daughters of the Cross.

Academic performance

Holy Cross College entered the top 10 sixth form colleges in the country, placing 8th on the list in 2007,[3] and was placed 2nd in the country in 2008. Holy Cross has been voted a 5 star best small company to work for in 2010.[4] Students from the college regularly gain places at the Sutton 13 universities (Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford, LSE, UCL, York, Warwick, Bristol, Nottingham, St. Andrews, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Durham) and around 85% of students enter into some form of Higher Education . Holy Cross College has close educational links with Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio.

References

  1. ^ "Holy Cross one of top ten colleges". Bury Times. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "When Anna and Beth kissed Margaret: Anna Friel plays Brookside's lesbian pin-up. Monique Roffey met her". The Independent. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Holy Cross one of top ten colleges". Bury Times. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Best Companies Accredited Companies 2014: 3 Star". Bestcompanies.co.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • EduBase


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