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Nelson & Colne College named best in country

NATIONAL STARS: College principal Amanda Melton, Board of Corporation chairman  Coun. John David and A-level students celebrate their success. (S)

NATIONAL STARS: College principal Amanda Melton, Board of Corporation chairman Coun. John David and A-level students celebrate their success. (S)

NELSON and Colne College has been named the best college in the whole of the country. A-level students in the Sixth Form there are officially top of the class thanks to their results.

Data released by the Government shows not only is the sixth form the sixth college in the country for overall success, but its A-level students’ achievements mean that it is also officially the number one college nationally for Value Added scores.

Value Added measures are just as crucial as pass rates and high grades – they look at the final results a student is awarded compared to the GCSE grades they achieved at school. In basic terms, the college’s A-level students outperform expectations based on their predicted grades.

It’s been a hugely successful year for the college, based on government data released in 2012. They were identified as the top education establishment in all of Lancashire for value added scores - including schools, colleges, sixth forms and grammar schools.

The college has a long-standing tradition of excellence, with whole generations of families benefiting from the education they received there. From company directors, technicians and artists, to doctors, entrepreneurs and professional engineers; the college is proud of its former students.

Principal Amanda Melton said: “I am incredibly proud of the success of our students, and the recent Value Added data is simply fantastic! It is clear to see that students who study with us are bright, hardworking and dedicated to their personal success and that they are guided by an outstanding group of teachers and support staff.

“Staff, students and families alike should all be proud to feature at the top of the national success tables. It shows the extent of talent which exists in our region and that we have one of finest colleges nationally here in the heart of Pendle.”

 

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