Staff and students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form are celebrating once again, as 2014 proves to be another outstanding year with an A Level pass rate of 100%.
This success follows the college being recognised as first in the country for A Level Value Added scores which measure the distance between a student’s eventual A Level grades compared to the results predicted from their GCSE results.
College Principal Amanda Melton said: “I am thrilled for all our students who have worked extremely hard this year and are fully deserving of their excellent success.
“Special thanks must be given to the college’s excellent team of staff for their continued commitment to exceptional teaching.
“In particular, we’re delighted to see the number of A* grades continuing to rise and see so many of our students secure their first choice places at some of the country’s leading universities.
“It is an exciting time for our students as they now move into university or employment, but I know they will do so with great skills and increased confidence. They are a credit to East Lancashire.”
More than 380 students from the college will progress to universities, including the University of York, University College London, the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds, the University of Bath, Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool.
They will studying degree programmes such as Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Physics with Astrophysics, French with Asian/African Language, Maths, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Business Management, Advanced Psychology, English Language and Literature and Law.
More on the college’s excellent results and how students got in in this week’s Ledaer-Times Newspapers.