Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is one of the best Colleges in the country!

Why go anywhere else?

You have one of the best colleges in the country on your doorstep!

Don’t just take our word for it!

Latest Government data from the Department for Education’s schools’ and colleges’ performance tables, published January 2014, confirms Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is:


1st in the country for A Level Value Added scores

These measure the distance between a student’s eventual A Level grades compared to the results they were predicted based on their GCSEs


3rd in the country for 16-18 apprenticeship success


4th highest performing college in the country for A Level grades 

Ffrom 317 colleges, sixth forms and sixth form centres


Not only this, but data reveals:

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is BEST in the area for A Level grades – this includes all grammar schools, schools sixth forms, sixth form centres and colleges within Pendle, Burnley, Accrington and the Ribble Valley.

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form Vocational students achieved the best results from other colleges locally


Check out our details in the Schools' Performance Tables HERE


In 2013, data released by the Government showed that Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form was the top college in the country for A Level 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 in College and compares them to the GCSE grades they achieved at school. Nelson and Colne College has a very high Value Added score, the highest in the country! This is because our A Level students outperform expectations based on their predicted grades.

We ensure that our students exceed their potential!

Our A Level Results - Another Outstanding Year in 2013

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has an enviable reputation for outstanding education. Our A Level students achieve high pass rates each year. We have a single ambition at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form – to ensure that you reach your full potential.

In 2013, our A Level students achieved an outstanding pass rate of 100%.

Our statistics this year are also outstanding:

69 A Level students achieved 2 or more A*/A grades; overall 136 A Level students gained the coveted A* or A grades. In addition, 85% of A2 students achieved high grades A*-C, whilst 61% achieved the top grades A*-B. Our Vocational students also achieved excellent success, with record numbers achieving triple Distinction, which is equivalent to 3 grade As at A Level.


This year our students will be able to progress to the The Universtiy of Cambridge, The University of St.Andrews, Hull York Medical School, The University of Manchester, The University of Liverpool, Lancaster University, The University of Leeds and other prestigious institutions. Amongst tough competition, students will join the elite of British education, taking up places to read Medicine, Mathematics, Architectural Design and Physics with Astrophysics. Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form class of 2013 will be leading the way in innovative industries to become the next generation of world leaders in their field.




Nelson and Colne College
Scotland Road, Nelson
Lancashire, BB9 7YT

Telephone: 01282 440 200

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