Studying A Levels at Nelson and Colne College

Find out what A Levels are, and what support you will receive by studying at Nelson and Colne College. The majority of students studying an A Level programme will focus on three subjects over two years, which reflect the University, degree and career they want to progress on to.

Government data has placed NCC as the top College in Lancashire for A Levels, based on progress scores, and in our latest set of results we celebrated a 99% pass rate, with more than half of exam entries achieving coveted A* to B grades.


Why study A Levels?

A Levels are challenging and exciting! We offer a wide variety of subjects, tailor-making your programme to suit your dream career.

A Levels are the traditional academic route to university, and are largely exam based. Some combine coursework and practical assessments.

In 2016, 20% of leavers going to University went on to study at a Russell Group University – the best in the country!

What will my Study Programme look like?

As well as your subjects, your Study Programme will also incorporate skills development, enrichment and relevant work experience.

You will have the opportunity for extra workshops and can sign up to one of our established Pre-Professional Programmes for career pathways in Medicine, Teaching, Law and Journalism.

Choosing the right subjects…

Some Universities require you to take the A Level route, and some degrees specify that you should study particular A Level subjects. If you have a certain degree course in mind, you should check the University entry requirements.

For example if you wish to study Medicine, you must study A Level Chemistry.