A hospital stay and a period of illness in the run up to his exams did not stop Nelson and Colne College student Jack Harris achieving great grades in his A Levels.

Jack, 18, from Clitheroe, overcame the adversity of being in hospital with glandular fever for five days just before his A Levels by achieving A*A*A in Business, Sociology and Psychology.

He is now heading off to BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) in Manchester to study Event Management and has an ambition to work organising and marketing music festivals in the future.

Jack, a former Bowland High School student, said: “I’m delighted to achieve the grades I did as I had been worried after being in hospital. I didn’t really expect to do as well as I did.

“I was in hospital absolutely exhausted. I was on a drip and not eating or drinking and I could not revise. I had been revising before I was in hospital and as soon as I came out, I was back revising.

“I really liked the feel and the environment of the College when I first came to visit and I’m pleased I chose to come here. I also chose the College for its reputation for results. I’ve really enjoyed Business in particular in my time at NCC as I love the marketing side of it which is what I want to do.

“I would recommend NCC as I have had great support from teachers and the extra work they put in to help you has been very good. If I have one bit of advice for students attending College it would be start revising early – it was very important for me in my case and it is what got me through my exams.”

Nelson and Colne College is celebrating an overall pass rate of 99.7% overall pass rate, with 26 subjects achieving outstanding 100% pass rate. 87% of students achieved A*-C grades – an increase of 8% on last year, and 57% of students achieved coveted A*-B grades.

For more information about Nelson and Colne College contact 01282 440272 or visit www.nelson.ac.uk