“My time at Nelson and Colne College has been wonderful and I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else”, says Rebecca Connell, who is celebrating A Level success.

Rebecca, 18, from Burnley, achieved A*AA in her A Levels in Psychology, Computer Science and Mathematics, and is progressing to the University of Leeds to study Computer Science.

The former Blessed Trinity RC College student said: “My results are fantastic and a degree in Computer Science will not only be exciting and interesting but will open up a variety of job opportunities to me in the future.

“I would recommend NCC to others because in my experience, the staff are very driven and supportive in helping you do well at College. I like that students can go to staff rooms if they are in need of help with their homework where there is always at least one member of staff eager to help.

“I think NCC does a great job at helping students apply to university too. In tutorial, we were guided through the whole process by our tutor who was very well-informed and organised. We also had regular one-to-ones where our tutor would check up on our progress individually and ensure each of us were going in the right direction for our end goals.

Rebecca, who enjoyed the adventure of completing the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at NCC where she developed a number of skills, was also praising of other aspects of life at NCC, reflecting on her time at College.

Rebecca added: “Study spaces and computer availability are good at NCC which is important for subjects like Computer Science. There are multiple spaces around college such as the LRC, Triangle, Science Work Zone, Silent Study Zone and more, so you’ll always be able to scout out a computer or somewhere quiet to get work done.

“I have met so many interesting people and made some great friends. Also, the staff have been incredibly supportive, friendly and helpful and are the best part about the college. I am very glad I chose NCC and if I were to relive the last two years of my life, I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else.”

In 2019, Nelson and Colne College achieved a 99% pass rate and many students progressed on to Russell Group universities, including Oxbridge, to take up highly competitive degrees in Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Computer Science, Law and Economics.

To follow in the footsteps of this year’s A Level stars, enrolment will be taking place at Nelson and Colne College on GCSE Results Day on Thursday 22 August, and on Friday 23 August.

Nelson and Colne College is the number one college in the country for 16-18 learner achievement, based on government data, and it is number one in Lancashire for A Levels, based on progress scores. It is also the number one college in Lancashire for student satisfaction, based on the government’s FE Choices survey.

If you would like to enrol at Nelson and Colne College, contact 01282 440272 or visit www.nelson.ac.uk