Nelson and Colne College’s Class of 2017 has continued the College’s long track record of excellent results with a 99.7% pass rate at A Level!

A total of 26 subjects saw an outstanding 100% pass rate this year, with 87% of entries achieving A*-C grades – an increase of 8% on last year.

There was a larger number of exam entries this year – 774 in comparison to 698 in 2016 – making the success of NCC students even more remarkable.

Beyond the impressive headline statistics, 96% of students achieved at least one A*-C and 79% of students achieved at least one A*-B.

Many students are going on to study at top universities across the UK, including Russell Group establishments such as the University of Cambridge, University of York, University of Warwick, University of Leeds and the University of Manchester.

Some students have gained a place at first class universities as part of the College’s Realising Opportunities programme, a unique collaboration of 15 leading, research intensive universities, who are working together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from groups underrepresented in higher education.

It has also proved a stellar year for Creative subjects, with Art, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Photography, and Textiles all achieving 100% A*-C grades.

Principal Amanda Melton said: “I am absolutely delighted at yet another fantastic year of results here at Nelson and Colne College. Well done to the Class of 2017!

“It’s exciting to see students going on to a range of inspiring and varied degrees and securing places at some of the most competitive and prestigious universities in the country.”

Nelson and Colne College, rated Outstanding by Ofsted since 2008, is the top College in the country for learner achievement, based on the National Achievement Rate Tables published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Statistics published by the Department for Education also place NCC as the top College in Lancashire for A Levels and the top College in the area for Vocational courses, based on progress scores.

Following GCSE Results Day next week – Thursday 24th August – students looking to join NCC and become a part of their success story can enrol from 9.30am. For those wanting more information or who cannot make that date contact NCC’s Admission Team on 01282 440272.

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