A keen badminton player with a passion for fashion will progress on to Northumbria University after achieving an ace set of A Levels at Nelson and Colne College.

Hannah Jacks, 18, formerly of Ribblesdale High School, achieved ABB in her A Levels in Fashion and Textiles, Sociology and English Language and Linguistics.

Hannah is a keen badminton player who has represented Lancashire and has coached at Colne Badminton Club, but it is her love of fashion that will see her study the subject in greater detail at university, before a career in the industry as either a designer or a buyer.

Hannah said: “I’m very pleased with my results and they have enabled me to progress to university and study fashion where I can develop my skills further.

“I really enjoyed my time at Nelson and Colne College, because I received support from my tutors inside and outside of lessons, and there are set areas throughout the college for silent study or for meeting friends.

“I think the teaching staff are definitely what make the departments and College so successful, as they devote so much time to ensuring that you are on the right track to achieve your full potential.”

Nelson and Colne College saw no change in its A Level success in 2020, with a 99% pass rate. There was no dip in the number of A Level students achieving A*-C grades at Nelson and Colne College, remaining at 80%, with 55% achieving A*-B grades and 25% achieving coveted A*-A grades.

The college has also gained an ALPS 2 score meaning it is in the top 10% of all A Level providers nationally for the progress that students make. This is in line with the college’s status as the leading FE College in the country for A Level progress.

Nelson and Colne College Group – incorporating Accrington and Rossendale College – also saw a 100% pass rate for students completing BTEC qualifications, with a staggering 85% of students achieving high grades.

Nelson and Colne College is one of the leading colleges nationally across a range of academic measures – 16-18 classroom learner achievement, 16-18 Advanced Apprenticeship timely achievement, A Level progress and GCSE Mathematics and English progress. The college is also the number one college in the country for student satisfaction.

Applicants looking to apply to Nelson and Colne College or Accrington and Rossendale College still have the time to do so. Visit www.nelson.ac.uk or www.accross.ac.uk or contact the Admissions Team on 01282 440272.