Another outstanding year for this OUTSTANDING college: Results Day 2022
Nelson and Colne College is celebrating another extraordinary year for its Level 3 learners! Students have once again exceeded expectations, opening the doors for these talented students to attend top Universities and progress to rewarding careers. These successes come on the back of the College’s Outstanding Ofsted rating in March 2022, making it the only Outstanding Further Education College in Lancashire.
This year’s published results saw the college achieve an incredible 99% A Level pass rate and an extraordinary 99% Advanced Vocational pass rate, with:
- 96% of students having received at least one A*-C A Level grade
- 82% of students having received at least one A*-B A Level grade
- 47% of students having received at least one A*-A A Level grade
- 67% of students having received exclusively A*-C A Level grades
- 40% of students having received exclusively A*-B A Level grades
- 14% of students having received exclusively A*-A A Level grades
- 88% of Advanced Level Vocational students having received exclusively D*- M
- 48%of Advanced Level Vocational students having received exclusively D*- D
- 97%of Advanced Level Vocational students having received at least one D*- M
- 74%of Advanced Level Vocational students having received at least one D*- D
In addition, this year’s Level 3 Results Day saw the first ever batch of T Level students receive their qualifications. T Levels are an exciting new way to learn whilst gaining real work experience with industry employers – providing students with the academic advantages of an A Level, and essential on-the-job training.
Nelson and Colne College T Level graduates are among the foremost in the country, with the college being the first in Lancashire to embrace this new approach to learning. Nelson and Colne College T Level Learners achieved an impressive 95% pass rate, with Digital Production, Design and Development learners achieving a 100% pass rate and 100% of those learners achieved a D*-M grade.
“T Levels are a mix of a vocational subject with work placement. It gives students the chance to learn the knowledge and skills needed whilst building confidence in the workplace. It’s a good option if you know the area you want to go into. A T Level opened the doors for me to head on the higher education” says Millie Hartley-Fish, who achieved a Distinction* in T Level Education & Childcare – sealing her a place at York St John University studying Primary Teaching.
These outstanding successes are allowing students to open doors to amazing university-level study. For instance, Arren Lionti (18), who attended Ss John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School, Colne is heading to the University of Cambridge to study Psychology after receiving 2 A*s in Law and Psychology and an A in Biology!
“I don’t think I could have done this by myself. The teaching. The support – I have learnt many different revision techniques.” Says Arren; “The teachers delivered the lessons and content really well, and they always let us know that we could always contact them”.
Exceptional students and their achievements this year include:
- Arren Lionti (18), who attended Ss John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School, Colne is heading to the University of Cambridge to study Psychology after receiving 2 A*s in Law and Psychology and an A in Biology
- Arisha Gilani (18), who attended Marsden Heights Community College, received an A* in Sociology which was incidentally one of the highest scoring A Level Sociology papers in the country! She also received As in Business and Psychology and is off to the University of Manchester to study Fashion Management
- Nico Howarth (18), who attended Colne Park High School, and aspires to be a Doctor, is heading off to study Theoretical Physics and Maths at the University Of Lancaster after receiving 3 A*s in Biology, Maths and Physics and an A in Chemistry
- Mahek Younas (17), who attended Pendle Vale College is heading to the University of Bradford with the aspiration to become a paramedic after receiving 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Sociology
- Lola Bate (18), who attended Colne Park High School, received A*s in Sociology and Textiles and an A in English Language. She’s now heading to Loughborough University to study Textile Design
- Awais Bakhat (17) who attended Sir John Thursby Community College is heading to the University of Birmingham to study Medicine after receiving 2 A*s in Biology and Chemistry and an A in Further Maths (AS)
- Bethany Breward (18) who attended Bowland High, aspires for a career in policing. She is off to an excellent start after receiving three A*s in Biology, Geography and Geology
- Cara Walton (18) who attended Todmorden High School, was not sure of her career aspirations when she started college. That didn’t stop her however from achieving an A* in Sociology and 2 As in English Language and Religious Studies. She is now heading to the University of York to study Sociology
- Milli Hartley-Fish (18) who attended Colne Park High School, is off to York St John University after receiving a Distinction* T Level in Education and Childcare.
- Oliver Cordeaux (18) who attended Colne Park High School, has been accepted into the University of Warwick to study Computer Science after an A* in Computer Science and 2 As in Further Maths and Physics
- Bilal Mirza (18) who attended Pendle Vale College will be heading to taking a gap year before applying to study Medicine after achieving 1 A* and 2 As at A Level
- Tayyibah Iqbal (18) who attended Pendle Vale College, is heading to the University of Leeds to study Healthcare Science after receiving 2 A*s in Law and Sociology and an A in Psychology
- Mackenzie Kenyon (18) who attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, received an A* in Graphics and 2 As in Computer Science and Further Maths
- Louie Collis (18) who attended Mount Carmel RC High School achieved a Distinction in his Digital Production, Design and Development T Level and has now progressed to an apprenticeship with Sundown Solutions
Bilal Mirza (1 A*, 2 As) talked about how the college opened doors for him he didn’t before think possible, he is now going to apply for a medicine degree after receiving better grades than he expected: “Honestly, I think Nelson & Colne College has been amazing! They have supported me so much. Academic support, non-academic support, they have been a massive help!”
Arisha Gilani, who received one of the highest scoring Sociology papers in the country, says “Extra support like after college, during college and the workshops that were put on really helped”
The outstanding achievements of these talented young people reflects their hard work and dedication over what proved to be a challenging two years. Under the provision of highly experienced tutors and a dedicated support team who genuinely care about the development and growth of their students, this year’s graduates were given the best possible opportunities to achieve their potential.
Fionnuala Swann, Centre Principal at Nelson and Colne College, said; “We are all immensely proud of the class of ’22 for exceeding expectations and achieving another set of record-breaking results, in spite of the backdrop of Covid and not having sat their GCSE exams. Their commitment, dedication and passion for their respective fields can be seen every day when walking around the campus. I am so thrilled that they can now finally reap the rewards of their incredibly hard work! I am thoroughly honoured to be a part of this amazing institution, and cannot wait to hear all the extraordinary achievements that these talented young people realise”
If you are inspired by these successes and looking to further your career aspirations with a college education at Nelson and Colne then you are not too late. Our dedicated Admissions Team are ready to help find the perfect course for you. Get in touch today on 01282 440272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Rothwell, Interim Principal / Deputy Principal, Finance & Resource; Tracey Baron, Deputy Principal Curriculum and Quality and Fionnuala Swann, Centre Principal for Nelson and Colne College, celebrates with students.