A first choice University place came into sharp focus for one star Nelson and Colne College student on A Level Results Day.

Aneesa Ashraf, 18, from Nelson, achieved A*AB in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and is now going on to the University of Bradford to study Optometry.

Aneesa’s strong work ethic has helped her develop an in-depth understanding of all the subjects she has studied while at College and that is reflected in stellar achievements.

She has a career goal to work in Optometry and outside of College she has gone above and beyond to try and reach her aim by gaining extensive, hands-on and valuable work experience at an optician.

Aneesa, who previously attended Pendle Vale College, said: “I’m very happy with my A Level results and I’m looking forward to University!

“At College, I’ve carried out practicals and gained skills in using equipment, problem solving and analysing data – many of which are transferrable to Optometry.

“Studying the eye in Biology has made me even more enthusiastic to study Optometry. I’m just fascinated by how the brain and the eye work together really.

“The teaching at NCC is great and it’s a really enjoyable place to study. I would absolutely recommend it as the teachers are very good at what they do and are passionate about their subject which reflects onto us as students and helps us to develop a stronger understanding of the subject.”

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