A Level students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have had the chance to meet with the Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband.

A Level students who study Government and Politics at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form attended a speech by the Labour Leader Ed Miliband earlier this year. They visited Deepdale to attend a speech given by the Leader aimed to motivate and inspire the Labour Party followers before local elections.

As part of their course, some of the students were given the opportunity to apply for paid work experience, canvassing for the Nelson branch of the Labour Party.

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has an enviable reputation for helping its A Level students to gain the very best results; in fact, in 2013, Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form achieved the highest “Value Added” scores of any college in the country. Value Added scores look at the grades a student is predicted based on their GCSE results, compared to their final A Level results – meaning our students routinely outperform their expectations! Government and Politics is a popular choice and in the past, students have gone on to study Politics at top universities, including the University of Cambridge. The College can also count a number of politicians and councillors as former students.

A College spokesperson said, “Feedback from the students who attended was excellent and they said that they found the experience very interesting as they had an opportunity to view, first hand, how a major political party in the UK organises and motivates its ‘rank and file’ party workers in the run-up to a vital set of local elections.”