Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form students are celebrating receiving top university offers from across the country!

The College has a long-standing tradition of excellence and an outstanding reputation for helping talented and dedicated young people from across East Lancashire, to gain entry to some of the UK’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Year on year, students from the College go on to join the elite of British Education, studying interesting and diverse subjects ranging from Medicine, Veterinary Science, Mathematics and Law to Anthropology, Business Management, Engineering and International Relations with Politics!

This year, students have already received an array of exciting and challenging university degree offers; ranging from Medicine at Keele University and the University of Liverpool, Biology at the University of York and Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, to English at Warwick. This year the College will be displaying a large map of the UK in its refectory, with ‘hotspots’ illustrating just where our students will be studying next year!

Michael Rowan is a former pupil of SS John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic Humanities College and also an A Level student, he said, “I’m hoping to study Theoretical Physics at University College of London. I like the idea of studying in London and living there too. It is a well respected university and I hope that by studying there it will improve my future career prospects.”

Fellow A Level student Abigail Fallows is a former pupil of Colne Primet High School; she agreed with Michael and said “I’ve enjoyed my time at the College and chose to come here due to the wide range of extra-curricular activities, including the Pre-med programme. I have also been able to act as a Pendle Young Ambassador for Sport which has been a great experience. I hope to go to either the University of Leeds or Liverpool to study Biological Sciences.”

The College is exceptionally proud of the achievements of all its students, both A Level, Vocational and Apprentices. It is sure that the young people of East Lancashire will go on to be leaders in some of the top industries across the UK and be an inspiration to other young people.