Todmorden students among Burnley College’s top performers

TODMORDEN students at Burnley College are preparing to head off to university later in the year after helping the 2012 cohort achieve a record number of top grades.

A level students at the college had a 99.8 per cent pass rate this summer, including its highest ever number of A and A* grades.

Former Todmorden High School pupil Nelson Wan was among the best performers. He achieved top grades in history, English language, English literature and maths.

He will be going to study law at Queen Mary University.

Rasmus Knudsen, who also previously attended Todmorden High School, achieved top grades in chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology.

He will take a gap year before studying medicine at university.

Jasmine Ginty achieved top A* and A grades in English language, law and psychology.

She will study law at York University.

Hugh Bramwell, Burnley College sixth form centre principal, said: “We are passionate about the success of all of our students and are delighted that so many of them secured their futures with us.

“Overall, this is our best ever year for all of our advanced level results and high grade performances.

“Our students’ dedication and commitment to their education has led to them being amongst the highest achievers in Lancashire.

“The outstanding results we are celebrating today are a credit to the hard work and determination of our students, the support of their parents and a tribute to our highly qualified teaching and support staff.

“A record number of our students have now secured places at some of the country’s top universities and we wish all of our students every success in their future university studies and employment plans.”