As an A Level student at Nelson and Colne College, we offer personalised support to help you achieve your goals. As such, your study programme is tailored around your career aim.

In addition to your three A Level subjects, Academic, Personal and Professional Skills (APPS) forms a vital part of the A Level study programme. You will develop teamwork and communication skills, problem solving, as well as debating and enterprise skills. All activities will be linked to your subject choices and the career-focused tutor group which you belong to. APPS consists of the following;

Academic Skills

Alongside your academic studies, you will complete a research project called an Extended Project Qualification EPQ. This will be an independently created essay on a subject of your choice. The EPQ carries UCAS points, strengthens applications and is valued by universities and employers alike.

Personal and Professional Skills

To help you secure the best place at university and develop the skills that employers and universities are looking for, as well as support your own health and wellbeing, we encourage you to take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Opportunities may include:

  • Becoming a Student Ambassador
  • Becoming a Reading Mentor
  • Self-awareness Sessions
  • Career Skills
  • Life Skills
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award
  • Volunteering
  • Creative Skills
  • The Student Hub

We also offer a range of Pre-Professional Programmes which you can take alongside your A Level studies to help you stand out from the crowd with university applications. Click to find out more.