Sports fanatic and Nelson and Colne College student Mujtaba Ali is dreaming of a TV presenting role after gaining top A Level grades.

Mujtaba, 18, formerly of Marsden Heights Community College in Brierfield, is heading to the University of Leeds to study Journalism after achieving A*AB in A Level Sociology, English Language and Media Studies.

Mujtaba said: “I’m ecstatic – I’ve exceeded all my expectations! My ultimate ambition is to become a sports journalist. I dream of one day becoming a sports presenter on Sky Sports News and being paid to talk about sports.

“My qualifications will help me in the future as they have prepared me for the type of work I will be doing at university; the dissertation/essay format is one that I have used in all of my subjects and so I will be ready for Higher Education.

“The quality of teaching at NCC is far superior to anything of that I have experienced before. They are genuine and want the best for you. As long as you put the work in, you are guaranteed to do well in my opinion because the teachers will make sure of it through their teaching in classes and workshops and other resources they offer outside of lessons.

“When I first came to College, I had no confidence in myself or my abilities. However, I now believe that I can achieve anything I set out to do and I have the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and try something new and NCC is the primary reason for this.”