Students at Colne Primet Academy are celebrating high achievement after receiving their GCSE results.

Students from the Dent Street academy were joined by family and friends to collect their results as the long wait to discover their grades culminated with a celebration event on Thursday morning.

Primet students have particularly excelled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects this year, with Engineering Level 2 (grades 9-5) increasing by 62% from 2017, a higher number of students achieving 4+ in Physics and Level 4+ Science Trilogy grades increasing by 8%. 

One of those celebrating was Alisha Mahmood, who performed well in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Performing Arts. Alisha, 16, from Nelson said: “I’m so happy with my results! I’m going to study A Levels at Nelson and Colne College in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology as I want to do something in Medicine in the future.

“I would recommend Colne Primet Academy to others because I feel like I have had so much support from teachers and staff here over the years. I’ve found it a good choice because it is a small school so the teachers can support you better and you can interact with more people.”

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Aleem Shah, 16, from Nelson, was also full of praise for Primet on receiving his results as he heads off to take up an Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship opportunity with Ferguson Engineering. 

Aleem gained strong grades across the board, including a 7 in PE. He said: “I’m ecstatic with my results today! My brother came here before me and I heard that it was a good school as the support you receive from teachers is great, especially the one-to-one help. I can’t wait to start my Apprenticeship – I prefer to be practical and hands-on.”

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Harry Green, 16, also from Nelson, was another student who was all smiles upon opening his results – in particular upon receiving his two Grade 7s in Biology and Chemistry.

Harry said: “I’ve really enjoyed the Sciences while I’ve been at Primet. The atmosphere around school is friendly and teachers guide you in the right way. There are also a lot of resources here to work with and teachers support you with more work if you want it.

“I’m going to Burnley College to study Level 3 Health and Social Care and I want to go into Nursing. It’s interesting for me because my auntie is a nurse and my sister also works in that area too.” 

The Academy is part of the Pendle Education Trust sponsored by Nelson and Colne College. 

The next academy open event will take place on Thursday 27th September, between 6pm to 8pm.