Laraib Raza will go on to study an Accounting and Finance Degree after achieving A*, A and A in her A-Levels.

Laraib studied A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at Blackburn College after completing her GCSEs at the College following a move from Italy.

Laraib, 18 and residing in Blackburn, said, “The College were brilliant in supporting me to achievement with my GCSEs, especially with me coming from a different country, and the staff also helped me pick the A-Level subjects that were personally suitable.

“The thing I have enjoyed the most about the College is that everyone was friendly and helpful. The overall experience was amazing, not just the learning side of things, but how to communicate with other people as well. You make new friends and learn so many new things.”

She added: “Blackburn College has been really great in preparing me for the future, particularly the tutors. They supported me a with my Personal Statement and even helped me when I decided on an aspiring career change from Medicine to Accounting.

“They are there for you throughout application processes and show you the best pathways. I had plenty of options available to me just in case I didn’t go to University – things like Apprenticeships.”