Maya Mahmood - A-Levels

Maya Mahmood is one of a number of students from Blackburn College Sixth Form who are reaping the rewards of Blackburn College’s partnership with UK top 10 Lancaster University.

Maya tell us: “My grades have meant that I am now going to study BA (Hons) Geography at Lancaster University.

“I got an A* in Geography, an A in Religious Studies and a B in English Language. I’m so thrilled that I got an A* in Geography – especially as I’m going to study that for my degree.

“I have studied hard, but I was still really nervous when I was handed my results envelope. I couldn’t believe it when I saw what I’d got. I’m really looking forward to starting at Lancaster University now.

“I was told by Lancaster University that if I got the grades, I would get £1,000 too. So that’s an added bonus for me.

“My ideal career once I have finished my degree is to pursue a career with the Royal Geographical Society.

“I love that the way we think about geography is always changing. It affects our world in different ways. It’s interesting because things like floods and natural disasters affect everyone – it’s a very relevant and topical subject.

“From the moment I visited Blackburn College I knew I would enjoy it here. I liked the campus and the welcome I received at the events I attended. My family came to Blackburn College too.

“I enjoyed that the lessons were varied – we did group activities; research tasks, private study and fun activities. The tutors were always approachable and there for me.

“Since starting Blackburn College I have grown in confidence and improved my inter-personal skills. The tutors have helped me come out of my shell. I have definitely loved my time at Blackburn College. I have made a lot of memories here and would recommend it to anyone.

“Blackburn College have a relationship with Lancaster University which means that A-Level students are guaranteed an interview with the University.

“There are mock interviews at College and support with your personal statement. The tutors have always been approachable and there for me. I don’t believe I would have done as well as I have without their support.”

"I got an A* in Geography, an A in Religious Studies and a B in English Language. I’m so thrilled that I got an A* in Geography – especially as I’m going to study that for my degree."
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