Darwen Student Adam is ready to make history


undefinedA Darwen student is a step closer to realising his dream of becoming a history lecturer after he gained top A-level results.

Adam Lang, 18, from Aster Close in Lower Darwen is bucking the national trend which shows a decline in white male students progressing to university.

Adam said he was ‘over the moon’ to have gained an A in Sociology and two Bs in History and Law after studying for his A-Levels at Blackburn College.

He has now secured himself a place at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston to study a BA (Hons) History, with the hopes of becoming a history lecturer.

Avid motor racer Adam said: “I was a bit shocked by my results, I was hoping for three Bs so I’m really pleased that I got an A in Sociology.

“I’ve especially enjoyed the history course, particularly going on history trips looking at the similarities and differences between different time periods.

“I’ve really enjoyed Blackburn College, I’ve made loads of new friends and enjoyed using all the fantastic facilities the College has to offer.

“I’m really excited to be going on to university and hopefully I will go on to become a history lecturer once I’ve finished my degree.”

Students at Blackburn College achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 A-Level subjects with the highest performing A-Level programmes including Accounting, Further Maths, Government and Politics, Classical Civilisations and Fine Art his year.

The College’s continued success means this year’s students are set to progress to top universities across the country including Lancaster University, the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, and Blackburn College’s own University Centre where 85% of degrees are awarded by Lancaster University and with over 3000 students in 2016.

Principal and Chief Executive Dr Thomas Moore was delighted with the results.

“We would like to congratulate all the students on their hard work and dedication and wish them well in the future.

“Special thanks must be given to the College’s excellent team of academic staff for their continued commitment to outstanding teaching and learning.

“Students consistently tell us that the academic support and guidance received from their teachers and support staff is a key reason for their high level of success and in the results of the National Student Survey 2016 of Higher Education Institutions in England, the University Centre at Blackburn College was placed in the top 25% nationally for academic support.”

18 Aug 2016, 13:37 PM

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