The former Fred Longworth High School pupil gained excellent grades to secure his place at Manchester Metropolitan University to study BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
James aspires to become an electrical engineer for a company such as MBDA or BAE Systems.
"I chose to come here as it has the best engineering facilities and courses in the area. I have enjoyed meeting new people and we get to use really good equipment. I enjoyed the construction and design of a printed circuit board as it was good to see my progress."