Freya credits her time at the sixth form as a great success, having developed personally thanks to support from staff. She has shown determination to follow her career aspiration and following her A Levels is moving to Cornwall to join the Royal Navy.

‘I had lost a bit of interest in education in year 11 but achieved good GCSE results – however, moving into sixth form I felt refreshed as the courses were challenging and the environment supported my career path. The courses I needed to get into the Navy were available here, and I knew that staff would encourage and push me to achieve the grades I needed to secure my place.

I can’t wait to get started! The Navy will allow me to be hands-on and make a difference – I like the responsibility of potentially saving lives. My ambition is to be an aircraft controller and because of my sixth form experience, I now have the confidence to go and achieve this.

Sixth form has provided the support I needed to reach my goals. I would advise anyone to push for the things you want to do, and ensure that staff understand the guidance you need to be able to reach for your ambitions.’