Leah Kirk
Graduated WCSF in 2020

I studied Applied Science, Health and Social Care and English Language during sixth form because I wanted to go on to a career in nursing. I applied to a range of universities at the beginning of year 12, but I knew that one I wanted to attend was Leeds. We had visited the university with the sixth form and I really liked the city as well as the university. I worked really hard in sixth form and at home during the first covid lockdown, my hard work paid off as I achieved the grades I needed to attend the University of Leeds. Although life at university hasn’t quite been what I had expected due to the pandemic I have made a lot of nice new friends, some of whom I will be living with next year.

As I am studying nursing, I will be going out on placement very soon. It feels pretty daunting to be part of the NHS staff during a global pandemic, but I am excited to be part of this team and help contribute to the national efforts.

I would not be where I am now without West Coast Sixth Form, I am pleased to have been a part of it!

I knew I’d miss sixth form a lot, but didn’t realise I would miss it this much! I’m really happy that I decided to go to university, I am studying primary education and have just completed my first placement in a primary school. I studied English Language, Art and Health and Social Care at sixth form. During year 12 we all had a week of work experience, I went to a local primary school and discovered that I loved working with the children as it instilled in me a huge sense of pride to observe the students learn and understand new ideas.

Attending WCSF allowed me to make sure I had a sound understanding of working with children before I began my degree, I had the opportunity to go on additional work placements and work with younger students in Workington Academy. I also was able to complete a first aid course through the sixth form that has been helpful for working in schools.

Grace France
Graduated WCSF in 2020