6th Form Student Stories & Destinations

The Liverpool Echo has been running stories about our students' success.

Ellie Rae

I chose to study at NLA 6th Form because it’s close to home and I could choose my ideal subjects to study.

As a year 12 student studying Sport and Engineering at BTEC I have no more than 2 lessons a day, so I get enough spare time to complete work in the LRC. This helps me to stay up-to-date with my coursework and also gives me time to prepare for any exams or assessments that I have coming up.

At Sixth Form we go on lots of university trips in year 12, so we feel informed when deciding if we want to go to university or take the apprenticeship route. I’m going to Jaguar Land Rover in the summer for a week’s work experience within their engineering department, this will help me with aspects of my course and also when completing my university applications.

The advice and opportunities I’ve had this year mean I’m now confident in applying to university to study or sport.

Ellie successfully progressed to study Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University in 2020 and is enjoying it very much.


I studied Maths, Further Maths and Physics at NLA 6th Form.

I am very passionate about these subjects and hope to pursue a career that combines all three. My experience of the excellent teaching and vast resources to help me with my studies, I was certain I wanted to progress to NLA 6th Form after Year 11.

The jump from Year 11 to Sixth Form is astounding; with the support from my friends and teachers, however, it’s been thoroughly enjoyable and one of my favourite years.

Outside of the classroom, we’re given many opportunities to broaden our horizons, such as attending a Maths taster day at Oxford, participating in the Physics Olympiad and the UKMT Maths Challenge to name just a few.

Enis was successful in his application to Oxford University and began his first term studying Physics at St Catherine’s College in October 2020.


I applied to NLA 6th Form after being at the Academy from year 7 through to 11. I’m studying double Sports and Applied Science because I loved studying the subjects at GCSE. I know how hard the sports teachers work to get the best grades for the students and the positive relationships I’ve built up led me to choose Sport in the Sixth Form.

I’ve really enjoyed Y12 as it’s completely different to school life; you’re given freedom to do work on your own and study the subjects you enjoy. I’ve benefitted from all the additional experiences at NLA 6th Form, such as getting work experience in coaching, being able to earn a level two NVQ and a coaching qualification through Liverpool FC coaching.

In the future I would like to work in medicine, choosing Sport and Applied Science will help me when applying to university.

Robert successfully progressed to take up a place studying Biology at Liverpool John Moores University in September 2020.


I stu Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

I applied to NLA 6th Form not just because of the friendly atmosphere, but also the relationships I’d established with my experienced subject teachers.

Year 12 has been enjoyable, my subjects are interesting because of the way they interlink with one another and, although the content is challenging, my teachers are always available for support.

Outside of the classroom, I’ve been invited to several competitions including Physics Olympics and Team Maths Challenge. I’ve had the opportunity to visit multiple universities including Oxford, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds.

My future aspirations are to progress to university and then pursue a career in Computer Science.

Tao’s bright ambitions have seen him successfully progress to study Computer Science at Imperial College London, where he’s enjoying the academic challenge and experience of city life.