Chloe Corke14-year-old Chloe Corke is an aspiring book illustrator and is making amazing progress at St Helens College 14-16 Academy.

Chloe, from Huyton, decided to join St Helens College 14-16 Academy after feeling unhappy at her previous high school. She couldn’t enjoy her subjects, often feeling lost in such large classes.

After visiting an open evening at St Helens College 14-16 Academy, and having the opportunity to speak to teachers and current students, she knew that she would be able to excel and reach her full potential.

Speaking about her experience at St Helens College 14-16 Academy, Chloe, said, “When I first started here, I did not know anyone and worried that I would not fit in, but I have made some great friends and I have never felt more at home. The small class sizes ensure that I am receiving enough support with my studies and the teachers are amazing.”

She added, “Having the opportunity to gain work experience and study GCSEs in addition to vocational subjects is preparing me for my future.”

Inspired by her teacher and her passion for English, Chloe entered United Utilities’ national advertising competition on Youtube to help raise awareness of the impact of flushing wipes down the toilet and why it should be avoided. She was recently shortlisted for the final, after competing with schools across the country.

When she is not working hard in the classroom, Chloe is a student representative at St Helens College 14-16 Academy, taking part in initiatives and events alongside other students.

After completing her studies, Chloe is planning to attend St Helens College’s A Level Academy to combine her interests in English and art with a package of A levels. She is determined to fulfil her dream of becoming a book illustrator.