What’s it all about?
The course covers three areas equally. One religion must be studied out of six possible choices: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, covering the beliefs in that religious tradition with regard to the nature of God, the after-life and the role religious authority plays. We then look at how believers in this particular religion might respond to various philosophical questions such as does God exist? Why do people suffer and can miracles happen? Lastly we consider how religion deals with ethical questions such as sexual identity and the value of human life versus animal life, and compare this approach with atheistic theories like Utilitarianism.
We use multimedia including film and TV, and interactive whiteboards. We visit places of religious and cultural interest and have use a range of learning techniques to ensure that everyone can participate, progress and achieve.
Why sixth form is different to school
A fresh start
Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting sixth form is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!
Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!
Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.
Sixth form is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.
Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.
Sixth form is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a sixth form environment.
A sixth form can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.
A sixth form can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.
Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths.
99.1% overall A-Level pass rate
We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.
MP Jill Mortimer visits Hartlepool Sixth Form
Law and politics students were given the opportunity to meet their local MP, Jill Mortimer, during a recent visit to Hartlepool Sixth Form.
September 16, 2021
Digital boot camps launched to address skills shortage and boost job c...
People across the North East are to benefit from a new set of digital training courses to develop specialist skills and improve their opportunities
August 3, 2021
Industry expert to lead sixth form’s engineering provision
Sixth Form welcomes Jeff Bower as a dedicated industry specialist to lead its new engineering academic and technical curriculum
July 29, 2021