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Welcome to Get Ahead

Our Head of Hartlepool Sixth Form, Mark Hughes, welcomes you to 'get ahead' - a summer term of learning to prepare for the step up to sixth form in September.


We know you’re probably a little daunted about missing out on your GCSE exams to prepare you for your next step, so Hartlepool Sixth Form are giving you the opportunity to get ahead this term.

Get ahead’ gives everyone who has applied to start in September, access to a range of learning activities and resources, from your home, for all of your favourite subjects, to give you a taste of sixth form life!

Our expert staff will be setting up dedicated pages, including research projects, links to useful resources and essential reading lists to help you complete tasks.  You can even get access to tutor support, if you need it.

Make the best use of your time during lockdown – Get ahead for September!

Choose the subjects you love!

Personal Development

Take a look at our Personal Development Google site

Alongside your chosen subjects, whilst studying at Hartlepool Sixth Form, you'll also take part in Personal Development.

You will have a tutor group and will take part in activities to gain knowledge of wider issues to develop your own personal skills.  You will also be given regular guidance and strategies to support you to exceed your targets!

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Artful Maths

Take a look at our Artful Maths google site

Not just for year 11 interested in A-Level maths, our Artful Maths resources are for anyone interested in art or maths and developing their skills.

Parents can give this one a try too!

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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 college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

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!

Specialist Staff

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.


College 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.

Free time

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.

Different environment

College 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 college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

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.

Specialist facilities

A college 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.