Students explore their future options during National Careers Week

Students have been encouraged to think about their future plans during an action-packed week of career focused activities. Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form students were inspired and engaged through a series of seminars, careers roadshows and interactive workshops. Some of the North East’s biggest employers including Northumbrian Water, Esh Group, Liebherr Sunderland, … Continued

TASS student-athlete Mollie wins bronze at Karate European Championships

Mollie Cooper, a Hartlepool Sixth Form TASS student-athlete, has won two bronze medals at the Karate European Championships in Budapest. Competing against athletes from Italy, Belgium, France and Germany in kata and fighting, Mollie’s success came just a month after a strong performance at the British Championships where she won four of her five fights … Continued

Leader to Leader interview with CEO Ellen Thinnesen

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Student President Zainab Nadeem sat down with Education Partnership North East Chief Executive Ellen Thinnesen to look back on her career, the challenges she has faced, who inspired her, and … Continued

Hartlepool sixth form students attend Gothic Conference

English Literature students from Hartlepool Sixth Form were given a taste of university life during a recent Gothic Conference. The Year 12 and 13 A-Level students took part in a day of seminars and lectures led by Gothic specialists at the University of Sunderland which gave them a different insight into the genre and texts … Continued

Sport Academy and TASS Athletes take part in sport psychology workshop

Hartlepool Sixth Form College sport academy and TASS athletes have recently been involved in a sport psychology workshop with Newcastle University’s Dr. Gary Robinson. Gary, is the Senior Lecturer in Sport & Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University and his workshop was centred around peak performance, confidence and mental health in sport. This was a great … Continued

Basketball and Netball squad qualify for quarter finals of AoC National Cup

Hartlepool student athletes recently travelled to Huddersfield to take part in the final 16 game of the AoC National Cup. Both teams were successful in qualifying for the quarter finals, a fantastic achievement to be down to the final 8 in the country. The netball squad will play Wyke College and basketball squad will play … Continued

Sport students visit Teesside University to examine contemporary issues related to football

A2 PE students recently visited Teesside University to attend a conference examining the contemporary challenges in football culture. The conference brought together social science researchers and football practitioners to explore the contemporary challenges facing the people’s game and the opportunities to address these challenges. Guest speakers included the chief executive of ‘Show Racism the Red … Continued

Students collaborate for Global Game Jam Event

Students from both Harltepool Sixth Form and Sunderland College recently took part in ‘The Global Game Jam’ (GGJ), which is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. The students were tasked with creating games in teams, to the theme of ‘what home means to you’. They were given … Continued

English students visit Whitby

A-Level English literature and language students recently visited Whitby to help prepare them for an upcoming exam. The literature students were set ‘The Whitby Challenge’ to hunt down and photograph the key, named settings of the novel ‘Dracula’. English Language students were tasked with tracing how language has changed from the Victorian period to the … Continued