Students celebrate outstanding vocational results

Students at Hartlepool Sixth Form discovered their hard work had been worth it after receiving the results of their vocational qualifications, enabling them to take their next steps to becoming key workers of the future and support the economic recovery.  The students studied a range of vocational qualifications in areas of key strategic importance such as business, applied science, health, education and digital.    Mia Mottram, 18, … Continued

A-Level students make the grade

Students at Hartlepool Sixth Form discovered that they have made the grade after gaining their A-Level results today.  Despite a challenging year due to the pandemic, the A-Level students are a step closer to their university and career ambitions. Outstanding individual achievements included Daniel Liddle who achieved 4 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The 18-year-old from Hartlepool will be heading to Durham University to study a maths masters. He said:   “I … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form invests in positive mental health for students 

A specialist team at Hartlepool Sixth Form is providing vital mental health support to its students and addressing the growing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on their emotional wellbeing.   The sixth form’s Intensive Support Team, which includes an Intensive Support Manager, Intensive Support Officers, Designated Safeguarding Officers and Counsellors, provides individual and group support to … Continued

Colleges to continue free meals payment scheme throughout the summer

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer.  The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland College, announced the payment scheme would continue to provide vital support to families in need during these difficult times.  Following a campaign by Manchester United … Continued

Local communities to benefit from free distance learning courses

Local communities across the North East will be able to benefit from free distance learning courses throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, thanks to regional college group Education Partnership North East. The college group, which includes Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College, has further developed its range of high-quality distance learning courses so … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form students and staff run 272 miles for NHS

Sports students from Hartlepool Sixth Form turned the disappointment of missing out on a national tournament into a successful fundraiser for front line health workers. The sixth form’s netball, basketball and women’s rugby academy teams were due to travel to Nottingham for the AoC Sport National Championships in April before the event was cancelled due … Continued

Sixth form recognises achievements with online awards ceremony

Hartlepool Sixth Form recently hosted its first virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the hard work of its students and teaching staff.  Wanting to end the term on a positive note following the suspension of face-to-face learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixth form’s senior staff decided to take the Easter Value Awards online to an audience of … Continued

Two years on, merger has strengthened sixth form and created significant benefits

In the competitive post-16 education sector, Hartlepool Sixth Form is emerging as one of the most successful sixth forms in the country. Its merger with Sunderland College more than two years ago has strengthened the sixth form, encouraged innovation and created significant benefits for staff, students and the local economy. The sixth form merged with … Continued

Science teacher has the innovative formula

A talented teacher from Hartlepool Sixth Form has an innovative formula for digital learning for his students during the COVID-19 crisis and is also supporting school leavers with their transition to sixth form in September.  James Donkin, who lives in Roker, has worked as a chemistry teacher at Hartlepool Sixth Form for 12 years. He is no stranger to innovation and … Continued