EPNE colleges launch virtual open days

Education Partnership North East is offering its prospective students the chance to experience college life without leaving their homes.  Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form have moved their open days online during the COVID-19 outbreak to reassure school leavers, offer advice and guidance and help them prepare for their future.  These innovative live and interactive events will give students the opportunity to talk to directly to teaching staff … 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

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

Students gain insight into Oscar Wilde novel through theatre visit

Hartlepool Sixth Form English Literature students visited the Darlington Hippodrome theatre to see a dramatised version of one of their examination novels – Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. The Y13 English Literature students will be examined on the text in the summer, therefore the visit was arrange to help the students revise their … Continued

Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst Competition

Three of Hartlepool Sixth Forms A-Level Chemistry students were recently entered into the first round of a Chemistry Analyst Competition which took place at Teesside University. A range of schools and colleges from around the region, ranging from Durham in North to Ripon each entered team of three Y12 A-Level Chemistry students to undertake a … Continued

Media and Photography students get behind the scenes experience at the BBC

Hartlepool Sixth Form students recently visited the BBC Look North TV Studios to see how TV news is produced for the region. The Media Studies and Photography students got the chance to see at first hand the real world experience of how media professionals cover news stories. The students were able ask questions on how … Continued

Science students take part in the leading Chemistry competition

Eight year 12 students and one year 13 student recently took part in round one of ‘Chemistry Olympiad’. The competition is purely voluntary and not only raises the awareness of Chemistry, but gives the students an opportunity to develop and showcase skills they would need to progress to University and beyond. Round one involved a … Continued

STEM students visit Hart Biologicals

Students from Hartlepool Sixth Form were recently given the opportunity to get out of their classrooms and into a working environment.  Ten A-Level Biology and Chemistry students visited Hart Biologicals, which is engaged in research, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of in-vitro diagnostic products for use in the detection, prevention and monitoring or … Continued