Students experience international film festival

Film studies students from Hartlepool Sixth Form were given the opportunity to learn from renowned film makers at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Attending screenings from graduates and professionals around York, the group also engaged in workshops designed to motivate and inspire them into exploring the rich and diverse range of storytelling opportunities available. The … Continued

Students pack out Georgian Theatre for charity

Hartlepool Sixth Form performance students organised a charity concert in Stockton to raise vital funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Taking place at the stunning Georgian Theatre, March’s sold-out gig featured local bands including Ocean Floor, Giraffes, Lilly Road, Fori Tega and Marines among others.  The students, Phoebe Kirkham, Grace Gardner, Nicholas White, Alfie Bingham and Sam Phillips, regularly communicated with the venue, booked the bands, managed finance, arranged transport and marketed the event, as … Continued

Workshop sparks radio career opportunities for students

Media and Creative Media students at Hartlepool Sixth Form got the chance to broadcast their own radio show as part of Spark FM’s 10th birthday celebrations.  To mark the impressive anniversary, the University of Sunderland student station took radio ‘on the road’ to a number of schools and colleges across the North East.  As part of the work shop, sixth form … Continued

Hartlepool student reaches Miss Teen Great Britain grand finals

Hartlepool Sixth Form student Chloe Roberts is hoping to be crowned Miss Teen Great Britain later this year.  Chloe, who is studying Health & Social Care, has made it to the grand final of the prestigious competition after being named Miss Teen Hartlepool.  The 17-year-old is using her platform to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention, two issues … 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

Former student caring for her local community

A former Hartlepool Sixth Form student has joined the army of key workers in the fight against COVID-19.  Annie Hamilton, who studied A-Levels in English and sociology, is working as a care assistant over the summer to help the elderly and vulnerable.  In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the teenager wanted to step up for her local community and is giving up her spare time to wash clothes and bedding, collect medical supplies and … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form helps school pupils to ‘get ahead’

Hartlepool Sixth Form is launching an innovative online tool to support school leavers looking to progress into further education. The ‘Get Ahead’ programme, which launches on 27 April and runs until 26 June, will give current Year 11s the opportunity to experience studying at the Sixth Form while they are at home during the COVID-19 … Continued

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