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 a number of medical related conditions.
The students took a tour of the facilities and attended a talk from staff about the vital work the company carries out into coagulation and platelet aggregation. They then followed this up by carrying out their own research into haemophilia A diagnosis by measuring factor VIII activity.
Students greatly valued the opportunity to see how theory studied at college is applied in lifesaving research such as haemophilia A diagnosis. They were also given an excellent insight into possible career pathways in both the scientific research and healthcare sectors.
James Donkin, Chemistry Tutor, said: “The visit to Hart Biologicals gave the students the opportunity to apply the theory learned in college to such important research. They were a credit to us, and I’m so proud of them all.”
A-Level Biology and Chemistry student, Elizabeth Greaves, said: “It was great to visit Hart Biologicals. The trip gave me an insight into what opportunities are available to me and jobs I could potentially do if I decided to do a degree related to biology. The trip also helped me to evaluate the different types of jobs available within the health care sector.”
Law and politics students were given the opportunity to meet their local MP, Jill Mortimer, during a recent visit to Hartlepool Sixth Form.
September 16, 2021
Hartlepool Sixth Form lecturer Chris Jeffrey nominated for the 2021 BAFTA Young Games Designer Mentor Award by the students he has inspired
May 5, 2021
Some of the North East's most successful women will mentor Hartlepool Sixth Form students as part of an exciting new partnership.
December 15, 2020
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths.
99.1% overall A-Level pass rate
We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.