What’s it all about?

The course covers three areas equally. One religion must be studied out of six possible choices: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, covering the beliefs in that religious tradition with regard to the nature of God, the after-life and the role religious authority plays. We then look at how believers in this particular religion might respond to various philosophical questions such as does God exist? Why do people suffer and can miracles happen? Lastly we consider how religion deals with ethical questions such as sexual identity and the value of human life versus animal life, and compare this approach with atheistic theories like Utilitarianism.

We use multimedia including film and TV, and interactive whiteboards. We visit places of religious and cultural interest and have use a range of learning techniques to ensure that everyone can participate, progress and achieve.

GCSE English at grade 5, in addition to the general entry criteria.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Why sixth form is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting sixth form is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


Sixth form is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

Sixth form is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a sixth form environment.

More choice

A sixth form can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A sixth form can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

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. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.