School Leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year TBC Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Are you passionate about your studies but didn't quite hit the GCSE marks needed for a Level 2 programme? Our TProgression to Sixth Form is your gateway to academic and career success, specially designed for students just like you.

This dynamic course offers a unique blend of academic rigor and practical experience, setting you on the path to achieve the qualifications required for A Level, T Level, or other Level 3 study programmes. You'll benefit from a supportive learning environment that nurtures your potential, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge to excel.

As a transtion to A Level student, you'll enjoy full access to our vibrant sixth form community. Participate in a variety of enrichment activities, designed to broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience. Whether it's through clubs, sports, or arts, you'll find plenty of opportunities to develop new interests and skills.

Work experience is a cornerstone of our programme, providing you with valuable insights into the professional world. These placements allow you to apply classroom learning in real-world settings, making you more competitive for future studies and careers.

Join us and become part of a community that values your growth and success.
Our dedicated faculty and comprehensive curriculum will empower you to reach new heights, paving the way for a bright and successful future.

Achievements will be reviewed on an individual basis at enrolment.

Study level Cost
16-18 FREE

This course will be delivered in a classroom setting, science lab and I.T suite.
All courses that are part of this programme are assessed via coursework and external examinations.
In class assessment will include:
• Questions and discussions
• Video and audio recordings
• Self-assessments
• Practical experiments
• Workbook/sheet activities
• Written essays
• Mock exams
Individual qualifications are graded 4-9.

Our Progression to Sixth Form includes GCSE English and Maths (Level 2), essential for your academic progress. Strengthen your skills in these core subjects and gain the qualifications needed to advance to higher levels of study. Our engaging and supportive environment ensures you build a solid foundation, preparing you for a successful future in your chosen field.

There will be an opportunity to complete as work experience placement as part of this course, focusing on the industry you would like to progress into.

These will be promoted through the Self Society and Skills element of the programme which focuses on a range of personal developments strands for students including career progression and next steps.

Monday to Friday, timetables will be confirmed at enrolment.

Our Progression to Sixth Form aims to boost your GCSE English, Maths, Science, and IT skills, preparing you for the next level in Sixth Form. Designed for dedicated students who love their subjects but need to improve their GCSE profile, this course offers a supportive and engaging environment to achieve the qualifications necessary for Level 3 study programmes. Join us to enhance your knowledge, gain confidence, and immerse yourself in our thriving sixth form community, paving the way for a successful academic and professional future.

This is not a modular course.

What’s next?

Successfully completing our course paves the way for your academic journey. You’ll be eligible to progress onto a Level 3 study programme within our vibrant sixth form. Dive deeper into your favorite subjects, enhance your skills, and prepare for an exciting future. Join us and take the next step toward your academic and career aspirations with confidence and enthusiasm.

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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 college 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.


College 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

College 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 college environment.

More choice

A college 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 college 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.