After studying Health & Social Care at GCSE level, Tia chose Hartlepool Sixth Form due to the positive feedback from previous students and to help her get into university. She is currently working as a Mental Health Nurse in a Forensic Secure Hospital.

BTEC Health & Social Care.

I studied Health & Social Care at GCSE level and I knew this course would help me get into university.

I had positive feedback from past students. When I visited different colleges I felt most comfortable at Hartlepool Sixth Form, and the Health & Social Care course looked interesting.

Being able to attend placements is an interesting area which would benefit my future career. The workload was appropriate to keep on track with.

They were very supportive and explained the modules in a way I could understand. They considered everyone’s individual learning needs.

Friendly, settled and positive with bright, open spaces.

My placement within a women’s refuge as it allowed me to develop skills in a caring environment. Experience in practice, to enhance theory.

The support to achieve good grades. My grades motivated me to pursue a place at university.

I think the whole learning experience prepared my for university. The continuous motivational support each day from teachers, especially the course leader.

Take BTEC Health & Social Care to pursue university.

I have completed three years of mental health nursing and I’m currently in the process of receiving my nursing pin.

I have been successful in a job interview and am waiting to be placed on a ward in a Forensic Secure Hospital.

Studying Health & Social Care prepared me to go to university to study mental health nursing. It gave me the skills to write academically and understand the caring role of the nurse. It gave me the confidence to achieve my goals.

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Maths and English for a Successful Future

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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.