James described Hartlepool Sixth- Form as fulfilling, engaging and amazing. While studying at the College, he often spent time outside of class time using the facilities to rehearse.

He said: “I had previously attended a different College but I decided to change my career path when a friend suggested Hartlepool Sixth Form to me. After visiting the College, I knew it was the right place for me.

What I liked best about the College was the fact that it was a place where I was able to feel like myself. I found who I was as a person through studying there. My performing arts teachers were very big influences upon me and inspired me to become an artist.

My favourite thing about the course was the big focus on the performance element of the course. I have always been a practical kind of learner and I feel that in the performance industry the only way to learn is by doing.

On campus, the mixture between the old build and the new features was one of my favourite things about the place as it had a very creative atmosphere. The theatre was amazing and allowed us to put on a number of different performances throughout my time there.”

Following his time at the College he gained a BA in Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. 

Student success stories

Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

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.