Hartlepool Sixth Form College


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Students of the Month

This month our students of the month are Jojo (Y13) and Sarah (Y12). Jojo was recognised for ‘Improvement in English language and engagement with local community’ and Sarah got her award for ‘Excellent integration into College life and with her host family’ Well done girls. We also had Bella, Grace and Sarah receiving awards for 100% attendance in the first half term of the year. Next time we would like to see all International students receive this award.

Half-term Activities

In the half term holidays we took some of our Chinese students to Beamish – a world famous open air museum telling the story of Life in North East England during the 1820s 1900s and 1940s. There was plenty of opportunity for traditional experiences such as riding on a tram, visiting a pit village and coal mine, trying some playground games and having a go on a the Steam Gallopers built in 1893. The students learned about traditional sweet making, life as a miner, Edwardian school days and why you wouldn’t want to visit a dentist in the 1900s. The weather was kind and everyone had a great day. We even tried out some ceilidh dancing.

We also had a visit to Jump 360 in Hartlepool in half term. It was brilliant fun although we did spend most of the day in the foam pit!

Newcastle Visit

On Sunday we took some of our Chinese students up to Newcastle for the day. We visited the Quayside markets, had a cruise along the Tyne and visited the Baltic Art Gallery. There was some beautiful scenery along the river and the cruise took us from the Port of Tyne all the way to Tynemouth. The students learnt about the shipbuilding past of Newcastle and sailed past some iconic buildings such as the Millennium Bridge, Gateshead’s Sage and the Baltic Flour Mill. The markets offered a selection of different foods to try and some beautiful handmade gifts to browse. There was even time to visit the Chinese supermarket before heading back to Hartlepool.

Special Awards

Two of our International students received Special Awards this month.  Grace (Xu Sijie) was presented with a certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Photography and Alice (Hu Meiyi) for Outstanding Achievement in Art & Design. The certificates were presented by tutors Richard Hunt and Lindsay Park along with some art materials donated by the College. This year has seen the highest number of Chinese students taking Art based subjects at HSFC and we are very proud of all of their achievements.

Summer BBQ

We held our first International summer BBQ this weekend to celebrate all of our students’ efforts in their exams and to bid a final farewell to our Y13s. Our team of student chefs worked really hard to produce an amazing selection of food that was enjoyed by students, staff and their families. We followed our delicious feast with some garden games including badminton, pin the tail on the donkey and tennis. Everyone went home thoroughly stuffed and thankfully the sun shined all afternoon.

International Academic Programme

Do you…

Have aspirations of studying a degree in the UK?

If so, study at Hartlepool Sixth Form College! More information on how to do so can be found in our International Academic leaflet - click here to download in English and here to download in Chinese.

Annual Celebration of Success

We held our annual Celebration of Success event on Thursday 4th May. This was a special night to award the students with their graduation certificates and outstanding student awards. We invited our host families, teachers and International students to help celebrate and enjoyed some great food and fantastic student performances. We are so proud of our Y13 students and wish them every success as they leave us to move forward in their academic careers. Good Luck to you all!

International Newsletter Spring Edition

Welcome to the second edition of our International Students’ Newsletter. We have had another busy term with three new students joining us in January to complete their A-Level preparation course. In this edition, we would like to share some of our students’ experiences with their host families, some very talented Art students’ work and let you know about our exciting trip to London.

To download the newsletter please click here.

HSFC International Graduation 2017

Our international students will soon be graduating from HSFC and have made a celebratory video showing their time here at college. Video made by Wicky, one of our students.

Feng Haoxuan's Visit to Middlesbrough FC

Student Feng Haoxuan (Julian) attended his first English football match on Saturday supporting Middlesbrough FC with Student Coordinator Anna and her family. Unfortunately, Boro were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City but Julian loved the experience and is looking forward to his next match.