Josh has represented England u18s this season in the second row and has just signed a one-year contract with Newcastle Falcons; having made his meteoric rise from playing no higher than club rugby. His commitment to his training has been outstanding - only missing college sessions due to injury or international commitments, and has used free blocks at college to put in extra technical sessions.
Josh still has plenty to learn having only played rugby from aged fourteen and a half, but his attitude will definitely aid his development going forward. This year at college we have had our most successful season - the college got to the last 4 in both the AOC cup and National play-offs and won the rugby sevens competition at National finals. Josh has had a big impact on the team and made a huge contribution to its success.
Katie is a dedicated student, who has a real, personal, passion for Biology. As a keen debater of ideas and helper of other students, she has always been ready to ask questions to develop her understanding. Katie has an interest that takes her well beyond the curriculum and into independent research. Her desire to learn more about how Biology links with other sciences, medicine, and the real lives of people was well demonstrated by her excellent Extended Project work on Huntington’s disease, which looked at the biological basis of the disease, its physical and mental effect, and research into a cure. Katie’s wide ranging interest in Biology and Science has led her to study Natural Sciences at Durham University.
This college has been so fantastic supporting me throughout, particularly my teachers who have been amazing!
Liam came from St Hild’s school with a strong set of GCSE results and combined his Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science with A Level Psychology. Liam was a well-motivated and committed student throughout his entire two years, excelling in a range of topics within his course. Liam also completed an additional unit at level 4, in which he conducted a sports based project analysing the performance of one of the elite scholars at the college and producing an extensive training plan.
In addition to his studies, Liam was an integral part of the college’s Football Academy and represented the North East region in the 2015 AOC National Championships. Liam achieved 17 unit distinctions and an overall grade of Distinction Distinction Distinction*, progressing on to study Sport and Exercise Science at Durham University.
The teachers have helped me along the way and pushed me to get the best results I can
Nayrice arrived at college after attending Easington Academy. Nayrice has always had a passion for sport and the Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science was the perfect fit for her. During her time at college, Nayrice excelled in a number of topics including Sports Coaching, Sports Injuries and Sports Psychology eventually achieving Distinction Distinction Distinction*.
In addition to her studies, Nayrice was the chair of the college’s Sports Management team and helped organise a number of recreational events both in college and in the local community.
Nayrice also achieved her level 2 Gym Instructors Award, a level 3 Higher Sports Leaders Award alongside a number of coaching awards. This experience proved vital to her progression after college as Nayrice successfully attained an advanced apprenticeship with Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation.
Matthew was a student who was always completely committed to his studies. He had a genuine interest in History and enjoyed using his knowledge of past events to help him understand current affairs. This was particularly useful for him, as he also studied Politics A level at the college.
A keen blogger, author of articles for various publications and key member of the College Debating Team; Matthew really made the most of his time at Hartlepool Sixth Form. He achieved a grade A in History and went on to study the subject at Durham University.
In her two years with us, Orlagh was one of the most hardworking students in college and really deserved to achieve high grades. In Politics, she achieved by far the highest mark in the cohort in her first year and continued this trend with her commitment and interest in the second year – although she was never completely convinced that she liked a single politician!
Orlagh was awarded a grade A in A Level Politics and has gone on to study English at Newcastle University.
Throughout his two years at college, Max displayed total commitment to Chemistry. Strong in all aspects of the subject, he showed a particular interest in the application of mathematics to chemical processes and there began his passion for chemical engineering. Max was very popular amongst his peers and was able to balance the demands of his academic workload with his love of football, representing the college team throughout his time with us.
Max is now at Newcastle University studying Chemical Engineering.
A keen biologist and chemist, Tyler has an abiding interest in biomedicine, especially in medicines and their effect on biochemistry and physiology. Keen to promote her love of Science and of Hartlepool Sixth Form, during her time here Tyler acted as a Student Ambassador, talking to parents and prospective students about the college and the courses we offer.
Tyler was determined to pursue a career in Pharmacy, but achieved disappointing AS grades in her Sciences. Her results spurred her on to work even harder to achieve her goals, and, with the help of her teachers, develop her exam techniques. Her dedication truly paid off, and she gained a great set of results.
Tyler is now at the next stage of her career progression, studying Pharmacy at Durham University.
Matthew was an extremely hard working student who contributed a lot to HSFC college life. He studied Maths, Further Maths and Physics, alongside playing rugby for HSFC, Newcastle Falcons Academy and West Hartlepool RFC. He travelled to HSFC each day from Stockton and would often be found working hard in the library for hours before and after college.
Matthew achieved a bronze award in the Senior Maths Challenge and won the ‘Value Added’ prize at the college awards evening for making the most progress in his two years here. He exceeded his target grades and secured a place studying Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies at Leeds University.
I’m really happy with my results. I’ve had a really good two years at the college and would recommend coming to Hartlepool Sixth Form College.