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Sixth Form

Welcome to our Sixth Form

St Mary's Sixth Form, Cambridge offers an experience with a clear focus on supporting the individual requirement of each student’s academic and personal development.

Through opportunities for independent study, practical leadership experiences, and developing each student’s unique passions, Sixth Form students learn to take ownership, share responsibility, and hone invaluable skills for life beyond school.

The girls are able to study a broad range of subjects in our dedicated Sixth Form Centre, in Brookside, Cambridge. Our small class sizes enable the girls to find their voices, and allow each student to be well known by our teaching team. Being part of a school that caters for all ages offers our Sixth Form students the opportunity to take on roles of responsibility, through mentoring younger girls and taking on prefect roles at the head of the school, for example.

As is the case throughout the school, investing in each girl’s character and well-being is key, so that she can confidently take on the challenges of Higher Education and work, and an important part of this is offering both sport and our well-received Philosophy, Ethics and Religion course as mandatory elements at Sixth Form, alongside the girls’ A Level options. Our Cambridge location, with links to the academic world via the universities and the business world via ‘Silicon Fen’, is used to our advantage, offering the girls practical and interesting ways to enhance their learning. Read more about our fantastic Sixth Form provision, including our range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities – from rowing to a GCSE in a new language to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award - in our recent blog about Sixth Form opportunities.

Ruth Taylor, Head of Sixth Form at St Mary’s School, Cambridge.

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Our facilities

We delight in the setting of our Sixth Form Centre on Brookside, a stone’s throw from the Senior School on Bateman Street.

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Academic excellence

Our nurturing environment and passionate and caring teachers inspire our enthusiastic girls to reach their academic potential.

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Visit us

Our school is a warm and energetic environment, alive with the happy chatter of our girls and we delight in welcoming visitors.

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