St Mary’s School is the leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4-18 in Cambridge.
Discover more about how to join our Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form.
Every girl is valued, known and inspired in our supportive, dynamic community.
We empower girls to aim high as they prepare to follow inspiring future paths.
An exceptional place in which to live, learn and grow.
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In Sixth Form, learning is about encouraging intellectual independence, sparking curiosity and broadening horizons.
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In Sixth Form, we continue to foster a love of learning, that comes from within. Drawing on the psychology of Intrinsic Motivation, our approach will encourage you to discover what motivates you. Our students want to do well – because it feels good – rather than focusing on examinations or external rewards. This approach is reflected in our consistently strong academic results.
That is, the right attitude when it comes to learning and study. Through High Performance Learning, you will develop skills such as collaboration, risk-taking, independent thinking, concern for society and perseverance.
In our smaller class sizes you will have access to inspiring teaching, personalised to suit your particular learning style. Tutorial based teaching creates opportunities for every student to build confidence, find their voice and develop intellectual independence in a supportive, stimulating environment.
We believe you can achieve your best if you are happy. We listen to our students and value their happiness and well-being. In Sixth Form, this encourages a sense of community, support and compassion.
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Our comprehensive remote learning programme
Become a more independent learner with the Extended Project Qualification
Develop an evidence-based set of skills and attitudes at St Mary's
We use technology to enhance teaching and learning.
We inspire the coders, engineers, scientists, medics and designers of tomorrow.
Sixth Form is full of opportunities to create and perform.
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