Tutorial programme

Gain a breadth of knowledge and skills

As part of a vertical tutor group (Year 12 and Year 13 students), you will have access to peer support and a programme of fortnightly tutorial sessions.

These sessions explore a range of topical issues, skills and knowledge to help you prepare for life beyond St Mary's.

The programme changes each term, with sessions selected to suit the needs of each cohort. Working with other students and your Tutor, you will explore a range of topics such as:

Looking to the future
  • Careers and gap year options
  • Work experience
  • Researching and planning university Open Events
  • Writing your personal statement
  • Financial intelligence and student finances
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Yoga
  • Sexual health
Skills development
  • Work experience
  • Revision skills
  • Digital safety
  • EPQ independent study skills
  • KUDOS career development workshops
  • Interview skills workshops
  • Founders4schools events with local business leaders
  • Public speaking

Sixth Form has been really inclusive. In form time, we are mixed with Year 13 students - so we received advice from the older girls too. That was quite useful, especially as a new student.