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Our Sixth Form Community
St. Mary’s offers a forward thinking Sixth Form, small enough for you to be known individually but large enough to provide a breadth of courses and experienced staff to help you on your journey.
There is a genuine community spirit in our Sixth Form, facilitated by the designated Sixth Form learning spaces within the building, shared social space within the learning house and mixed tutor groups, which encourage friendships across the two year groups as well as providing an opportunity for peer subject-based coaching.
The pastoral care provided by our Sixth Form tutors is excellent. Our team is made up of A-level teachers from a variety of subject backgrounds and, as our students’ key person, their experience is invaluable. They are able to offer essential personalised support, not only for study related queries but also for UCAS applications, CVs and references.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in enrichment activities through which they connect with others; student-led interventions within the academy, peer mentoring younger students in learning support with a focus on literacy and numeracy, supporting practical based KS3 lessons, helping at Trinity Hospice, volunteering at Blackpool Victoria, with children at Woodlands or a short placement in Nepal are just some of the activities that our students are currently involved with. There are also opportunities for active leadership and student voice to influence the direction of the Sixth Form.