Becoming a Sixth Form student is an exciting, challenging and special time. Strong and positive relationships between staff and students are vital in helping girls flourish during their final years of school.
At The Mount School Sixth Form girls are treated as young adults and learn to work independently
Teachers allow students freedom while offering support and guidance. Relationships with teachers are strengthened as small class sizes allow teachers to get to know pupils well and share their enthusiasm and passion for their chosen subjects.
Each member of the Sixth Form has a carefully chosen personal tutor who has pastoral and academic responsibility for them; someone to turn to throughout their A-Level years. The tutor will see the students each day and be their first point of contact should any issues arise. They provide support and motivation for the Sixth Form girls. Tutors also help girls make choices about and to apply for Higher Education courses in liaison with our Careers Department and the Head of College. They remain here for them, offering advice and support after A Levels and beyond. Wendy Thompson, Head of Sixth Form and Careers, also meets with the girls often. She provides enormous support for them throughout their time in the Sixth Form.
In recognition of a Sixth Former’s growing maturity and independence girls are given their own space in the dedicated Sixth Form Centre. Here they have their own comfortable Common Room where they can socialise and relax together. Sixth Form students do not wear uniform and are responsible for choosing their own clothing which must adhere with the ‘Work Smart’ dress code, giving them a more grown up image and allowing a degree of individuality whilst recognising the importance of setting an example to the younger girls in the School community.