'Students receive regular work- related and employability skills development through the tutorial programme.'

Ofsted 2017

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William Morris Sixth Form

Tutorial System

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When students arrive at WMSF they are put into a tutor group with other students who are either doing the same course or similar subjects. This becomes their ‘home’ for the next year, if they are on a level 1 or 2 programme, or the next 2 years for those on an advanced level programme. Students usually have one group tutorial a week, lasting 50 minutes. However, they may see their tutor individually at other times, as the need arises. Near the start of the autumn term, the main focus of tutorial is to make sure that students settle in happily and know how everything works here at William Morris. As the year progresses, students experience a variety of activities and projects within tutorial, such as taking part in the Student Council elections, improving their study skills, debating current affairs and making presentations. In the spring and summer term, there is also a focus on progression; for first year advanced level students this culminates in Progression Week at the end of the summer term, which includes opportunities to reflect on personal qualities and skills,  workshops run by university admissions tutors,  information about careers and intensive work on applying to university. During the year there are also a variety of special events, such as the ‘Boost Your Chances’ (extended curriculum) launch at the start of the autumn term, our Personal Development afternoon which focuses on fitness, health and safety and our WMSF fun run in Hyde Park! The tutorial programme, and the relationship that develops between students and tutors, is at the heart of the students’ experience of the sixth form.