'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 William Morris, they are allocated a tutor group with other students who are either doing the same course or similar subjects.
This becomes their ‘home’ for as long as they stidy with us, and provides them with a tutor who is available throughout the week to speak with/ seek advice from.
Students have one group tutorial a week, lasting 50 minutes during which several current affiars issues and PSHE topics are discussed and explored. Outside the tutorial time, students can see their tutor individually.
Near the start of the Autumn term, the main focus of Tutorials is to make sure that students settle in happily and are familair with how everything works 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 Enrichment launch at the start of the autumn term, our Personal Development afternoon which focuses on fitness, health and safety and our annual William Morris Fun Run! The tutorial programme, and the relationship that develops between students and tutors, is at the heart of the students’ experience of the sixth form.