Mentoring overview

Our Mentoring Programme at Virtus provides a comprehensive and individualised support to our students, focusing on their personal and academic development.

Weekly mentoring meetings

The cornerstone of our Mentoring Programme is the weekly one-on-one meetings between mentors and their assigned students. During these 30-minute sessions, mentors work closely with students to address their unique objectives, needs, and concerns. These meetings serve as a dedicated space for students to discuss academic progress, personal development, and career aspirations.

Tailored activities for
Year 12 & Year 13 students

Our Mentoring Programme is designed to meet the specific needs of both Year 12 and Year 13 students. The activities and discussions are tailored to the academic and personal development stage of each student, ensuring that they receive guidance relevant to their current year.

Components of the Mentoring Programme

The Mentoring Programme at Virtus is multifaceted and aims to achieve several key objectives:


Improving Personal Organization: mentors work with students to enhance their organisational skills, which includes effectively managing homework, creating study plans for exams, setting milestones, and using technological tools available through iPads for efficient organisation of documents and notes.


Enhancing Study Techniques: mentors provide guidance on effective study techniques, note-taking methods, and the creation of supporting materials for subject revision. They also introduce active learning strategies to help students study efficiently for A-Level exams.


Support for University Applications: our mentors play a crucial role in assisting students with their university applications. Through close collaboration with our University Admissions team, specialised in the application process and university destinations, our students receive the dedicated support needed to enhance their chances of gaining admission to prestigious universities.


Academic Performance and Educational Solutions: depending on students’ results in internal and official exams, mentors employ various strategies to improve academic performance. This may include setting weekly cycle tests, writing workshops, or algebra workshops, ensuring that every student’s educational needs are met throughout the year.


Wellbeing and Personal Development: at Virtus, we prioritise the psychological, emotional, and physical wellbeing of our students. Our mentors are equipped with psycho-pedagogical training to address these aspects and provide support when needed. They also contribute to the proposal and follow-up of Sixth Form community activities, helping students to engage in personal development opportunities.


Technological Competencies: our Mentoring Programme extends to fostering the appropriate use of iPads and educational tools, both within the classroom and beyond. Mentors guide students in harnessing the full potential of these technological resources for their academic and personal growth.

Our Mentoring Programme is a dynamic and personalised support system that ensures each student receives the guidance and resources they need to succeed academically and grow personally. Through this programme, we empower our students to excel in their A-Level examinations, make informed decisions about their future, and develop the skills and competencies necessary to thrive in today’s world.