Step 1: Chat to everyone and anyone – you never know who you will click with! Remember you’re all in the same boat.

Step 2: Check out who your transition mentor is (someone from your old school) and have a chat with them about their experience.

Step 3: Join clubs and societies – a brilliant way to make friends across the year groups.

Step 4: Give it time – most people feel a mixture of nervous, excited, shy, chatty, overwhelmed and everything else!

Step 5: Volunteer! Helping others gives us a sense of belonging to a community and also puts you in touch with a new group of people. Check out the link below to our enrichment and volunteering page!



Check out these websites:


The SMRT Enrichment and Volunteering page




Step 1: Talk to your subject teacher directly or your tutor.

Step 2: If that isn’t possible, try learning mentors or heads of year.

Step 3 – Check out Moodle subject pages for general course resources, or The Route page within Moodle for specific help on revision.


Check out these websites:



Detailed info about subjects offered at SMRT


Revisionworld for A level subjects, past papers, making revision timetables


Get Revising, part of StudentRoom. Includes study plans, past papers and creative revision techniques (make mind maps, quizzes, share with friends!)




Step 1: Check out the progression website (link) or speak to Ms Isaac, our progression coordinator.

Step 2: Make an appointment with the careers advisor

Step 3: Your tutors will have tutorials with you where you can chat to them about your options.

Step 4: Chat to a learning mentor.



Check out these websites:


The SMRT Progression Website


Useful news for Progression posted by SMRT


Prospects for job/career ideas




Find Apprenticeships Apprenticeship search tool


Not Going to Uni Very useful resources and guidance for those students not wishing to continuing their studies at University.



Step 1: Make an appointment with the learning mentors to chat about support options.

Step 2: Check out the Go To (link) page for links to helpful websites

Step 3: See the school counsellor during the weekly drop-in in 6th form – check posters for times.

Step 4: Make an appointment with your GP.

Bottom Line – reach out! Our learning mentors are able to chat to you in confidence (within reason) about anything you have going on.



Check out these websites:


Bristol Drugs Project


Talk to Frank


Coping with anger




Step 1: If the problem is immediate and serious make an appointment with your GP.

Step 2: Speak to your tutor and they will be able to point you in the direction of help.


Step 3: Make an appointment with the learning mentors

Step 4: Speak to the school counsellor during the drop-in sessions held in 6th form – check posters for times.

Bottom Line – make sure you reach out to someone as soon as possible, don’t put it off until tomorrow…



Check out these websites:


Young Minds Advice on mental health


Brook Sexual Health service


NHS Self Harm advice Get help with Self Harm


Beat Eating Disorders Eating Disorder help


Samaritans Someone to talk to if things are desperate



Step 1: Talk to your tutor or a learning mentor and get advice about your situation.

Step 2: See the school counsellor at the drop-in sessions in 6th form – check posters for times.

Step 3: If you are unable to go home, speak immediately to your head of year.

Bottom Line – we are always available to chat about anything, no matter how little it seems. Reach out.



Check out these websites:


The Hideout Coping with domestic violence


Mediation advice from Shelter Help with living at home through mediation


Family Lives Family support site





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