Whether a student is new to Dunottar or coming into the Sixth Form from Year 11, the challenges and increased autonomy of life in the Sixth Form marks an exciting new start for everyone. Each student is allocated to a tutor and joins a group of year 12 and year 13 students who normally remain with the same tutor throughout the Sixth Form. The tutor/student relationship is an important one in the Sixth Form; tutors get to know their students well and act as a trusted supporter and adviser. The weekly tutorial period gives an opportunity for a useful interchange of ideas and is often a time of lively discussion. The tutors work closely with the Senior Leadership Team on all aspects of pastoral care.