Destination of leavers

Our aim at Monmouth School for Boys is to help pupils find the right career opportunities for them and develop a range of skills for the future.

In partnership with Monmouth School for Girls, a Careers and Gap Convention and UCAS and Higher Education Evening is organised each year. Oxbridge candidates at both schools are given intensive preparation for Admissions Tests, guidance about interview technique, and have practice interviews at the “away” school. The Monmouth School for Boys Higher Education and Careers Team, Sixth Form Tutors, Housemasters, Heads of Department and subject teachers are always willing to give students support. Other staff specialise in specific areas such as Medicine, Law and Engineering.

Almost all pupils at Monmouth School for Boys go on to university with the vast majority (normally in excess of 90%) achieving their firm or insurance choice offers. There is a long tradition of boys who go onto Oxford or Cambridge. Usually around 60% of the boys will go onto Russell Group universities, with many also going onto Medical or Dental School.  Support is also provided for those boys who decide university is not the next step for them when leaving the Sixth Form. Furthermore, the school is always happy to offer advice and guidance at any stage to students or former students about their higher education or careers options.

Useful links

UCAS  (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) The definitive website for looking at Higher Education.
ISCO  (Independent Schools Careers Organisation) Excellent for work experience courses and careers.
Careers Wales  This has guidance for different age groups, including interview advice for sixthformers.
National careers Service provides a very comprehensive, informative database of careers including contact details for associations, societies and institutions for different sectors.
Prospects  Provides clear and detailed graduate job information.  Students can find out about which jobs particular degrees may lead to.
WWV a large database of volunteering opportunities worldwide provides information on how to make the most of your Year Out. This includes over 35 provider organisations offering a wide range of locations and activities. A useful starting point for students that are not considering university after A levels. gives you the inside story of how careers work. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys including career videos as well as hundreds of written articles. Careers films on the web