Admissions

16+ Entry

We welcome applications from students who wish to study A levels, either as boarders or day boys.

Sixth Form Scholarship Examinations

Satisfactory report stating predicted grades – 8 GCSE results at grade C or above with at least five A*/A grades.

Download our 2020 Sixth Form Curriculum Handbook (PDF – 392kb)

Entrance assessment dates

For 2020 entry
16+ Taster Day and Information Evening Wednesday 6th November 2019
16+ Scholarships Friday 15th to Saturday 16th November 2019
16+ Interview dates (non-scholarship) Thursday 14th November 2019, or by arrangement
16+ Music Scholarship auditions November 2020, or by arrangement
16+ Sports Scholarship trials Thursday 14th November 2019 or Thursday 23rd January 2020
16+ Art Scholarships November 2019
16+ Drama Scholarships November 2019

Entrance assessment dates in full

Hitchcock Sixth Form Award

Thanks to the generosity of past pupil David Hitchcock, Monmouth School for Boys is delighted to invite applications for the Hitchcock Sixth Form Award. This will be awarded biennially and will be means-tested and could cover up to 75% of the fees. All applications will be assessed in October/November.

David, who was born in Ebbw Vale, attended Monmouth School for Boys in the 1970s after he won the Williams Jones Scholarship. During his time at Monmouth, he fully participated in the many extra-curricular activities that the School had to offer: playing the piano, organ and viola; acting in school plays; being a member of the Monmouth School for Boys’ Challenge General Knowledge Quiz team that became UK Champions; and becoming a member of the 1st XV. He won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College Cambridge, where he gained a boxing blue to add to his musical accomplishments. After graduating from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and serving with the Royal Regiment of Wales and the Gurkhas, he began his career in the City and is currently Executive Chairman at Cyrus Investment Management.

David said, “I feel strongly that without the Williams Jones Scholarship, my life would have been very different and I wish to provide a similar opportunity to future generations. It is important for me to repay, as best I can, the help I was given. Monmouth School for Boys offered me, and many other boys, a chance to develop at a crucial and formative time, and the wonderful experience it gives boys today is even more special.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the scholarship is asked to contact Miss Ellie Townsend, Admissions Registrar, on 01600 710433

EF Bulmer Award

The Trustees of the EF Bulmer Benevolent Fund provide bursaries to sponsor a girl and/or a boy biennially in the Sixth Form at either Monmouth School for Girls or Monmouth School for Boys. The fund was established in 1938 by Frederick Bulmer and since its inception has benefited hundreds of local people in a huge variety of ways. The award will offer an outstanding opportunity for a Herefordshire pupil to study at schools, which have gained a national reputation for academic, sporting and musical excellence. The Trustees have stipulated that the applicants must be resident in Herefordshire and would not otherwise have been able to afford a place at the schools.

The Bulmer’s Award will be means-tested and will cover up to 50% of the fees.

Sixth Form Taster Day

Our Sixth Form Taster Day is held in November and has been designed to allow you an insight into all we have to offer at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. Our Sixth Form experience truly is the ‘best of both worlds’.

The day is full of opportunities to sample lessons and to attend presentations on all aspects of education in the Sixth Form, including life in boarding, university and careers advice.

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Learning Support

The Study Support department aims to enable all pupils to reach their full potential.

We are a dedicated department where pupils throughout the school can receive the support they require, gain confidence in their abilities and develop strategies to enable them to become independent learners.

We encourage all school staff  to become involved in this process and to recognise their responsibility for the education of our pupils with specific difficulties.

All  staff keep up-to-date with  pupils’ needs through the Study Support Register.

Boys are assessed on entry but can be referred at any time throughout their school career, either by staff or their parents. Support is either full-time or short term (short term is usually three to four sessions).

Pupils are usually taught individually and during a slot suitable to their own timetable. In the junior section of the school we have an emphasis on spelling and comprehension skills as well as personal organisation and handwriting.

Pupils taking GCSEs are offered more tailored approaches to their study skills and are encouraged to develop their writing and subject-specific skills.

Where appropriate, we make access arrangements for public exams. The department will screen and assess pupils to determine whether they are eligible for concessions. Our purpose is to establish a level playing field for all pupils without giving an unfair advantage. All access arrangements are carried out and inspected by the strict JCQ guidelines.

Who do we support?

Any pupil who requires extra support to access the curriculum, typically:

  • Pupils with dyslexia or literacy difficulties
  • Pupils with organisational difficulties
  • Pupils with mild Asperger syndrome or mild autistic spectrum disorders
  • Pupils with numeracy difficulties
  • EAL pupils
  • Sixth Formers who need organisational skills and/or study skills

By GCSE Admission & Interview

For entry into our Sixth Form, we expect students to have at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE, and preferably high grades for the subjects they will study at A level. 15% of our Sixth Form students are new to Monmouth and for all our students, the new structure creates a dynamic and distinctive learning environment.

Guidelines for the Sixth Form Scholarship examination

Candidates will be asked to nominate three subjects from the following list:

Art Biology Chemistry Computing
Design Economics English French
Geography German Greek History
Latin MathematicsFrench Music Physics
Spanish      

Candidates will be interviewed by the Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form and Heads of Department of chosen subjects. The Sixth Form Scholarship Examination is held at Monmouth School for Boys. Overnight accommodation will be provided and details of the administrative arrangements will be sent to parents.