Academic

Careers and Higher Education

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

Pupils receive individual careers guidance, as well as participating in a comprehensive Careers Education Programme. The Careers Department supports students throughout their post-16 decision-making process. This includes advice about subjects and university selection, apprenticeships and taking a Gap Year.

Mrs Johnson, Head of Careers, is assisted by form tutors and staff, who have built up specialist knowledge in particular areas, including Oxbridge. All pupils have access to Careers advice through Mrs Johnson, as well as open access to the Careers Library, with its wealth of paper-based and internet resources, providing relevant information on higher education, Gap Years and specific careers.

Monmouth School for Girls leavers

The Careers Education Programme

Our extensive programme includes workshops on various career areas, with visiting speakers, throughout the year.  Pupils are also encouraged to participate in careers experience courses which are organised by Inspiring Futures and other organisations. Additional topics covered within the Programme include:

  • Work experience and community work
  • Researching degree courses and the UCAS applications system
  • Preparation for student life
  • Overseas universities
  • Gap Year opportunities
  • CV writing
  • Skills for employment – including interview techniques, mock interviews.

Plus, in the summer term of Year 12, a series of talks and information days are organised to help guide students with their university and post-A Level decision-making.  An annual Careers Convention is also organised jointly with Monmouth School for Boys.

Destination of Leavers: 2019

Bath
Biochemistry
International Management and Modern Languages – Spanish

Birmingham
Biological Sciences
English
Geography and Urban and Regional Planning
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine

Birmingham City
Law

Bristol
German and Russian
Politics and French
International Politics and French

Cambridge
Newnham College
Music

Cardiff
Chemistry
Dentistry
Education
English Literature
Medicine

Durham
Josephine Butler College
Liberal Arts (2018 Leaver)

Edinburgh
French and German
Philosophy and Mathematics

Exeter
Business and Management with International Studies
Economics
Flexible Combined Honours
Law
Modern Languages
Natural Sciences
Sociology

Glasgow
Immunology

Gloucester
Professional Policing

Hertfordshire
2D Animation and Character for Digital Media

Lancaster
Biological Sciences

Leeds
Biology

Liverpool
Business Economics with a year in Industry

London Universities
King’s College
English
Nursing Studies with registration as a nurse (Children’s Nursing)
London South Bank College
Film Practice
Royal Veterinary College
Veterinary Medicine
UCL
Natural Sciences

Loughborough
Civil Engineering

Manchester
Psychology

Newcastle
Medicine and Surgery

Nottingham
Civil Engineering including an Industrial year
Music and Philosophy

Oxford
Lincoln College
French and German
St Anne’s College
Law

Oxford Brookes
Fine Art
Sport Coaching and Physical Education (2018 Leaver)

Plymouth
Primary Education (2020 entry)
Psychology

Queen’s Belfast
Biology (2020 entry)

Reading
Biomedical Sciences
Nutrition and Food Science with Professional Training
Psychology with Professional Placement

Solent
Applied Sport Science with Placement (2020 entry)

Southampton
Computer Science
Civil Engineering

Stirling
Economics

Surrey
Sport and Exercise Science

Warwick
History of Art (2018 Leaver)
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and
Economics

Worcester
Sport Development and Coaching (2018 Leaver)

Overseas Universities
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pharmacy
NYU
Fine Art

Employment
One student joined the Army

Gap Year
Five students took a gap year

Destination of Leavers 2019 (PDF – 437kb)

Further information:
Mrs Ann Johnson, Careers Advisor
Tel: 01600 711138      Email: johnson.ann@habsmonmouth.org

Previous Destination of Leavers Information

Useful Links

UCAS  (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) The definitive website for looking at Higher Education.
Inspiring Futures – 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

www.yearoutgroup.org 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.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk A useful starting point for students that are not considering university after A Levels.

www.icould.com 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.

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/ Careers films on the web