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, 2017

Aberystwyth
International Politics & Military History

Bath
Economics

Birmingham
Modern Languages
Classical Literature & Civilisation
Psychology
Chemical Engineering
English Language (2016 Leaver)

Bristol
Law

Cardiff
Biomedical Science
Dentistry
Business Management
Medicine (2)

Cardiff Metropolitan
Biomedical Science

Coventry
Sociology

Durham
Liberal Arts
Modern Languages & Cultures
Education Studies
English

Edinburgh
Painting
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (2)

Exeter
Law
Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences
Psychology (2)

Lancaster
Management

Leeds
Natural Sciences
French & Philosophy
English & Philosophy (2016 Leaver)
Geography & Geology (Deferred 2018)
Medicine (Deferred 2018)

Lincoln
Law & Criminology

Liverpool
Law

London
Imperial College
Mathematics
Medical Biosciences
Kings College
Medicine
English
LSE
Actuarial Science
History
University College
Modern Languages
History
Natural Sciences

Manchester
Geography

Manchester Metropolitan
Art Foundation (2)

Newcastle
Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
Mathematics with Management (Deferred 2018)

Northampton
International Business

Nottingham
Psychology (2016 Leaver)

Oxford
Exeter College
History

Oxford Brookes
Anthropology
Business & Marketing Management

Queens Belfast
International Studies & Politics (Deferred 2018)

Reading
Business and  Management
Nutrition with Food Consumer Sciences with Professional Training

Southampton
Law
Geology with Physical Geography

St Andrews
Arabic And French
English (Deferred 2018)

Swansea
Psychology
Biology With a Foundation Year
Geography

University of South Wales
Working with Children and Families

Foreign Study
Rhode Island School of Design
Art Foundation
University of Connecticut
Academic Center Of Exploratory Studies (Rowing Scholarship)

To Employment
Employment pursuing Career In Golf

Ten students took a Gap Year

Download our 2017 Destination of Leavers information (PDF – 87Kb)

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.
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

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