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: 2018

AECC University College, Bournemouth
Chiropractic

Bath
Architecture
Health & Exercise Science (2017 leaver)
Modern Languages & European Studies
Sport and Social Sciences

Birmingham
Physics
Psychology

Brighton
Psychology (2017 leaver)

Bristol
Computer Science and Electronics
Economics (deferred 2019)
English (2017 leaver)
French and Italian
French and Spanish
Geology with Study Abroad
Geophysics
Medicine
Modern Languages
Veterinary Science (deferred 2019)

Cambridge
Corpus Christi
Natural Sciences (2017 Leaver)

Cardiff
Architecture
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Law

Durham
Combined Honours in Social Sciences (deferred 2019)
Education Studies – Psychology
Marketing and Management

Edinburgh
Ancient History
Chemical Physics
Fine Art

Essex
Business Management

Exeter
Anthropology (2017 leaver)
Liberal Arts
Medical Sciences (2017 leaver)
Medicine (2017 leaver)
Philosophy and History

Glasgow
Physics

Harper Adams
Countryside Management

Hartpury
Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Bioveterinary Science

Hereford
Art Foundation

Hull
Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) (2017 leaver)

Leeds
Law
Law (2017 leaver)

Leeds College of Art and Design
Art Foundation

Leicester
Physiotherapy

Lincoln
Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult)

Liverpool
Biological and Medical Sciences

Liverpool Hope
Primary Education with QTS

London
King’s College
Liberal Arts (deferred 2019)
Queen Mary
Geography with a Year Abroad
Mathematics
University College
Cancer Biomedicine
Management Science

Loughborough
Geography (deferred 2019)

Manchester
Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacy

Newcastle
International Business Management (deferred 2019)
Speech and Language Therapy

Nottingham
History

Nottingham Trent
Primary Education
Psychology (2017 leaver)

Oxford
Jesus College
English Language and Literature

Oxford Brookes
Life Sciences Foundation
Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation

Plymouth
Marine Biology and Oceanography

Portsmouth
Criminology and Cybercrime
Illustration

Reading
Business & Management (2017 leaver)

RNCM
Vocal Performance

Stafford
Interior design

Surrey
Economics

University for the Creative Arts
Fashion Media and Promotion

Warwick
Law and Business Studies

York
History/Politics

Foreign study
Los Angeles – Art & Design

Four applying in 2019-20 (gap year)

Download our 2018 Destination of Leavers information (PDF – 588Kb)

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