Destination of Leavers

During their time in the sixth form, pupils receive individual careers guidance, as well as taking part in a comprehensive careers education programme.  Since the vast majority of our sixth formers go on to undertake degree courses, much of the advice is focused on making good decisions about higher education.

Careers Staff

Our careers team consists of Mrs Johnson, Careers Advisor who is assisted by sixth form tutors and staff, who have built up specialist knowledge in particular areas, including Oxbridge.  The Careers Department supports students throughout the UCAS process including subject and university selection, the application process, through to selecting a firm and insurance choice.

Monmouth School for Girls leaversCareers & Higher Education Resources

Pupils have open access to the Careers Library with its wealth of paper-based resources and internet access which provides relevant information on higher education, gap years and specific careers.

The Careers Education Programme

Topics include work experience and community work, CV writing, researching degree courses, the UCAS applications system, life as a student, overseas universities, gap year opportunities and skills for employment.  Interview techniques, mock interviews and preparation for student life all form part of the programme.

Workshops on various career areas, with visiting speakers, are arranged.  Sixth formers are also encouraged to participate in careers experience courses which are organised by ISCO and other bodies, mainly in the school holidays.

In the summer term of Year 12 a series of UCAS Days and university open days are organised to help students inform their university decision-making.  An annual Careers Convention is also organised jointly with Monmouth School.

Our aim is to help the students find the right course at the right university or college for them and to aid them in their development of skills for the future.

Download our 2016 Destination of Leavers information (PDF – 87Kb)

Further information:
Mrs Ann Johnson, Careers Advisor
Tel: 01600 711138      Email:

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 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