Overseas Students

Overseas Students

We welcome enquiries from overseas students who wish to join Years 3 – 10 or Sixth Form.  There are currently a small number of overseas students and we maintain a good balance of British and international students in the boarding houses.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Monmouth School for Girls welcomes pupils from all social and ethnic backgrounds and with a wide range of language backgrounds and this is reflected in the care and attention that is given in the tutor groups, classes and in the boarding houses.

The EAL department at Monmouth School for Girls offers support to all students for whom English is an additional language, according to the needs of the individual. We aim to support students’ learning so that each one can fully access the curriculum. We understand that cultural and linguistic heritage impacts on learning and use of language and, as a community, we aim to support and learn from cultural diversity.

When EAL pupils arrive at the school, as far as is possible, we try to integrate them into the existing curriculum with additional, bespoke English lessons according to need. Younger, temporary pupils may, if the length of their stay permits, be prepared for Cambridge English examinations whilst Sixth Form students are supported in IELTS classes to ensure that they have the necessary level of language required for their university applications.

The norm is for all Year 11 EAL pupils sit IGCSE English as a First Language and the majority also study English Literature.

Read testimonials from overseas students

Entry Assessments

Years 3 to 8

  • Candidates are required to sit entry papers in English and Mathematics
  • Report from the present school
  • Interview with Headmistress where possible or detailed report of an interview conducted by a recognised international agent

Years 9 and 10

  • Candidates are required to sit entry papers in English, Mathematics and Science, together with a modern foreign language if appropriate
  • Report from the present school
  • Interview with Headmistress where possible or detailed report of an interview conducted by a recognised international agent

Sixth Form

  • Candidates are required to choose two of the four subjects they will study in the Sixth Form for their entry examination, together with a compulsory General Paper
  • Report from the present school
  • Interview with Headmistress where possible or detailed report of an interview conducted by a recognised international agent

Registration

It is recommended to register candidates a year in advance of the entry date, and in any case before the end of December, prior to the September of entry.  Registrations can be considered at other times if places are available.

Please complete the registration form and return with the GBP60 registration fee.

Monmouth School for Girls – Registration Form (PDF – 225Kb)

Curriculum

Overseas students follow the same curriculum as British students and they work towards General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations in Years 10 and 11.  In the Sixth Form they will proceed to Advanced level examination courses before applying to university.  Assistance to take GCSE examinations in their own language will be given where possible.

Guardians

All students whose parents reside overseas are required to have a suitable educational guardian.  This is someone with whom they can reside during half term holidays or weekends when the school closes and who can act in case of emergency.  It is the responsibility of parents to arrange their daughter’s guardian and not the school.  It is imperative that the school is kept up to date of any changes of guardianship.

2017-18 Boarding Nationality Split

2017-18 Day & Boarding Nationality Split