Admissions

Sixth Form Entry

We welcome applications from students who wish to study A levels, either as boarders or day students.

In the Sixth Form, we teach boys and girls together at this crucial stage of their education. We offer 26 A-Level subjects as well as an exciting enrichment programme to add breadth to the students’ experience. Within the enrichment programme there is the opportunity to study an EPQ or take part in something more practical like CCF, volunteering or Young Enterprise.

We encourage each pupil to explore fully their academic interests and to make the most of the shared schools’ facilities, whilst also benefitting from the outstanding opportunities for sports, culture, science and the arts.

We welcome many new Sixth Form students, either in boarding or day school, from a range of different schools and the admission process will vary depending on whether the pupil wishes to apply for a Scholarship/Award.

For entry into our Sixth Form, we expect students to have at least five A*-B or 9-6 grades at GCSE, and preferably high grades for the subjects they will study at A level. 15% of our Sixth Form students are new to Monmouth and for all our students, the new structure creates a dynamic and distinctive learning environment.

Conditional offers will be made upon the basis of predicted grades and we will also take into consideration a confidential school reference and school reports. Candidates will also be required to undertake an interview with our Director of Sixth Form. We will also obtain a reference from your child’s school and predicted grades.

Scholarship entrance:

We have a number of scholarships and awards available for our Sixth Form pupils.

Find out more about our scholarships here

Although our scholarship assessments (for art and design, drama, sport, music, dance, and academia) have now taken place for 2021 entry, we are still very much welcoming applications for Year 12.

In both cases a private and confidential report from the present Headteacher will be requested prior to either interview or written assessment.

Monmouth Schools Sixth Form Curriculum – 2021 Entry (PDF – 413kB)

Boys' scholarship and entrance assessment dates - 2021 entry

Although our scholarship assessments (for art and design, drama, sport, music, dance, and academia) have now taken place for 2021 entry, we are still very much welcoming applications for Year 12.

In both cases a private and confidential report from the present Headteacher will be requested prior to either interview or written assessment.

Year 12
Application Deadline – Friday 6th November 2020
Sixth Form Information Evening Thursday 19th November 2020
16+ Interview dates By arrangement
16+ Academic Scholarship Interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Music Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Sports Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Dance Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Drama Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Art Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement

For the Sixth Form Scholarship examination, candidates will be asked to nominate three subjects from the following list:

Art Design Geography Latin Spanish
Biology Economics German Mathematics  
Chemistry English Greek Music  
Computing French History Physics  

Candidates will be interviewed by the Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form and Heads of Department of chosen subjects. The Sixth Form Scholarship Examination is held at Monmouth School for Boys. Overnight accommodation will be provided and details of the administrative arrangements will be sent to parents.

Hitchcock Sixth Form Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of past pupil David Hitchcock, Monmouth School for Boys is delighted to invite applications for the Hitchcock Sixth Form Scholarship. This will be awarded biennially and will be means-tested and could cover up to 75% of the fees. All applications will be assessed in October/November.

David, who was born in Ebbw Vale, attended Monmouth School for Boys in the 1970s after he won the Williams Jones Scholarship. During his time at Monmouth, he fully participated in the many extra-curricular activities that the School had to offer: playing the piano, organ and viola; acting in school plays; being a member of the Monmouth School for Boys’ Challenge General Knowledge Quiz team that became UK Champions; and becoming a member of the 1st XV. He won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College Cambridge, where he gained a boxing blue to add to his musical accomplishments. After graduating from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and serving with the Royal Regiment of Wales and the Gurkhas, he began his career in the City and is currently a Managing Director at JP Morgan where he is Head of Investor Client Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

David said, “I feel strongly that without the Williams Jones Scholarship, my life would have been very different and I wish to provide a similar opportunity to future generations. It is important for me to repay, as best I can, the help I was given. Monmouth School for Boys offered me, and many other boys, a chance to develop at a crucial and formative time, and the wonderful experience it gives boys today is even more special.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the scholarship is asked to contact Mrs Diane Jakes, Admissions Registrar, on 01600 710433

Girls' scholarship and entrance assessment dates - 2021 entry

Although our scholarship assessments (for art and design, drama, sport, music, dance, and academia) have now taken place for 2021 entry, we are still very much welcoming applications for Year 12.

In both cases a private and confidential report from the present Headteacher will be requested prior to either interview or written assessment.

Year 12
Application Deadline – Friday 6th November 2020
Sixth Form Information Evening Thursday 19th November 2020
16+ Interview dates By arrangement
16+ Academic Scholarship Interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Music Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Sports Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Dance Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Drama Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement
16+ Art Scholarship interviews Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020, by arrangement

Sixth Form Taster Day

Our Sixth Form Taster Day is held in November and has been designed to allow you an insight into all we have to offer at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. Our Sixth Form experience truly is the ‘best of both worlds’.

The day is full of opportunities to sample lessons and to attend presentations on all aspects of education in the Sixth Form, including life in boarding, university and careers advice.

Find out more