Destination of Leavers

OMs attend the St. John’s Oxford Secret Garden Dinner as OM William Underwood's guests (far left)

The Higher Education and Careers Department is overseen by the Head of the VIth Form. In addition to providing some excellent resources to help students make choices (starting from the 3rd Form onwards with Careers lessons in PSHE), part of the key skills and enrichment course taken by 6.1 students includes a careers component.

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The Careers and Higher Education Department produces a Work Experience Handbook and a Higher Education Guide. In partnership with HMSG, a Careers and Gap Convention and a Higher Education Forum are organised each year. Monmouth School also has its own Oxbridge Forum and candidates are given practice interviews in partnership with the two schools. Monmouth School Higher Education and Careers Team Tutors, Housemasters, Heads of Department and subject teachers are always willing to give students support. Other staff specialise in specific areas such as medicine, law and engineering.

Almost all pupils at Monmouth School for Boys go on to university with the vast majority (normally in excess of 90%) achieving their firm or insurance choice offers. There is a long tradition of boys who go onto Oxford or Cambridge, with 8 places being offered for 2016. Usually around half of the boys will go onto Russell Group universities with many also going onto Medical School.  Support is also provided for those boys who decide university is not the next step for them when leaving VI.2.  Furthermore, the School is always happy to offer advice and guidance at any stage to students or former students about their higher education or careers options.

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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