Foundation Sixth Form Year

This programme allows students from outside the UK to complete GCSE courses in one year and then proceed to study A Levels or the IB in the UK.

  • Normally, GCSE courses take 2 years but by using intensive teaching, modern facilities and working with students in very small groups, Monmouth School is able to prepare students for these examinations in just one year.
  • Foundation Sixth Form Year students are integrated into the boarding life of Monmouth School, providing a perfect preparation for Sixth Form study and a much broader educational experience than that offered by an International School in the UK.


We offer GCSE examinations in the following subjects:

  • Compulsory
    • English as a Second Language/First Language
    • Mathematics
    • Own Language
    • Physics/Chemistry/Biology (Dual award)
  • Optional
    • Art

If students wish to take a GCSE in a subject not offered above, we endeavour to arrange tuition at an extra charge. It is possible to take English GCSE as a First Language if a student’s level of English is good enough.

Depending on their age and level of English, students can take up to 7 GCSE subjects in a year. Teaching is through a combination of separate lessons and lessons that are integrated with the main Year 11 classes.

Lessons follow the normal school day and Saturday morning.

Why study at Monmouth School?

  • A School with outstanding academic results. 10 Oxbridge successes in 2015.
  • Small class sizes
  • Specialist teachers
  • A caring yet disciplined environment
  • High standard of facilities
  • Full and varied programme of activities
  • Excellent pastoral care
  • Boarding is home from home
  • Value for money fees

Living at Monmouth School

Monmouth School boarders live in one of the senior boarding houses and are cared for by dedicated house staff. We want to help students to adjust to boarding school life in a small, happy, safe and friendly environment. There is a health centre on the campus with School nurses and each house has a matron.  Good telephone and wireless access throughout the campus make it easy for students to keep in touch with home. Bedrooms are single or shared study bedrooms and are comfortable and well equipped. The school provides three hot meals a day for pupils. All pupils in Monmouth School eat together in the school dining hall. The food is offered as a buffet selection and includes fresh vegetables, fruit and desserts. There is plenty of choice so all diets are catered for.


Monmouth School is well known for offering pupils a rich and varied life outside of the classroom. We encourage all our pupils to try new sports and activities. This is a good opportunity for our students to make friends with British Students.

Some of the activities our pupils take part in are:

Archery Art Club Astonomy Club
Brass Band Brass Ensemble Canoeing and Kayaking
Ceramics Club Chamber Choir Chess Club
Choral Society Classics Club Computing Club
Creative Writing Club Cross Country Cricket
Debating Design & Technology Club Drama Productions
Duke of Edinburgh Award Fencing Football
Garage Bands Golf History Discussion Group
Horse Riding Jazz Orchestra Life Class (Art)
Literary Society Minecraft projects Music Theory
Orchestra Percussion Ensemble Photography
Revolutio (book club) Rowing Rugby
Softball Squash Coaching String Chamber Music
Swimming Symphonic Winds Tennis
Trampolining Ultimate Frisbee Water Polo
Wind Chamber Music    

Admission Procedures

  1. Complete the registration form for Monmouth School
  2. Sit Maths and English entrance papers
  3. Have a Skype interview
  4. Place accepted

Admissions: Mrs Diane Jakes, Admissions Registrar
T: 00 44 (0)1600 710433 Email:

Term Dates for 2016 - 2017

Tuesday 6 September Term begins for boarders
Friday 21 October Half term begins
Sunday 6 November Boarders return
Wednesday 14 December Term ends
LENT 2017
Wednesday 4 January Term begins for boarders
Friday 10 February Half term begins
Sunday 19 February Boarders return
Friday 31 March Term ends
Sunday 23 April Boarders return
Friday 26 May Half term begins
Sunday 4 June Boarders return
Saturday 8 July Term ends


Monmouth School Foundation Sixth Form Year £29,500 for three terms
Registration: £60
Deposit for EU students: £200
Deposit for non-EU students: £1000
Music fees are currently: £24.79 individual lesson
£15.52 shared lesson
Rowing: £153 per annum