Life in our Sixth Form

"I love the fact that the Sixth Form feels like a family that I will forever love and cherish."

- Hafsat, Year 13

Life in our Sixth Form is a unique experience.  It is friendly, fun, supportive and full of opportunity.  We provide an inspirational environment to enable each student to flourish. 

Our school ethos encourages development of the whole person and we take immense pride in the exceptional successes of our students; beyond academic achievement to personal development and social responsibility.

In addition to the areas below, key features of life in our Sixth Form are:

Student Leadership

Boarding

Support

Academic

The teachers go above and beyond to make you feel at home and to make sure you understand everything you are being taught.

- Evie, Year 13

As a mixed ability school, we offer a wide variety of lessons to cater for all abilities and interests.  Class sizes are small enabling staff to fully engage with each student, our teachers are confident, understanding and dedicated and deliver engaging, interesting and stimulating lessons.

Students will have up to six one hour lessons a day, daily morning and afternoon registration and a weekly, hour-long tutorial session.

Extra-Curricular

‘There exists within everyone a grand passion, an outlandish thirst for adventure, a desire to live boldly and vividly through the journey of life.’

Kurt Hahn

We offer an extensive Extra-Curricular Programme full of adventure, music, art, sport, environment and academia.  Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of clubs and activities, learning new skills and meeting new people.

If a club is not currently available, then Sixth Form girls are always encouraged start their own. 

Clubs and activities that are most popular with our Sixth Formers alongside The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and MUN include debating forums, cooking and baking, Creative Writing and Eco-Club. 

To find out more, visit our extra-curricular pages.

Environment and Facilities

We have 150 acres of beautiful grounds.  Girls can explore the woodlands, relax and unwind in our tranquil landscaped areas, wander through the daffodil and bluebell fields and take a well-deserved break from studying. 

Girls can camp in the grounds, enjoy roasting marshmallows around the campfire and visit our very own beehives!  Many subjects, such as Biology, Geography, Art and Film Studies also take advantage of our stunning, natural environment and our historic buildings to enhance learning.

Our purpose built Activity Centre provides exceptional sports facilities: Sixth Form students have the opportunity to access our gymnasium, dance studio, tennis and badminton courts. Girls can also utilise our heated swimming pool, access the photographic studios and dark rooms after school and they even have a grand piano in their Boarding House.  Sixth Formers are privileged to have their own cooking facilities, encouraging independence and internationalism through the sharing of cultural cuisines.  They have their own social areas and throughout the School will find easy access to our computer facilities.

Round Square

‘There is more to us than we know.  If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.’
Kurt Hahn

We are proud to be a Round Square school, sharing a philosophy with nearly 200 other schools world-wide.  The Round Square approach to education underpins everything we strive to achieve at Cobham Hall.  We fully subscribe to the philosophy that education doesn’t just happen in the classroom: we are committed to extending a student’s personal development, and nurturing a global sense of responsibility.

Young people are encouraged to discover and embrace the similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities through six Round Square IDEALS. These are embedded in our academic, pastoral and extra-curricular programmes and alongside these, Sixth Form students have the opportunity to attend Round Square International conferences, take an active role in Service Projects and participate in Student Exchanges. Visit our Round Square pages to find out more about these opportunities.

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