Cobham Hall today celebrates excellent A Level results, with the School’s Year 13 cohort securing a host of first-rate grades and places at some of the UK’s top universities.
In this, our third year of A Level results – and the first in which students sat examinations, after the disruption of Covid – we are delighted to report that 79% of grades achieved were A* to C. Moreover, almost one-third of all grades (32%) were at the highest level, A* to A, prized by universities around the world. Indeed, the School’s strong Russell Group showing this year means one-third of the Cobham Hall students now heading to university have secured places at these prestigious institutions.
Individual student successes include Austina, who achieved AAAB and now plans to study Chemical Engineering; Ella, who gained A*BB and A* in EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) and takes up a place at Liverpool to study Psychology; and Joey, heading to the University of Birmingham with A*BBB and A* in EPQ, to study Politics and International Relations.
Other students will continue their education at universities such as Leeds, Nottingham Trent, and Aston, studying a broad range of subjects which include Modern Languages and International Relations, Biomedical Science, and Psychology and Criminology. One student has secured a place to train as a Race Technician with the National College of Motorsport.
A Level subject highlights include Maths, where 50% of grades were A*to A, and 75% A* to B, and Physics, in which 100% of results were at the highest grade, A* to A. Other standout performances include PE, Politics and Spanish, each of which saw 100% of grades reach A* to B, with Psychology close behind, at 60% A* to B.
Headmistress Mrs Barrett commented: “It is wonderful to see so many of our students secure places at their first and second choice universities thanks to these excellent results. This cohort had to deal with great change and disruption in the face of Covid-19, and most had no previous experience of public examinations. We are so proud of their achievements, of their determination and their resilience. We send each our warmest congratulations and will follow their future education and careers with pride, whatever path they choose. My thanks, too, to the staff who supported our students throughout, and to whose dedication these results are testament.”
Year 13 student, Rosie, said: “I am very happy with the grades I received for my A Levels, they are exactly what I needed to get into my main choice university. I chose the course of Psychology with Criminology because it is a subject that I have always had an interest in, and even more so since I enrolled in the Psychology course at Cobham. I cannot wait to start university and meet new people and learn new information about a subject that I have come to be very passionate about. Cobham Sixth Form has helped me very much and shaped me into the person that is ready for the next step.”
While Joey, heading now to the University of Birmingham, gave a message of inspiration for other Cobham students: “Nothing is impossible if you set your mind on it.”
Very many congratulations to all.