Our Curriculum

At Cobham Hall, we believe that learning should be enjoyable, and that subject teaching should be interwoven, with girls encouraged to apply learning from one subject to another.

Thanks to our ethos of experiential learning, it’s not uncommon to walk past a German classroom and discover a flair for the dramatic as girls role-play scenes from a shop, or see a Geography class with an artistic twist as they produce working papier-mâché volcanoes.

In Years 7 to 9, girls follow the English National Curriculum.  In Years 10 and 11, girls study for GCSE and IGCSE qualifications and from September 2018, the Sixth Form will study a broad curriculum based around A Levels.  

For those that require it, extra help is available for those for whom English is not their first language (see EFL) or those with specific learning needs (Learning Support).

In addition, we offer a range of Short Courses.  These include One Year GCSE/IGCSEs course, an Intensive English Language Support Programme (designed for students who do not yet have the level of English required to access the full curriculum at Cobham Hall) and a short stay/Pre-A Level course.  

Find out more about our Short Courses

As a non-selective school, we are delighted to consistently achieve good examination results and are proud that our girls go on to some of the top universities both in the UK and abroad.  





  • November 15, 2018 Year 10 Latin girls were learning about the races at Ancient Rome's Circus Maximus earlier this term - the addition of to their chariots certainly added sparkle! Read more
  • November 14, 2018 Here's a snippet from Year 10's role play interview based on the life and work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Read more
  • November 14, 2018 Our Artist-in-Residence Miss Bowdery has been busy running workshops this term & is encouraging Year 12 to enter a competition! Read more
  • November 13, 2018 We are launching our weekly challenge down in Maths! Congrats to Hannah in Year 7 who solved it first!!! Read more
  • November 13, 2018 Our have been discovering more about in a workshop with Head of Science Mr Fryer. Extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit, building DNA from sweets and making cell models. Read more
  • November 13, 2018 Did you know there are over 200 artificial languages that have been invented for books, films and television? Perhaps we should include Klingon, Elvish and Dothraki in our lessons!
  • November 12, 2018 The last was a bee sting - well done if you got it! Here's this week's. Read more
  • November 12, 2018 Year 10 have been studying Carol Ann Duffy, and recreated poems based on 'Before you were Mine'. Very imaginative and some excellent presentations Read more