A combination of high teaching standards and small class sizes ensure our girls get consistently good results in public examinations and positive value-added scores.
International Baccalaureate Results 2017
- 25% of our girls scored 40+ points, placing them in the top 7% in the world
- 82% of grades awarded were 5, 6, and 7, which is equivalent to A* - B at A Level, and higher than the current worldwide average
- The average score per subject achieved by our girls, across six subjects, is 5.5 (equivalent to a high B at A Level) and is compared to the current worldwide average of 4.8
- Our average Diploma points - 35.5 - is comparable to achieving between AAB and AAA at A Level
GCSE Results 2017
Cobham Hall’s 2017 GCSE results see girls placed in the top 3% in the UK for Mathematics and English. Highlights include:
- 87.5% of Cobham Hall students achieved at least 5 A* - C grades including the equivalent in the newly graded Mathematics and English.
- With the new gradings in place for Mathematics and English, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council has stated that the new GCSEs have “questions of a level of difficulty that we have not seen since the abolition of O-levels in 1987”. At Cobham Hall, just under 25% of students scored 8 or 9 for Mathematics (equivalent to A* and above), with 13% scoring the highest Grade 9, which has been awarded to only the top 3% across the country. In English, over a third of students achieved grades 7 – 9 (equivalent to A and above).
- 100% of Music students received A – A*, and 100% of Latin students achieved B – A*.
- 50% of History students scored A - A*.
From September 2016, GCSE grading changed. Grades will no longer be awarded from A* – G, but from 1 – 9, with 9 being the top grade.
At Cobham Hall, all students have the opportunity to take lessons in Voice, Drama and Communication. These are designed to help develop self-confidence, voice projection, self-expression, general communication and theatrical skills. Girls who take these classes can go on to sit London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Performance or Communication examinations.
- 20% of the student body took LAMDA examinations
- 96% achieved a Pass with Merit, or with Distinction
- 50% achieved a Pass with Distinction
In 2017, 69% of the candidates were awarded a Pass with Distinction. The majority of the rest of the candidates were awarded a Merit. The recent introduction of Musical Theatre as an area of study offered by the Drama, Voice and Communication tutors bore fruit with the School's first ever Gold Medal candidates both being awarded a Gold Medal with Distinction.
“Pupil achievement is excellent.”
– Independent Schools’ Inspectorate