Examination Results

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 2018

From September 2018, Sixth Form students at Cobham Hall will be studying a broad curriculum based around A Levels, and designed to develop a wide range of skills in all of our girls. Our high quality teaching, small class sizes, individual focus, and excellent pastoral care that results in each girl achieving her best will still be provided to each pupil in the Sixth Form.

As a result, this year’s IB results will be our penultimate set. We remain proud of each cohort’s achievements and results in the IB, often placing Cobham Hall girls amongst some of the world’s best students, and we’re delighted to see that our average Diploma points score, 30.5, is again up on last year’s worldwide average. The highest possible grade (7) was achieved in a variety of subjects, including English, History, and Mathematics. In testament to Cobham Hall’s belief in an all-round education, grades of 5 and above were awarded in subjects including Higher Level Physics, Higher Level Biology, Higher Level German, Higher Level English, Higher Level Psychology, Higher Level Visual Arts, Higher Level Theatre and Higher Level Geography.  Our bilingual diploma score was similarly impressive at 38%, compared to the worldwide average last year of 28%.

GCSE Results 2018

  • 91% of girls achieved 5 A* - C (or Grade 4 and above)
  • 86% of Cobham Hall students achieved at least 5 A* - C grades including Mathematics and English.
  • 100% Pass Rate in Higher Level Mathematics
  • 100% scored 9s in Higher Level German
  • 100% pass rate with Grade C or higher for Higher Level French, Spanish, Music and English as a Second Language
  • 88% of Art students gained the top grades of 7, 8 or 9

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.  The new GCSEs are a tougher standard, including more challenging content and questions. There have been significant changes to grading and assessment is now examination-based rather than coursework. For more information, please see this factsheet, produced by the Department for Education.

LAMDA Results 

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.

This year, we again had a 100% pass rate for LAMDA examinations, with 97% of girls passing with either a Distinction or a Merit. 

“Pupil achievement is excellent.”

– Independent Schools’ Inspectorate

February 2015