English as a Foreign Language (Sixth Form)
Students joining Cobham Hall's Sixth Form who are not native speakers of English (or who do not possess native-speaker competence in the language equivalent to C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) will also be required to study English as a Foreign Language.
The course develops linguistic competence in English beyond B2 Level and equips students to become effective, independent users of the language. It prepares them for the language requirements of both higher education in English-speaking universities and future career routes. Students take at least one of two examinations at the end of their two-year course: either IELTS or Cambridge Advanced English. It is also possible to take both examinations if students wish to do so. Some students may be offered the opportunity to prepare for the Cambridge Proficiency Examination if their competence in the language is sufficiently high.