Our Curriculum

At Cobham Hall our aim is to provide an excellent education which prepares our students for success in life and the world of work.

In order for us to do this, we need to ensure our students are engaged in their learning and develop curiosity about their subjects and how they relate to the world around us. It is our belief that in order to successfully prepare them for the world beyond our school gates, we must encourage their personal development beyond academia. You can see elsewhere on our website the multitude of ways we strive to achieve this.

In this section, we focus on academic learning at Cobham Hall. Our broad and balanced curriculum is delivered by skilled, specialist teachers, passionate about their subjects who encourage our pupils to be inquisitive learners. Teaching staff have an excellent rapport with students and our small class sizes ensure that each individual is able to flourish and to ask questions.  In turn, our students feel supported, and valued.

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. – Samuel Johnson

Girls in Years 7 to 9 follow the English National Curriculum.  In Years 10 and 11, girls study for GCSE and IGCSE qualifications and our Sixth Form study a comprehensive programme based around A Levels. Our flexible curriculum, which encompasses co-curricular opportunities, allows our students to follow their talent and interests as well as providing extra support and challenge.

Determined to allow every girl to achieve her fullest potential, Learning Support is available for those who require it.  If English is not a child’s first language, or if a student’s needs are different, our excellent English as a Foreign Language and Student Support Departments provide additional support, both academically and pastorally.

We also offer a range of Short Courses. These include 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), a short stay/Pre-A Level course or an Intensive Summer Programme. Our students consistently achieve top examinations results which enable them to go on to study at leading universities. As a non-selective school, we are delighted that our students often achieve more than they believed possible.

Throughout our curriculum – from classroom to co-curricular – opportunities are provided to empower our students to become resilient lifelong learners who have developed key skills such as teamwork, leadership, listening, presenting, creativity and problem solving. These are some of the skills that are crucial in ensuring that our students have the ability to continually adapt to an ever-changing world.

Develop a passion for learning.  If you do you will never cease to grow. – Anthony D’Angelo

Mrs Suzanne Carney
Deputy Headmistress