Fine results at Cobham Hall for GCSE and A Level Students

This year, Cobham Hall celebrated a wealth of superb grades, some of the best in the School’s recent history. Our students’ performance was truly outstanding given the return this year to pre-pandemic grading, which has taken standards back to 2019 levels and stripped out many top grades across the UK.

Cobham Hall’s Year 13 student cohort secured a host of excellent A Level grades and places at some of the UK’s top universities. 90% were offered places at their first-choice destination, of which more than one-third were prestigious Russell Group universities. The proportion of Cobham Hall grades which fell in the all-important A*- C band increased to an excellent 81%, despite 2023’s significant toughening of grade boundaries and standards. Our students also passed every single subject they took, with this 100% pass rate again an improvement on 2022.

Cobham Hall students were also able to celebrate some of the School’s best GCSE results in recent history. 43% of all grades achieved reached the exceptional 7-9 band (A*/A in the previous system) – almost double the 22% rate achieved across England.

At the very highest level, the achievement was even more impressive. An exceptional 29% of all grades fell in the 9-8 band – this was not only up on last year’s position by 5 points, but almost double the level attained before grade inflation in 2019.  Moreover, 13% of all grades met the ultimate gold standard – 9 – up from 8% in 2022 and 4% in pre-Covid 2019.

These fine results saw half of all our students achieve an average grade of 6 or higher, while a quarter averaged an exceptional 7 or more.

Headmistress Mrs Barrett said: “Cobham Hall’s results were truly exceptional. We are immensely proud of those students who achieved such stellar results, and I send my heartfelt congratulations to them all. That they achieved so highly while playing such a full and active part in school life – on stage, in our sports teams, in clubs, on expeditions and helping in our local community – is remarkable. But Cobham Hall is not a selective school. Among this cohort are students whose grades may not have reached the very top bands, but are more than they ever dreamed possible, and have been achieved sometimes despite enormous life challenges. I am equally proud of every one of them.”

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