Teacher Supply Research - Expressions of Interest

Request for Expressions of Interest - Teacher Supply Research

COBIS is looking to commission qualitative and quantitative research into teacher supply in the British international schools sector and is inviting expressions of interest. To download full details, please click here. The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2017.

COBIS Annual Research Survey 2016

In 2016/17 COBIS undertook the third Annual Research Survey with member schools. The survey, delivered in partnership with GL Education, looks at curriculum choices, development areas, university destinations, school profiles, and many other areas. More than 100 schools from around the world responded to the 2016 survey. The survey was launched in 2014 to help develop a better understanding of the growing global COBIS family of schools, as well as the British International Education sector as a whole. The results support lobbying activities, inform planning for future CPD events, and help facilitate increased school-to-school networking, communication and support.

Click here to download the COBIS Annual Research Survey 2016 Summary Report.

Did you know?... (some statistics from responding schools)

  • 95% of 2015/16 leavers from COBIS Schools went on to University; more than 50% of leavers went on to University in the UK
  • Pupil numbers in COBIS Schools range from 22 to 4,332
  • 62% of students in responding COBIS Schools do not have English as their mother tongue
  • 55% of responding schools offer financial support (bursaries/scholarships) with an average annual value of financial support of £80,125
  • Across responding schools, 174 different extra-curricular activities and sports are offered (including common ones like Art, Football and Choir as well as less common ones such as Punting, Zoology and Water Polo)

COBIS Annual Research 2015

In 2015/16, COBIS undertook the second Annual Research Survey with member schools, looking at curriculum and assessment choices, examination results, university destinations, and many other areas. The Annual Research Survey is delivered in partnership with GL Education. The survey was launched in 2014 to help develop a better understanding of the growing global COBIS family of schools, as well as the British International Education sector as a whole. The results are supporting lobbying activities, informing planning for future CPD events, and helping facilitate increased school-to-school networking, communication and support.

Click here for the COBIS Annual Research Survey 2015 Summary Report.

Did you know?... (some of the statistics from responding schools)

  • The oldest COBIS school was founded in 1896
  • 67% of responding COBIS schools teach cross-phase (both primary and secondary)
  • COBIS schools have as many as 99 pupil nationalities
  • 95% of leavers from responding COBIS Schools went on to HE/University in 2015
  • 12% of responding COBIS schools offer boarding
  • 108 different curricular subjects are taught in COBIS schools
  • 153 different extra-curricular activities and sports are offered in COBIS schools
  • 54% offer some form of financial support; 32% offer bursaries and 48% offer scholarships
  • The average A*/A pass rate for GCSE/IGCSE in COBIS schools was 56% (compared with 17.6% in England) and the A*-C pass rate was 90% (compared with 72.4% in England)
  • The average IB pass rate for COBIS schools was 93% (compared with 79.3% worldwide)

COBIS Annual Research 2014

In recent years, COBIS has undertaken annual research with member schools about examination results and university destinations.

In 2014/15, COBIS launched a new research project, working in partnership with GL Education and supported by data from ISC Research. The COBIS Annual Research Survey was undertaken to help develop a better understanding of the growing global COBIS family of schools, as well as the British International Education sector as a whole. The results are supporting lobbying activities, informing planning for future CPD events, and helping facilitate increased school-to-school networking, communication and support.

Click here to download the 2014 Summary Report.

Global International Schools Admissions Survey

In early 2015, admissions staff from a range of international schools were invited to participate in the Global International Schools Admission Survey. This project was supported by many international and regional school associations including AISA, EARCOS, ECIS, COBIS and NESA. COBIS, along with our colleagues at membership associations worldwide, encouraged members to participate in order to gather comprehensive information about the function, role, structure and challenges of the admissions process in international schools.

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