Annual Research Survey

COBIS Annual Research Survey 2019

The COBIS Annual Research Survey 2019 is now open. The survey, in partnership with GL Education, collects COBIS school information relating to the 2018/19 academic year. 

With questions about curriculum, assessments, school leaver destinations, student and staff nationalities, class sizes, and staff turnover, the results of the survey support the lobbying work of COBIS and help inform the strategic development of the association. 

All responding schools will receive a tailored report, including benchmarking data from the UK and British international school sectors, which can be shared with the school Board/Governors.


Deadline: 5 November 2019


COBIS Annual Research Survey 2018

The COBIS Annual Research Survey, in partnership with GL Education, collects information about assessment and curriculum choices, examination results and university destinations for students in COBIS schools.

Download the 2018 summary report here

Headline figures:

  • COBIS schools perform strongly at A-Level compared with the UK average, with a 17.5% higher A*/A pass rate, a 13.9% higher A*/B pass rate and a 9.9% higher A*/C pass rate. 
  • COBIS schools perform strongly at GCSE/IGCSE compared with the UK average with a 36.7% higher A*/A pass rate and a 26% higher A*/C pass rate.
  • The percentage of students gaining top (A*/A) in COBIS schools has increased from 2017 for both A-Level (+4.9%) and GCSE/IGCSE (+4.2%).
  • 92% of school leavers from COBIS schools went on to university in 2018, with 47% choosing a UK university.

Download the 2018 Summary Report

Previous reports:

Download the 2017 Summary Report
Download the 2016 Summary Report