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Mexican agent visits Abbey College Manchester

Mexican Agent Visit

Abbey DLD Group of Colleges has recently started working with Global Education Corporation, one of the largest educational agents in Mexico.

Abbey College Manchester New Expansion Plans

Exciting College Expansion Plans

After planning permission was granted by Manchester City Council to expand into the vacant retail unit next door to the college, work has now started on this major project.

Global Study Centre visit Abbey College Manchester

Principal visits Kazakhstan

Liz Elam, Principal of Abbey College Manchester, visited Kazakhstan during a four day period in March as the special gust of Global Study Centre.

Abbey College Manchester Principal Visits Kazakhstan

Top Kazakh Agent College Visit

Global Study Centre, one of the largest agents in Kazakhstan recently visited the college to promote the college to Kazakh students.

Abbey College Manchester Student Wins First Prize

Student Captures First Place in Art Competition

Saina Najati, GCSE student and promising photographer has been awarded for her talents in a recent art competition. Abbey College Manchester students were tasked with submitting one image that they captured during their recent trip to Barcelona.

A Level Students at the Great Manchester Run

Bupa Great Manchester Run 2016

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester dusted off their running shoes to join thousands of others when they took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for the PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.

Abbey College manchester A Level students at the End of Year Awards Ceremony

End of Year Awards Ceremony 2016

Students from the college returned to Manchester Town Hall on Wednesday 4th May to celebrate their fantastic achievements in the ‘End of Year Awards Ceremony’.

Wellbeing week at Abbey College Manchester

College Wellbeing Week

  Abbey College Manchester held a Wellbeing Week at the end of the Spring Term. The focus was on diet, sleep, exercise, meditation, relaxation and preparing the mind and body for examinations. Thirty students from a cross section of year groups completed Tai Chi taster sessions, which enabled them to exercise, relax and have fun […]

A Level religious Studies lecture

The Nature of Philosophy

Dr Keith Crome from Manchester Metropolitan University visited Abbey College Manchester to talk to our A Level Religious Studies students .

Abbey College Manchester student debate team

Model UN Winners!

Talented debaters at Abbey College Manchester shone in the spotlight of a high-pressure UN summit recently, where students from seven top Greater Manchester state and independent schools were locked in talks over the global issue of the refugee crisis.

A level art and photography trip to Paris

Art and Photography trip to Paris

The Art and Photography department took a trip to Paris over the half term, to take in the sights and sounds of this exciting city.

Abbey College Manchester principal Liz Elam

Liz’s TV Fame

Abbey College Manchester Principal Liz Elam talks about A-Level & GCSE results and has requested that the videos be published on our website.

Engineering Success at Abbey College Manchester

Engineering Success

Two teams of A level students from Abbey College Manchester impressed judges after taking part in this year’s national Engineering Education Scheme.

A level students get ready for the great manchester run

Great Manchester Run Success

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester dusted off their running shoes to join thousands of others when they took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for the Young Minds Charity

Annual A level and GCSE Awards Ceremony

End of Year Awards Ceremony

The fantastic achievements of our students were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony recently at Manchester Town Hall.

A Level Photography Students rise to the challenge

Students rise to the Challenge

Promising photographer William Haq filtered down the competition to win prominent positioning of his artwork in the college’s brand new reception area.

A Level Geography Field Trip

Lake District Field Trip

The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term. This is an important part of the curriculum for both subjects.

A Level English students and the Poetry Robot

The Poetry Robot

A group of students worked as a team to build the robot from old boxes. They wrote and attached a series of poems in various font sizes, types and colours to fit its shape.

A Level art and photography students visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Inspirational Sculptures and Art

Art and Photography students recently visited Bretton Hall near Wakefield to photograph and sketch the works of art and sculptures on display in the grounds.

A Level students at the Charity Festive Evening

Charity Festive Evening

Our talented A Level and GCSE students took to the stage to dazzle the sell-out audience with an array of fantastic performances in the college’s annual charity Christmas show, in aid of Wateraid.

A Level students at the mock UN debate

Model UN Debate

Talented A level students at Abbey College Manchester shone in the spotlight of a high-pressure UN summit recently against students from five top Greater Manchester schools.

Abbey College Manchester Major Building Investment

Major Building Investment

Guest of honour Julian Drinkall joined Liz Elam, college staff and students to officially open its new £100,000 landmark building investment in the form of a new ground floor extension.

Want to be a doctor FAQs

Medicine FAQs

One of our blog posts from way back in 2012 that always generates a lot of questions, is the “Want to be a Doctor?” post. Many of you have written in with a number of really good questions, so we thought it would be a good idea to gather them all together and answer as many as we could.

Art and Photography Show

Art and Photography Show

A Level and GCSE Art and Photography Show, 19th June 2014, 5pm – 8pm, at Abbey College Manchester.

A Level Students Engineer Success

Students engineer success

A team of four A-Level students and one BTEC Science student from the best sixth form college in Manchester proved they have an eye for design and the brains for Physics after taking part in this year’s Engineering Education Scheme.

A level students at the annual awards ceremony

Glittering Awards Ceremony

Local councillor Elaine Boyes praised the achievement of students from Abbey College Manchester at a glittering awards ceremony recently.

Former International Foundation Programme student Anna Sapegina

The sky’s the limit!

Former International Foundation Programme student, Anna Sapegina, recently visited the college to pass on the secrets of her success to the current students

Recently A Level and GCSE students and staff alike became part of One Billion Rising, a international campaign to end violence against women.

One Billion Rising for justice

Recently A Level and GCSE students and staff alike became part of One Billion Rising, a international campaign to end violence against women.

A level and gcse football team

Football team deliver the goals

In their first competitive match of the academic year, the Abbey College Manchester football team deliver the goals in a 4-4 draw.

A Level students at the annual Christmas concert

Charity Festive Evening

Our talented students took to the stage to dazzle the audience at the college’s annual Charity Festive Evening, in aid of the Typhoon Haiyan Crisis Appeal for the Philippines.

A Level students at the Model UN Debate

Model United Nations Debate

This was a role-play of an actual UN meeting. It took place in a model General Assembly with ten countries being represented by six local schools, including Abbey College Manchester.

A level politics students at a model UN debate

Model United Nations Debate

A-Level students shine in a role play of an actual UN summit on the topical issue of food security along with other independent schools.

A Level religious Studies conference

Thought provoking RS Conference

Recently students studying AS and A2 Level Religious Studies attended a Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Student Conference. This was held in King’s House Conference Centre in central Manchester.

A Level and GCSE student trip to Cadbury World

Chocolate heaven!

A group of GCSE, BTEC and A-Level students recently visited Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham.

A Level students visited by Cavendish press

Top PR Agency Visits the College

Students got the chance to put their questions to Jon Harris, Managing Director of the award winning Cavendish Press, based in Manchester City Centre.

A Level students Charity Fundraising Success

Charity Fundraising Success

Kate Puc from Francis House Children’s Hospice was presented with a donation of £2,640 following a series of successful fundraising campaigns for the charity.

Guide to A Level Clearing

Abbey College Manchester’s Guide to Clearing

It’s August the 15th, 2013, A Level Results Day, and your results aren’t quite as good as you thought they would be. What are you going to do?

The first thing is not to panic. All is not lost. There are still plenty of options open to you, and you might be able to find yourself another course at university through Clearing.

Annual A Level Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

The Art and Photography students from Abbey College ended the year on a high, with their annual show held in the Chapel on Cross Street.

A level students in Great Manchester Run Success

Great Manchester Run Success

Abbey College Manchester entered a team of A Level and GCSE students for the Great Manchester Run on 26th May 2013. The Run was 10 kilometres long and started and finished in Manchester city centre.

A Level awards dinner

Sixth Form Awards Dinner

The Lord Mayor of Manchester was the guest of honour at the college’s recent awards event to celebrate the academic, personal and social achievements of the A-Levels students who will be leaving this summer.

Abbey College Manchester A Level students engineer success

A-Level students engineer success

A team of five A-Level students from Abbey College Manchester proved they have an eye for design and the brains for Physics after taking part in this year’s Engineering Education Scheme.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Sixth Form Taster Day

Sixth Form Taster Day

The Sixth Form Taster Day is a great event to attend if you are interested in joining Abbey College Manchester in September 2013 for A-Levels.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Geography Field Trip

Lake District Geography Field Trip

The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term.

Abbey College Manchester Video Diaries

Fly on the Wall Video Diaries

To promote the college’s unique learning culture and experiences, two students decided to record a typical day at college in video and sound.

A level students at the Charity Christmas Evening

Charity Christmas Evening

Generous and talented students and staff were full of festive spirit when they took to the stage for a special Christmas showcase which raised £400 for Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Alumni Presentation Evening

Alumni Presentation Evening

Students who left the college last summer returned recently to collect their certificates in the annual Alumni Presentation Evening.

BTEC students at the Great Abbey Bake Off

The Great Abbey Bake Off

Business BTEC students and staff pitted their baking skills against each other in The Great Abbey Bake Off. All proceeds went to the Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Abbey College Manchester A level students in charity fundraising success

Charity Fundraising Success

A fantastic £1,785 was raised by students and staff at Abbey College Manchester through several fund-raising events for its chosen charity Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Abbey College Manchester A level art trip to Paris

Student trip to Paris

A lovely group of Art and Photography students took a three day trip to Paris over half term.

Abbey College Manchester Happy Students

Abbey College = Happy Students!

The results of our annual settling-in survery are out and they show overwhelming satisfaction among new students with their learning experience so far at the college.

Russian A level student nadia

From Russia, With Love

Abbey College Manchester student, Nadia Arkhipova, has set up her own international educational agency business to help her fellow Russian students adapt to life in the UK.

A level Photography student Josh

Facebook Photography Challenge

The college launched the “Life in Manchester” competition, in which students were encouraged to enter their finest photography work through Facebook, to illustrate the artistic talents of its students and to celebrate the culture of Manchester.

Abbey College Manchester Annual A level Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

Art and Photography students ended the year on a high, with their annual Art & Photography Show.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Taster Morning

Sixth Form Taster Morning

For students interested in joining the college this September for A-Levels, we are running a Taster Morning on Thursday 28th June from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

A level and GCSE fashion and talent show

Annual Abbey College Fashion and Talent Show

Talented students from the college took to the stage recently to dazzle the audience with a unique display of eclectic talents in the college’s annual charity Fashion/Talent Show in aid of Francis House Children’s Hospice. It was a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

Annual A level geography Blencathra Field Trip

Blencathra Field Trip

The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term. This is an important part of the curriculum for both subjects.

A Level Charity Fashion and Talent Show

Charity Fashion and Talent Show

Abbey College Manchester’s Charity Fashion and Talent Show returns on Thursday 22nd March, 2012. Tickets are £5 and all proceeds go to Francis House.

A level Politics students at the model united nations debate

Model United Nations Debate

The college recently hosted a model General Assembly on water security with countries represented by participant schools. The event was a huge success.

A Level Art students at Art and Photography students at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Art and Photography students recently visited Bretton Hall near Wakefield to photograph and sketch the works of art and sculptures on display.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Engineers

Lift-off for Abbey College Engineers

The launch of the Engineering Education Scheme took place recently at the University of Liverpool. Four of our AS Level students are working on the six month project with engineers from Sellafield Limited.

Abbey College Manchester Fundraising Success

Fundraising Success

This year students from Abbey College Manchester achieved fantastic fundraising success for its chosen charity, Francis House.

Sky News film A level students collecting results

Sky News Visit

Abbey College Manchester was delighted to welcome Sky News journalist Gamal Fahnbulleh and his team into the college this week to film some of our A Level students picking up results..

Abbey College manchester Upper Sixth prom

Upper Sixth Leavers’ Prom

The Abbey College Manchester Upper Sixth Leavers’ Prom took place on Saturday 21st May at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel.

Lower Sixth Taster Morning

Lower Sixth Taster Morning

The college will be holding a Lower Sixth Taster Morning between 10am and 12 noon on Tuesday 28th June for any students thinking of coming to Abbey College Manchester in the future.

Abbey College Manchester Celebrity Cook Book

Celebrity Recipe Book

Nicola Cathery, a teacher at Abbey College Manchester wanted to do something to link two schools in Longsight and Wilmslow and the different cultures they represent.

Abbey College Manchester UKCAT Preparation Day

UKCAT Preparation Day

The UKCAT Preparation Day took place recently for any lower sixth students considering applying to university for medicine or dentistry degree programmes.

Annual charity dinner

Annual Charity Dinner

Our annual charity dinner took place on Thursday 23rd June at Players’ Restaurant and Bar, within the Marriott Hotel in Hale Barns

A level students at the Abbey Factor Final

Abbey Factor Final

The final of our ‘Abbey Factor’ talent contest took place recently in front of a sell-out audience at the Unitarian Chapel on Cross Street.

Abbey College Manchester GCSE Workshop

Learn How To Learn GCSE Workshop

This will take place at the college on Saturday 6th March from 10:00am to 3:15pm. It is designed to help pupils of all schools prepare and get motivated for their forthcoming GCSE examinations.

Abbey College Manchester Art Exhibition

Celebrity Audience for Students’ Art

Seven talented Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE art students at the college were recently “framed” in the nicest way possible. They were tasked with creating individual sculptures out of eco-friendly materials.

Abbey College Manchester Engineering Partnership

Pioneering Engineering Partnership

Four budding engineering students have taken part in a government initiative to tackle the shortage of national skills in Engineering.

20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

To celebrate our 20 years in Manchester, we are having a special event on Thursday 27th May from 7:30pm. This will take place at Players’ Restaurant and Bar, within the Marriott Hotel in Hale Barnes.

A level and GCSE students at sports fun afternoon

Sports Fun Afternoon

Abbey College Manchester’s annual Sports ‘fun’ afternoon was held at the end of the summer term. Pitting A level, GCSE and BTEC students and staff against each other in a umber of exciting events.

Abbey College Manchester Singing Principal Liz Elam

The Singing Principal

During the day our Principal, Liz Elam, oversees the smooth running of the best sixth form college in Manchester. But at evenings and at weekends she does something completely different.

Abbey College Manchester A level results 2011

EXCELLENT A LEVEL RESULTS

Abbey College Manchester value-added for A Level students is 1.5 grades above their baseline attainment and for Retake A Level results the average grade increase is 3 grades.

Abbey College Manchester Smart Day

SMART Day – Smart Success

Congratulations to Upper Sixth students Ben Senior, Ismail Abid and Ali Shaffiq who masterminded the college’s recent SMART Day.

A Level and GCSE Art Teacher Project

Pioneering Art Teachers Project

The college has just hosted a very special event for eighteen visiting Chinese Art teachers as part of a landmark partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Suman International.

Abbey College Manchester Art Club

Art Club

The Abbey College Art Club was recently set up by students for students.