Teaching focuses on examination success. This is achieved through the acquisition of knowledge, examination technique and thinking skills.

At Abbey College Manchester students can study any of the following:

Two year A level Courses

Two Year A Levels

A wide range of science, maths, arts, humanities, business and languages courses are available.

One Year Intensive Retake A Levels

It is possible that some students may wish to take up a new subject in a year as part of this programme and mature students may wish to take A-Levels from scratch in a year.


BTECs are work related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students and are built to accommodate the needs of employers and to allow progression to university.


Taught in average group sizes of eight allowing teachers to give plenty of individual attention to students. High standards and exceptional teaching produces consistently good academic results.

International Foundation Programmes

International students can undertake Business or Engineering pathways on this pre-university programme.

Academic English

It is essential that the English language skills of international students are sufficient for undertaking an intensive and challenging academic course that is taught and examined in English.

Private Tuition

Some of our teachers provide supplementary tuition to students from other schools and colleges.

“On the whole, the standard of numeracy and literacy is good, with a number of students displaying exceptional proficiency in mathematics and science. Students are confident and competent users of information and communications technology (ICT). Most display secure knowledge, skills and understanding of the material being covered in their lessons.

The overall quality of the students’ achievements is good and their attitude to their studies is excellent.

Coming to the college with a relatively wide range of basic skills, almost all make good or better progress in their learning in relation to their abilities and personal circumstances. A highly flexible academic curriculum enables courses to be tailored to individual students’ particular needs and this is a key factor in their academic fulfillment”.

Independent Schools Inspection Report (ISI, February 2011)

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