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

“Abbey College Manchester is highly successful in achieving its aims to guide students to achieve academic success, to fulfil their aspirations and to learn to respect and value one another.

Students from a very diverse range of educational and cultural backgrounds acquire good results in GCSE, A-Level and BTEC examinations and in the IFP.

Mostly good, well-planned and well-resourced teaching and an excellent and highly flexible curriculum enable a high proportion of students to achieve their goal of a place in higher education. The students have excellent attitudes to their work, being diligent and attentive in class and taking pride with their written work. The most able achieve places on highly competitive courses, such as medicine.”

Independent Schools Inspection report (ISI, February 2015)

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

A range of subjects are available to study on a one year retake basis.


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.


Small class sizes and high standards of teaching produce consistently good academic results.

International Foundation Programmes

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

Academic English

All international students with IELTS of below 6.5 study this alongside their main academic programme.

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