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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.

Abbey College Manchester Photography Paris Trips

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.

Abbey College Manchester A level Results Day

A Level Results Day Survival Guide

The wait is nearly over, A Level Results Day is almost here. Don’t be nervous. Follow these handy tips and you’ll be ready and prepared for the big day.

Abbey College Manchester Model 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 Law FAQs

Law FAQs

Another very popular post which generated a lot of interest form you all was “Want to be a Lawyer?” from August 2012. As many of your wrote in asking for advice and with questions, we thought we’d take some of the most popular questions and try and answer them all for you.

Abbey COllege Manchester Medicine 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.

Which Abbey College Manchester A level course

Which Course Is Right For You?

Are you thinking about going to university? The traditional route of taking two year A-levels is now complemented by a secondpath: BTECs.

Abbey College Manchester 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.

Abbey College Manchester 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.

Abbey College Manchester 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.

The SKy's The Limit for Former International Foundation Programme student Anna

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

Abbey College Manchester Raise Money for One Billion Rising

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.

Abbey College Manchester 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.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Festive Evening

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.

Abbey College Manchester Hosts Model United Nations 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 Religious Studies 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.

Annual Abbey College Manchester A Level Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

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

Abbey College Manchester Student 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.

Abbey College Manchester Sixth Form Awards Dinner

Sixth Form Awards Dinner

The Lord Mayor of Manchester was the guest of honour at the college’s recent sixth form 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 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 Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

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

Abbey College Manchester A Level Sixth Form Taster Morning

Sixth Form Taster Morning

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

Abbey College Manchester Fashion 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.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Fashion 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.

Abbey College Manchester 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.

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.

Abbey College Manchester Sky News Visit

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 Leavers Prom

Upper Sixth Leavers’ Prom

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

Abbey College Manchester 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 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 Day 2011


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.

Abbey College Manchester 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.