What are the academic course options?

Students will be able to choose from the following educational pathways depending on prior attainment and level of English if not from the UK.

A-Levels (2 or 3 Years)

  • Biology, Chemistry Mathematics and Physics (three can be chosen from these four)
  • Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics

Dependent on subjects we may accept students onto the second year of A Level if they have already completed their first year elsewhere.

International Foundation Programme (1 or 2 Years)

  • Business Pathway
  • Science Pathway

Students wishing to access the One Year International Foundation Programme must already have the equivalent of the first year of Level 3 study in their home country and an overall IELTS for UKVI score of at least 6.0.

GCSEs (1 or 2 Years)

Most subjects can be taken with this option.

These pathways will equip students to apply to a wide range of universities to pursue Science or Business related courses which could link to their sporting aspirations or they could apply for courses unrelated to sport. The subject combinations and qualifications offered allow students great flexibility as they move forward. Students will be taught in small classes (a maximum of 12 in each) and follow the routine and rigour of all Abbey College Manchester programmes.

One or Two term Programmes

Students who wish to only access a course for a shorter period of time should contact the college to find out the subjects that are available.


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