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Most of our 220 students study GCSE, A-level, or one of our International Foundation Programme pathways. Another exciting programme is Academic Studies with Football training which offers students the opportunity to combine GCSE, A-Level or the International Foundation Programme study with their passion for football.
We offer high-quality GCSE, A-level and International Foundation Programmes in a vast selection of courses. Urban contemporary boarding & accommodation available, the perfect environment to live, study, make friends and enjoy extra-curricular activities.
This is an exciting course for male and female students who are 14 years of age and over who have a passion for football. It offers the opportunity to study our GCSE, A-Level, Combined Studies or International Foundation Programme in the mornings and have football training sessions led by professional coaches in the afternoon.
This is a unique opportunity for students to gain qualifications for entry to university alongside intensive football training which could lead to playing professional or semi-professional football in the future. Football training is added to students’ timetables without impacting on the core study requirements to gain their qualification.
Launched last year this is a fantastic route for international students who have done one year of level 3 study in appropriate subjects and then want to progress through the International Foundation Programme rather than the second year of A-level. The programme has been recognised by two leading universities.
For Aston Medical School (part of Aston University) students achieving a score of 75% overall with 70% or above in Chemistry and Biology can progress to further stages of the application process to the medical school. Students will apply through UCAS and will also have to take the UKCAT and gain IELTS of 7.5.
For the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) the programme has been recognised as meeting the academic requirements for application to their MBBS (Medicine) Programme. This does not exempt applicants from any stage of the MBBS at UCLan admissions process. Please visit the UCLan website at www.uclan.ac.uk/mbbs for further information and specific entry requirements.
If students have been offered a place on the UCLan International Medical Programme, they MUST achieve at least 70% overall on the course and also achieve 7.0 in IELTS in all components.
The Medicine Foundation Programme comprises the following strands:
Please note the following important information:
This pathway is designed for students who want to go on to study engineering or computer science disciplines at university.
Students will focus on Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry or both depending on their academic interest. ICT and Research and Presentation Skills are also key components of the programme. IELTS is undertaken if the student does not present a certificate showing a score across all four elements of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking of at least 6.5.
Typical university courses accessed by our Engineering pathway include Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics and Computing and Technology.
“Although I was a little nervous at the start I need not have worried – everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The learning resources and equipment in the college were good. The teachers made the classes enjoyable and they were very interactive. Having very small class sizes too helped my confidence and my communication skills. I got really good help when preparing my university application and did well in my examinations and managed to get to the university and onto the degree course I really wanted. The experience at the college was one I will never forget and hopefully, there will be more students from Egypt that will come and study in Manchester in the future.”
“Abbey College were massively helpful in preparing me for my application to university. It was daunting writing my personal statement but my tutors gave me great advice which made the whole process less scary. They even arranged practice university interviews so I wouldn’t be really nervous on the actual day!”
“The college has a strong reputation in getting students onto their first choice courses at university. My tutor helped me prepare my university application and gave me great advice on what to put on my personal statement”
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