Study in the UK at one of the top independent colleges in the country.
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 boarding & accommodation available, the perfect environment to live, study, make friends and enjoy extra-curricular activities.
Spend a term studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.
Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university study preparation sessions.
Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE or A Level course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.
Please note that there are limited places on these courses available.
You will be joining students from around the world studying on our established GCSE (14–16 years) and A Level (16–18 years) programmes. Your weekly study programme will be a combination of academic subjects and English language lessons.
Full board accommodation will be included in one of our college boarding houses.
The fees listed cover tuition and boarding for the stated duration of study.
|Sept. 2020 – Dec. 2020 one term|
|DLD College London||£17,360|
|Abbey College Cambridge||£16,200|
|Abbey College Manchester||£13,375|
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.
The UK education system has a world-wide reputation for quality, with universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London consistently ranked in the world’s top ten. By studying at Abbey College Manchester, you will be provided with an unrivaled opportunity to gain entry to the best universities the UK has to offer and make the very best start to your career.
A Level (Advanced Level) courses can be studied over two years or 18 months. A Level courses are the most commonly used qualifications for entry to UK universities.
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year course specifically designed for direct access to study at UK universities. A large portion of our IFP students go on to study at the elite ‘Russell Group’ of top UK universities.
GCSEs (General Certificates of Secondary Education) can be studied over one year, two year or 18 month periods. Many universities will ask for at least 5 passes at grade C or above for entry (often including GCSE Mathematics and English passes).
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.
“I will look back with great happiness at my time spent in Manchester at Abbey College. I have made many great friends during my time here and I move on to university with nothing but thanks to all the staff that have helped me during my year here. Their doors were always open if I needed any extra guidance which was really valuable. University applications support is excellent here too. My tutor helped me prepare my application and gave me good advice on how best to write my personal statement. I lived at the college residence with fellow students whilst studying here. The facilities there were high quality with all bedrooms being ensuite and the living and kitchen areas being well equipped and modern. Living at the residence gave a great balance between living independently while still having the support of the House Parents whenever needed.”
“The education I had in Abbey College Manchester went far beyond the classroom and far beyond my expectations. Excellent teaching is provided as well as a lot of different enrichment activities which integrated me even more into the college community.
The small size of classes made it easier for students to communicate with teachers for problem solving and help. Personal Tutors also helped us to solve life’s daily problems. The college also gave us very useful advice when we applied for universities including advice on writing personal statements and interview practice.”
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