Abbey DLD Colleges offer students a wide range of top quality courses to best prepare them for the next stage of their studies. You will find our GCSE, A Level and International Foundation Programmes in the course matrix below.
|Art & Design|
|Business and Communications Systems|
|Government & Politics|
|Media Production BTEC|
|Business, Economics & Accounting Pathway|
(Physics or Chem with Maths)
A Level Preparation Programme & Academic English through our dedicated department, we prepare international students for their International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessments, recognised by all British universities.
If your first language is not English, you will be required to attend IELTS classes, unless your IELTS score is already high enough for your university of choice. Most universities require students to achieve an IELTS score of around 6.5 to 7.0.
Our courses will not only help develop your English language skills; they will also enable you to become more proficient in written English for A Level examinations.
This is our standard programme. The two-year A Level course follows the traditional UK pattern of three or four subjects, usually studied from the age of 16 or 17. You may choose any subjects you wish, allowing for timetabling and your standard of English. If entry to a UK university is your ultimate aim, we will help you choose the most appropriate A Levels for your preferred university/degree.
The 18-month A Level is ideal if our September enrolment is not convenient for you. As with the two-year option, the 18-month A Level course involves three or four subjects. The content is identical, but you study the initial Advanced Subsidiary (AS) content in an accelerated programme between January and June of the first year, before joining the second year of the standard A Level course in September.
(September start; January start also available in Manchester)
Our International Foundation Programme is a one-year, full-time course preparing international students for direct entry into a number of British universities. Students can choose from three subject pathways, each of which includes Core Skills and Pathway-specific modules:
All students must complete modules in Academic English, Mathematics, Information Technology and Presentation and Research Skills.