General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE) represent the first stage on the path to study at a UK university. Most universities will ask for at least 5 GCSE passes for entry.
GCSE Course Durations and Start Dates.
|Duration||Starts Every||English Requirement (Minimum)||Available At|
|1 year||September||IELTS 5.0||Abbey College Cambridge, DLD College London, Abbey College Manchester|
|18 month||January||IELTS 4.5||Abbey College Cambridge, DLD College London, Abbey College Manchester|
|2 year||September||IELTS 4.5||Abbey College Cambridge, DLD College London, Abbey College Manchester|
Depending on the duration of studies, GCSE students will take between 6-9 subjects. GCSEs provide a great ‘grounding’, offering students a wide breadth of subjects, time to familiarise themselves with the
UK education system and improve their English (English Language is a compulsory GCSE subject).GCSEs also provide a natural pathway to A Levels, and students who have taken them tend to perform better in higher level examinations.
GCSE course content is broken up into units, each unit is taught in a linear structure, with an emphasis on understanding the connection between topics within the wider context of the subject.
GCSEs are assessed by an end of course exam. Some subjects will also be assessed by coursework or practical work.
Abbey DLD Group of Colleges GCSE Results 2021
|Grade 9||Grades 9-8||Grades 9-7||Grades 9-6||Grades 9-5|
|Abbey College Cambridge||25%||45%||65%||78%||92%|
|DLD College London||22%||40%||62%||80%||92%|
|Abbey College Manchester||14%||28%||49%||60%||91%|
|All College Average||22%||40%||61%||75%||92%|
We offer the following GCSE subjects to choose from across our colleges.
|Abbey College Cambridge||DLD College London||Abbey College Manchester|
|Art & Design||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Learn more about GCSE and the UK Education system by watching our ‘Introduction to Studying and Boarding in the UK’ Webinar.