Study at Abbey College Cambridge – September 2022

Abbey College Cambridge offers a range of high-quality academic programmes, including GCSE, A Level and International Foundation Programme, for students looking to start their studies in September 2022.

Study Medicine, Science or Maths – popular with our Burmese students, many of whom have progressed to top-ranked universities such as UCLAN, University College London, Imperial College London, Kings College London, and many more. See below to find out more about previous student success stories and to find out more about the wide range of courses we offer.


Burmese students from Abbey College Cambridge now reading or with offers to read Medicine at university

Year Student Destination
2021 Min Myat St George’s University, Grenada (Offer)
2021 Nyan Lin University of Buckingham (Offer)

St George’s University, Grenada (Offer)

2020 Wai Yan Aston University
2019 Cho Zin University of Glasgow
2019 Eaint Kyal Wroclaw Medical University
2019 Khin Kha University of Bristol
2019 Sai Kham Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
2018 Kabyar University of Leeds
2017 Aung University of Leicester
2017 Oo University of Central Lancashire
2016 Htut Khaung King’s College London
2016 Ko Ko University of Central Lancashire
2015 Aye Moh Moh Newcastle University
2015 Eaint Myat University of Leicester

2021 Burmese Medicine Offer Holders

Abbey College Cambridge Offer Holder Min Myat San (Ivan)   Abbey College Cambridge Offer Nyan Lin Khant (Richard)

Burmese Student Case Studies (15)



Student Destination Course
Chit Hnin London School of Economics and Political Science Philosophy and Economics
Thar San Imperial College London Materials Science
Zay University College London Architecture
Zaw Nyi University of Bristol Economics and Management
Thu Rein University of Bristol  Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Htut King’s College London Neuroscience
Htet University of Bristol Civil Engineering
Wu Dan University of Warwick Mathematics


Abbey College Cambridge Physics classGeneral Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE) represent the first stage on the path to study at a UK university. Many institutions will ask for at least 5 GCSE passes for entry.

In 2020 85% of GCSEs awarded to Abbey College Cambridge students achived grades 9-6 (A** – B).

September 2021 GCSE study options

Programme Compulsory Subjects Electives Subjects Progress to
2 Year GCSE (September 2021 – July 2023)
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Choose one from:

  • Further Mathematics or History
  •  A Level
  • International Foundation Programme
1 Year GCSE (September 2021 – July 2022)  

  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Choose one from:

  • Biology or Business Studies
  •  A Level
  • International Foundation Programme

Why study GCSEs?

Depending on the duration of studies, GCSE students will take between 6-8 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 examination.

How are they taught?   

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 include coursework or practical work.



Abbey College Cambridge Chemistry classAdvanced Level courses, commonly known as ‘A Levels’ are the most widely recognised qualification for entry to UK universities.

In 2020, 83% of A Levels awarded to Abbey College Cambridge students achieved grades A* – A.

September 2021 A Level study options

Programme Subjects Available Progress to
2 Year A Level

(September 2021 – July 2023)

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics & Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Undergraduate course at university

Why study A Levels?

Most students will take 3 or 4 A Level subjects over the duration of their studies. A Levels offer a good balance between subject specialisation and choice, allowing students to focus on the subject that really interest them, whilst maintaining a breadth of subject choice. A Levels also offer progression the widest range of universities, and are the best options for students looking to join a top-ranked university.

 How are they taught?

Course content is divided into different sections, and students are encouraged to develop and understand the links between them. Learning is underpinned by the key concepts of the skills of the subject, with a strong focus on their practical real world application.


A Levels have a linear structure, which means that all exams take place at the end of the final year. Most A Level subjects are assessed by written examination unless the course has a large practical element (such as in Art and Science).


International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Cambridge Business Studies classOur International Foundation Programme (IFP) is an intensive year 13 academic programme that offers international students direct entry to a wide range of UK universities.

In 2020, Abbey College Cambridge students achieved an average overall score of 75% on our foundation programme.

September 2021 International Foundation Programme Study options

Programme Subjects available Progress to
One Year International Foundation Programme (September 2021 – July 2022)
  • Business Management & Economics
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Science
Undergraduate course at university

Why study International Foundation Programme?

Unlike many foundation programmes, our destinations are not limited to a choice of one or two partner universities. This means students are free to progress to a wide range of UK universities, including many top-ranked institutions.

How are they taught?

The programme offers a range of subject-related pathways, which give access to complementary subjects at university. Each pathway is made up of a number of modules, depending on which pathway you choose you might have a choice of modules, they may be all compulsory, or a mix of elective and compulsory modules.


Each module is assessed individually, with three assessment points through each term. Students will achieve an average score.


Why choose Abbey College Cambridge?

Female students and teacher in Abbey College Cambridge Maths class

  • We are one of the UK’s top performing International Colleges
  • Our unique ‘Pre-Degree Diploma’ programme helps students prepare for competitive courses
  • We offer more than 60 weekly extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Our students excel in national and international academic competitions
  • Our house system encourages competition, fosters pride and builds friendships

Since its foundation in 1994, Abbey College Cambridge has developed a reputation for academic excellence. As Cambridge’s leading international college, we are experts in teaching and supporting international students, and we do so in a community that is energised by the love of learning.

At Abbey College Cambridge students from around world feel at home, where they make friends from all over the world, share unforgettable experiences and go on to achieve amazing things together.

September Start Course Fees

Course International Fee
2 Year GCSE (Sep 2022 – July 2023)

1 Year GCSE (Sep 2022 – July 2023) Full course fee



2 Year A Level (Sep 2022 – July 2023) £33,200
1 Year International Foundation Programme (Sep 2022 – July 2023) £33,200
British Boarding School Experience (Sep 2022 – December 2022) £17,250

Includes Boarding



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