Study at the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges in January 2022

Our group of leading international colleges based in Cambridge, London and Manchester offer a range of high-quality academic programmes for students looking to start their studies in January 2022.

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January 2022 Start Courses Available.

Find out more about the academic programmes available at each of our colleges this January by clicking on the links below.

18 Month GCSE Programme, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge Physics class

General 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 2021 93% of GCSEs awarded to Abbey DLD Group of Colleges students achived grades 9-4 (A** – C).

The 18 Month GCSE Programme is available at all three of our colleges from January 2022.

January 2022 GCSE study options

Course Duration Subjects available in Cambridge Subjects available in London Subjects available in Manchester Progress to
GCSE 18 Months

(Jan 2022 – July 2023)

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Further Mathematics or History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Compulsory Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics

Elective Subjects:

Students will join Year 10 classes and follow subjects agreed at interview.

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
 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 then 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.

Assessment

GCSEs are assessed by an end of course exam. Some subjects will also by coursework or practical work.

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18 Month or 2.5 Year A Level Programme, January 2022 Start

Student in Foundation class at Abbey College Manchester

Advanced Level courses, commonly known as ‘A Levels’ are the most widely recognised qualification for entry to UK universities.

In 2021, 86% of A Levels awarded to Abbey DLD Group of Colleges students achieved grades A* – B.

The 18 Month A Level Programme is available at Abbey College Cambridge and DLD College London for January 2022 start. The 2.5 Year A Level Programme is available at Abbey College Manchester for January 2022 start.

January 2022 A Level study options

Course Duration Subjects available in Cambridge Subjects available in London Subjects available in Manchester Progress to
A Level 18 Months

(Jan 2022 – July 2023)

 

2.5 Years

(Jan 2022 – June 2024)

 

 

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

Any other subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Pre-Sessional Programme (Jan – June 2022) followed by 2 Year A level Programme.

 

2 Year A Level Subjects Available:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
Undergraduate course at university

Why study A Levels?

Most students will take 4 or 3 A Level subjects over the duration of their studies. A Levels offer a good balance between subjects specialisation and choice, allowing students to focus on the subject that really interest them with the option of maintain 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 rated 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.

 Assessment

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 of the sciences).

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18 Month International Foundation Programme, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge Chemistry class

Our 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 2021, Abbey DLD Group of Colleges students achieved an average overall score of 72% on our International Foundation Programme.

The 18 Month International Foundation Programme is available at DLD College London and Abbey College Manchester this January.

January 2022 International Foundation Programme Study Options

Course Duration Subjects available in London Subjects available in Manchester Progress to
International Foundation Programme 18 Month

(Jan 2021 – July 2022)

 

 

  • Mathematics & Economics
  • Business & Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Creative Art
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Science
Undergraduate course at university

Why study International Foundation Programme?

One advantage of our foundation programmes is that the destinations are not limited to a choice of one or two partner universities. This means students are able to progress to all but three UK universities, including many top-ranked Russell Group institutions.

How are they taught?

Students choose two subject strands to makeup the pathway, e.g. maths and physics for engineering.  Key skills in taught alongside the main subjects.  Each subject strand is modular with the examinations taken in December, March and June.  there is the opportunity to resit up to two units in June.   The medicine pathway has a slightly different structure because three subject strands are chosen.  IELTS is taught alongside the IFP for those who require it.

Assessment

Students will achieve a percentage score for the programme; typical offers from universities require 45% – 85% for entry to degree programmes.

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Academic Studies with Football or Basketball Training, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Manchester offers students the opportunity to study their GCSE or International Foundation Programme courses in January whilst receiving high quality, professional Football or Basketball Coaching.

January 2022 Academic Studies with Football or Basketball Training Study Options

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
GCSE 18 Months with Basketball/Football Training(Jan 2022 – July 2023)
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
 A Level

International Foundation Programme

International Foundation Programme 18 Months with Basketball/Football Training(Jan 2022 – July 2023)
  • Business & Economics
  • Engineering
  • Sports
 Undergraduate Course at University

Academic Studies With Football Student

Why study Academic Studies with Football/Basketball Training?

This is a unique opportunity for students to gain qualifications for entry to university alongside intensive football or basketball training, which could lead to playing professionally or semi-professionally in the future. Football or Basketball training sessions are added to students’ timetables without impacting on the core study requirements to gain their qualification.

How is it taught?

Students will study on our high quality GCSE or International Foundation Programmes in the mornings andhave football or basketball training sessions led by professional coaches in the afternoon.

Assessment

Assessment will follow the specifications of the academic course students choose to pursue, these areGCSE and International Foundation Programme.

Facilities

Our student athletes train at purpose-built professional standard training facilities. Training sessions are run by professional coaches. Basketball students train at the English National Basketball Centre alongside the Manchester Giants BBL professional basketball team. For our students who want to take the next step, we organise regular trials with professional football and basketball teams.

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Academic Preparation Programmes, January 2022 Start

Students and teacher in Academic English class at DLD College London

Academic Preparation Programme (available at DLD College London)

Our Academic Preparation Course is available to study at DLD College London this January. The course designed to raise students’ ability in general and subject specific English to enable them to join our academic programmes.

Course Duration Subjects covered Progress to
Academic Preparation Course  

One Term

(Jan 2022– April 2022)

 

  • Art or Science (student choice)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Communication Skills
  • Reading and Study Skills
  • Research Project
  • PSHE
  • Sport
GCSE

A Level

International Foundation Programme

BTEC

Dependent on the level of language and academic abilities, our Pre-Sessional Programme can be taught for one, two or three terms. As well a strengthening English language skills, we will prepare students to learn in a typical British classroom environment. This includes skill development in areas such as pair work, project work, independent reading, discussion work and team building. Physical Education (PE) and Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) also form part of our pre-sessional curriculum.

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Pre-Sessional Programme (available at Abbey College Cambridge)

The Abbey College Cambridge Pre-Sessional Programme is designed to raise students’ ability in general and subject specific English to enable them to join our academic programmes.

Dependent on the level of language and academic abilities, our Pre-Sessional Programme can be taught for one, two or three terms. As well a strengthening English language skills, we will prepare students to learn in a typical British classroom environment. This includes skill development in areas such as pair work, project work, independent reading, discussion work and team building. Physical Education (PE) and Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) also form part of our pre-sessional curriculum.

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English with Sport (available at Abbey College Manchester)

Available at Abbey College Manchester. You will Spend a term improving your English language skills and developing your Football or Basketball skills.

Why study with us? 

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in the sporting capital of the UK, the vibrant city of Manchester
  • Study in the classroom in the morning and then attend one of our professional sports training facilities in the afternoon – Football or Basketball
  • High quality accommodation and pastoral support included

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community.

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.

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British Boarding School Experience, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge students relaxing in Cambridge

Spend a term from January 2022 studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Course benefits:

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

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 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 a full course at one of our college and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

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Why Study with the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges?

Female students and teacher in Abbey College Cambridge Maths class

Our colleges have many years’ experience of teaching and supporting international students. Expert teachers create individual development plans and work closely in small classes to help each student achieve their academic and personal goals.

Across all three colleges, academic results are some of the best in the UK. The majority of our students’ progress on to top-ranked UK universities.

  • 1/3 of Abbey DLD students achieved A* at A Level
  • 65% of students achieved A* – A,
  • Over 73% average score in International Foundation Programmes
  • Around one-third of GCSE students achieved grades 9 or 8.

Find out more about each of our colleges by clicking on the links below.

2021 Student Success Stories.

2021 RESULTS & DESTINATIONS

2021 Academic Results, Abbey DLD Group of Colleges

2021 GCSE Results

9 (A**) 9-8 (A**-A*) 9-7 (A**-A) 9-6 (A**-B) 9 – 5/4 (A**-C)
22% 40% 61% 75% 93%

2021 A Level Results

A* A*-A A*-B A*-C A*-E
34% 64% 86% 97% 100%

2021 University Destinations for our Abbey DLD Group of Colleges A Level students include: University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, St Andrews University, University of Warwick, University of Bristol, King’s College London, University of Manchester, University of Bath, University of York, Durham University and the University of Exeter.

2021 International Foundation Programme Results 2021

Average Score achieved.

Abbey College Cambridge DLD College London Abbey College Manchester All Colleges
75% 69.5% 70% 72%

2021 University Destinations for our Abbey DLD Group of Colleges A Level students include: King’s College London, University of Exeter, University of Nottingham, Newcastle University, Durham University, University of Manchester, City University of London, Lancaster University, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Sheffield, and Queen Mary University of London.

PROGRESS TO TOP RANKED UNIVERSITIES

University success starts with excellent guidance. Each of our colleges offers tailored support before and during the application process:

UCAS advice, help with application paperwork, preparation for university entrance tests and specialist help with applications to OxfordCambridge, medical and dental schools. We also look beyond university to help you with work experience and career advice.

Abbey DLD Study Skills Programmes:
Each College offers a specific programme to help students develop skills that are essential to success in university: critical thinking, independent learning, using and quoting research articles etc.

Our Pre University programmes are:

Because of the intense competition for places, if you would like to progress to the very top universities, especially Oxford or Cambridge, A Level success alone might not be enough. That is why we offer students extensive support to take additional exams and wider programmes designed to help those aiming for the very highest level.

  • Olympiads:
    Participation in national and international Olympiad competitions provide students with the opportunity to further test their mathematical and science skills. Abbey DLD students have won several Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in these events for their efforts in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in recent years.
  • Advanced Extension Awards (AEA):
    We encourage our most gifted and motivated students to work towards the Advanced Extension Award. This is like an A Level in terms of content, but the questions are more challenging. AEAs are a useful additional qualification when applying for the most prestigious universities.
  • STEP and University Entrance Papers:
    The most competitive universities increasingly use additional tests to select their students. We therefore offer a programme to teach students individually and insmall groups for these examinations, including Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP), Bio-Medical Admissions Test (BMAT) and UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

A SPECIALISED SERVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Beyond education, our service includes practical help with VISAs, social programmes to help you make friends and 24/7 care through House Parents and on site Nurses.

Enrolment:
After you have completed your enrolment, we provide you with everything you need to prepare for your new life in the UK. Our Pre Arrival information pack contains everything you need to know before joining us:

  • Key contacts
  • Term dates and timetables
  • We send a pre-course reading list and preparation programme. Our Accommodation team will send a list of what items they (you/the student) need to bring to the UK.

On Arrival:

  • We offer an airport pick-up service
  • We show you around your new College and city
  • We help you open a bank account, register with a doctor and work out your public transport choices
  • We help you with applying for your visa and registering with the police
  • You will meet the house parents and staff members who live within your accommodation

College Induction

Our students attend a programme over a number of days in the week before lessons begin to tour the College, meet key staff members, formally enrol and receive their timetables.

You will meet your personal tutor weekly. He or she will monitor your academic progress and attendance, as well as deal with any welfare issues.

We monitor attendance through registration at the start of every lesson. We are totally focused on ensuring you have a responsive, supportive environment in which to learn.

We supply parents with regular reports on areas such as general achievement, attitude and any concerns. We encourage parents to maintain close contact with personal tutors and our pastoral team to discuss any aspect of their child’s progress with us. We also communicate by email or text with parents regarding urgent matters, such as unexpected absence or illness.


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