Join us in September 2021

Our group of leading international colleges based in Cambridge, London and Manchester offer high quality GCSE, A Level and Foundation Programmes for students looking to start their studies this September 2021.

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.

We are fee-paying boarding schools, offering a range of academic programmes for students aged from 13 -21 years.


Student must be between the age of 14-21 to study at Abbey DLD Group of Colleges
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2020 Results & Destinations Highlights

  • Around one third of Abbey DLD students achieved A* at A Level, 62% of students achieved grades A*-A
  • Over 70% average student score on our International Foundation programme
  • One third of GCSE students achieved the highest grades (9 or 8)
  • 4 Students progressed to Oxbridge Colleges
  • 30% of students joined a top 5 UK University
  • 50% of students joined a top 10 ranked UK University


Germany Case Studies

Courses Available

Pre-sessional – Academic Preparation 13 – 17 years Cambridge, London GCSE, A Level, IFP
Birtish Boarding School Experience 14 – 21 years Cambridge, London, Manchester Any full course
GCSE 13 – 16 years Cambridge, London, Manchester A Level, IFP, BTEC
A Level 16 – 19 years Cambridge, London, Manchester Undergratduate course at university
International Foundation Programme (IFP) 17 – 21 years Cambridge, London, Manchester Undergraduate course at university
Academic Studies with Football / Basketball Training 14 – 21 years Manchester A level, IFP, Undergraduate course at university
BTEC 17 – 21 years London Undergraduate course at university



BTEC Pathways

International Foundation Programme Pathways

Academic studies with Sport Training

Available at Abbey College Manchester, these exciting new courses are aimed at students who have a passion for football or basketball, and who want to continue training whilst they study.

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 GCSE, A Level or International Foundation Programme in the mornings and have football or basketball training sessions led by professional coaches in the afternoon.

Assessment will follow the specifications of the academic course students choose to pursue, these are GCSE, A Level and International Foundation Programme.

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 professional basketball team. For our students who want to take the next step, we organise regular trials with professional football and basketball teams.


British Boarding School Experience

Abbey College Cambridge students relaxing in CambridgeSpend a term 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 the full GCSE, A Level or Foundation course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.