Abbey DLD Group of Colleges students walking in Cambridge

An Outsanding British Education with Abbey DLD

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 January 2022.

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January 2022 Start Courses Available.

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 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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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.

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

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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.

COURSES Available

COURSE FOR STUDENTS AGED AVAILABLE AT PROGRESS TO
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

 

For a full breakdown of courses available in our colleges, click here

University Progression

2020 Student Destinations

Every year Abbey DLD students move on to join some of the world’s most prestigious and highly ranked universities. Here is a summary of our 2020 student destinations.

A Level, Top 20 UK Universities

Student Nationality/Region Grades Achieved Course
1.University of Oxford
Haedam Korean A*A*A*A* Engineering
Sid British A*A*A* History
Yiping Chinese A*A*A* Experimental Psychology
2.University of Cambridge
Agustin Uruguyan/Italian A*A*A*A* Natural History
3.Imperial College London
Huy Vinh Vietnamese A*AA Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Jiachun Chinese A*AA Chemistry
Nazaninsadat Iranian A*A*A*A* Mathematics
Victoria Nigerian A*A*A* Chemical Engineering
Zhuoni Chinese A*A*A*A* Computing
4.University College London
Andi Chinese A*A*A* Chemistry
Bilqiss Nigerian A*AA Engineering (Mechanical)
Chun Jin Chinese A*A*A*A* Computer Science
Honghe Chinese A*AA Economics
Guangshu Chinese A*AA Mechanical Engineering
Grace British A*AA Natural Sciences
Jiang Chinese A*A*A* Mathematics and Physics
Jimin Korean A*A*A* Management Science
Jin Chinese A*A*AA Economics
Kristina Belarussian A*A*AA Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)
Pak Hei Korean AAA Biomedical Science
Phattarsaya Thai A*A*A Applied Medical Science
Ruiyu Chinese A*A*A Management Science
Ruohan Chinese A*A*A Statistics, Economics and Finance
Tuo Chinese A*A*AA Mathematics
Yijia Chinese A*A*A Psychology with Education
Yiming Chinese A*A*A History, Politics and Economics
Yu Chinese A*A*A Mathematics and Physics
Yujie Chinese ABB Archaeology
Yundong Chinese A*AA Engineering (Mechnical)
Yunsi Chinese A*A*A* Mathematics
Shinji Japanese A*AA Information Management for Business
Tomiris Kazakh AAAB History, Politics and Economics
Trieu Anh Vietnamese A*A*A*A* Applied Medical Sciences
Xiang Chinese A*A*A* Engineering (Mechanical)
Xiawen Chinese A*ABB Pharmacy
Xushing Chinese AAAB Social Sciences with Quantative Methods
Zekai Chinese A*AA Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)
Zixin Chinese A*AA Information Management
Zhuoran Chinese A*A*A* Chemistry
5.London School of Economics and Political Science
Gelun Chinese AAB Management
Jiang Chinese A*A*A*A* Economics
Le Linh Chi Vietnamese A*A*AB Economics
Monica Cambodian A*A*A* Management
William Uzbek A*AAA Management
Yao Chinese A*A*A*A* Mathematics, Business and Statistics
Ye Chinese A*A*A*A* Economics
6.University of Edinburgh
Heng Chinese ABB Accounting and Finance
Ievgen Ukrainian A*A*A*A* Chemical Engineering
7. King’s College London
Ailun Chinese BAB Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Aizi Chinese AAA Business Management
Alireza Iranian A*AB Biomedical Science
Alramina Kazakh A*A*A* Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Banghan Chinese A*AA Mathematics with Management
Daniil Russian A*A*A* Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Fatima British AAA Buiomedical Science
Jun Yi Malaysian A*A*A Computer Science
Oleksandra Ukranian A*A*A*A Information Management
Pier Giorgio Swiss A*BC General Engineering
Vafa Azerbaijani A*A*A* Psychology
Yixuan Chinese C Mathematics
8. University of Manchester
Anushka British AA Medicine
Awan British ABB Religion and Theology
Beth British AAA Midwifery
Bing Chinese A*A*A*A* Computer Science
Christian Malayisan AAB Architecture
Danial Iranian AAB Pharmacy
Deniz Iranian AAB Pharmacy
Eleanor British A*B Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Elza Latvian AAA Accounting and Finance
Fai Sin Hong Konger ABB Electrical, Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering
Freddie British A*A* Mathematics
Hanifi Iranian AAA Pharmacy
Muhammed British AAB Business Accounting
Jialun Chinese A*A*A*A* Mathematics and Computer Science
Rasheeq Malaysian AAA Chemical Engineering
Rizvi British AB Pharmacy
Yifan Chinese A*A*A Electrical and Electronic Engineering
9.University of Warwick
Ai Xin Malaysian ABB Biomedical Science
Changxin Singaporean A*A*AA Economics
Luca British AAC French and Economics
Ming Chinese A*AAA Mathematics and Statistics
Tiang Chinese A*A*A Economics
Yan Chinese A*A*AB Accounting and Finance
Yijia Chinese A*A*A*B Mathematics and Statistics
Xiangyu Chinese A*A*AA Economics
Zhipu Chinese A*A*A* Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics (MORSE)
Zirui Chinese A*A*AA Law
10.University of Bristol
Jue Chinese AAB Management
Sahasmeancheytheary Cambodian AAB Cellular and Molecular Biology
Sophie British AB Ancient History
11. University of Glasgow
Azgam Kazakh BBC Aeronautical Enginnering
Esther British A Philosophy
12.University of Birmingham
Muhammed Iranian AAB Biomedical Sciences
13.Queen Mary University of London
Alice Italian AAA Neuroscience
Aaliyah Nigerian AAA Chemical Engineering
Andrea Slovakian ABB Film Studies and Drama
Danial Nigerian ABA Politics and International Relations
Imangali Kazakh AAA Computer Science and Mathematics
Jefri Malaysian ABB Law
Yubei Chinese A*ABC Mathematics with Finance & Accounting
Vashnavi Malayisan ABB Mathematics with Finance & Accounting
15.University of Southampton
Anh Vu Vietnamese A*A*A Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
16.University of York
Archie British BBB Politics
Beth British A*A Midwifery
Maddie British A* Medicine
17. Lancaster University
Olamide Ibrahim Nigerian A*BB Mechanical Engineering
18.Durham University
Diogo Portugese A*A*A*A English Literature
Khoi Nguyen Vietnamese AAA Finance
Tianhao Chinese A*A Mathematics
Xiaohan Chinese A*A*A* Law
19. University of Nottingham
Jiho Nigerian A*BB Pharmacy
=20.University of Leeds
Mohammadin Iranian A*AB Civil Engineering
Rashad Iranian A*AA Computer Science
=20.University of Sussex
Negin Iranian AAA Life Sciences

 

 


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Our courses are for students between 14-21 years of age. 

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With tuition fees ranging from £26,000-£32,000 per annum excluding accommodation (£14,000-£26,000 per annum EEA fees excluding accommodation)

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