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Abbey College Cambridge

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Address: CB1 2JB
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Description Abbey College Cambridge

Year of foundation: 1994
Location: Cambridge
Age of students: from 15 years old
Type of education: Mixed

Number of students: 260, about 40% - foreign students 
Programs: A-level, GCSE, University Foundation
Accommodation: residence, host family
Price:from 7000 GBP per term without residency
Ranking: one of the best private secondary schools in Britain with the expanded programme of the sixth class

Abbey College Cambridge is one of the five private colleges of The Alpha Plus. The educational institution is located in one of the famous university cities in Britain - Cambridge. Here, students can plunge into the atmosphere of student life, adapt to the intensity of courses and programs, prepare for entering the university, to continue studies in the UK .

Most of the students at Abbey College Cambridge continue their studies at Cambridge University. Also, college graduates enter other prestigious universities in the country. Students are quite successful due to high level of academic knowledge obtained through the A-level, GCSE programs. For foreign students, it is also possible to prepare for the University Foundation course. Studying in the college allows you to improve existing knowledge of English, academic disciplines, to receive new ones.

The educational institution also offers a preparation programme for IELTS. For foreign students, summer language courses are organized here. In a short time they allow you to prepare for the exam, to bring the language to the academic level.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Abbey College Cambridge

Program name
from 29 000 £ / year

After graduation from the 8th to 9th grade of the British school, adolescents start preparing for a specialty under a strengthened program. The choice of two compulsory and 3 - 5 special disciplines and a happy passing of national uniform examinations on them allow schoolchildren to receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education.

The standard requirement of all UK schools of this level is to study the academic course of English, mathematics and one foreign language. You can choose additional specializations from 70 possible ones. The GCSE certificate most often indicates the student's success in mastering physics, business courses, computer technology, chemistry, legal disciplines, biology, the foundations of economic theory or accounting.

Abbey College Cambridge focuses on school work, working with laboratory equipment and preparing homework assignments. Development of individual ideas and group activities are provided.

Foreign students as a special subject for GCSE can choose English as a foreign language.

The academic two-year program A-level is aimed at deepening knowledge of highly specialized subjects and training in universities. Higher education institutions in Britain accept applicants with an A-level certificate without entrance tests.

The A-level program, standard for all colleges of the country, provides for an intensive study of 4 subjects in the first year and three in the next. Since often items that are close in content duplicate the material, in order to preserve the academic balance, the college recommends choosing a variety of profiles.

Possible subjects to choose from: literature, mathematics (general, higher, computational), theoretical basics of doing business, chemistry, English for foreigners, physics, accounting and psychology.

Beginning: January, September

The program is designed for senior students who came to England for training. It is mandatory for them to learn English, develop speaking skills, increase vocabulary, specific vocabulary. Also, with the development of academic English, adolescents study the field of art, engineering, the theoretical basis of business and other disciplines of choice.

A characteristic feature of the program is the richness of the educational process. During the academic year, adolescents are preparing to enter the universities of Britain. The development of the Foundation takes into account the opinion of employers and the requirements of higher education institutions in the world. Abbey College Cambridge offers for foreigners specializations in business, economic theory and accounting. Also available is the Foundation for Music program and a specialized program for preparing for admission to universities of medicine.

For international students, Abbey College Cambridge offers a dual program: preparation for writing the IELTS language exam and an advanced English course for further admission to the DLD Group.


    [ 999.5] September 2015 - December 2015,
  • January 2016 - April 2016,
  • April 2016 - June 2016

Cost: 7000 pounds per trimester

'Welcome to England'

So Abbey Cambridge College refers to a summer school designed specifically to prepare children for admission to Abbey Cambridge. 'Welcome to England' has four main objectives:

  • improve your English
  • help you get comfortable in the UK
  • introduce you to the main subjects and our approach to them
  • show you some of the sights of England

The entire period of stay in the summer school - 8 weeks (June 30 - August 22) is £ 6400. This price includes : Accommodation in Purbeck House (one of Abbey Cambridge guest houses), three meals a day, as well as all lessons, trips and activities. If you can not stay in summer school for all 8 weeks, then you will have the opportunity to undergo training for 4 weeks, from July 28 to August 22. The fee for this will be £ 3,200.

Program 2015, age 14-17, dates July 13 - August 21, the cost of 5000 pounds is all included.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation at Abbey College Cambridge is offered in a comfortable residence. It is located within walking distance from the educational building. Students live in double and single apartments. Rooms with private facilities are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Also, the college offers accommodation in the family.

Nutrition in Abbey College Cambridge is organized according to the full board scheme. Students are offered a varied menu. Three meals a day in the cafeteria of the college are also available to students of summer courses.

The cost of living:

  • residence single room - from 19,000 pounds per year
  • studio / flat for 18+ students - from 19600 pounds per year
  • living in the host family - from 4,000 per term

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Academic English, Advanced mathematics, Art and design, biology, Bookkeeping, business, chemistry, Civil engineering, Computers, economics, Electronic engineering, English, English literature, history, Information Technology, maths, Mechanical engineering, medicine, pharmacology, physics, Policy and government, Preparing for Oxbridge, psychology
Events list: Animation programs, Arts and crafts, badminton, basketball, chess Club, Circle of art, Circle of foreign languages, computer Club, dance club, Debating circle, Dodgeball, Dramatic circle, fitness, football, horseback riding, martial arts, Mathematical club, music studio, Rafting, Scientific research group, swimming, Symphony Orchestra, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, yoga, Yoyoing


  • An opportunity to enter the most prestigious university in Britain. The college specializes in the preparation of applicants for Oxbridge.
  • High level of academic knowledge of students (90% AB in A-level).
  • Students have lessons in classes of small capacity. This allows pupils and teachers to concentrate as much as possible on the educational process for its highest effectiveness.

Equipment Abbey College Cambridge

There are 28 well-equipped audiences in the college. They hold classes in basic academic subjects, English. There are also 6 laboratory classes in the building. They are equipped with all necessary equipment, inventory, reagents. Internet access in the educational institution is in the computer class and on the territory of residences (Wi-Fi). For relaxation during the change, there is a student lounge.

Term dates and fees

Students can enter the college after making a deposit of £ 2,000 to confirm the occupation of the school. Supplements are also provided for the registration in the Abbey College of Cambridge in the amount of 250 British pounds and for supervising.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Abbey College Cambridge reviews

Hello! Please tell me the final cost of this college program + accommodation and whether it will be necessary to arrange custody? A child is 15 years old. thank
SMAPS Manager
Hello, Galina! Tuition for the 2019/20 academic year - £ 29,000, accommodation in a residence with meals - from £ 16,500 per year. A registration fee is additionally paid - £ 500 and a refundable deposit - £ 2,000. Guardianship is not a requirement for college
Hello, I would like to know when it is better to submit a document, how to get a grant?
Hello, I would like to know when it is better to submit a document, how to get a grant?
Hello, my son and I will be 14 years old on February 15 in London. You can arrange for us to meet in college with guidance on the question of income ?. Thanks, Regards Guzel
Manager Smaps
Guzel, yes, we will be happy to arrange a visit for you to school.
Is it possible to receive a scholarship for GCSE or A-levels?
Manager of the CMPA
Alexandra, good afternoon! The scholarship in this case can assume a discount from the total cost of training, as a rule, it is offered to students who showed high results in passing the introductory testing, primarily in English and other profile subjects, as well as high results in the progress reports for the previous 2 -3 years.
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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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