Year of foundation: 1994
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.
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.
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:
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 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:
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.
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.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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