Foundation year: 1990
Age of students: from 14 years old
Type of education: mixed
Number of students: 220, about 30% - foreign students
Programs: GCSE, A-level, BTEC, Foundation, academic English
Accommodation: residence , host family
Cost: from 5500 GBP per term without residency
Ranking: regional leader in UK high schools
Abbey College Manchester was founded in 1990/ Nowadays, it meets high British and world educational standards. Abbey College Manchester keeps more than 200 students in three faculties. The overall level of attestation of students is 99%. More than 90% take GCSE, A-level for A *- B estimates.
A large number of foreign students study at Manchester College. Sudents from America, Russia, China, France, Germany come to the college. In total, the programs of senior school and / or pre-university preparation for international students are provied. For students' comfort and high-quality studying, all conditions are created. In particular, the college offers language preparation for IELTS. Most courses are organized in the so-called summer school. After passing the exam, students can enter the main course.
Abbey College Manchester attracts foreign students not only with high level of education, but also with convenient location. From Manchester it's really simple to get to London, neighboring interesting tourist cities.
In the UK, a certificate of incomplete secondary education is awarded to students who completed their studies in grades 8-9 and passed the required minimum of subjects on a nationwide single exam. The GCSE certificate is issued after a successful examination in two of the three compulsory academic subjects (foreign, mathematics or English) and three to five supporting sciences. Schoolchildren can choose special subjects from 70 profile, necessary for the upcoming training in higher schools. The choice can be made from such sciences: biology, law, physics, business basics, chemistry, economic theory and literature.
Classroom work includes instruction in groups and the solution of independent tasks. Laboratory exercises help to assimilate knowledge in practice. It is also planned to develop innovative projects and creative tasks. The decision of all kinds of tasks is supervised by the teacher, the lessons are regularly tested, the success of mastering the teaching material is verified verbally.
In order to obtain the GCSE, Abbey DLD College Manchester students can choose profile subjects in the field of art (plus design), natural science knowledge, history, world or English literature, photography or geography. From foreign languages, students learn to fluently speak French, German or Spanish. There is a study of world religions and mathematics. English is studied as an academic discipline and as an object for foreign students.
This program throughout the world is rightly called the standard of the educational system of Great Britain. Completion of education at the A-level opens up wide opportunities for the selection of higher schools. Entrance examinations for successfully completing the A-level are not required.
The program is full for all colleges. A special feature is the focus on professional knowledge of a small list of subjects. Schoolchildren deeply pass the disciplines required in professional activities.
In the first year of A-level, adolescents are studying four basic subjects, in the second year of the program of main subjects there are only three. Students are advised to take into account the balance of training courses and not select a partial recurring theme.
Abbey DLD College Manchester, for studying at A-level, takes out English (for foreigners and academic), classical English literature, a block of natural subjects (biology, physics, chemistry, geographical knowledge). Mathematics is studied on two levels: the highest and the total. There is an in-depth passage of three foreign languages (German, French or Spanish), historical disciplines and the acquisition of practical specialization in the business, economics and accounting business. Courses for art and design, photography are offered for creatively oriented students. The College also prepares specialists in psychology, the basics of religious knowledge, ecology and sociology.
Beginning: September, January
The third level of education in the UK is designed for training in the field of professional knowledge and the development of special skills. From nine to twelve modules on each of the one-year courses are aimed at acquaintance with the profession, studying real situations, preparing individual scientific works based on tasks from life.
On the BTEC (level 3) program, students study specific cases, try to use their knowledge in practice. Control in the form of tests and execution of personal projects improves the quality of training and allows you to identify topics that require additional training hours. Progress is monitored for two years of the program. This approach has proved itself well and has been used for 25 years since the BTEC program was developed by practicing teachers on the recommendations of employers.
Abbey DLD College Manchester focuses its students on the professional study of business and a number of disciplines from the natural cycle.
The college provides assistance to citizens of foreign countries in preparation for admission to universities in the country. The Foundation's program is primarily aimed at mastering the English language at the academic level and further studying computer-information technologies. This is a must for all subjects. Those who have enrolled in the program can improve the skills of independent learning, increase lexical stock of special terminology and additionally study several professional disciplines. Foreigners who have achieved an excellent level of English, will be offered a choice of engineering courses, business studies or art courses.
The Foundation year will not only improve the language skills, but will also familiarize future British university students with the classical education system and the requirements of employers. The cooperation of entrepreneurs and colleges in the course of the program's courses allows to prepare full-fledged specialists with the formed practical skills necessary for employers.
Abbey DLD College Manchester for admission to the university offers the following directions:
There is a joint course for students studying chemistry and mathematics. Passage of engineering sciences is possible in complex with physics.
The college has developed a preparation program for writing IELTS, which takes into account the requirements of higher education institutions. After completing the course, students have the opportunity to enter the academic level programs.
At 14 - 16 years old, students are offered accommodation in host families. Meals are organized on a half-board basis (breakfast, lunch). Trustees for each child are selected in accordance with the requirements, his wishes and wishes of his parents. Host families of the college have everything to ensure a safe, comfortable stay for the student.
From the age of 17, accommodation in the residence is offered. The building is 10 minutes walk from the school. Students can cook in the kitchens with modern equipment.
The cost of living:
The college has more than two dozen well-equipped classrooms for theoretical, practical studies. There is also an art studio with everything necessary for the creative realization of children. During study time, students can use modern and very well equipped computer classes. On the campus there are comfortable recreation areas.
Students can enter the college after making a deposit of £ 2,000 to confirm the occupation of the school. Supplements are also provided for registration at Abbey College Manchester in the amount of 250 British pounds.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.