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Abbey DLD College London

In 2020 - 84% of A Level students achieved A* - B
Address: 199 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7FX, UK
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Description Abbey DLD College London

  • Age of students: from 14 years
  • Location: London
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Number of students: 400, 20% - foreign students
  • Programs: GCSE, A-level, University Foundation, BTEC, academic English
  • Accommodation: Residence
  • Cost: from 7300 GBP for a term without a residence
  • Ranking: the leader of the ranking on the progress in the senior classes among London schools.

Abbey DLD College London is the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools in its category For more than 80 years, the college has confirmed its impeccable reputation, based on the quality of academic preparation, the number of opportunities for self-development, high rates of admission to prestigious universities in Britain and the world. Programs at Abbey College London are designed for high school students with a high level of English proficiency.

Located in the center of London, the college is a landmark of the capital and an ornament of the historical district of Belgravia. College is a 5 minute walk from the famous Oxford Street - an excellent place for those who want to not only fulfill the dream of the English students, but also to get acquainted with the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The new beautiful building is located in front of Big Ben and is the only college in London, simultaneously teaching and providing a residence for students!

A high level of academic preparation at Abbey College is achieved through a rigorous approach to teaching. The best teachers of London work in the educational institution. They are highly demand specialists who know the skills of communicating with foreign students, are devoted to their work. Studying takes place in groups of 8 - 10 students. This allows you to give the necessary amount of attention to each student. This approach to studying affects its results. 80% of students receive AB scores for the A-level exam.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Abbey DLD College London

Program name
from 49 900 £ / year

The academic system of British education provides for the issuance of the Certificate of incomplete secondary education after the examination in subjects of 8-9 grades. The program prepares students for three compulsory subjects (mathematics, foreign and academic English) and several additional ones. The GCSE certificate can be obtained after the passing of two disciplines from the compulsory list and up to five special subjects. The college provides an opportunity to study more than 70 areas, and students choose those special subjects that the university will require for admission. Most English students go through the theory of business, literature, economic theory, chemistry, legal foundations, accounting or biology.

A significant part of the material is in classrooms, but the curriculum also includes homework, laboratory classes, individual projects, group work. Knowledge is regularly monitored using testing and auditing activity. After passing of a nationwide uniform exam, successful students receive a GCSE certificate.

Abbey DLD Colleges London offers special courses of English for preparation - for foreign students and academic, chemistry, religions of the world, design, foreign languages, historical direction, English and world literature, physics, art of photography. As a foreign language, most students prefer French or German, some learn Spanish.

from 49 900 £ / year

Without entrance examinations to any UK university, you can only apply after studying for the A-level program. Adolescents who have completed two-year studying have the level of knowledge and skills that will allow them to master a specialty in a British or world higher educational institution.

The fullness of the two-year curriculum is universal for all British colleges. A distinctive feature of A-level: several subjects are taught with the utmost detail of knowledge. The material is presented intensively, with a slant in the professional sphere.

In the first year, A-level students study four central subjects, and in the second year - three. When choosing it is necessary not to take special courses that complement each other, so that there is no duplication of knowledge. In the A-level subjects, it is possible to conditionally single out the humanitarian direction (foreign languages, English academic and for foreign students, history, religions of the world), a block of natural science subjects (geography, physics, the surrounding world and ecology, biology, chemistry) and practical direction (art and design, photography, accounting, business theory, media, music, computer science and programming, economics and others). Future social workers are studying psychology and sociology. Learning German, French or Spanish on the A-level is compulsory.

Beginning of studies is in September, January, April.

from 49 900 £ / year

The program provides two years of studying and is the third level of education (level 3) in the UK. Each year, students take up to 12 modules of subjects with a focus on professional knowledge. BTEC is aimed at acquiring knowledge in the specialty, so the characteristic property of the program is the fulfillment of practical tasks, creative projects and individual exercises. As examples, life situations and problems are discussed.

The BTEC feature is the curriculum flexibility and knowledge control. Frequent verification of progress through tests and individual assignments allows the teacher to identify "weak spots" in the knowledge of schoolchildren and to pay more attention to these topics. Correction of academic plans and the study of the theory of all disciplines, explaining the possibility of practical application, makes BTEC the standard of professional third-level world programs.

Business or media specialists studied at Abbey DLD Colleges London inspire confidence in employers due to the high standards of the college and the vastness of the practical education.

For the first time, the BTEC core material package was developed over 25 years ago by joint efforts of employers, practicing teachers and academic theorists. Updating the examples in accordance with the requirements of the time makes BTEC highly effective and in demand.

BTEC directions in college are the following:

  • Business;
  • Media.

The curriculum was developed for students without sufficient knowledge of English for studying in British universities. The Foundation makes a special emphasis on studying English in academic terms, developing sufficient stock of professional vocabulary, developing skills of interaction with other schoolchildren, mastering computer technologies and developing experience in self-education.

Preparation is intensive, and for a year students acquire subject vocabulary, academic English and professional subjects (business course, engineering direction, art).

Abbey DLD Colleges London specializes in studying foreign students in the medical field, doing business, accounting (or economics) and studying music.

27.06.2020 -22.08.2020
from 3 650 £ / 2 weeks
  • The institution provides for the possibility of additional academic education for students aged 13-18 years who are studying or planning to enter the GCSE, IB, A-level programs. Abbey DLD Colleges London can also prepare for the IELTS language test.
  • A special program with academic direction, taught by primary and secondary school teachers, has been developed for children aged 7-12.
  • There are also English courses for adults of 25 years and older aimed at communication skills for the most part. The program is ideal for parents accompanying their children in the summer.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation is offered at the International Student Residence. Students are under 24-hour control. The mentor of the course lives in the hostel. Accommodation in Abbey College London is provided for single and double. The apartments are offered with conveniences and without (sanitary rooms, showers are on the floor). Male and female rooms are located on different floors. There is a free weekly laundry service for children. To prepare food in the hostel is equipped with a kitchen with all necessary appliances, furniture.

The accommodation of students implies full board basis. Meals based on the principle of a buffet does not limit students in the choice of dishes and the amount of food. The menu includes traditional, dietary, vegetarian dishes. There is a weekly barbecue for students.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : Academic English, Advanced mathematics, art, Art and design, biology, Bookkeeping, business, Business and communication, Business research, chemistry, Classical civilization, Computers, drama, economics, English, English literature, Filmmaking, French, geography, german language, graphic arts, Graphic communications, history, History of art, Informatics and Communication, Information Technology, mass media, maths, Media production, Media sphere, music, Music technology, philosophy, physics, Policy and government, psychology, Religious studies, Russian language, sociology, the photo, Theatrical art
Events list: Animation programs, Arts and crafts, badminton, basketball, bridge, chess, Chorus, Circle of singing, computer Club, cricket, Culinary arts, dancing, Debating circle, Dramatic circle, Drawing on canvas, football, music studio, netball, Photostudio, rock climbing, rowing, Sound recording, table tennis, tennis, yoga


  • High level of basic academic disciplines studying.
  • Qualitative pre-university preparation of applicants wishing to enter dental, medical faculty.
  • A rigorous but informal approach to studying.
  • Small classes.
  • The developed internal infrastructure of the college, a wide range of extracurricular disciplines.

Equipment Abbey DLD College London

The offices of the college have all the necessary equipment, are very well equipped with educational material. The laboratories are equipped with interactive whiteboards. The college has a computer classroom, a library, three art studios, an 80-seat theater (also a television studio, a concert hall), recreation and sports (from rock climbing to football).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Students can enter the college after making a deposit to confirm the occupation of the school. Supplements are also foreseen for registration with Abbey College London in the amount of 250 British pounds, 500 pounds - reservation and deposit for accommodation in the family. Supervision is paid for if it is necessary.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 500 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

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 DLD College London reviews

Hello, if you apply for a-level six months before the school year, will the application be considered or not? And can you tell me in more detail what is needed to enter?
Issa V.

Right now I'm writing a review from England, already studying at Abbey College DLD College London on the A-level program - next year I will enter University of London.

I addressed SMAPSE due to my friend's advice.

The course is complicated: if you are not ready to study every day, it's not for you. A huge amount of homework (not just a-la "write examples," but "prepare a report," "do an experiment," etc.), a lot of information in the classroom, all in-depth and detailed, group projects, studies, laboratory works. On A-level you choose 3-4 items that you need to enter the university. I took history, sociology and all that. True, there are guys who take 5-6 subjects in agreement with the teachers, but they are like robots (traditionally these are Asian students, in general monsters for study).

I like the method of teaching, very many examples lead from real life, from the latest news - for such flexible sciences as mine, it is super-useful. Constantly offer some clubs, communities, events: to admit, it is difficult for me to allocate time for them because of the volume of study (I regularly go only for all excursions - it's very interesting!). 

I'm going to do it after a year - I'm afraid of the final exams, of course, because in fact it's your A-level certificate that will be considered by the admission committee. But we do a lot of professional orientation: they talk about the peculiarities of different professions, about different universities and their faculties, where it's harder or easier to help and train to write a motivation letter, a list of documents that must be prepared. In addition, there is a very convenient electronic application system, UCAS. You can apply for five higher schools.


Smapse LTD
Thanks for the detailed feedback! Good luck with your further studies!
Very little information about the program Summer Academic English. She is very attracted to me, but I can not find enough information to book a course for 2 weeks.
Smapse LTD
Catherine, good afternoon! Our manager will contact you today to discuss the details of the program. Sincerely, Smaps
The summer academic English program is also very attractive, but I also cannot find information.

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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