Abbey DLD College London is the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools in its class. 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.
The academic system of British education provides for the issuance of the Certificate of incomplete secondary education after the examination in subjects 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 delivery 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 a nationwide uniform exam, successful students receive a GCSE certificate.
Abbey DLD Colleges London offers special courses of English for preparation - for foreigners 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 prefer French or German, some learn Spanish.
Without entrance examinations to any UK university, you can only apply after studying for the A-level program. Adolescents who have completed two-year training 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: September, January, April
The program provides two years of training 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 considered.
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 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 trained at Abbey DLD Colleges London inspire confidence in employers due to the high standards of the college and the vastness of the practical training.
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: Business, Media.
The curriculum was developed for students without sufficient knowledge of English for training 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 training foreigners in the medical field, doing business, accounting (or economics) and studying music.
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. 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.
The cost of living:
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 employs 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).
Students can enter the college after making a deposit of £ 2,000 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 necessary.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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| - 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.