Pastoral Care & Support
Abbey DLD Colleges look after students from before they leave home for the UK to the day they leave for university – and sometimes beyond.
The three Abbey DLD colleges have different specialized areas and subjects. Cambridge centre is very good at A level mathematics and science, London is very good at the humanities subjects while Manchester runs excellent Engineering & physical sciences and has an excellent medicine Foundation, which offers guaranteed progression into Aston and UCLAN. Each college offers a tailored education designed to launch you on a successful and prosperous future, including entry to the UK’s most prestigious universities. To equip the students’ progress to the very top universities, especially Oxford and Cambridge, Abbey DLD Colleges offer students extensive support to take additional exams and wider programmes designed to help those aiming for the very highest level, e.g. Olympiads, Advanced Extension Awards (AEA) and Medical Careers Seminars.
Fees & Timetable
|International||Cambridge (£)||London (£)||Manchester (£)|
|A Level COurse||28,000||28,000||22,000|
|International Foundation Programme||28,000||28,000||22,000|
|International Foundation Programme (6 months)||N/A*||N/A*||18,000|
|18-Month A Level Course (Jan start)||24,000||24,000||N/A*|
|Host family accommodation**||11,000-15,000||11,000-15,000||9,000-14,000|
*These courses are not offered in these centres.
**In some instance, local host family accommodation is available at a lower price.
Term Dates 2017 -2018
Autumn Term 2017
Start Date: Monday 11th September 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017
End of Term: Friday 15th December 2017 at 1pm
Spring Term 2018
Start Date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Half Term: Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
End of Term: Thursday 29th March 2018
Summer Term 2018
Start Date: Monday 16th April 2018
Half Term: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
End of Term: Friday 29th June 2018
Student Success Stories
The students in Abbey DLD Colleges can participate in many challenging tests and events around the campuses.
Our wide enrichment programme across the Group of Colleges supports our academic curriculum and forms an integral part of the wider education and College experience we offer our students. Our goal is for every student to not only excel academically but to develop personally – in confidence and in their other interest and talents. Furthermore, to acquire the skills they will need to succeed throughout their future lives; communication skills, team-working, perseverance, resilience and project management are all key components of this. All students are encouraged to participate in one or more of our range of extra-curricular activities. This participation is important for students both as an opportunity for recreation and as an effective way to improve the quality of their UCAS personal statement and CV in the future.
JOSHUA TJUN MINH MOO—Malaysia
Abbey College Manchester
Chemistry A*, Physics A*, Mathematics A*, Biology A
Destination: Imperial College London (Biomedical Engineering)
“I came to study at Abbey Manchester in September 2012 to study GCSEs. It’s a small college and there is a real sense of community here. A-levels were a step up in difficulty and work load but the study skills I learnt from my tutors and teachers helped me manage that much better. The class sizes were small too. I could ask the teachers freely if I did not understand a topic properly. I listened to the advice from the UCAS support team and they prepared me thoroughly for the whole process. Outside of the classroom, I was a member of the ‘Abbey Band’ as a guitarist and pianist. I have loved my time here. I would recommend the college to anyone thinking of studying in the UK.”
ABBEY DLD LONDON
History A*, EPQ A*, Government and Politics A, English Lit A, German (AS) A
Destination: Wadham College, Oxford (History)
“DLD College is innovative, fun and enriching. Before I came to DLD I found the idea of living in another country very daunting. Boarding at DLD, I encountered lots of students who were in the same position as me, many of whom have become my close friends. As a Boarder, I had access to breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Refectory, which serves affordable, healthy and delicious food. The best thing about DLD is the teaching. Most of my teachers are published authors and all of them know their subjects incredibly well. In lessons, you can tell that they have a genuine passion for the topics they teach, which encouraged me to become interested in my subjects beyond the classroom.”
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) notes:
“The academic curriculum is excellent and is a major strength of the College, fully supporting its aim to help its students achieve academic fulfilment”
“Students have a very positive attitude to learning. Their behaviour in lessons is exemplary”
“Teachers’ level of knowledge and expertise is high, not only in their academic subjects but also in examination requirements and techniques. With small or very small class sizes throughout the College, lessons are very much like tutorials, with teachers paying unusually close attention to the needs of each student”
“The College is a model of harmonious inter-racial relations”.
ISI Inspection Report, February 2011