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Our A-Level courses are taught over eighteen months of two year durations. There is also the option for students to study on one, two and three term short course programmes. The two year programme starts every September and the eighteen month course every January. Students take four subjects in their first year/first two terms and four or three subjects in their second year. Students with an English level of below IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) will also study English for Academic Purposes during their first year of A-Level study.


Art and Design*


Business Studies




 English Literature



Government and Politics*


Maths and Further Maths




* Subject not available for January start course

A-Level Entry Requirements

Course Start Date and LengthSeptember (2 years), January (18 months)
English Level (minimum)IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)
Age16 – 19 years on entry
Qualifications5 GCSE passes at grade C, or their equivalent

Students without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language, or with an Academic English score below 7 overall must join an Academic English course for the duration of their first academic year. This will be timetabled alongside the students A-Level lessons.

To find out more about the UK Education system and equivalent level qualifications please visit our UK Education System page.


With our short course programme you can experience life as a student at Abbey College Cambridge. We offer one, two and three term programmes studying our A Level subjects.

Once completed you can return home to continue your studies, or if you wish you can choose to continue studying at Abbey College Cambridge.

For further information on our short course programme please email or call +44(0)3300 536082.

Amin studied A levels at the best 6th form college in Cambridge


“Abbey Cambridge is a very friendly community. During my 18 months here I have learned a lot from my friends. We not only help each other with our studies, but we have discussions and so learn of the perspectives of different cultures.”

Amin Farjadi, Iran
Amin is now studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol.

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