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GCSEs

Our Abbey College Cambridge GCSE programme is taught over periods of one year, two years, and from January 2017, eighteen months. Our student’s GCSE results rank consistently far above the UK average.

GCSEs represent the first step on path towards a UK university. Our one and two year GCSE courses both start in September. Our eighteen month GCSE course will begin in January 2017.

 

2017 GCSE Pass Rates
Grades A* A*-A A*-B
Abbey College Cambridge 42% 56% 73%

Two Year GCSE Courses

Abbey College Cambridge GCSE Art

 

Art and Design

gcse biology
 

Biology

gcse business
 

Business Studies

gcse chemistry
 

Chemistry

gcse economics
 

Economics

gcse english
 

English Language (1st or 2nd language)

gcse history
 

History

gcse maths
 

Mathematics

gcse Physics
 

Physics

Number of Subjects

Students study eight GCSE subjects including compulsory English Language and Mathematics.

Entry criteria: English language - Minimum of IELTS 4.5

A student’s English proficiency can be judged through sitting the IELTS test or an alternative ‘external’ test such as Pearson’s PTE, or through an approved ‘internal’ Abbey test (such as the Oxford Placement Test 2).

Students who are at IELTS 4.0 can join the full time English Programme in September for three terms, January for two terms, April for one term, or July for two months prior to a guaranteed entry into the two year GCSE programme the following September.

Entry criteria: Academic

The minimum entry requirement is 5 passes at a school level equivalent to year 9 in the UK. Our admissions staff will be more than happy to provide advice on the equivalence of international qualifications.

Entry criteria: Student age - 13-15 on entry

Students aged 13-15 on the first day of the academic year (taken as September 1st) are classed as of ‘Compulsory School Age’. Such students will receive a higher level of supervision in school and in their living accommodation for the duration of the academic year.

Expected age of entry onto the course is 14-15 years. Students aged 13 years will be considered for entry providing they can demonstrate academic competence at the required level.

One Year GCSE Course: Subjects Available

One Year GCSE Biology at Abbey College Cambridge

Biology*

GCSE Business Studies at the best 6th form college in Cambridge

Business Studies*

GCSE Chemistry at the best private sixth form college in London

Chemistry

One Year GCSE Economics at Abbey College Cambridge

Economics

One Year GCSE English Lit at Abbey College Cambridge

English Language (1st or 2nd language)

GCSE Maths at the best 6th form college in Cambridge

MATHEMATICS

GCSE Physics at the best private sixth form college in Cambridge

PHYSICS

*Please note: One year GCSE students may choose Biology or Business Studies. All one year students study Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, English Language and Physics.

Numbers of Subjects
Students study five compulsory GCSE subjects, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Mathematics and Physics, and must choose a sixth subject from either Biology or Business Studies.
Entry criteria: English language - Minimum of IELTS 5.0
Minimum of IELTS 5.0

A student’s English proficiency can be judged through sitting the IELTS test or an alternative ‘external’ test such as Pearson’s PTE, or through an approved ‘internal’ Abbey DLD test (Such as the Oxford Placement test 2).

Students who are at IELTS 4.5 can join the full time English programme in September for three terms, January for two terms, April for one term, or July for two months prior to a guaranteed entry into the two year GCSE programme the following September.

Entry criteria: Academic
The minimum entry requirement is 5 passes at a school level equivalent to year 10 in the UK. Our admissions staff will be more than happy to provide advice on the equivalence of international qualifications.

Entry criteria: Student age - 15-16 on entry
Students who are not 16 on the first day of the academic year (taken as September 1st) are classed as ‘Compulsory School Age’. Such students will receive a higher level of supervision in school and in their living accommodation for the duration of the academic year.

Eighteen Month GCSE Course: Subjects Available

gcse art and design
 

Art and Design

gcse biology
 

Biology

gcse business
 

Business Studies

gcse chemistry
 

Chemistry

gcse economics
 

Economics

gcse english
 

English Language (1st or 2nd language)

gcse history
 

History

gcse maths
 

Mathematics

gcse Physics
 

Physics

Number of Subjects

Students study eight GCSE subjects including compulsory English Language and Mathematics.

Entry Criteria: English language – Minimum of IELTS 5.0

A student’s English proficiency can be judged through sitting the IELTS test or an alternative ‘external’ test such as Pearson’s PTE, or through an approved ‘internal’ Abbey test (such as the Oxford Placement Test 2).

Students who are at IELTS 4.5 can join the full time English Programme in January for three terms, April for two terms, or September for one term prior to a guaranteed entry into the eighteen month GCSE programme the following January.

Entry Criteria: Academic

The minimum entry requirement is 5 passes at a school level equivalent to year 9 in the UK. Our admissions staff will be more than happy to provide advice on the equivalence of international qualifications.

Entry Criteria: Student Age – 13-15 on entry

Students aged 13-15 on the first day of the academic year (taken January 1st) are classed as of ‘Compulsory School Age’. Such students will receive a higher level of supervision in school and in their living accommodation for the duration of the academic year.

Expected age of entry onto the course is 14-15 years. Students aged 13 years will be considered for entry providing they can demonstrate academic competence at the required level.

GCSE student Miranda

“The teachers here have helped me realise my potential in A-Levels and for the future. I have also had the opportunity to attend a Model United Nations conference at Cambridge University. The students there were amazing and they really inspired me. ”

Miranda Lyn, United Kingdom.

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