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January 2022 Start Options

Abbey College Cambridge offers a range of high quality academic programmes for students looking to start their studies in  January 2022. These include a wide-range of GCSE and A Level subjects. Boarding and Day places are available.

Interested in joining us in January 2022? Make an enquiry now to find out more.


Our courses are for students between 14-18 years of age

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Abbey College Cambridge January 2022 Courses Available:

British Boarding School Experience
Pre-Sessional Programme
18 Month GCSE Programme
18 Month A Level Programme

Find out more about each of our January 2022 start programmes below.

18 Month GCSE Programme, Janury 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge Physics classGeneral Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE) represent the first stage on the path to study at a UK university. Many institutions will ask for at least 5 GCSE passes for entry.

In 2021 78% of GCSEs awarded to Abbey College Cambridge students achived grades 9-6 (A** – B).

January 2022 GCSE study options

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
GCSE 18 Months

(Jan 2022 – July 2023)

  • Art & Design or Sports Science
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Further Mathematics or History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
 A Level

International Foundation Programme

Why study GCSEs?

Depending on the duration of studies, GCSE students will take between 6-8 subjects. GCSEs provide a great ‘grounding’, offering students a wide breadth of subjects. time to familiarise themselves with the UK education system and improve their English (English Language is a compulsory GCSE subject). GCSEs also provide a natural pathway to A Levels, and students who have taken then tend to perform better in higher level examination.

How are they taught?   

GCSE course content is broken up into units, each unit is taught in a linear structure, with an emphasis on understanding the connection between topics within the wider context of the subject.


GCSEs are assessed by an end of course exam. Some subjects will also by coursework or practical work.


18 Month A Level Programme, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge Chemistry classAdvanced Level courses, commonly known as ‘A Levels’ are the most widely recognised qualification for entry to UK universities.

In 2021, 74% of A Levels awarded to Abbey College Cambridge students achieved grades A* – A.

January 2022 A Level study options

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
A Level 18 Months

(Jan 2022 – July 2023)

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Undergraduate course at university

Why study A Levels?

Most students will take 4or 3 A Level subjects over the duration of their studies. A Levels offer a good balance between subjects specialisation and choice, allowing students to focus on the subject that really interest them with the option of maintain breadth of subject choice. A Levels also offer progression the widest range of universities, and are the best options for students looking to join a top rated university.

 How are they taught?

Course content is divided into different sections, and students are encouraged to develop and understand the links between them. Learning is underpinned by the key concepts of the skills of the subject, with a strong focus on their practical real world application.


A Levels have a linear structure, which means that all exams take place at the end of the final year. Most A Level subjects are assessed by written examination unless the course has a large practical element (such as in Art of the sciences).


Pre-Sessional Programme, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge students in Academic English class

Our Pre-Sessional Programme is designed to raise students’ ability in general and subject specific English to enable them to join our academic programmes.

Dependent on the level of language and academic abilities, our Pre-Sessional Programme can be taught for one, two or three terms. As well a strengthening English language skills, we will prepare students to learn in a typical British classroom environment. This includes skill development in areas such as pair work, project work, independent reading, discussion work and team building. Physical Education (PE) and Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) also form part of our pre-sessional curriculum.


British Boarding School Experience, January 2022 Start

Abbey College Cambridge students relaxing in Cambridge

Spend a term from January 2022 studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Course benefits:

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university preparation sessions.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE, or A Level programme at Abbey College Cambridge  and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.


Why choose Abbey College Cambridge?

Female students and teacher in Abbey College Cambridge Maths class

  • We are one of the UK’s top performing International Colleges with students from 46 countries studying with us
  • Our unique ‘Pre-Degree Diploma’ programme helps students prepare for competitive courses
  • We offer more than 50 weekly extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Our students excel in national and international academic competitions
  • Our house system encourages competition, fosters pride and builds friendships

Since its foundation in 1994, Abbey College Cambridge has developed a reputation for academic excellence. As Cambridge’s leading international college, we are experts in teaching and supporting international students, and we do so in a community that is energised by the love of learning.

At Abbey College Cambridge students from around world feel at home, where they make friends from all over the world, share unforgettable experiences and go on to achieve amazing things together.

January 2022 Start Course Fees

Course International Fee EU Fee
18 Month GCSE (Jan 2022 – July 2023) £27,860
(First 6 Months)
(First 6 Months)
I8 Month A Level (Jan 2022 – July 2023) £27,860
(First 6 Months)
(First 6 Months)
Pre-Sessional Programe (Jan 2022 – April 2022) £9,115 £7,230
British Boarding School Experience(Jan 2022 – April 2022) £13,790

Includes Boarding


Includes Boarding


January 2022 Start Accommodation Fees


Boarding House & Room Type

Abbey House – Standard Single – Full Board £16,240
Abbey House – Superior Single – Full Board £17,290
Purbeck House – Studio – Full Board £17,640
Purbeck House – Apartment – Full Board £18,760
Tripos Court – Standard Single – Full Board £14,420

January 2022 Entry Requirements

Programme Academic Requirements English Requirements Age Requirements
18 Month GCSE 5 passes at year 9 level or equivalent IELTS 5.0 or equivalent 13 – 15 years old on entry
I8 Month A Level 5 GCSE passes at grade C or equivalent IELTS 5.5 or equivalent 16 – 19 years old on entry
Pre-Sessional Programe See GCSE & A Level requirements IELTS 4.0 or equivalent 13 – 19 years old on entry
British Boarding School Experience School Report & Interview IELTS 4.5 or equivalent IELTS 4.5 or equivalent



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