A-Levels

Adavanced Level courses, commonly known as ‘A-Levels’ are year 12 & 13 courses that are typically taken by students between the ages of 16 – 19 years. A-Levels are the mostly widely recognised qualification for entry to UK universities.

The Abbey College Cambridge A-Level Programme is taught over two year (September start) and eighteen month (January start) durations. We also offer the option for students to study a one term A-Level ‘taster’ programme via our British Boarding School Experience. A-Level 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 7.5 (or equivalent) will also study Academic English during their first year of study.

Abbey College Cambridge’s A-Level results place us amongst the UK’s best independent schools.

2021 A-Level Pass Rates

Grades A* A*-A A*-B A*-C A*-E
Abbey College Cambridge 43% 74% 93% 99% 100%
National Average 19% 45% 70% 88.5% 99.5%

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Course details and entry requirements

A-LEVEL COURSE START DATES AND DURATION

September (2 year programme)

January (18 month programme)

A- LEVEL ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

Minimum IELTS 5.5, or equivalent level qualification.

Students can sit an online English test administered by the college as proof of English level.

A-LEVEL AGE REQUIREMENTS

16 – 19 years old on entry

A-LEVEL COURSE: ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

5 GCSE passes at Grade C or 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.

A-Level Short Course Programme

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 admissions@abbeydld.co.uk or call +44(0)3300 536082.