Abbey College, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

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Abbey College in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, is a small boarding school providing education mainly for students from countries outside the United Kingdom. The present college was founded in 1979 by MA Kaveh on a site that had been used for education since 1874.
Abbey College is a residential boarding school for boys and girls aged 14-20 set on a 70 acre secure campus in Malvern. This small boarding school  specialises in pre-university education providing courses at GCSE, IGCSE, GCE AS Level, A-level, Foundation Level and English as a second or foreign language. The picturesque setting provides a spacious and peaceful place for students to focus on achieving their full academic potential.  A-Level students have received offers from some of the leading universities in the UK in recent years, including the University of Cambridge, Imperial College, UCL, the University of Bath and the London School of Economics..


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7 days boarding: 

GBP 32,500

About the school


Various types of accommodation are available to suit different requirements. The majority of students choose to stay on-campus in one of our residential houses, divided by age and sex, although homestays and self-contained rooms are also available.

Students on academic programmes have single or twin rooms, depending on age and availability. Rooms with a private bathroom are also available for an extra charge.

Students receive care 24 hours per day. Dedicated residential House Parents deal with in-house matters including checking-in and waking-up all under 18-year olds daily. Students under 16 receive particular care and attention. Houses have a common room area and kitchenettes, and wireless Internet services are provided in all houses.

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Academic life

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an English language curriculum offered to students to prepare them for A Level and Foundation courses. The IGCSE is an international alternative, and is recognised as being equivalent to, the GCSE. Students begin learning the syllabus at the beginning of Year 10 and take examinations at the end of Year 11.
Age: 14-17
Course Length: Usually 6 terms. (3 terms = 1 year)
Course content: Up to 9 subjects, with English lessons provided as appropriate.
Core Subjects: English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Global Citizenship
Additional Subjects: Art, Enterprise, Accounting, English Literature, Biology, French, Business Studies, German, Chemistry, Economics, Physics
A Levels are the standard UK route to gain entrance to a UK university. Students take four subjects in their first year (AS Level) and three subjects in the second year (A2 Level).
Age: 16-19
Course Length: Usually 6 terms (3 terms = 1 year)
Course content: 3 or 4 subjects, studied in detail, including private research time, plus IELTS or general English language lessons where appropriate.
Available Subjects: Accounting, French, Art, Further Mathematics, Biology                          German, Business Studies, Law, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Economics, Spanish
University Foundation courses offer students a fast track, one-year route to a wide range of British and other international university degree courses as an alternative to A-Levels.
These courses are specifically designed for overseas students who have a high school certificate or other academic qualifications which may not be recognised by British or other universities.
A-Level courses may be inappropriate and time-consuming for such students. These courses not only provide the passport to gain university entry, but also help students to understand any differences in the curriculum, acclimatise to the UK, and improve their English.
Abbey College students on Foundation courses have received offers to 60 different UK universities and HEIs, including 19 of the top 30 in the latest university rankings.
Core Modules plus Art and Design, Business Studies, Economics.
Core modules plus Business Studies, Economics, Law
Core modules plus ICT, Physics, Chemistry
Core modules plus Business Studies, Economics, Accounting, ICT


Sport and culture

Tennis, Basketball, Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Archery, Fencing, Unihoc, Softball, Aerobics, Dance, Weight training, Table Tennis, Table football, Art, Music, Drama, Bouncy Castle, Discos, Karaoke, Campfires, Cabaret / Shows, Outdoor swimming, Barbeques, Yoga, Computing, Themed Parties

There are other activities available within a short distance to this boarding school, which can be arranged for an additional charge. These include activities such as:

Horse Riding, Golf, Go Karting, Squash, Rock Climbing, Water Sports, Bowling, Ice Skating, Paintball, Indoor Swimming, Hill Walking, Laser Quest

Location Description

London is approximately 2.5 hours away by car or direct train.

253 Wells Road, Malvern Wells WR14 4JF

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