Abbey College Manchester
Abbey College Manchester is an independent sixth form college situated on Cheapside in Manchester city centre. There are around 160 students at the college, 50% of whom are from the local area with the remainder from other countries. A range of high quality academic programmes are offered GCSE and A-Level programmes. The college's Combined Studies Programme, which is a unique alternative to A-Levels, is also now available. In addition, some students are taking International Foundation courses in Business and Engineering. The college also runs specialist Football and Basketball Academy programmes.
Abbey College has an excellent track record of supporting students to achieve the A-Level and GCSE results that they need, enabling them to move onto university courses of their choice. As part of the Alpha Plus Group, Abbey College Manchester aims to maintain a 'gold standard' of educational quality. Classes are small, so enabling teachers to provide a supportive and professional educational experience, specifically tailored towards the individual student. The College offers well-equipped, modern teaching accommodation and students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources the city has to offer to help with learning and personal development. Teaching and learning is rigorous whilst being creative and responsive to individual need. Abbey College Manchester enrichment activities include sports, voluntary work, charity events and many other opportunities led by the students and staff. The college encourages students to raise their own expectations and standards to the highest possible level. Staff, students and families get to know each other well and enjoy working together.