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GCSE grades 9-6


The Abbey IB average student score
(World average is 30)


UK schools (including The Abbey)
offering the IB in Sixth Form


A Level grades A* – B

Heads’: Connected

The latest insights from Heads,
Will le Fleming and Nisha Kaura

In celebration of making

Today’s theme is a single word, but a powerful one. It is a word that carries so many meanings that its entry in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary takes more than a page, spread across ten…

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Proud to be

In 1987, Ghanaian-born activist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo launched the UK’s version of Black History Month. His attempt to take a stand on racism in our society was viewed as radical. Unperturbed, he…

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Fundamental values

What are British values? What are the qualities fundamental to the British way of life? This is a topic that can inspire debate, dissent, satire and cynicism - all of which might be seen by some as…

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Carpe diem

When I was ten years old, my Classics teacher first introduced me to the Latin phrase “carpe diem”, the origin of which is believed to be in the Roman poet Horace’s ‘Odes’, published in 23BC. It can…

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I lay in bed, lit by the starlight coming through the window, and thought how amazing it was that I was there to see that light: that I had this opportunity. From the Mars factory in Slough to being…

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News from The Abbey

Gateway 21 October 2021

Modern Biathalon Championships, Meet the Peri's: Christopher Frost, Cross Country, House Music and Drama (HMAD) - And The Winner Is... and more!

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Gateway 15 October 2021

GCSE Art Exhibition, Podcast With A Cake, Musical Interludes, Spartan Race and more!

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Gateway 8 October 2021

Calling All Skiers – Join The Abbey Ski Race Team, Chemistry at Home, Under 9's Hockey, Reading Youth Orchestra and more!

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Gateway 1 October 2021

Lower I Rocks and Soils, National Youth Guitar Ensemble, Musical Moments, Abbey IP: The Curiosity Project and more!

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Gateway 24 September 2021

The Abbey Parent Society (TAPS), Abbey Interludes, GCSE Art Exhibition, Chessington Trip for Upper IV and more!

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Gateway 17 September 2021

National Biathlon Success, Welcome to Bodhi, Upper VI trip to Brighton, Aerobic Championships and more!

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