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TV Presenting Workshop

DLD College London is proud to present this exciting workshop on television presenting. Led by Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum.

DLD College London at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

The Principal, Rachel Borland, kindly invested in two sets of tickets for the Art & Design department to take two students along to attend the London Fashion Week on Friday, 24th February.

DLD College London World Book Day

World Book Day 2017

For World Book Day this year, we were lucky enough to welcome back Russell Frost. Russell runs his own letterpress print and design company, Hooksmith Press, based in the East End of London.

DLD College London Evelina Charity Run

Evelina Charity Run

Spirits were high on a very cold and grey Saturday morning as both students and staff set out on a challenge to complete either a 5k or 10k run in aid of Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Sarah J Coleman at DLD College London

Sarah J. Coleman Returns to DLD

Guest speaker Sarah J. Coleman, one of the UK’s leading illustrators and typographers, returned to DLD College London to give another talk about creativity.

DLD College London School of Rock Trip

School Of Rock

Music and Drama students from DLD College London took a trip to the New London Theatre, Drury Lane on Thursday 26th January 2017 to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed musical School of Rock.

Fireworks from the roof of DLD College London

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Photos of the Fireworks from the 18th Floor of Westminster Bridge Road on New Year’s Eve, taken by the DLD College London House Parents.

DLD College London Music Technology Production Workshops

Ask The Professional – BTEC Music Technology Workshops

This year’s “Ask the Professional” series, has seen music industry professionals and organisations form closer, working partnerships through the design, development and launch of vocational assignments on the BTEC level 3 Diploma course in Music Technology.

DLD College London Winter Concert 2016

Students Celebrated at DLD Winter Concert

The annual Winter Concert at DLD College London proved to be the best yet with 20 students being awarded for their outstanding achievements so far, whilst a spectacular display of talent was showcased.

DLD College London visit Arts University Birmingham

Link Building Visit by The Arts University Bournemouth

On Thursday, the 11th of October, Chloe Swann, a representative of the Arts University Bournemouth, came to the College and gave an informative talk to our second year A level Art, Graphic Communication, Photography, and Art-Foundation students.

DLD College London Highgate Cemetery Trip

English Trip to Highgate Cemetery

English Language and Literature students made an autumnal visit to Highgate Cemetery, one of the most spectacular burial grounds in the world.

DLD College London Talent Show

DLD Annual Talent Show

On Thursday, 20th October an outstanding collection of performing arts was showcased during our annual talent show ‘DLD Star Search’.

DLD College London Students raise Money For Guy's Hospital

DLD Students Raise Spirits During Charity Challenge

Charitable students from DLD College London used their creativity to help support and motivate fundraisers in support of Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evalina London Children’s Hospital.

DLD College London students visit UCL

DLD students visit UCL

On 22nd September some A-Level Chemistry students enjoyed a day trip to University College London (UCL) and participated in a Spectroscopy workshop.

DLD College London Adam Walker

Adam Walker – Never Give Up on Your Dreams

On Friday, 9th September, Adam Walker came to DLD College London to talk to the students about his challenge “Oceans 7”, created as the ultimate endurance challenge – the ocean swimming version of the “Seven Summits”.

DLD College Educate and Celebrate

Educate & Celebrate

Elly Barnes MBE, from Educate & Celebrate, visited DLD College London to help support staff and encourage LGBT+ discussion in the curriculum and around the college. Educate & Celebrate is an Ofsted and DFE recognised Best Practice Programme that gives staff, students, parents and governors the confidence and strategies to implement an LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, […]

DLD College London ABRSM Music Exams

ABRSM Music Exams

DLD College London have been directly entering students who take private music lessons for music examinations, run by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

DLD College London BTEC Celebration

ARRAY – A Celebration of BTEC

The BTEC Media Production Year 1 students broadcast LIVE from the college yesterday afternoon. The students worked incredibly hard to create an entertaining and fun programme that showcases the hard work of all of the BTEC courses in the college.

DLD College London A Level and GCSE Art Show

End of Year Art Show 2016

Please come along and join us at DLD’s annual celebration of achievement at the A-level Art, Photography, Graphics and Art Foundation show 2016.

DLD College London A Level Students at the CIFE Awards

CIFE Awards Ceremony 2016

Three DLD College London A level students attended the CIFE Awards at the House of Lords, in the Cholmondeley Room, on Thursday, 7th April.

A Level science lecture at the best 6th form college in London

Facing The Future with Confidence

On Thursday 25th February, we were delighted to host the inaugural Faculty of Science lecture. Those who attended included students from DLD, parents, alumni and visitors from other schools.

A level students will attend What careers at the NEC in Birmingham

What Career Live?

DLD students will be attending the NEC What Careers Fair this year, on Friday 26th February.

DLD College London A Level Student at the Brexit Lecture

Brexit Lecture

On Thursday 4th February, David Buik, MBE came to DLD College London and gave a lecture on ‘Brexit’ (the potential exit of the UK from the EU).

DLD College London A Level Student Careers Workshop

Inspiring Futures Workshop

Friday, 29th January saw our first, full-day, careers’ workshop for Year 11 on ‘6th Form Induction/Pathways to HE and Work’.

Autumn A level Awards at DLD College London

Autumn Student Awards Ceremony

On Monday 14th December, 2015, the GCSE, Year 10 and Pre-sessional groups had their first Student Awards Ceremony this academic year.

A Level drama production of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

DLD Fringe produced the first Christmas Production in the new building, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic work ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS’

A level drama production of Great Expectations

DLD Fringe – Great Expectations

DLD FRINGE presents their first Christmas production in The ATRIUM of DLD College on Tuesday, December 8th and Wednesday, December 9th at 6.30pm. Get your tickets here.

Welcome to DLD College London

The Rise and Rise of Alpha Plus Group

November 2015 - The Resident

It’s an exciting time to be part of Alpha Plus Group at the moment, with the brand new, state-of-the-art DLD College London overlooking Westminster Bridge in the heart of London, and the addition of Wetherby Senior School.

DLD College London Opening Ceremony

Hugely Successful Opening for Iconic New College Building

  Yesterday evening (3rd September) 400 people celebrated the grand opening of the purpose-built landmark college, DLD College London, which in Lambeth in the heart of London overlooking Westminster.   The prestigious college which had two campuses, one in Marylebone and one in Belgravia combined and relocated to the impressive, larger Westminster location and is […]

DLD College London new campus

DLD in the new James Bond film, “Spectre”

The trailer for the latest James Bond film “Spectre” was released recently, and the eagle eyed of you may have noticed a certain London college as the camera pans across the city’s skyline.

A Level Biology trip

Forensics: The anatomy of crime

A Level Biology students from DLD College London recently took a trip to the Wellcome Collection to see the ‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’ exhibit.

A level history Trip to Hampton Court

Trip to Hampton Court

After a long and challenging year getting to grips with the language and culture of the UK, the DLD Belgravia pre-sessional students were finally able to relax and enjoy some of Britain’s history, at Hampton Court.

A level Politics trip to the British Library

DLD Politics Trip to Magna Carta Exhibition

A Level Government and Politics students visited the Magna Carta exhibition at the British Library to see the rare manuscripts, historical artefacts and documents which contain the first sources of the English Bill of Rights, signed at Runnymede by King John in June 1215

A level student prom 2015

Students Step onto the Red Carpet to Celebrate their Academic Year

  DLD College London students took to the red carpet to celebrate the end of their academic year with a stunning Hollywood glamour themed prom.   The event, jointly hosted by the Marylebone and Belgravia campuses at the spectacular Fulham Palace, saw guests greeted with a colourful cocktail and canapé reception in the courtyard.   […]

A level Business Studies Student Awards

ASDAN Business and Enterprise Presentations and Posters winners

Yuqian Zhang and Sirui Fang were chosen by their classmates as the best examples of the ASDAN Business and Enterprise Presentations and Posters.   This event was the outcome of a collaborative effort between Academic English and Business Studies teachers who joined forces to create a unique and innovative programme.   This approach is in […]

A Level student awards ceremony

Students at DLD College London Praised for their Success

  DLD College London students were celebrated for their fantastic achievements at a prestigious award ceremony held at St Marylebone Parish Church, London.   High-profile guests were in attendance to present the awards, including the Honorary President of DLD College London Baroness Perry of Southwark, Julian Drinkall, Chief Executive of the Alpha Plus Group and […]

A Level students go to a medical conference

So you want to be a doctor?

DLD College London A Level students, Emeline, Isra and Aaron, went to the Royal College of Medicine in Wimpole Street for a careers conference ‘So you want to be a Doctor’ on March 2nd.

A level student trip to paris

DLD Belgravia – Trip to Paris

This January 17 students and 3 teachers from DLD Belgravia had a very exciting and enjoyable trip to Paris, France. For three days we explored what art, culture, fashion and food Paris had to offer!

A Level China teacher Visit

Shanghai International School Visit

For the past two weeks at DLD, we have had the delightful pleasure of spending time with Huang Lina and Lin Ling who are two teachers from Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School, in China.

Religious Studies Trip DLD College A Levels

Ethics Matters

On Thursday 5th February 2015 the AS and A2 Religious Studies groups attended ‘Ethics Matters’, a conference at Bloomsbury Baptist Church.

A level maths students from the best 6th form college in London

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

A Level Students from DLD Belgravia took part in this year’s national maths competition, the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge.

Empire Magazine visit DLD BTEC Media students

Helen O’Hara from Empire podcast visits BTEC Media Department

  Former editor of Empire magazine Helen O’Hara, visited students from the BTEC Media Production department at DLD College London today.   Helen is currently working freelance and is one of the faces of the incredibly popular Empire podcasts. She shared her experiences of the industry, gave advice on how to write feature articles, and offered […]

A Level Physics Olympiad Challenge Team

British Physics Olympiad Round 1

  Four DLD College London students pitted their wits against about 1800 of some of the UK’s brightest students in the first round of the British Physics Olympiad competition.   The Olympiad problems are particularly challenging, occasionally even testing our teachers! This year, we have improved on our results, with one Silver and one Bronze […]

A Level Drama Students Take a Bow

DLD Drama Students Take a Bow

  On 16 December, the DLD Drama students presented “Take a Bow”: a showcase of talent. This consisted of the year 10, year 11 and drama club students. The performances ranged in style and content. The year 10 presented a Christmas poem while the year 11 drama students performed a devised piece based on the […]

A Level and GCSE Students at the Winter Concert

Students Spread Festive Cheer at Winter Concert

  DLD College London students took centre stage at St Marylebone Parish Church to spread festive cheer and celebrate the Christmas festivities at this year’s Winter Concert production.   Talented students from both the Belgravia and Marylebone college campuses celebrated the festive season as they showcased their artistic talents.   Students, alumni, parents and teachers […]

A Level and GCSE Student Vocal Group Concert

Friends of Colombia Concert for Social Aid

  DLD’S Vocal Group performed at the Friends of Colombia Concert for Social Aid in Kensington last night in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  The Colombian ambassador was there and the concert’s purpose was to raise money for poor children in Colombia.  DLD’s Vocal Group performed:  Silent Night, Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Coldplay’s ‘Christmas Lights’. […]

A LEvel and GCSE Art Trip to the British Museum

GCSE Art and Graphics Trip to Japanese Woodblock Workshop

  On the 20th and 24th November, GCSE Art and Graphics students went to a Japanese Woodblock Workshop at the British Museum.   Students worked with a Japanese Woodblock artist Hiriko Imada to create their own designs from art works located in the Japanese Gallery. This was a very successful trip where all students produced […]

A Level and GCSE Student Council Charity Presentation

Student Council Charity Presentation

  DLD College London’s Student Council Charity Presentation took place on Thursday 13th November in the Gallery. DLD Marylebone’s two chosen charities this year are the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre and Centrepoint Shelter.   Student Council President Serena Bhandari introduced two representatives from each charity and they met with students and staff for […]

A Level and GCSE Student Choir

Marylebone Lights

  Every year DLD’s Vocal Group perform at Marylebone Lights in Marylebone High Street as part of the ‘Lights On’ ceremony.  This year the actor Jessica Hynes was the special guest.  The Vocal Group performed Coldplay’s ‘Christmas Lights’, and did a really great job under the direction of Tom Lowe.  And just in case the crowd […]

A Leveland BTEC Business Student at the Cocoa Cola Factory

Coca Cola Factory Visit

  On the 19th November Business students from Belgravia and Marylebone attended a trip to the Coca Cola Factory in Edmonton. The trip was organised so that students could gain an insight into the different production processes used by the company, which then gave purpose to the production methods being learnt in class.     […]

A Level and GCSE Music Trip to the Barbican

A Level and GCSE Music Trip to the Barbican

  On Wednesday 12th November GCSE and A Level students from DLD College London went to The Barbican Centre to watch the BBC Symphony Orchestra play a range of 20th Century pieces.   These pieces included Bernard Herman’s terrifying score for the film ‘Psycho’, the cruel and dazzling music for the ballet  ‘The Miraculous Mandarin’ […]

A level students from the best 6th form college in London wrap up London

Wrap up London

  DLD College London have been collecting old coats for Hands On London.   The charity event is called ‘Wrap Up London’ and is now in its fourth year.   The student council went and took all our donated coats to the wrap up London drop off.   All the coats collected get sent to […]

A level business students visit Holt Business School

Hult Business School visit

  Helena Theseira, from Hult International Business School, visited DLD College London on Friday 7th November. Helena works on the academic side of the recruiting team for the Undergraduate programme at Hult International Business School.   Helena introduced Hult to our International Foundation Programme students, and filled them in on the Hult Programme and developments […]

Clare Astor Workshop

  Clare Astor Workshop Wednesday 4th November.   Clare is a recent graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and came to DLD to teach our GCSE, AS and A2 music students different approaches to preparing for a performance.  Apart from giving the students practical exercises to relax the body and voice, […]

A level business studies students at Wimbledon

Wimbledon Trip

Business Studies students from DLD College London visited the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon this week to get a real insight into the workings of one of the most famous tennis clubs in the world.

A level student talent show entrants

DLD’s Got Talent Prizegiving

Yesterday, A level, GCSE, BTEC and IFP students from ‘DLD’s Got Talent’ received their prizes from Principal Rachel Borland.

DLD’s Got Talent 2014

DLD’S Talent 2014 was probably the best show we’ve ever had.  It was truly amazing, and almost every student stunned us with their performances. 

A level students at the UVIC Unifair 2014

UVIC Unifair 2014

Students from DLD College London had the opportunity to meet with some of the UK’s top universities at this year’s UVIC UniFair on Saturday 11th October.

A level music students at the winter concert

DLD Music Newsletter

  The final of DLD’s Got Talent  2013 took place in the theatre on Thursday 17thOctober. DLD’s latest musical talents battled it out in a live concert in the theatre.  The standard this year was much higher than it has been in previous years.   To reward the contestants’ efforts with scores out of ten we had a […]

Parents Social evening at the best 6th form college in London

New Parents Social Evening

The ‘New Parents Social Evening’ took place last night, and was a great success. Lovely to see lots of teachers and parents socializing.

A Level Students at Harry Potter World

DLD students visit Harry Potter Studios

  This was an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. There were stunning sets to explore, including Hogwart’s Dining Hall, Dumbledore’s office, Harry’s dormitory and Professor Snape’s potions classroom. Interactive displays and knowledgeable guides, some former extras in the films, gave insights into production processes. Students walked through […]

A Level and GCSE students at the topping out ceremony

Topping Out Ceremony

Wednesday 23rd July saw the Topping Out Ceremony at the new DLD College London Westminster Bridge Campus.

A level and GCSE Art Exhibition at the best sixth form college in London

End of Year Art Exhibition 2014

The Private View of the annual DLD Art Exhibition took place in the Gallery and in the Art Studios on Thursday the 26th of June.

A level Students at the Great Gatsby Prom

Great Gatsby Summer Prom 2014

The Annual DLD College London Summer Prom was held at Fulham Palace in London on Friday 9th May. This year the students were able to vote on a theme, and, given the choice between The 80s, The Great Gatsby and Alice in Wonderland. The Great Gatsby won by a landslide.

A Level and GCSE awards

DLD College London 2014 Awards Ceremony

  DLD College London’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony took place in Marylebone Parish Church on Friday May 2nd.   Students from DLD Marylebone and Belgravia were joined by parents, staff and guests Graham Able, Sir John Ritblat and Baroness Perry of Southwark.   There were a number of outstanding student performances at the event. Tony […]

A level valedictorian Gabriele

Gabriele Watts – Valedictorian 2013 – 2014

  This year we are extremely proud to have chosen Gabriele Watts as our Valedictorian for the academic year 2013-14.   Since her arrival at DLD Marylebone in September 2012, Gabriele impressed us all with both her academic aptitude but also her charismatic personality and social skills. As the President of the Student Council during […]

A Level Students at the Charity Football Tournament

Charity Football Tournament

We had a successful and very enjoyable charity football tournament last Friday. In the end over 60 people participated as well as those who came to support. The weather was smiling on us which made the event even more enjoyable.