If you are exploring your options for retaking your A Levels, talk to us today. We do not believe in one size fits all or cramming for success. We prefer to understand your hopes and ambitions and then to work with you in developing a bespoke programme that leads you to fulfil those aims.
We can offer various options for retaking A Levels which are discussed in detail in a review meeting to ensure you get the most appropriate fit for your studies and future plans. Whether that be retaking one or two A Levels or adding in a new subject, we strive to build timetables around you and your needs and place you in appropriate lessons across Year 12 and 13.
We offer a very large selection of A level subjects plus a few BTEC courses, small class sizes, individual attention, academic rigour and challenge, a socially relaxed environment and a campus style learning environment.
We are ready to discuss your options and, subject to being able to accommodate your choices, we can offer students who we feel will excel here a place to study with us on the same day. You can then relax knowing that you are on track to achieving your next steps.
We can offer various options for retaking A Levels which are discussed in detail at your review meeting to ensure you get the most appropriate fit for your studies and future plans. Depending on subject, we aim to build a timetable which includes lessons across Years 12 & 13.
We do not run intensive retake courses.
Yes, this could be an option and will be discussed with you in your review meeting. BTEC allows students to express their knowledge and understanding through practical assignments. We offer three different one year BTEC options in Music Production, Media Production and Business which are equivalent to one A Level.
At DLD College London, you will find a modern and dynamic independent school located in the very heart of London, right by Waterloo and overlooking the River Thames and Houses of Parliament. With students aged 14–19 years old from London and the surrounding areas plus from many countries around the world, we are a truly global college.
Every year the school helps students to move forward with their studies. They may find that they are not getting the support they need at their current school, do not get the grades for progression, are finding it too restrictive and need more autonomy, or sometimes just need a change. DLD College London’s flexible approach to learning and strong personal support helps students successfully progress to university and fulfil their potential.
High-quality teaching is delivered within exceptional modern facilities and in small, supportive classroom environments. We offer a place for students to grow and develop, to gain independence and become more autonomous, where they can become independent thinkers and better prepared for university study.
Throughout the Covid lockdown, teaching and learning has continued from day one via online lessons delivered through our virtual learning environment. Students have been fully engaged and felt supported throughout and a selection of recent feedback from parents and students are highlighted in the quotes further down this page.
The college itself has three floors of classrooms and facilities. The onsite boarding house is directly above and spans 14 floors in total.
The college is zoned into Faculty areas where dedicated classrooms for subjects are located. We have three ultra-modern science laboratories for Biology, Chemistry & Physics. there are three art studios, a graphic suite and photography studio with darkroom. You will also find a 70 seat theatre with cinema screen, two dedicated music rooms, recording studio and practice rooms. In total there are 55 classrooms across the college
We allow up to 14 students in a class and our average class size, depending on the subject is 8-10 students per class.
We have a number of quiet study areas around the school plus a library.
We have the newly completed Wellbeing garden where you can relax, reflect and study. For sporting activities you will go to Archbishop’s Park, just 5 minutes away.
We have a broad range of sports, teams and activities you can get involved in for all levels of experience. If you have a keen interest in something that we don’t currently offer, or you wish for us to arrange a particular trip, please let us know and we will do our best to cater for your needs and interests.
Waterloo station and Westminster station are both a very short walk from the college.
We have a large Global Kitchen which serves a huge range of meal options catering for a wide variety of dietary requirements and which are appealing to the many nationalities in the college. We also have a snack bar which is open all day, serving hot and cold drinks as well as pastries and snacks.
We currently have 57 different nationalities at the college with British being our most prominent nationality.
We currently have 400 students at the college, of which 220 live in the boarding house.
We are exceptionally proud of the uninterrupted teaching and learning that has taken place throughout lockdown. Students continued with their regular timetable and received online lessons via our virtual learning environment. They have felt fully supported and engaged as witnessed by the feedback received, a selection of those from parents and students are featured further down this page.
DLD College London is planning to fully re-open in September and COVID-19 measures will be in place to comply with government guidance. In addition we will have temperature testing on entry, hand sanitizer stations throughout the school and a one-way system around the building.
We will be here to support you should you have any questions or concerns. We have not had any cases of coronavirus in College and a small number of boarders have remained living with us during lockdown.
In addition, we are set up for hybrid learning of online and face to face teaching and so our next academic year will continue uninterrupted, regardless of the situation we find ourselves to be in.