This one year GCSE programme consists of core English, Maths and the three sciences. Students must then select one additional subject to complete their programme. English Language students have the extra option of adding English Literature allowing a maximum 7 GCSEs to be studied in one year.
A core set of GCSEs are offered to enable access to higher levels of study and to provide a solid foundation of knowledge. Click on the links below to learn more about each GCSE subject.
Students are asked to select one additional subject from either GCSE Art or BTEC Business (Enterprise) to complete their programme.
English Language students have the extra option of adding English Literature GCSE allowing a maximum of 7 GCSEs to be studied in one year. Please note this option is not available to students studying IELTS.
|One Year GCSE Programme 2022/23||Number of GCSEs |
|Compulsory Subjects ||GCSE Mathematics||1|
|GCSE English Language |
(or IELTS for international students who require this qualification)
|Optional Subjects |
|GCSE Art |
BTEC Business (Enterprise)
|Additional Subjects |
|GCSE English Literature |
(NB for English language students only, not IELTs)
|Maximum number of GCSEs or equivalent||7|
|Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) Education||1 period per week|
|Study Skills||1 period per week|
|Sport||3 periods per week|
|Mon||Registration||Maths||Maths||Break||Physics||Physics||English/Acad.Eng||English/Acad.Eng||Lunch||Chemistry||Chemistry||PSHE||BTEC Business||Co-Curricular Activities|
|Tue||PSHE||Chemistry||BTEC Business||BTEC Business||English/Acad.Eng||English/Acad.Eng||Art||Chemistry||Art||Art|
|Wed||English/Acad.Eng||English/Acad.Eng||Art||Art||Chemistry||Chemistry||BTEC Business||English/Acad.Eng||English/Acad.Eng||BTEC Business|
|Thu||Physics||Physics||Maths||Maths||BTEC Business||BTEC Business||Art||Maths||Physics||Physics|
All students are interviewed at DLD College London by a member of the Academic Team who will assess a student’s suitability for the course and the options chosen.
Previous school history is considered with a review of academic reports and reference.
International students will need band 5.0 for the one year GCSE programme.
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