This unique offering provides a core set of GCSEs and then a choice of four subjects from a selection covering the traditional to the forward-looking, enabling each student to create their own unique learning opportunities.
A core set of four compulsory GCSEs in Maths, English and Science are taken by every student. International students who require IELTS rather than a GCSE in English Language will be timetabled with those classes. For Science, students study all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and are awarded two GCSE grades based on their overall performance across all three science subjects in the Double Award Science GCSE.
Four option blocks are available and students are requested to select one subject from each. These blocks give the option of continuing with traditional GCSE study, or, as an alternative, to engage with an exciting set of alternative BTEC Awards which are equivalent in value to a GCSE. These BTECs are designed in consultation with universities so that they are recognised and accepted by them for future undergraduate entry.
|1||GCSE Art or BTEC Sport|
|2||GCSE Film Studies or BTEC Business (Enterprise)|
|3||GCSE Geography or BTEC Performing Arts|
|4||GCSE History or BTEC Esports|
Students moving into Year 11 may study English Literature as an additional GCSE and also advance to Triple Science Award. This covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics in more depth and leads to three separate GCSE qualifications. Please note that English Literature is not available to students studying IELTS.
|Two Year GCSE Programme 2022-2024||Number of GCSEs(or equivalent)|
|Compulsory Subjects||GCSE Mathematics||1|
|GCSE English Language(or IELTS for international students who require this qualification)||1|
|GCSE Double Science||2|
|Total number of Compulsory GCSEs||4|
|Optional Subjects(one from each block)||Block 1||GCSE Artor |
|Block 2||GCSE Film Studies |
BTEC Business (Enterprise)
|Block 3||GCSE Geographyor |
BTEC Performing Arts
|Block 4||GCSE Historyor |
|Total number of Optional GCSEs or equivalent||4|
|Additional Subjects(in Year 11 dependent on progress)||GCSE English Literature(NB for English language students only, not IELTs)||1|
|GCSE Triple Science||1 extra|
|Total number of Additional GCSEs or equivalent||2|
|Maximum number of GCSEs or equivalent||10|
|Supplementary Learning & Activities||Careers & Professional Development||3 periods per week|
|Study Skills||1 period per week|
|Sport||3 periods per week|
|Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) Education||1 period per week|
|Mon||Registration||Maths||Maths||Break||Performing Arts||Performing Arts||English/Acad.Eng||English/Acad.Eng||Lunch||History||History||PSHE||Study Skills||Co-Curricular Activities|
|Tue||PSHE||History||Film Studies||Film Studies||Physics||Physics||Careers Development||Performing Arts||Art||Art|
|Wed||English/Acad.Eng||English/Acad.Eng||Performing Arts||Performing Arts||Chemistry||Chemistry||Study Skills||English/Acad.Eng||Film Studies||Film Studies|
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 4.5 to study the two year GCSE programme.