DLD College London offers a range of high-quality academic programmes for students looking to start their studies in January 2023.
If you are interested in joining us in January 2023 please complete the form below to speak to one of our admissions advisors.
18 Month A Level Programme
Academic Preparation Course
Find out more about each of our January 2023 start programmes below.
Advanced Level courses, commonly known as ‘A Levels’ are the most widely recognised qualification for entry to UK universities.
In 2022, 70% of A Levels awarded to DLD College London students achieved grades A* – B.
January 2022 A Level study options
|Course||Duration||Subjects available||Progress to|
|A Level||18 Months |
(Jan 2023 – July 2024)
|Undergraduate course at university|
Why study A Levels?
Most students will take 4 or 3 A Level subjects over the duration of their studies. A Levels offer a good balance between subjects specialisation and choice, allowing students to focus on the subject that really interest them with the option of maintain breadth of subject choice. A Levels also offer progression the widest range of universities, and are the best options for students looking to join a top rated university.
How are they taught?
Course content is divided into different sections, and students are encouraged to develop and understand the links between them. Learning is underpinned by the key concepts of the skills of the subject, with a strong focus on their practical real world application.
A Levels have a linear structure, which means that all exams take place at the end of the final year. Most A Level subjects are assessed by written examination unless the course has a large practical element (such as in Art of the sciences).
Our Academic Preparation Course is designed to raise students’ ability in general and subject-specific English to enable them to join our academic programmes.
|Course||Duration||Subjects covered||Progress to|
|Academic Preparation Course|| |
(Jan 2023– April 2024)
| ||GCSE |
International Foundation Programme
Dependent on the level of language and academic abilities, our Pre-Sessional Programme can be taught for one, two or three terms. As well as strengthening English language skills, we will prepare students to learn in a typical British classroom environment. This includes skill development in areas such as pair work, project work, independent reading, discussion work and team building. Physical Education (PE) and Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) also form part of our pre-sessional curriculum.
Much like the city that we call home, DLD College London is a fusion of the historic and the modern. Our history dates back to 1931, and we still hold close traditional values such as academic rigour, discipline, and exam success. We’ve teamed these values with a focus on student wellbeing and personal development which means that graduates are well-adapted and prepared for their life after sixth form.
As one of only two central London on-campus boarding schools, studying at DLD puts you in the heart of the city. Students wake up to the iconic London skyline outside their window, and our home on the South Bank puts some of London’s best leisure, eating and entertainment experience on your doorstep.
DLD College London has recently been announced as winner of ‘Independent Boarding School of the the Year’ and was also recognised with the Special Judges’ Award for its urban boarding offer and student wellbeing support at the prestigious Independent School of the Year Awards. Read more here.
In addition, DLD is a finalist in the Independent Schools’ Association Awards for Innovation in Pupil Voice – more details here
And was a finalist in the TES Awards for Boarding School of the Year – read more here.
|Course||International Fee||EU Fee|
|I8 Month A Level (Jan 2023 – July 2024)||£27,705 |
(First 6 Months)
(First 6 Months)
|Academic Preparation Programme (per term)||£9,065||£7,185|
|Programme||Academic Requirements||English Requirements||Age Requirements|
|I8 Month A Level||5 GCSE passes at grade C or equivalent||IELTS 5.5 or equivalent||16 – 19 years old on entry|
|Academic Preparation Course||See GCSE & A Level requirements||IELTS 4.0 or equivalent||14 – 19 years old on entry|
There are currently no places available in college boarding for January start students. Any students starting in January would be expected to live independently for at least the first term of their studies.
For more information on boarding at DLD, please contact the relevant member of our international admissions team.