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September 2022 Start Courses at DLD College London

DLD College London offers a range of high quality academic programmes, including GCSE, A Level , Foundation, BTEC, Academic Preparation Programme and short courses for students looking to start their studies in September 2022.

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Study GCSEs in September 2022

General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE) represent the first stage on the path to study at a UK university. Many institutions will ask for at least 5 GCSE passes for entry.

In 2021 80% of GCSEs awarded to DLD College London students achived grades 9-6 (A** – B).

September 2022 GCSE study options at DLD College London

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
GCSE 2 Years
(September 2022 – July 2024)
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language (Compulsory)
  • English Literature (Compulsory)
  • Geography
  • German
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Physics
 A-Level

International Foundation Programme

BTEC

GCSE 1 Year
(September 2022 – July 2023)
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language (Compulsory)
  • English Literature (Compulsory)
  • Geography
  • German
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Physics
 A Level

International Foundation Programme

BTEC

Why study GCSEs?

Depending on the duration of studies, GCSE students will take between 6-8 subjects. GCSEs provide a great ‘grounding’, offering students a wide breadth of subjects. time to familiarise themselves with the UK education system and improve their English (English Language is a compulsory GCSE subject). GCSEs also provide a natural pathway to A Levels, and students who have taken then tend to perform better in higher level examination.

How are they taught?   

GCSE course content is broken up into units, each unit is taught in a linear structure, with an emphasis on understanding the connection between topics within the wider context of the subject.

Assessment

GCSEs are assessed by an end of course exam. Some subjects will also by coursework or practical work.

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Study A-Levels in September 2022

Art class at DLD College London

Advanced Level courses, commonly known as ‘A Levels’ are the most widely recognised qualification for entry to UK universities.

In 2021, 82% of A Levels awarded to DLD College London students achieved grades A* – B.

September 2022 A-Level study options at DLD College London

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
A Level 2 Years
(September 2021 – July 2023)
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese (Subject to Demad)
  • Classical Civilsation
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • French (Subject to Demad)
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German (Subject to Demad)
  • Graphic Communication
  • History
  • Italian (Subject to Demad)
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Russian (Subject to Demad)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish (Subject to Demad)
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.

 Assessment

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).

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Study International Foundation Programme in September 2022

Foundation class at DLD College LondonOur International Foundation Programme (IFP) is an intensive year 13 academic programme that offers international students direct entry to a wide range of UK universities.

In 2020, DLD College London students achieved an average overall score of 71% on our foundation programme.

September 2021 International Foundation Programme Study options at DLD College London

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
International Foundation Programme  

1 Year

(September 2021 – July 2022)

 

 

  • Art
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business and Economics
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Management
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences
Undergraduate course at university

Why study International Foundation Programme?

Unlike many foundation programmes, our destinations are limited to a choice of one or two partner universities. This means students are free to progress to a wide range of UK universities, including many top-ranked Russell Group institutions.

An exclusive agreement gives our Fashion Management and Art pathway students the option to progress on to study at the London, Milan or Paris schools of the Prestigious Istituto Marangoni.

How are they taught?

The programme offers a range of subject-related pathways, which give access to complementary subjects at university. Each pathway is made up of a number of modules, depending on which pathway you choose you might have a choice of modules, they may be all compulsory, or a mix of elective and compulsory modules.

Assessment

Each module is assessed individually, with three assessment points through each term. Students will achieve an average score.

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Study BTEC in September 2022

BTEC Digital Media Prduction student at DLD College London

Business and Technology Education Council Diplomas, known as BTECs offer an alternative route to study at university. They provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside delivering a key theoretical background.

September 2022 BTEC Study options at DLD College London

Course Duration Subjects available Progress to
BTEC  

1 Year

(September 2022 – July 2023)

 

 

  • Applied Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Digital Media Production
Undergraduate course at university
BTEC  

2 Years

(September 2022 – July 2024)

 

 

  • Applied Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Digital Media Production
Undergraduate course at university

Why study BTECs?
In 2019, over a quarter of students accepted into UK university had studied BTECs. With their focus on work related learning and real world application, BTECs have grown in popularity because they allow students to develop practical skills related to the career they want to pursue, as well as understand the theory that underpins them.

DLD BTEC students have recently worked with Ticketmaster, the British Film Institue (BFI) and Harrods. Habving the opportunity to engage with real world employers is an element that separates BTEC courses from traditional study. They are recognised in more than 100 countries and in recent years DLD graduates have moved on to study at top UK universities, and also in Europe and North America.

How are they taught?
DLD offers BTEC qualifications that are the equivalent to taking three (two year programme) or one A Level (one year programme) subjects. BTECs are divided into units, which cover specific areas of knowledge, skills, and understanding required by the particular sector or industry. They are a flexible qualification and can be taken alongside A Level.

Assessment
BTECs offer students a variety of assessment methods which allows them to build on their strengths. Each course provides students with a mix of project based assessments which typically involve employer links,  as well as written tests, online assessments and examinations.

DLD College London BTEC Results 2021

D*D*D* – DDD D*D*D* – MMM
% of students achieving  50% 93%

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Study British Boarding School Experience in September 2022

Students on DLD College London balcony

Spend a term studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Course benefits:

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university preparation sessions.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE, A Level or Foundation course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

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Study Academic Preparation Course in September 2022

Students and teacher in Academic English class at DLD College London

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  

One Term

(September 2022 – December 2022)

 

  • Art or Science (student choice)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Communication Skills
  • Reading and Study Skills
  • Research Project
  • PSHE
  • Sport
GCSE

A Level

International Foundation Programme

BTEC

Dependent on the level of language and academic abilities, our Pre-Sessional Programme can be taught for one, two or three terms. As well a 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.

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Why study at DLD College London?

Red London Buses Pass By DLD College London

A distinctive, multi-award-winning school on the South Bank:
* Developing confident & independent young people
* First class teaching and wellbeing support
* Expert university guidance
* Unique learning opportunities
* London is our classroom
* Innovative 5* boarding

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 have combined these values with a focus on student wellbeing and personal development which means that DLD graduates are well-prepared for life after college.

As central London’s only purpose built on-campus boarding school, studying at DLD puts you in the heart of the city. Students wake up to the iconic London skyline, and our home on the South Bank puts some of London’s best leisure, cultural and entertainment experiences on your doorstep.

Our co-curricular programme of after school and weekend clubs make the most of our amazing location whilst ensuring that students remain safe and focused on their studies.

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DLD College London September Start Course and Boarding Fees

Tuition Fees

Course International Fee EU Fee
2 Year GCSE (Sep 2022 – July 2023)

1 Year GCSE (Sep 2022 – July 2023) Full course fee

£33,000

£33,000

£25,950

£26,950

2 Year A Level (Sep 2022 – July 202)3 £33,000 £25,950
1 Year International Foundation Programme (Sep 2022 – July 2023) £33,000 £25,950
2 YearBTEC Programme (Sep 2022 – July 2023) £33,000 £25,950
British Boarding School Experience (Sep 2022 – December 2022) £18,500

Includes Boarding

£18,500

Includes Boarding

Pre-Sessional Programme (Sep 2022 – December 2022) £9,400

Includes Boarding

£7,450

Includes Boarding

Boarding Fees

Room Type Yearly Fee
 

Twin Room

Premier Single Room

Single Room

Host Family

 

£20,100

£28,850

£26,200

£12,100 – £14,700

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Our courses are for students between 14-18 years of age

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