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DLD College London Art Trip

A Career in Art?

Just before the end of the autumn term more than 30 of our Year 13 Art, Graphics, Photography and Year 14 BTEC Art Students spent the day learning from the professional, internationally recognised artists:

DLD College London opens doors to new Wellbeing Centre

Author, campaigner and mental and emotional wellbeing advocate Natasha Devon MBE recently opened DLD College London’s new Wellbeing Centre, joining staff and students as they cut the celebratory ribbon and formally declared the centre open, as part of the launch event.

DLD College London Christmas Concert

DLD Christmas Concert 2018

The DLD College London Christmas Concert was one of the best I can remember, every one of the acts was polished and the standard across the board was very good. Well done to all those students who took part!

Predicting the Future

Everyone is trying to predict the future. From predicting the score of the DLD College London Staff vs Student Charity football match in aid of Movember, to the number of mince pies that may be eaten at the Winter Concert.

DLD College London A-Level Art Students Visit National Gallery

A-Level Art Trip to the National Gallery

On 16 October DLD college London A level Year 1 Art students explored The National Gallery collection of the Sainsbury Wing, learned about the use of art materials in Gothic art and how paintings were created at this time.

DLD College London Milestone Tests

Milestone Tests, Christmas is Coming!

Milestones – there have been plenty this month, from, the 100 years since the end of WW1 to the final Brexit negotiations in Brussels. More importantly, it has been Milestone Tests for our students this week which will give them an indication of how they have progressed since joining DLD College London.

DLD College London Open Evening

Open Evening and Remembrance

This week we had our first Open Evening of the year for prospective students and parents with a record attendance. It was also a time to remember and commemorate those former DLD students, who gave their lives during the various conflicts. The College’s Armistice Day Remembrance service on Monday remembered them

DLD College London Spanish trip to the V&A Museum

Spanish Trip to the V&A Museum

On Tuesday, 13th of November, the Spanish Department took a trip to the V&A Museum to visit the exhibition on the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

DLD College London: Remembrance Day

Time to Remember

This weekend marked 100 years since the signing of the Armistice which signaled the end of World War One. As the College prepares to remember, this Sunday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, our country came together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

DLD College London BTEC Business Students Visit Foodbank

BTEC Business Students visit Waterloo Foodbank

A group of inquisitive DLD College London Year 12 BTEC Business students paid a visit to Waterloo Foodbank to find out more about the work that they do and the community that they serve.

Half Term and a Global Education Conference in China.

A warm welcome back to everyone at DLD College London all after what I hope has been a rewarding half term with plenty of relaxation and recharging. I’ve been to the 42nd Global Education Conference in Hefei.

Movember 2018

Staff and students at DLD College London are for the second year running supporting the Movember Foundation because they are tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

DLD College London Halloween Banquet

Horrible Halloween Banquet

The DLD College London boarding community celebrated Halloween in the most “spooktacular” style on Wednesday night as students sat together to feast on a specially prepared banquet.

Star Search

On Thursday 18th November everyone from DLD College London gathered together today in the atrium for an amazing afternoon of music in the annual college talent show Star Search.

DLD College London Graduation 2018

DLD Graduation 2018

On Friday 22 June we celebrated the very first DLD College London graduation ceremony which took place at the Palace of Westminster. Congratulations to all of our students, they have worked extremely hard and deserve their success.

DLD College London BTEC Celebration

BTEC Celebration at DLD College London

BTEC students at DLD College London celebrated their success at a high profile college event this week. The BTEC celebration brought together students, teachers and parents to mark the students’ achievements this year

DLD College London Graduation Ceremony Westminster Palace

Awards, Graduation and Exhibitions. Creating history at DLD.

Yesterday marked the outstanding achievement of the College for picking up the Innovations Award at the Alpha Plus Celebration Evening for the Leadership & Management of eLearning. Our departing Y13 and Y14 students today attended the College’s inaugural Graduation Ceremony at The Houses of Parliament.

Exams, Football, Ramadan, and much more. It’s been a busy week.

It’s been a busy week. We’ve had IFP, GCSE and A-level exams all week, the historic meeting between President Trump and Kin Jong-Un, Brexit votes in Parliament, the FIFA World Cup, the Professor Stephen Hawking Memorial service at Westminster Abbey, Ramadan and the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

A-Level Exams, BTEC Celebration and the World Cup

It has been another busy start to what remains of this summer term at DLD College, not least as the exam season continues at pace. This week’s BTEC Celebration Event was testimony to the air of purpose and industry and exam calm throughout the college. And it’s the World Cup.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Lights! Camera! Action! No, I am not on the set of the new Star Wars movie but inspired by the talk given by Lord Chris Smith this week, who spoke to our Film and Media students about the future of the British Film industry. It was interesting to hear about how our movie going habits […]

DLD Student Council Leadership Development Weekend

Student Council Leadership Development Weekend

Members of the newly elected student council here at DLD College London have been put through their paces during a leadership development weekend, preparing them for a demanding year ahead.

Royal Wedding, Ramadan, Y12 Exams

So the final preparations are underway; notes are being made, texts are being revised, nerves are being tested, tables are being organized, no it’s not the Royal Wedding but the summer exam season which started this week.

DLD Summer Ball 2018

Seventh Annual Summer Ball 2018

DLD College London students had an exceptional night at their seventh annual Summer Ball, held at the prestigious Underglobe on the bank of the River Thames.

Persian New Year, Clieo Stephenson, & Social Media

‘Nowruz Mubarak!’ or ‘Happy Persian New Year’ to everybody. The College proudly celebrated
Persian New Year this week. Our Iranian students organised a 7Seef table in the Atrium, explaining
its cultural and historical significance.

DLD College Students National Day With CNN News

DLD College London Highlights My Freedom Day with CNN News

DLD College London welcomed renowned news channel CNN, to mark My Freedom Day on Wednesday 14 March. Students at the Westminster Bridge-based College participated in a number of activities to raise awareness of modern day slavery and human-trafficking, a project spearheaded by CNN. The news channel filmed at the college during the day, capturing DLD’s […]

DLD College London Freedom Day

Freedom, Amadeus & The Future

This week we raised awareness of #MyFreedomDay our students took to the stage to perform to millions of people around the world of what freedom meant to them. The occasion was televised by CNN and the students were, as always, impressive on stage as they performed the likes of Coldplay, Oasis and their own personal compositions which reflected the value of freedom.

Adverse Weather, Mock Examinations, & Snowball Fights

I really do wonder what some of our students from Moscow (temperature currently -18C) are thinking at the moment. The adverse weather we are experiencing this week is a walk in the park for many of them. I spoke to one who couldn’t see what all the fuss was about and brushed it off to […]

DLD College London Evelina Children's Hospital Charity Run

DLD Students Charity Run for Evelina Children’s Hospital

For the second year running students and staff here at DLD College London, set out on a challenge to complete either a 5k or 10K charity run for Evelina Children’s Hospital at Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

DLD College London Educate Bake off

Educake & Celebake

On Wednesday 21st February DLD Pride was invited to the Educate & Celebrate Bake Off Finals Event 2018, Educake & Celebake. The Bake Off Final is scheduled during LGBT+ History Month, where key figures and events from the LGBT+ community are celebrated and tolerance and equality are encouraged and promoted.

DLD Drama Club Present Guys and Dolls

Drama Students Shine on Stage

DLD College London Drama Club students took to the stage this week to perform their very first musical production, a rendition of ‘Guys and Dolls’.

DLD Drama Club Present Guys and Dolls

DLD Drama Club Shine on Stage

The Drama Club here at DLD College London showcased their exceptional talents in their first musical production, a stunning rendition of Guys and Dolls.

Endeavour, Dedication, Leadership, Diversity

Endeavour, dedication, leadership and diversity – no I’m not talking about the Winter Olympics which starts today in Pyongyang, Korea (and good luck to all athletes as they compete in temperatures of -10 and below!) , but the qualities I have seen in abundance here at College since I started at the beginning of this term. It’s been a busy few weeks as you can see from the numerous activities in this newsletter which I hope will become a regular feature of your inbox on Friday afternoons.

DLD College London Debating Team

Debating Matters Championships

DLD College London recently took part in the Debating Matters Championships, one of the most prestigious debating competitions in the UK, at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Twelve schools battled it out for the crown of Debating Matters London South Champions. They tackled a number of difficult topics throughout the day.

Graphic Designer Cameron Visits DLD College London

Cameron Visits DLD Art Students

On Friday students in the Art department here at DLD College London were visited by Cameron, a young graphic designer who works in London.

DLD College London Welcome Chris Lubbe

Nelson Mandela’s Bodyguard Inspires DLD Students to Succeed

Chris Lubbe was Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard for eight years, and always by his side as he continued on his mission to unite South Africa. DLD were delighted to welcome Chris to the college as the first keynote speaker of 2018. He gave a moving and inspirational talk to students and staff on the topic of discrimination.

DLD College London Appoint New Principal

New Principal for DLD College London

DLD College London recently announced the appointment of their new principal Irfan Latif. Mr Latif comes to DLD from Sexey’s School, Burton, where he was Headmaster for over four years.

DLD College London A-Level Film Studies CIFE Article

What is Film Studies?

Gareth Evans, Director of Studies at DLD College London, talks about A-Level Film Studies. Find the answers to all your questions here.

DLD College London Students Harry Potter

DLD London Students Under The Spell Of Harry Potter

On the 12th December staff took 100 students to the Harry Potter studios in Watford. The Warner Brother’s Studio Tour is always such a successful trip and many students cite it as an influence for them entering the film making industry. The students grew up reading the books and watching the films so this tour […]

DLD College London Movember Press

DLD College London Students Exceed Their Movember Goals

  DLD College students participated in ‘Movember’ to raise funds and awareness for male health. They proudly raised over £867,exceeding their goal of £500! “It is inspiring to see the entire college coming together to generate important awareness and raise essential funds for such a worthy cause.” said Principle Rachel Borland. Click here to view […]

DLD College London Winter Concert

DLD Students Celebrate at Winter Concert

An impressive display of talent was on show at the DLD College London Winter Concert this week with students also awarded for their outstanding achievements.

DLD College London King's College London Visit

King’s College London Visit

Not every school or college can walk a group of students to King’s College London for a special admissions lecture and personalised tour of their new campus. This is exactly what 18 DLD College London students enjoyed on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th November.

DLD College London Movember Cycling Challenge

Movember

Here at DLD College Londonwe have marked the national month of ‘Movember’, with a series of innovative events.

Educate and Celebrate Visit DLD College London

DLD College London Introduce Educate and Celebrate Scheme

Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, DLD College London welcomed Elly Barnes MBE from Educate and Celebrate to encourage LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) discussion. A brand new DLD LGBT+ group has been set up so students can have a safe place to discuss any issues they have in an inclusive and friendly environment.

DLD College London A-Level results 2016

DLD College London Celebrate with Another Year of Excellent Results

Students at DLD College London are celebrating posting yet another set of magnificent A-Level exam results this year. Students set a record this year with an overall pass rate of 98%. An incredible 38% of students posted A*-A grades, while 63% scored A*-B and 84% achieved A*-C grades.

DLD College London Love Cake hate Bullies Day

Love Cakes Hate Bullies

Students and staff here at DLD College London, were treated to cakes on Wednesday 15th November to help highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2017.

DLD College London Les Miserables Workshop

Les Miserables Workshop

DLD Music students took part in a workshop on the long running musical Les Miserables at the Prince of Wales theatre in the heart of the West End.

DLD College London Alpha Scholars Visit Financial Times

Alpha Scholars Visit the Financial Times

Alpha Scholars and students who are members of the Bigger Picture Society (a Faculty of Social Science initiative) visited the Financial Times head office for a series of workshops on leadership.

DLD College London Britannica Digital Learning

Britannica Digital Learning

DLD College London are pleased to announce that it has recently subscribed to Britanica Digital Learning. This digital version of the Encyclopedia Britannica provides a wonderful learning resource which is available for DLD students inside and outside college.

DLD College London Talent Show Winner

DLD College Talent Show Showcases Exceptional Talent

A wide and impressive array of talent in performing arts was on display this week at the annual DLD College London talent show, DLD Star Search. While all the entries wowed the audience packed into the college’s impressive atrium, the winner was BTEC student Cairo Folkes who blew everyone away with a virtuoso piano performance of jazz improvisation.

DLD College London Visit Frieze Art Fair

Frieze Art Fair Visit

DLD College London Art students took a trip to the frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. Viet Anh Nguyen gives us his impressions on the fair.

DLD College London Resilience Speech

Sarah Inspires New Students

The theme this year at DLD College London is ‘Resilience’. Alumni student Sarah Dittrich returned to the college on Friday and gave an inspiring speech to our new students.

DLD College London A-Level Science Results

Science Faculty A-Level Results 2017

The Science Faculty at DLD College London are delighted with this year’s A-Level results. Hard working students posted a perfect 100% pass rate this year.

DLD College London Clearing Guide

DLD’s Guide to Clearing

Clearing is for those who did not apply to any universities, have not received any offers, chosen to reject all their offers, or not attained the grades required for their offers. Here is a handy guide to getting through it in one piece!

DLD College London Annual BTEC Awards (5)

BTEC Awards 2017

The BTEC Awards are an annual opportunity for students, teachers, schools and colleges to be rewarded for their achievements in skills-based learning.

DLD College London Annual Art Exhibition 2017

Annual Art Exhibition

Students here at DLD College London recently showcased their creative talents during the Annual Art Exhibition hosted at the college.

DLD College London Art Exhibition

End of Year Art Exhibition 2017

You are invited to the annual DLD College London Art Exhibition on Wednesday 28th June between 4.30pm and 6.30m. RSVP here.

Abbey DLD Mexico Launch

Abbey DLD Launches in Mexico

Abbey DLD launched in Mexico this week, looking for students who want to study at one of our colleges; DLD College London, Abbey College Cambridge and Abbey College Manchester.