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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

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 […]

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.

DLD Summer Ball News

Summer Ball 2017

Students celebrated the end of their academic year with the sixth annual Summer Ball.

DLD College London Biology Students visit Whipsnade Zoo

KS5 Field Study – Whipsnade Zoo

Last week, my A2 Biology class went along to Whipsnade Zoo to complete one of our compulsory practicals required to achieve our A level.

DLD College London Student Wins CIFE Award

CIFE Awards Recognise DLD Student

DLD College London student Karabo won the prestigious DLD CIFE College Award by Lord Lexden OBE at a ceremony held at the House of Lords this week.

DLD College London CIFE Awards Ceremony 2017

CIFE Awards Ceremony 2017

Karabo Sankoloba was presented with the DLD CIFE College Award by Lord Lexden OBE at a ceremony held at the House of Lords.

DLD College London Community Riverside Litter Clean

Community Riverside Litter Clean

On Saturday 1st April two of our staff took some of our A Level Environmental ECA students to the Community Riverside Litter Clean in Newham.

DLD College London TV Presenting Workshop

TV Presenting Workshop

DLD College London is proud to present this exciting workshop on television presenting. Led by Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum.

DLD College London visits London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

The Principal, Rachel Borland, kindly invested in two sets of tickets for the Art & Design department to take two students along to attend the London Fashion Week on Friday, 24th February.

DLD College London World Book Day

World Book Day 2017

For World Book Day this year, we were lucky enough to welcome back Russell Frost. Russell runs his own letterpress print and design company, Hooksmith Press, based in the East End of London.

DLD College London Evelina Charity Run

Evelina Charity Run

Spirits were high on a very cold and grey Saturday morning as both students and staff set out on a challenge to complete either a 5k or 10k run in aid of Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Sarah J. Coleman at DLD College London

Sarah J. Coleman Returns to DLD

Guest speaker Sarah J. Coleman, one of the UK’s leading illustrators and typographers, returned to DLD College London to give another talk about creativity.