We are delighted to announce that DLD College has been shortlisted in the Wellbeing category of the Independent Schools of the Year Awards.
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This week our Head of Wellbeing, Mark Johnson, attended training organised by YGAM (the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust), a charity focused on awareness and education around problem gambling and social gaming
Our brave students presented Shakespearean monologues from ‘As You Like it’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ outside St John’s Church, Waterloo in the pouring rain.
The Drama Department is excited for those students doing their solo acting London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations over the next two Saturdays.
Well done to all the Academic English students on their recent IELTS results. An impressive 99% of students made progress this year, 56% of whom improved by an outstanding 1.5 bands, and, of these, 32% progressed by at least 2.0 bands.
DLD College is going plastic free. Devised and implemented by one of our year 12 students, Cherkez, this project has ensured the College has stopped selling single use plastic bottles completely, with students and staff being issued a reusable bottle to use instead.
DLD College London boarders had a fun time watching the iconic musical Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre yesterday.
When asked to produce an artwork in unconventional materials over the Easter holiday A Level Art student Ekaterina decided to create a painting in chocolate.
A small group of Year 13 A Level Physics students attended a High Energy Physics Masterclass at Imperial College London at the end of March.
During the Easter holidays, 12 DLD students from years 11-13 took part in a 3 day Duke of Edinburgh Silver practice expedition in the New Forest. The expedition was a great success with all 12 students doing exceptionally well!
Last week the DLD College London Drama Club staged two performances of ‘A Servant of Two Masters’ the classic Italian comedy by Carlo Goldoni, adapted by the group into a version that could only be staged at DLD.
DLD College London are delighted to announce the new student council for the coming academic year. We wish the new Student Council all the very best as they continue the outstanding work done by the current Council – they will be a hard act to follow!
“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” – Thomas Jefferson. This quote represents my day in Paris quite perfectly. The journey from the station was an introduction to the city.
The DLD College London theatre was the venue for a DJ spectacular on 1st April 2019, with the very first DJ Night, showcasing three of the College’s most talented DJs. The event was organised and run by the Year 11 BTEC Music group as part of their course.
On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning, DLD hosted Abbey College Cambridge in the first ever Netball match between the Colleges. As both teams have been in the developmental phase of the sport due to their inception only being this year it was going to be interesting to see the level of both teams.
This week in psychology we looked at conformity. We conducted an experiment similar to the Jenness test. Participants in our experiment were asked to guess the number of sweets in a glass jar. Would the participants give a similar answer?
This week the A-Level Film Studies students hosted a lecture by Dana Polan, Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts New York. Dana is author of the BFI Classic book about the film Pulp Fiction, which the students are studying as part of the Year 13 component in Experimental Cinema.
The DLD College London football team has been crowned ICL Spring Term League Champions 2019. This means the team has achieved the league double (autumn and spring) for the first time in recent years. The team also finished their 11-a-side season with a win percentage of 57.1%. This includes wins against top boys schools such as Mill Hill, Merchant Taylor’s and Dulwich College last weekend.
On Tuesday our A Level students performed a selection of pieces they have been developing for their exam. DLD’s theatre was ideal for this event. Its intimacy helps students cope with the nerves of having to perform and be examined at the same time!
Year 12 students intending to make competitive applications to UK and US universities attended the Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference at the historic Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey.
Last Friday, DLD College London students attended an Model United Nations (MUN) conference at Haileybury school. Having attended MUN conferences in the past, this one was unlike any other I have previously taken part in.
DLD College London Year 12 and 13 students enjoyed an enlightening visit to the Particle Physics Research Centre at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday this week.
The current DLD College London band club have been working together since September when Harry (guitar) and Sem (bass) got the ball rolling and were soon joined by Eduardo on drums, thus completing the rhythm section and playing some Beatles songs and other classics. Shortly after this, Penelope and Andrea joined, bringing vocals and guitar and the band began exploring new styles and songs.
Congratulations to all the staff and students that battled the tough weather conditions on Sunday to run 5k or 10k in support of Evelina Children’s Hospital.
On Thursday Classics students returned to Gresham College to hear a fascinating lecture by the well-established classical scholar Edith Hall.
BTEC 1 enjoyed a behind the scenes visit to Harrods last week. They were given a wonderful guided tour by Tim, who pointed out some of the fascinating history behind the world famous department store.
Sasha and Xizhang both achieved top Gold Awards in the recent UK Senior Maths Challenge, qualifying for the next Kangaroo round.They both did extremely well and Sasha achieved a top award in this round.
On Wednesday evening the Regent Brass Band had their first rehearsal at DLD. They are a semi-professional group and are preparing for a top level national competition in a few weeks’ time.
An unforgettable night full of beats! The first ever DJ event at DLD College London, where DLD’s finest DJs will be performing and a professional headline DJ. There will be a fee of £3 for charitable cause. Tickets are available on Instagram just send a message to our profile.
Helen O’Hara, freelance film journalist and Editor at Large of Empire film magazine, which is one of the most popular film magazines in the world, led a fascinating workshop on film journalism and writing film reviews.
DLD College London BTEC Media Year 12 students went on a trip to the BFI to take for an educational screening of the film 1985. The film was being shown as part of a programme showcasing a range of LGBTQ cinema.
DLD College London staff and students will be participating in a 5k or 10K charity run in order to raise money for Evelina London Children’s Hospital this Sunday 10th March. Evelina Hospital is just across the road from DLD College London and we are proud to help fund life-saving equipment and life-changing research for young patients in their care.
On Tuesday 5th March the College celebrated shrove Tuesday with the first ever DLD College pancake race, involving runners racing around the balcony area of the atrium, while flipping a pancake in a frying pan to achieve the quickest possible time.
DLD College London marked the official opening of our new library this week on World Book Day 7th March. The guest of honour Philip Marshall, the Director of the London Library, cut the ribbon and announced the library to be officially open.
The Year 13 Biology students went on a Field Studies trip to Kew Gardens on Tuesday 12th.
On Saturday, 12 students from DLD College London were out in Richmond Park getting some navigation training in ahead of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice and Assessed Hikes.
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:
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.
This year Surfers Against Sewages has organized its biggest Autumn Beach and River Clean with 15,000 volunteers cleaning more than 400 beaches and 60 rivers across the UK. As part of this campaign, last Saturday DLD College hosted a litter picking event in Lower Mash and Waterloo Millenium Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 students had an exceptional night at their seventh annual Summer Ball, held at the prestigious Underglobe on the bank of the River Thames.
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.
Students from DLD College London have spent time visiting local charity, Ambition Aspire Achieve, to support young people living in the community.
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 […]
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.
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.
The Drama Club here at DLD College London showcased their exceptional talents in their first musical production, a stunning rendition of Guys and Dolls.
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.
On Friday students in the Art department here at DLD College London were visited by Cameron, a young graphic designer who works in London.
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.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Irfan Latif has been appointed as the new Principal at DLD College London and joined us at the beginning of this term.
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 […]
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.
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.
Here at DLD College Londonwe have marked the national month of ‘Movember’, with a series of innovative events.
Students and staff here at DLD College London, were treated to cakes on Wednesday 15th November to help highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2017.
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.
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 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.
An impressive level of talent in performing arts has been showcased at the recent DLD College London annual talent show.
DLD Art students impressed at the annual ISA Art Competition this year. Two of our students won awards in two of the most competitive categories.
DLD College London Music students visited one of our many famous neighbours, the Southbank Centre, for a Music Workshop this week.
Every year, we are delighted to see DLD students achieve places to read undergraduate degrees at the London School of Economics (LSE).
The Alpha Scholars played host to a group of 31 students and staff from Skive College, Denmark.
Our new boarding students here at DLD College London have bonded through a strenuous trip to High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre as the new academic year kicks in.
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 is very proud of our A Level students and their achievements today after they posted a record breaking set of exam results.
The BTEC Awards are an annual opportunity for students, teachers, schools and colleges to be rewarded for their achievements in skills-based learning.
Students here at DLD College London recently showcased their creative talents during the Annual Art Exhibition hosted at the college.
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 Group of Colleges has arrived in Brazil at a private welcome reception in Sao Paulo to a selected group of Brazilian individuals and families.
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.
Students were celebrated during the annual DLD College London Awards Ceremony in the college’s stunning atrium recently.
On May 31st we will officially launch Abbey DLD Group of Colleges brand in Brazil.
Students celebrated the end of their academic year with the sixth annual Summer Ball.
This year’s BTEC Creative Media Production magazine, Trip, showcases the talents of the class. Download your copy now.
We were invited to participate in this year’s CIFE 7-a-side Football Tournament for the second year running, held at St. Georges Park, the training facility of the England National Team.
Karabo Sankoloba was presented with the DLD CIFE College Award by Lord Lexden OBE at a ceremony held at the House of Lords.
Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum held an in-depth workshop with BTEC students to help improve their presenting skills.
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 is proud to present this exciting workshop on television presenting. Led by Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum.
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.
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.
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.
On Monday 27th February, the Pre-sessional students went on a trip to the Tower of London.
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.
Music and Drama students from DLD College London took a trip to the New London Theatre, Drury Lane on Thursday 26th January 2017 to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed musical School of Rock.
Last week we welcomed Rio Gold Medal Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh to DLD College London to give an inspiring speech on her sporting success and LGBT+.
On Monday, 16th January, Youth Pride ran a training event at DLD College London.
Photos of the Fireworks from the 18th Floor of Westminster Bridge Road on New Year’s Eve, taken by the DLD College London House Parents.
This year’s “Ask the Professional” series, has seen music industry professionals and organisations form closer, working partnerships through the design, development and launch of vocational assignments on the BTEC level 3 Diploma course in Music Technology.
The annual Winter Concert at DLD College London proved to be the best yet with 20 students being awarded for their outstanding achievements so far, whilst a spectacular display of talent was showcased.
The College performance of Twelfth Night last week, showed at last, what the DLD Drama Group can do with traditional theatre.
On Thursday, the 11th of October, Chloe Swann, a representative of the Arts University Bournemouth, came to the College and gave an informative talk to our second year A level Art, Graphic Communication, Photography, and Art-Foundation students.