This enables students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and develop skills to further prepare for university.
The Diploma is open to year 12 students (A Level or BTEC) and year 13 students (IFP). In order to qualify for the DLD Diploma, students will need to complete compulsory component one, which is the written element and choose two options from component two.
An initial meeting will be arranged to set individual targets for each student which will include skills development and achievement. Attendance will also be part of the assessment and will be recorded weekly.
There is a large variety of activities on offer for Component 2 and students will have the opportunity to change their choices after a term, or, carry on with their existing ones.
The Diploma is accredited through the NCFE.
|Compulsory Component 1||Component 2 choices|
|EPQ (Stretch & Challenge)||Online certificate (Future Learn)|
|Research Project & Presentation Level 1 (secondary sources)||Humanities Magazine (Humanities cross-curricular)|
|Level 2 (original primary sources)||Public speaking/debating|
|ABRSM Practical exams in most common instruments (UCAS POINTS AWARDED Grade 6+)|
|ABRSM Theory exams Grades 1-8 (UCAS POINTS AWARDED Grade 6+)|
|Alexander Technique (External) – Certificate|
|Music Studio Recording Club|
|Rock Band School|
|Bank of England Challenge|
|Mandarin (Dragons in Europe)|
|Adobe Photoshop Course|
|Sports ECA (football/basketball/badminton/table tennis/circuit training/boxing/yoga/archery/dance (modern)|
|LAMDA Drama Exams|
|Drama: Youth Theatre|