The River Thames outside DLD College London


A Level Results 2020

After the dramatic U-turn from the government, we can report that our incredible Class of 2020 achieved a total of 50% A*-A grades, 76% A*-B, 93% A*-C and a 100% overall pass rate.

Of those students who took 3 or more A Levels, a third (34%) achieved three or more A*/A grades and 60%  achieved three or more A*/B grades.

Many subjects at the school also achieved 100% A*-C grades including English, History, Geography, Politics, Sociology, History of Art, Film Studies, Art & Design, Music, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Further Maths and the languages, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

These results represent a significant improvement from previous years and are rightly very well deserved. After many months of hard work in incredibly difficult circumstances and requiring huge amounts of determination and resilience, the students embraced the online learning provided, which continued throughout the whole of lockdown, to secure their results.

Our teachers worked closely with every student both pastorally and academically to ensure they were fully supported along the way and understood how important every piece of homework and test would contribute to evidence for their grades. Timetables continued online from day one of the lockdown and every effort went into guiding the students through this unsettling period.

Principal Irfan Latif commented, “This talented Class of 2020 have had to deal with a lot during the pandemic and we have been impressed by the resilience and determination they have shown throughout. From the beginning they should have received the centre-assessed grades that teachers and schools painstakingly produced during the crisis. The outstanding results attained by this cohort will certainly open doors but their personality and character will keep them open. I am delighted that our students will now receive the results they so rightly deserve.”

These brilliant results enable them to progress to top universities in the UK and overseas and to study the courses of their choice.

Some early confirmed university places include:

  • One of our domestic students, Sid Wilson, will take up his place at Oxford University to read History
  • Another domestic student, Ruben Ticehurst-James has received a President’s Scholarship to study Maths at the University of Waterloo in Canada
  • International student Diogo Lami Roque Mana Fortunato from Portugal who achieved 3A*/A will go on to read English Literature at Durham
  • International student Nazanin Faghihi from Iran who achieved 3A* to go with her A* from last year,  will now study Mathematics at Imperial College London

BTEC Diploma Results 2020

Our BTEC students are celebrating another year of brilliant results. Almost half (43%) of the BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved D*D*D*-DDD, the equivalent to three A*-A grades at A Level, 62% of students achieved all Distinctions and Merits – equivalent to three A*-B grade A levels, and 91% achieved D*D*D*-MMM, the equivalent of three A*-C grades. Two thirds (67%) of students achieved the equivalent of at least one A*-B grade

In Business BTEC, 40% of results were graded D*-D, equivalent to three A*-A grades in A Level, and 70% of results were equivalent to three A*-B grades in A Level.

In Creative Digital Media Production BTEC, 27% of results were at at D*, equivalent to three A* A Level grades, 45% of results were graded D*-D, equivalent to three A*-A grade in A Level, and 55% were equivalent to three A*-B A Level grades.

Early confirmed destinations include:

  • Domestic student, Daniel Khan, who studied Business BTEC, will take up his place at the University of Leeds to read Business Management
  • International student Elli Mohajeri Moghaddam, who studied Creative Digital Media Production BTEC and achieved the equivalent of 2A*/A is joining Oxford Brookes to study Media, Communication and Sociology
  • Mhairi Laws, studied Business BTEC gaining the equivalent of AAA at A Level and will be going to Bournemouth University to read Business and Management

BTEC Certificate Results 2020

A BTEC Certificate is equivalent to one A Level grade and our students achieved extremely high results.

D* 18%
D*-D 64%
D*-M 95%
D*-P 100%

Subject Results

  • Business – half the grades are distinctions, 100% pass rate
  • Creative Digital Media Production – over a quarter (27%) of grades are starred Distinctions (D*), almost ¾ (73%) are Distinctions (D*-D), 100% are Distinctions and Merits (D*-M)
  • Digital Music Production – A fifth (20%) are starred Distinctions (D*), three fifths (60%) are Distinctions (D*-D), 100% are Distinctions and Merits (D*-M)

International Foundation Programme Results 2020

This year 58 international Foundation Programme students completed their IFP exams online. They were a resounding success for both students and teachers as almost half of the cohort achieved a Distinction.

In all, 98% of students passed with a result of 40% or above and just under half the students achieved a ‘Distinction’ with a result of 75% or above. The Economics & Advanced Maths programme achieved an average score of 80% and Engineering achieved 78%.

A selection of destinations for this year’s students include:

Business & Economics
Sai Gondesi – King’s College London: ‘Political Economy’
Polina Korola – City, University of London: ‘Banking and International Finance’
Pisour Sarat – City, University of London: ‘Business Management’

Economics & Maths
Yue (Melody) Yin – King’s College London: ‘Psychology’
Milana Khadartceva – King’s College London: ‘Economics’

Mostafa Abulyazeed – Queen Mary Unviersity:  ‘Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience’

Fashion Management
Alexandra Zhang – London College of Fashion (LCF – part of UAL): ‘Design Technology: Womenswear’

Faizan Maqsood – Durham University: ‘Marketing & Management’

Yuetian (Gordon) Dai – London College of Fashion (LCF – part of UAL) ‘Fashion Management’

Jihe (Charles) Yang – Central Saint Martins: Pre- degree ‘Fashion Folio Course’

GCSE Results 2020

DLD College London is celebrating its students’ GCSE results.

45% were graded 9-7 (A* – A), significantly above the national average of 27.6%. In addition, 29% of the results were graded 9-8 (A*), almost two thirds (64%) were graded 9-6 (A*-B) and 96% were graded 9-4 (A*-C).

An impressive third of the students achieved grades 9-6 (A*-B) in all of their subjects and over a fifth of students (22%) achieved at least one grade 9. Of those who took five or more GCSEs over a third (36%) achieved all grades 9-6.

Star student Nina, from Ukraine, achieved grade 9s in English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, plus a grade 8 in Art.

All of these students completed their GCSEs on our one year intensive course which makes these achievements even more impressive.

In addition, 100% pass rates (Grades 9-4) were achieved in teh following subjects: English Language & Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Economics, Music, Italian & Spanish.

A Level Results 2019

DLD College London DLD College London students are celebrating another excellent set of results, once again far exceeding the national average. Staff and students can be proud of the A Level results with 26% gaining the top grades of A*- A and with a 98% pass rate, with 54% achieving A*- B and 78% achieving A*- C grades. The College has a lot to celebrate not only at A-level, but also at BTEC where students achieved an outstanding pass rate of 100% and the International Foundation Programmes (IFP) where students’ achieved a 96% pass rate.

DLD is proud of its high performing and diligent students who are reaping the benefits of their hard work and the excellent teaching, pastoral care and support they receive from their teachers.

The College continues to place students at many of the most prestigious universities in the country and abroad. We are proud of all our students’ results and the progress they have made during their time with us. There were many outstanding results from a large number of students including:

  • Mathieu Deschenes achieved A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and is going to the University of Bristol to read Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Ainura Kurbanova achieved A* in Business and Economics, A in Maths and is going to CASS Business school, City University to study Business Management.
  • Ruby Davies Brown achieved an A in French, B in Maths, C in Biology and is going to Nottingham to study Nursing.
  • Like Hu achieved A* in Math, Further Maths and A in Economics and is going to University College London to read Mathematics and Economics.
  • William Howard achieved A* in Maths, B in Chemistry and Physics and is going to Loughborough to read Chemistry.
  • Le Minh Tuan Le achieved A in Maths and Biology, B in Physics and is going to Southampton to read Computer Science.
  • Adam Linert achieved A* in Economics, A in Maths and Politics, B in German and is going to UCLA to read Economics.
  • Jingwen Lyu achieved A in Maths and Further Maths, B in Economics and is going to Durham to read Accounting and Finance.
  • Kyrillos Vilsenko achieved A in Maths and Chemistry, B in Physics and is going to Westminster to study Architecture.
  • Serena Waya achieved A in Chemistry, B in Biology and Physics and is going to King’s College London to read Biomedical Science.
  • Anastasia Yurevich achieved A* in Further Mathematics and Russian and A in Economic and Maths and is going to City University to read Finance.

“I would like to pay tribute to the excellent staff at DLD College London who go that extra mile to support the students through their A Levels, BTEC and IFP courses and in particular to Michael Brett, our Head of University & Careers who has worked tirelessly to help the students gain those coveted university places. As we celebrate with these students, we remember that these results, together with the wide range of experiences and opportunities offered at DLD has helped prepare each and every student for the next stage in their journey of lifelong learning. We wish each and every one of them every success in the future and look forward to hearing about their successes through the DLD Alumni network.”

Irfan H Latif

BTEC Results 2019

DLD College London’s BTEC students achieved another great set of results. For the sixth successive year students posted a 100% pass rate, with 39% achieving the equivalent of A*-A. We are so pleased with our students; their results are reward for their hard work.

There were many outstanding results across a range of students from a number of students including:

  • Emily Keogh achieved the equivalent of A* A* A at A Level in BTEC Media Production. She is going to Bournemouth University to read Multimedia Journalism.
  • Dimitris Fafalios achieved the equivalent of AAB at A Level in BTEC Business, and now plans to go to Pearson College London to read Business Management with Finance.
  • Hussein Hashim achieved the equivalent of AAB at A Level in BTEC Business, and has accepted an offer from Royal Holloway University of London to read Business Management.
  • Bryan Subaskaran achieved the equivalent of AAB at A Level in BTEC Business, and will read Business Management at Nottingham University.
  • William Robinson was awarded the equivalent of A* in BTEC Music Technology Extended Certificate and intends to read Music Production at BIMM London College of Music.

Head of BTEC, Fumi St Marthe said “congratulations to all BTEC students for their fantastic results! They have all worked exceptionally hard under the continued support and guidance of their dedicated teachers. It is wonderful to see our students rewarded for all their efforts. I wish them every success in the future, whether it be at university, on an apprenticeship scheme or in employment.”

GCSE Results 2019

DLD College London is celebrating its students’ exceptional GCSE results.

An impressive 70% 9-4 (A*-C) with 28% graded 9-7 (A* – A). The cohort achieved a 94% pass rate despite the tougher nature of the reformed GCSEs now adopting the new 9-1 grading system.

This is particularly notable as all the students have undertaken the fast track intensive one-year GCSE programme.

One high-achiever, Sophia achieved 5 x 9s, 2 x 8s and a 7.

Congratulations to all our students.

IFP Results 2019

We are delighted to announce that DLD International Foundation Programme students are celebrating a fantastic set of results. An impressive 96% of students passed the course and 33% of the 55 strong cohort achieved 75% or more overall and were therefore awarded a distinction.

Head of the International Fashion Management Programme said, “the IFP students have received an excellent set of results! It is great to see how so many of them are now going on to pursue their academic studies at University Level. They worked very hard last year and provided us with many memorable moments. Have fun, but work hard… wishing you all the best next year!”

These results have enabled our students to secure places at some of the most prestigious universities in the UK. Some notable successes are listed below:

  • Nadia Vilaysack achieved 88% in Business and Economics and is going to Newcastle University to read Accounting and Finance.
  • Jessie Kuan achieved 85% in Advanced Maths and Economics and is going to Durham to read Economics.
  • Murat Shadiyev achieved 82% in Business and Economics and is going to City University to read Business Management.
  • Yiyi Wu achieved 82% in Music and is going to Leeds College of Music to read Music Business.
  • Sihao Huang achieved 82% in Advanced Maths and Economics and is going to City University to read Accounting and Finance.
  • Ayyubkhon Yusupov achieved 80% in Business and Economics and is going to City University to read Business Management.
  • Nicole Chen achieved 77% In Fashion Management and is going to University of the Arts London to read Fashion Communication and Promotion.