The River Thames outside DLD College London


Dayana joined DLD College in September 2016 to follow the intensive one year GCSE programme. Her excellent results led to her being awarded an Alpha Scholarship to study A levels, and she continued to excel, contributing to every aspect of College life with her academic rigour, intellectual curiosity, investment in cultural life. The charitable work that we undertake to support local charities such as the Evelina Childrens’ Hospital. Dayana was appointed as joint Head of Year in the Student Council; she advocated for student interests with great insight, integrity and enthusiasm, and she spoke at the Graduation Ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in June 2019.

In addition to her tireless commitment to her academic studies, Dayana’s interest in Economics meant that she attended many super curricular lectures, and travelled to Hamburg to research cryptocurrency for her Extended Project. Dayana attended the prestigious Harvard Summer School to study Micro- and Macroeconomics; she found her time in Massachusetts inspirational and is delighted to be spending the next few years continuing to study there as an undergraduate.
Dayana represents the best qualities of DLD College and we wish her very well for all of her future successes; we know that she will continue to be a friend of the College and a superb ambassador for our academic and ethical values.

“Studying at DLD is about independence and adulthood. Here I understood the importance of self-management. Even my parents were surprised by how much I have grown up during my time here. DLD gives students an opportunity to be whoever you want to be, to express yourself in the way you wish and this is the most important aspect of my academic and social life.”


Economics A
Mathematics A
Politics B