DLD is an independent sixth form college situated on two campuses in the heart of London; Marylebone Campus and Belgravia Campus. A great sixth form boarding school in heart of England. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning.
The College offers superb, modern teaching and resources in one of London's safest and most accessible areas, 5 minutes from Regent's Park, the Wallace Collection and the Wigmore Hall. As well as a satisfactory reference from the applicant's school, the entrance requirements to study academic A Levels at DLD are six C grades at GCSE, one of which must be in English Language or Mathematics. Students normally take four AS subjects in Lower Sixth, one of which will be dropped after AS exams. An increasing number of students join us at the start of Upper Sixth. They may have become disenchanted with their schools, or have been studying A Level subjects which they now regret taking. Others will have done less well in their AS exams than expected and it is felt that an intensive year preparing for A2 is needed to ensure the best possible A Level results.
Some of these students will be recommended to follow a one year intensive A Level course if they have not satisfactorily mastered the content of the AS syllabus. Others will continue at A2 level in the normal way, and can retake AS modules if marks were disappointing. Where students have studied a syllabus on a different examining board, permission is usually granted by the receiving examining board to allow the AS result to be transferred to the A2 exam board.
Students interested in any aspect of theatre should be encouraged to participate in our annual production mounted every Christmas in our theatre. Sports events take place every day Wednesdays and Fridays when transport arrives outside Bulstrode Street to take students to venues where football and basketball are practised. Floodlit football is played at the Westway Sports Centre. All students who sing or play an instrument and enjoy performing are encouraged to participate in the various college music activities.