DLD College London: London, UK

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DLD is one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious tutorial colleges in the UK, which, since its foundation in 1931 has built a strong reputation amongst students, parents, schools and universities. DLD College London operates from a brand new, purpose built campus in the centre of London, looking over the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament. With bright, state of the art teaching facilities and secure on-site student accommodation, in the centre of the amazing, historic and vibrant city of London. DLD College London is a truly unique college campus.

DLD’s approach to education is to help students achieve the very best academic results. This is done through rigorous, active and interesting teaching, small class sizes (on average 12 students per class), frequent testing and expert teachers. One third of teaching staff were educated at Oxford or Cambridge, two thirds have either a Master’s degree and / or PHD qualification.
We focus on each student as an individual, offering the very best teaching and educational resources. We aim to build confidence in our students, enabling them to access a wide range of degree courses at top universities. We are a college noted for its friendliness and informality treating our students as young adults.
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 their AS exams.

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7 days boarding: 

40 -50,000 per year

About the school

Our impressive new campus contains:

55 classrooms – 60 touch screens

70 seat theatre with state of the art LED lighting . The theatre is also equipped with a cinema screen and surround sound.

Located on the first floor, the media department is very well equipped with the latest film and television technology.  Students are given access to the latest 4K film and TV studio cameras, along with lights, sound equipment and camera tripods, mounts and rigs.  The students also operate their own YouTube channel and live stream college events online.

Two 1st floor music rooms fully equipped with the latest iMacs and software, a studio complex in the basement with three rooms. The music technology lab comprises state of the art iMac computers with the latest versions of Logic and Sibelius software on them, In addition we have three practice rooms equipped with a top end acoustic and digital pianos as well as a drum kit.

Three art studios, graphic suite and a photography studio and classrooms.

Separate laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics equipped with interactive touch screens.

Four dedicated learning zones with quiet booths and water fountains.

Learning centre equipped with state of the art technology.

Under 16’s Study areas equipped with computers (supervised) and open space learning.

5 private tuition rooms for one on one learning.

The Refectory provides a multifunctional space for eating , studying and socialising, and has a mixture of long bench style tables and booths. In addition, students also have access to a Starbucks Café from 8am.

Atrium with film projectors and surround sound.

Gallery with seating for student group work.

College nurse with onsite medical facilities.

DLD College London is the only boarding school in Central London with boarding on site.

Only here can boarders enjoy the convenience of living in one of our 250 en-suite bedrooms above the College where our international community work together in the heart of one of the greatest cities on earth!

We want our boarders to feel safe, happy and at home, while they are with us in our boarding house. Boarders are encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions, offer ideas, contribute to their boarding community, and to show initiative and take on various responsibilities.

Boarding with us in an extraordinary experience, offering unique opportunities for a wide range of boarders’ trips throughout London, in-house activities and special occasions.

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Academic life

Academic English

DURATION: 12 months




AGE RANGE: 14 – 21 years old

starting at $9,668

Academic English forms the educational foundation for any international student studying with DLD College Londyn , whatever course they follow, as English is the language for both teaching and learning.

Every student’s language target is to achieve a minimum of 6.5 in the IELTS exam (International English Language Testing System). It is compulsory to study this course until this is achieved, although we recommend students study beyond this score. There are various courses to follow to do this, depending on the English level at the start (which we will assess upon arrival).

The IELTS exam is as important as any A level subjects, Foundation course, BTEC qualification or GCSE and must be taken alongside these, because the demonstration of academic English skills of a certain level (generally 6.5) is a pre-requisite for entry to all good universities. Further to this, universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial and UCL often ask for 7.0/7.5.

BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council)

DURATION: 12 months




AGE RANGE: 14 – 21 years old

starting at $33,464

BTECs are work related qualifications that are an alternative to A-Levels. BTECs provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. DLD offers BTEC qualifications in Business Studies, Music Technology and Digital Media Production.

General Certificate of Secondary Education GCSE

Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English, English / English Literature, Enterprise, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Citizenship, History, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

DURATION: 12 months



COURSE TYPE: Specialty

AGE RANGE: 14 – 21 years old

starting at $33,464

Foundation Programmes

Music, Fashion Management, Business & Economics, Mathematics & Economics, Engineering, Humanities

DURATION: 12 months



COURSE TYPE: Specialty

AGE RANGE: 14 – 21 years old

starting at $33,464

A Level course

DLD College London offer a wide range of A-Level courses, helping our students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications. Our A-Level courses are normally taught over two years. There are opportunities to study Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry and Physics over 18 months starting in January (minimum 5.5 IELTS score required).

DURATION: 12 months



COURSE TYPE: Specialty

AGE RANGE: 14 – 21 years old

starting at $33,464

DLD College London offer a wide range of A-Level courses, helping our students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications.

Sport and culture

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Boys’ football, Circuit training, Mindfulness and wellbeing, Rock-climbing, Yoga and meditation

Drama Club, Film Club, Life Drawing Class, Photography Club, Portfolio Workshop, Private Music lesson, Recording Studio Club, Ukulele Club, Rock School Band, Vocal Group

 Course description

Academic Summer runs three courses at DLD College London in July and August

Academic Summer – quality GCSE, IB and A-level preparation and revision courses for international and British students aged 13 to 18. Speciality weeks also offered: Medical Studies SAT preparation, Oxbridge or IELTS preparation courses.

Academic Juniors – specialist programme for young learners aged 7 to 12. Taught by experienced primary school teachers who know how children learn best.

Academic Adults – a professional course in the communicative use of English as an International Language for adults aged 25 plus. Ideal for parents accompanying their children or busy professionals.

Dates: Saturday 1st July to Saturday 26th August 2017. Two to eight week courses.

Fees: £1350 per week for full boarding all-inclusive programme.

Course topics

Listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar

Location Description

Rubbing shoulders with some of the most prestigious and historical buildings in London, this is our neighbourhood.  The college is at the foot of Westminster Bridge, right next door to the Houses of Parliament.

199 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7FX.

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