David Game College Liverpool
David Game College and LILA* Liverpool have joined forces to create a world-class college in the heart of Liverpool. The newly established David Game College Liverpool, also partners with Steven Gerrard Academy to form a powerful education hub for Liverpool that provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue a gold-standard British education in a contemporary setting. Students can choose from a focused range of A Levels or University Foundation Programmes both of which have the option of adding on an elite football coaching programme from the iconic Steven Gerrard Academy.
Although in its infancy, David Game College Liverpool marries the expertise of London’s David Game College and the renowned love of education from LILA* who collectively have over 65 years of experience in delivering an outstanding education for students.
What we do
Inspiring and enabling students to achieve their very best while developing an international mindset is at the heart of this new Liverpool College’s mission. Students leave equipped with the qualifications, results and attitude that will allow them to reach their full potential in a globalised world.
We do this by creating an open and exciting environment, which not only sees students achieve top grades but encourages those of differing abilities to set and achieve personalised goals that they can be proud of. We specialise in preparing students for university entry by providing a range of advised A Level and University Foundation Programmes and focusing on examination success. We teach students from 16 years plus (must be non-compulsory school age) in small classes of between 8 and 15 students per class.
At David Game College Liverpool we take great pride in our ability to cater for all educational backgrounds. Our tutors have high expectations, so all students – including the most able – are stretched intellectually and encouraged to aim high. So whatever your level, we’re here to guide you to success.
Where we are
We are based in Liverpool, the fastest-growing city in the UK with 13 universities and over 216,960 students in the Liverpool catchment area including 25,000 core life science students. At the forefront of the musical, cultural and sporting life in the UK, Liverpool is an outward-facing, cosmopolitan city making it the perfect place to embark on your higher education career.
The David Game College Campus is situated in New Barratt House on North John Street, within 5 minutes’ walk of James St Station, Paradise Street Bus Station and 10 minutes’ walk of Central and Lime St Stations.
At 4,500 square metres, the purpose-built, design-led College is filled with natural light and an airy open-plan design. The inspiring learning environment is filled with art and each classroom has an individual theme centred around the culture and heritage of Liverpool. Two large common rooms are equipped with kitchen areas, a ping pong table, a foosball table and large screen Smart TVs perfect for students to relax and make friends.
Designated ‘Quiet Areas’ provide students with space to work and focus. These can be accessed on an ad-hoc basis or students can book a time to think and concentrate on their studies.
The open-plan design and glass walls of the college were designed so that the staff and students get to know each other and to foster the nurturing environment that the college is famous for. Students are encouraged to talk to academic and support staff about any issues that may arise during their time at the college.
If you like the idea of joining us here at David Game College Liverpool for the next stage of your education or simply want to know more, you can view our prospectus here. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Level Courses
We offer a focused range of A-Level Courses that we know work well in seeing students through to the top UK universities. All subjects are available as two-year courses, many are also available as eighteen-month or one-year courses. Additionally, one-to-one or small group tuition may be provided on request. You can combine a number of different classes from our list of subjects and decide which course length works best for you.
Choosing your course length
Two-year A-Level Course
This course is for students who have appropriate GCSE or equivalent qualifications On this course you will:
- Study three to four A-Levels in Year One; optional to take AS examinations at the end of Year One
- Continue to study three of your chosen subjects at A-Level in Year Two
Eighteen-month A-Level Course
This course is for students who have appropriate GCSE or equivalent qualifications, or who have previously studied AS-Levels. Students will start in January and will complete their exams in June the following year.
One-year A-Level Course
This course is for students who have previously studied AS or A-Levels and wish to improve their grades. An exceptionally bright student may be able to take this course without any previous A-Level background.
Subjects available to study with us:
University Foundation Programme
Our University Foundation Programme (UFP) was established in 1989 and is one of the most successful in the UK. It is accepted by over 90 UK institutions including universities in America, Canada and Australia. 70% of David Game College UFP students obtained offers from Russell Group universities in 2021.
The UFP is a fantastic alternative for students wanting to go to university who do not wish to study A Levels but have appropriate GCSE or equivalent qualifications.
On this course you will:
- Study six modules, comprising of three compulsory and three elective modules
- Be assessed by coursework throughout the course
The UFP will not qualify you for entry to dentistry or veterinary science degree courses or to Oxbridge, all of which require high grades in three A Levels.
Why study your University Foundation Programme at David Game College Liverpool?
We bring together students from all over the world and from different backgrounds, giving them the chance to make friends they’ll keep for life. We support them every step of the way and make sure they develop personally as well as academically, developing students with international mindsets ready to embark on the next step in their educational career.
A Quality Education
Our UFP has a 100% success rate in securing qualifying students offers from UK universities. Most importantly though, we prepare our students for the challenge ahead, allowing them to make a smooth transition to undergraduate level education.
Freedom to Choose
Our independence allows students to consider multiple universities and apply for degrees that best suit them. Throughout the process, our staff can offer extensive educational and career advice. We also allow our students to choose their modules according to their future subject area.
When studying your University Foundation Programme with David Game College Liverpool, you’ll have the choice of two programme pathways:
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The Steven Gerrard Academy
The Steven Gerrard Academy has seen over 1000 students graduate from its football programmes with many going on to university, being awarded football scholarships or continuing their journey within football clubs.
Excellent training facilities boast a selection of grass and 3G pitches where students have access to world-class football coaching led by UEFA-licenced coaches who all have experience at the top academies including Liverpool Football Club.
The collaboration between David Game College Liverpool and Steven Gerrard Academy gives academically capable footballers the opportunity to combine A Level study with an elite-level football training programme.
Steven Gerrard Academy Football Programme optimises:
World-class coaching and training
UEFA-qualified and experienced coaches lead stimulating training sessions designed to improve personal fitness, tactical and technical awareness, team and individual performance. A sports science approach is used to introduce innovative and up-to-date methods and to monitor player performance.
All students play in weekly competitive fixtures
Higher-level squads can play in the FA Youth Cup against professional youth academies, compete in the National Football Youth League against professional scholar sides such as Leeds Utd and Newcastle Utd and be invited to play in friendlies against clubs such as Aston Villa FC and Wigan FC.
Other squads are entered into local college leagues and cup competitions with the aim of developing players to move into the higher-level squads.
The latest technology and sport science principles develop player performance and coaching. The performance analysis team uses industry-standard analysis software to provide video and statistical feedback to players and coaches. The use of GPS systems allows the coaching team to track players’ physical performance, monitor training load and measure performance metrics, such as distance covered, speed and energy expenditure.
To monitor fitness levels before, during and after each season, students complete regular fitness and body composition testing which helps coaches tailor a programme to each individual player.
Advice is provided on nutrition to ensure students are fuelled correctly for training and matches with gym programmes and food plans in place to help them reach their physical goals.