Helping young people build life-long belief in themselves through DofE.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold and, whatever level participants are working for, they have to complete activities in four sections (with an additional one at Gold). The higher the level, the more time and effort are required. That is why gaining a Gold Award is a huge achievement of which the pupils can justly be very proud.

All pupils are encouraged to enrol at Bronze level in the Remove (Year 10) and should be able to complete their programme over the course of the year. We then suggest that pupils focus on their academic studies in the Hundred before enrolling at Gold level in the Sixth Form. Because pupils will be direct entrants at the Gold level, they need to be prepared for the fact that their programme will take eighteen months – meaning that it can comfortably be completed over the course of their time in the Sixth Form.

Throughout their time doing their Duke of Edinburgh, the pupils are supported and guided by staff. Expedition training forms a core part of the participants’ co-curricular activities in the Remove and the Sixth Form, and pupils complete their practice and qualifying expeditions with us. We are also on hand to advise pupils about their choices for the other sections and encourage them to finish their programme and achieve their Award.