Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is a nationally and internationally recognised award which is acknowledged by employers and universities alike. The award is very well established at Sharnbook Academy and offers a wide range of challenges and opportunities to our students. The school offers the award at all three levels: bronze, silver and gold with expeditions being organised and run by staff from the school.

Students achieve the award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition), each of which they undertake for a set period of time. At gold level, a fifth section is also required, which is a residential experience. For more specific information on the award, please visit www.dofe.org

Bronze

  • Students can enrol on the bronze level of the award in November from year 9.
  • The practice expedition will take place in the summer term of year 9 and assessed expedition in the autumn term of year 10.
  • Students should have completed their award by December of year 10
  • To complete the award, the following timescales must be completed for each section.

Bronze table

Silver

  • Students can enrol on the silver level of the award in January of year 10.
  • The practice expedition will take place in the summer term of year 10 and assessed expedition in the autumn term of year 11.
  • Students should have completed their award by December of year 11
  • To complete the award, the following timescales must be completed for each section.

 silver table

Gold

  • Students can enrol on the gold level of the award in September of year 12.
  • The practice expedition will take place in October of year 12 and assessed expedition in the Summer term of year 12.
  • To complete the award, the following timescales must be completed for each section. At this level a 5th section, the residential, is required to be completed.

 Gold table

 

For further information on each of the sections visit https://www.dofe.org/what-is-dofe and click on each section for information and ideas

For more information on the award please contact Miss Oxbrow, DofE Manager at noxbrow@sharnbrook.beds.sch.uk

Logos

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Bronze Booklet
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