The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award aims to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people.
The Award is offered at two levels, Silver and Gold. Each level consists of four sections; Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Expeditions. At Gold level there is an additional requirement, the Residential Section. The Award is achieved through successful completion of each section.
Participation in the Award can be by one of two routes; direct participation or through the CCF.
Sessions run on Wednesdays for the Fifth Form to provide training for the Silver Award Expedition section. In the Lower Sixth students who join the scheme work towards the Gold level Volunteering or Skill sections by taking part in Friday afternoon activities.
There is training on Fridays and a compulsory weekends training in October for new Sixth Form students. Participants work towards the other sections in their own time.