Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
At Key Stage 4 students all take part in the Bronze D of E Award.
This national programme aims for young people to have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. Students will gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as confidence, resilience, problem-solving, team working, communication and drive.
The Bronze Award is comprised of 4 sections:
Students must complete each section to achieve the full award, but they can also achieve section certificates along the way
Sections 1-3 must be sustained for at least three months, and students may choose which one of these they would like to continue for an additional 3 months.
Students are trained in school by a D of E Coordinator. All activities are verified by external assessors and students will use www.edofe.org to record evidence of having completed each section.
By completing the Bronze Award, students will be able to enhance their CV and applications for future study and/or work. They can also progress onto the Silver and Gold Awards at a later date if they want to, but even at Bronze level, top employers recognise the work-ready skills which Award holders bring to their business.
Students also make a difference to other people’s lives and their community, get fitter and healthier, and make memories to last a lifetime. Doing the D of E can also boost a student’s mental health and wellbeing in that it helps them face and overcome personal challenges and immerses them in new activities they may not have done before.
More information can be found on the D od E website: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (dofe.org)