At King William’s College, participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is actively encouraged. Established in 1956 by its Founder and Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities.
The completion of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award or DofE is highly regarding by Universities and employers alike, who see in the scheme a reflection of the interests, team attitudes and work ethic of the participants. King William's College has had some of the highest completion rates in the UK for years and we are also very proud of the popularity of the Scheme of the Award, reaching 90% of the year group for instance for Bronze in most recent years.
It is a personal challenge which demands persistence and commitment to see it through to the end, but students who take up a new activity often continue with it long after they have completed the minimum requirements for the Award. Likewise, our pupils can use some of the many activities they are already involved in to complete certain requirements of the Award.
There are three levels within The Duke of Edinburgh's Award:
Bronze - for those aged 14 and over – (Mainly Lower 5 students)
Silver - for those aged 15 and over – (Middle 5 to Upper 5 students)
Gold - for those aged 16 and over – (L6 students)
Each level of Award is split into four sections:
Volunteering - encourages participants to help individuals and the community.
Skills - can cover almost any hobby, skill or interest of the participant.
Physical recreation - focuses on sport, dance and fitness.
Expedition- Includes training for, planning and completing a journey. The duration of the expedition also depends on the level: two days and one night for Bronze, three days and two nights for Silver and four days and three nights for Gold.
King William's College is a Licenced Operating Authority of the Award and offers registration for all the levels, as well as a comprehensive programme for the completion of the Expedition Section, providing all the necessary requirements.
For further details and information please visit the website, link below or contact Mrs Carolina Ganzo-Pérez, the College's DofE Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org