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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

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 challeng,e 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.

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There are three levels within The Duke of Edinburgh's Award:

Each level of Award is split into four sections:

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 carolina.ganzoperez@kwc.im

Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.

Past Parent of two 6th Form Students