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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 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:

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

Our son has been at King William’s College for two years and has settled in very well with the full support of the boarding staff and teachers, who have demonstrated great kindness and caring. The highly disciplined, but dynamic education system has helped our 15 year old son to adapt well and his confidence has noticeably improved in a short space of time. What's especially pleasing is that not only does the College have an excellent calibre of teaching staff and a strong academic curriculum, but we have been surprised and delighted to discover their excellent music achievements! With such great experience, our second son will also join KWC starting at Lower 5, to have a well rounded education. We cannot be more pleased with our decision to send our sons here all the way from Hong Kong!

M5 Overseas Parent