Duke of Edinburgh Award
We regard the Duke of Edinburgh Award as complementary to our curricular provision. In fact, the lesser known but increasingly important Key Skills of working with others, problem solving and improving own performance are all integral to the Duke of Edinburgh qualifications.
The Shell outdoor activities programme, which all pupils do, is extended in the Removes and Fifths into a commitment to the Award. Removes continue with the Adventurous Training Land Section (ATLS) or Adventurous Training Boats Section (ATBS). In both ARLS and ATBS pupils can complete the Expedition and Physical Recreation Sections of the Bronze Award by the end of the Remove year.
Fifth Form pupils can complete the Award by concentrating on the Service and Skills Sections where they can choose from a menu of interests and pursuits. All successfully completed activities are entered in personal record books which will serve as records of achievement.
Sixth Form pupils have the opportunity to pursue the more advanced, in-depth programme of the Gold Award. This includes a Residential Project with the aim of broadening experience through involvement with others. There is no compulsion to complete the Gold Award while at school, although this would be desirable, and many continue with programmes alongside University studies.
Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator: Aerwyn Watson: firstname.lastname@example.org