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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, known as DofE, is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving 14 to 24 year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.

For almost 60 years DofE participants have volunteered, learnt new skills, taken part in physical activity, planned and carried out a group expedition and, at Gold level, taken part in a residential activity with a group previously unknown to them.

Why Choose to Undertake the Awards?

Why Choose to Undertake the Awards?

The value of the DofE Award is recognised by employers and universities who identify DofE Award holders as well-rounded young people with the skills and behaviours to embrace opportunities given to them.

King’s College has been associated with the DofE for a number of years and it is proud to offer Bronze and Gold programmes to its pupils.

Who Can Take the Awards?

Who Can Take the Awards?

The Bronze level programme is offered to all Fourth Form pupils and takes a minimum of six months to complete. Sixth Form pupils can start a Gold programme, which will take a minimum of 18 months.

Bronze DofE is offered to Fourth Form pupils and is a popular choice with over half the year group participating in 2015–16.

In 2017, a group undertook the expedition by canoe rather than on foot!

What is Involved?

What is Involved?


Participants must complete activities in four sections: volunteering, physical, skill and expedition. Volunteering takes place during Monday afternoon activities including CCF and primary school athletic coaching, and participants commit to this for a minimum of six months. Physical activity will usually take the form of regular sporting commitments, although some pupils have used sporting commitments outside of school. The skill section is often the most diverse and pupils undertake personal development is areas including music, photography and animal husbandry. Both the physical and skills sections take a minimum of three months to complete. The final expedition section takes the form of two overnight expeditions usually held at the end of the Lent Holiday and the Summer Half Term on the Quantock Hills and Exmoor respectively.

For further details about DoE please visit: www.dofe.org

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King’s College makes a limited number of awards to candidates who are about to enter the School in Year 9 (13+) or into the Sixth Form (16+). These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance to the School. All awards are made on the basis of open competition. All awards carry clear expectations of involvement and achievement and all are subject to annual review.

Our scholarships include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama & Performing Arts; and Design Technology.

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