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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Gordon's School is thriving.

Students participate in several trips, visits and challenges in order to receive their Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE awards.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award will not only add to the CVs and University applications of those students involved, but also allows them to build on their team work skills, survival skills, and allows them to learn new skills they would otherwise have not experienced. 

DOFE PRESENTATION TO PARENTS

Please click here to see the DofE presentation to parents in September 2018.

eDofE Login

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. eDofE enables them to record their intended aims, track their progress and upload evidence of their achievements.

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme explained...

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award groups working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are a strong and vibrant part of our school community. Please click here to read about how each award can be achieved. Typically, students in Year 10 are encouraged to participate in the Bronze Award, students in Year 11 participate in the Silver Award, and sixth form students participate in the Gold Award.

Outline of the scheme

 Component

 Explanation

 Volunteering

 Students undertake service to individuals or the community

 Physical

 Students aim to improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness

 Skills

 Students develop practical and social skills and personal interests

 Expedition

 Students plan and train for the completion of an

 adventurous journey in the UK or overseas

 Residential*

 At Gold Level, students must do an additional fifth residential

 section, which involves staying and working away from home doing

 a shared activity

*Only students doing the Gold Award need to do this residential component. This has to be done in addition to the expedition.

Duke of edinburgh Expeditions 

autumn term 2018
 
Date Award Year Group Notes

Friday 7th September

Bronze, Silver & Gold DofE/CCF Y10, Y11 Y12 & Y13 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award & CCF Parent Information Evening in the Rec 6pm

Saturday 15th September

Sunday 16th September

DofE Bronze Training - Mytchett leave at 1pm

DofE Bronze Training Mytchett return 4pm

Y10 & Y11 Students will leave AFTER Saturday Morning School with BXM Expeditions
Tuesday 18th September DofE Gold  Morocco Y12 & Y13 Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Parent Information Evening in the Rec 6pm
Tuesday 2nd October DofE Presentation Evening Y11-Y13 Presentation of completed Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, Rec 6.30pm  

Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st October

 

 

DofE Y10/Y11 Bronze practice – Bentley Copse, leave at 8am

 

Y10 & Y11

Autumn half term with BXM Expeditions

 

Tuesday 30th/Wednesday 31st October

 

 

DofE Y10/Y11 Bronze final – Henfold Lakes, Reigate, leave 8am and return c 3pm

Y10 & Y11 Autumn half term with BXM Expeditions
SPRING TERM 2019
 

 

Date Award Year Group Notes

Friday 29th March

Thursday 4th April

DofE Y10-Y13 Bronze practice & final - Dartmoor (10 Tors) leave 9am

DofE Y10-Y13 Bronze practice & final - Dartmoor (10 Tors) return c.2pm

Y10-13 Easter Holiday

 

summer term 2019
 
Date Award Year Group Notes

Friday 10th May

Sunday 12th May

Ten Tors final – Dartmoor leave at 9am

Y10 Ten Tors final – Dartmoor return c.10pm

Y10 Students will miss Friday & Saturday Morning School

Sunday 30th June

Tuesday 2nd July

DofE Y11 Silver practice – location tbc

DofE Y11 Silver practice – location tbc

Y11 After GCSEs have finished with BXM Expeditions

Monday 15th July

Wednesday 17th July

DofE Y11 Silver final – location tbc

DofE Y11 Silver final – location tbc

Y11 After GCSEs have finished with BXM Expeditions

Monday 22nd July

Friday 26th July

Y11-Y13 DofE Gold practice - Brecon Beacons, leave 9am

Y11-Y13 DofE Gold practice - Brecon Beacons return c.4pm

Y11-Y13 Summer holidays with BXM Expeditions

Monday 26th August

Friday 30th August

DofE Gold Y11-Y13 final - North Wales, leave 9am

DofE Gold Y11-Y13 final - North Wales, return c.4pm

Y11-Y13 Summer holidays with BXM Expeditions

 

Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD)

SOLD offers opportunities which students can take part in to complete the skills and residential components of their relevant awards.  Please click here to view the opportunities available.

2018-19 Awards

Congratulations to the following students on the successful completion of their Gold; Silver and  Bronze Awards:

Gold Awards:

Nicholas B; Emma R. 

Silver Awards

Luc G; Lars H; Cameron C; Alyssa K; Finn M; Grace K.

Bronze Awards:

Max W; Rory M; Sophie S; Isobel L; Jacob D; Olivia K; Elisa J; Lauren J; Brogan H; Elliot DvG; Livvy A; Daniel K; Maddy R. 

 

Mr P Fox
DofE Manager