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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

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

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

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award will not only enhance 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. 

For an overview on how to get started on the DofE journey, together with what is required and how this can be achieved, please click here. Please see below for video on the eDofE App.

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 9 are encouraged to participate in the Bronze Award, students in Year 11 the Silver Award, and Sixth Form students the Gold Award.

Currently, the school has:

  • 124 students on the Bronze Award Scheme,
  • 47 on the Silver,
  • 30 on the Gold.

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

Students plan and train for the completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or overseas


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.

eDofE Login

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme 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. For a video explaining the eDofE and the App, please click here.

Click the icon below to login.

Duke of edinburgh Expeditions 

summer term 2024
date award year group notes
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st April DofE Y9 Bronze Training  Year 9  
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th April DofE Y9 Bronze Final  Year 9  
Friday 17th/Sunday 19th May  DofE Silver (Practice)  Year 10  
Friday 14th/Sunday 16th June  DofE Silver (Final)  Year 10  
Monday 15th/Friday 19th July  Year 12 - Year 13 DofE Gold Practice  Year 12 - Year 13  
Monday 29th July/Friday 2nd August Year 12 - Year 13 DofE Gold Final  Year 12 - Year 13  


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.  

2021-22 Awards

Congratulations to the following on the successful completion of their Gold Awards, which were presented at Buckingham Palace:

Gold Awards:

J Holland; J Papworth; E Litjens; N Gray; H Gordon; A White; J Lee-Clarke; C Davidson; E Armitt; J Wilson; M Roberts; K Cusdin; A Kotecha; E Garner; G Keyes; Z Copes and F Kemp. 

2019-20 Awards

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

Gold Awards:

Jessica L-C; Emily G; Abigail W; Caitlin D; Grace Keyes; Alyssa K; Jack H; Hannah G; Emily A; Maddie R; James W.

Silver Awards:

Oliver P; Alice G; Max W; Lottie H; Daniel K; Charly T; Jacob D; Ella L; Emma C.

Bronze Awards:

Amy T; Jesse H; Olly P; Kashi G; Maisie C; Hugo K-C; Otto B; George H; Harvey O; Patrick C; Oliver E; Abigail H-B; Susannah H; Cerys G-J; Grace F; Scarlett B; Lauren M; Eleanor N; Harry A; Joanna H; Benjamin K; Scott R; Jake W; Jasmine M; Madeline G


Mr P Fox
DofE Manager