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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (DofE) is dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds. Participation in the DofE programme helps students develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more rounded, confident adults.

There are three award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. A DofE award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities. There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level, and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

At The Tiffin Girls’ School, students start the Bronze award in Year 9, but students who do not take part at this stage are able to join the award scheme later in Year 10 (Silver) or Year 12 (Gold). Students are supported by the school’s DofE Manager, who offers advice and encouragement throughout their DofE programme.

We use Sam Sykes Ltd, a DofE-approved activity provider with over 40 years’ experience, to run the school’s expeditions at all three award levels. For more information on the DofE award scheme, visit the DofE website or open the factsheet in the Downloads below.