Duke of Edinburgh

Should you have any queries relating to the school Duke of Edinburgh's scheme, please contact Mr Stuart Glover, Deputy Headteacher.  

What is a DofE Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. Many students find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to students aged 14 and above. The award helps students in terms of pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. 

There are three levels of programme students can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age students can start.


The DofE at Ousedale 2014 – 2015

In total there were:

  • 2 x Bronze Groups.  In total there were 52 students taking the Bronze Award
  • 1 x Silver Group.  In total 26 students took the Silver Award 
  • 1 x Gold Group.  In total 12 Students took the Gold Award 

The expedition pass rate for Bronze, Silver & Gold was 100% 
Ousedale School also gained its own license to run the DofE; this was awarded on 22nd September 2015 at St James’ Palace. 

The DofE at Ousedale 2015 – 2016

  • Bronze Award
  • 3 Bronze Groups: A, B & Reserves 
  • A total of 103 students signed up to take the award.
  • Two training weekends took part in October 2015 and the Reserves went out at the end of February 2016.
  • 7 further Bronze expeditions will be run from April to September 2016. 
  • Silver Award
  • A total of 70 students signed up for the Silver award consisting of A & B groups. 
  • 4 expeditions covering practice and final weekends took place from March to June.
  • Gold Award 
  • 16 students pursued the Award; the practice ran in March 2016 and the final expedition will be held in the Autumn term 2016, 

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