Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

MAP offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to Year 9 students and above.

This is a challenging programme of activities aimed at young people aged 13 years and over; it will help students to learn new skills, to help others and to experience adventure, as well as giving our students a great sense of achievement.

Students achieve their Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if they’re going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. Students will find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only). Students get to choose what they do.

The 3 award levels are completed in set years in a way as to have a minimum impact on student education. The Bronze is completed in year 9, the Silver in year 10 and then the Gold in year 12. It is understood that students need to have a gap from the awards during year 11 as this is the time when they need to be fully focused on their GCSE’s.

Their programme can be full of activities and projects that get them buzzing, and along the way they’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who remains the Patron. Please contact us for more information, the point of contact within school is the DofE and Ten Tors Manager Mr P. Talliss.