Duke of Edinburgh
Why study the Duke of Edinburgh?
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED AWARD THAT IS TOTALLY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. THE Dof E PROGRAMME IS A REAL ADVENTURE.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and OAA experience allows you to develop a range of life skills and supports you to make a difference in your community and develop compassion by giving service to others.
This course is definitely the right choice if you are considering working within a sporting or Outdoor and Adventurous environment and/or are planning on going on to further study at Level 3
What will I learn about?
You will study a range of physical and life skills. You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities, divided into four sections:
- Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the
- Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
- Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal
- Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or
How will I be assessed?
All students are entered for both English Literature and English Language.
As part of the Language course you will complete a Speaking and Listening task which will also be awarded a grade on your GCSE certificate.
4 Exams at the end of Year 11.
Make sure you understand exactly what you need in order to pass your English examinations. If in doubt, ask!
What happens in lessons?
Lessons will be predominantly practical based. Within lessons you will;
- Learn about your community and how to take responsibility for
- Learn how to build new
- Further understand your own strengths and
- Develop teamwork and leaderships skills
- Try new Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, including, Kayaking, Climbing and Expeditions
What are some of the skills I will need?
You will need the confidence and desire to try new things. Essential life skills such as; good communication, respect, enterprise, imagination, self-reliance, resilience and decision making to name but a few.
You will also have the opportunity to develop these life skills further throughout the course and to display your physical abilities through a range of OAA activities.
Our Subjects at KS4