Duke of Edinburgh Awards



The DofE is the world’s leading achievement award for anyone aged between 14 and 24. The award is a fun and challenging programme that has three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students complete each award by organising a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

At North Oxfordshire Academy we currently offer the Bronze Award to Year 9 and 10 students in September, which can progress through to Silver and Gold. In the Sixth Form we currently offer a direct entry to the Silver Award at the beginning of Year 12.

If anyone would like to find out more, please contact Miss Roberts, or visit the DofE website at https://www.dofe.org/