Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Sub menu

The College is proud of its participation and success rate in the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award Scheme.

Every year, upwards of eighty boys from Form 4 take part in the Bronze Scheme. This involves planning and conducting two expeditions and participating in a wide range of voluntary, physical and skill based activities. The Gold Scheme is very popular among Sixth Form students and the expeditions at Gold level challenge them to perform at the highest level. Those who succeed in completing the scheme are rewarded by a visit to St James’ Palace to meet the Duke of Edinburgh himself.

The highlight of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, whether it be at Bronze, Silver or Gold Level, is undoubtedly the expedition. The College is very fortunate to have a wide choice of expedition venues. The Bronze group carries out its practice expedition in the Chiltern Hills or the Peak District, and its qualifying expedition across the most scenic part of Hertfordshire. The Gold expedition takes place in the more challenging environment of the Brecon Beacons in Wales or the Peak District.