Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Gold Award

This award is designed for the Sixth Form and takes a minimum of 18 months to complete but only 12 months if a previous level has already been achieved. Please note that spaces on the gold award are limited.

Your DofE leader for Gold is Miss Manning

For more information or to contact Miss Manning, email: j.manning@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk

To take part in DofE please read the DofE Guide for Parents and Carers, print the registration form, complete it and return it to your DofE leader.

  • DofE Gold – General Guide for Parents and Carers click here
  • DofE Guide for Darrick Wood School Parents and Carers 
  • DofE Registration Form 

eDofE

DofE is an online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you’ve done in loads of different ways, click the link below to start:

eDofE Login click here

Award Information

  • Once you are 16 you can do your Gold DofE programme.  No activities can be counted for this before your 16th birthday.
  • You’ll spend 12 months on your Volunteering section.  For Physical and Skills you must spend 12 months on one and six months on the other – you decide which way round you do it.
  • Your expedition will be for four days and three nights (plus an acclimatisation day) and should take place in ‘wild country’.
  • The big difference at Gold is you’ll also do a Residential section – staying away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity with people you don’t know.  It’s great fun and a real chance to do something different!
  • If you’ve jumped straight into your Gold DofE programme you’ll need to do a further six months either volunteering or whichever one of your physical or skills activities you spent the most time on.
  • For Gold, you’ll need to do your programme for at least 12 months if you’ve achieved your Silver Award, or 18 months if you’ve started at Gold level without doing your Silver – even if you’ve done Bronze.

Trip Information

Current Year 11 students will be able to enrol after the summer holiday for the DofE if returning to 6th Form, please see or email Miss Manning for more information.
email: j.manning@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk

Dates for Bronze Trips

Trip Date Status
  • Practice Expedition (Ashdown)
  • Saturday 22nd April - Sunday 23rd April May 2023
  • TBA
  • Practice Expedition (Peaks)
  • Thursday 6th June - Sunday 9th June 2023
  • TBC
  • Final Expedition (Brecon's)
  • Wednesday 19th July - Monday 24th July 2023
  • TBC
Trip Date Status
  • Practice Expedition (Ashdown)
  • Saturday 22nd April - Sunday 23rd April May 2023
  • TBA
  • Practice Expedition (Peaks)
  • Thursday 6th June - Sunday 9th June 2023
  • TBC
  • Final Expedition (Brecon's)
  • Wednesday 19th July - Monday 24th July 2023
  • TBC

Students taking part in this current years award should keep a close eye on this page, It will be updated with the latest information regarding your trips and meetings.

Timescales

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition Eesidential
  • 12 months
  • One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
  • Plan, train for and undertake a 4-day, 3 night expeditions
  • Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections

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Timescales

Volunteering
  • 12 months
Physical Skills
  • One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
Expedition
  • Plan, train for and undertake a 4-day, 3 night expeditions
Residential
  • Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections

Useful Downloads

CONTACT US

Darrick Wood School
Lovibonds Avenue,
Orpington,
Kent, BR6 8ER

01689 850271

office@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk