Duke of Edinburgh Award

The scheme is run by Miss Jo Bayley. You can contact her here.

We also have our own Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Facebook page here and Twitter page here.

We offer students in year 10 and above the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Typically students in year 10 will register for the bronze award at the end of year 9 and they will work on the qualification during year 10. There will be a practice expedition in April/May time and an assessed expedition in June.

After completing their bronze award students can start work on their silver award. They will work on this during year 11. Once they have completed their silver award, students are given the opportunity to work on their gold award. We use Mountainwise, an accredited provider, to co-ordinate the gold expeditions.

What the award entails:

There are four parts to the award and participants need to complete all four sections in order to gain the award, (five for gold). The different levels of the award have different demands in terms of time. Participants are given support in selecting activities to give them a broad range of opportunities.






Bronze (14+yrs)

3 months

3 months

3 months

2 day, 1 night

All mst undertake a further 3 months in one of these sections

Silver (15+yrs)

6 months

One section for 6 months the other for 3 months

3 day, 2 night


12 months

One section for 12 months the other for 6 months

4 day, 3 night

Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights

Our expectations:

We do expect participants to have completed two of the three sections before undertaking the expedition. Participants are also expected to attend training sessions.

 Contact details:

E-mail: dofe@chauncy.org.uk

Twitter: @chauncydofe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chauncydofe