Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) is an opportunity for students to build resilience, explore new interests and feel a sense of achievement. The DofE is open to all students from Year 9 onwards and has three progressive levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

At Bronze and Silver levels, students complete four sections. The physical section requires students to be active and take part in a sport they enjoy. The skills sections challenges students to develop their knowledge in their chosen discipline. The volunteering section encourages students to become part of their local community and donate their time to a meaningful cause. Finally, the expedition section requires students to work together as a team, set up camp and independently navigate a route through the countryside. At Gold level, students also complete a four-day residential away from home.

At John Taylor High School, students have enjoyed great success through their Duke of Edinburgh award. The award allows students to strive for personal excellence and gain new skills that enhance their CVs and University applications. Each year, we are proud to see many our students achieve success through the Duke of Edinburgh programme. 

In 2021, the numbers of students participating at the three levels of DofE was:

· 120 Y9 completing Bronze Award in the summer

· 40 Y11 completing their Silver Award in Oct 2021

· 16 completed the Gold Award in the summer