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Duke of Edinburgh Award


The DofE programme at The Oratory School is a real adventure from beginning to end. At The Oratory, you can do programmes at the Bronze or Gold level which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold). Every section gives you something different. Your programme can be full of activities and projects suited to you. Along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life. You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. The United article, (in resources below), highlights the demand for these attributes through their research into the benefits of the Award to employers.

For more information see the DofE notice board or email DofE@oratory.co.uk




The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Enrolment Form
United Learning Trust
Expedition Kit List