Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Award was set up by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956 to provide opportunities for young people to experience new things and develop their skills and character. We fully believe in the benefits the award offers our young adults. During the award students will learn invaluable skills that will aid them in later life whether it be applying to university or learning skills that will help them in their future careers. 

TKA offers the Bronze Award in Year 9,  the Silver Award in Year 10 and the Gold Award in Year 12 and 13. 

If you would like to find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award visit their website: www.dofe.org

There are 4 sections to the award all of which offer incredible opportunities for personal development. 

Student will participate in the following sections


  • Physical 
  • Volunteering
  • Skill
  • Expedition


The time taken to complete the award varies at each level. More information can be found here

Students will log their progress on the eDofE website 

If you require further information on the award please contact: dofe@thekingstonacademy.org