The Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College offers our Year 10, 11, 12, 13, and Year 14 pupils the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

This universally recognised award is considered one of the best for the personal development of young people.  It is non competitive and challenging programme available to all pupils, which offers a progression of growth and personal challenge through different levels. 

Each level allows pupils to explore new environments and sharpen their ability to create, manage and complete personal projects. Such achievements are widely recognised in education and employment.

Around 75 pupils have participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the last school year.  We have a dedicated team of qualified and experienced staff, to help support our pupils in the progression of the award.  Mr G Robinson is the Award lead co-ordinator in the school and is a qualified assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Programme Structure

There are three separate, progressive levels of programmes, which lead to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  The main differences between them are the minimum length of time required to complete them, the degree of challenge and the minimum age at which the pupils can start.

The award is spilt into four sections, each of which pupils must satisfactorily complete:  These sections are: