Enrolling on the Scheme
At the Academy, Year 9 students may enrol for the Bronze Level DofE, and may complete three of the sections within the year of enrolment, Volunteering, Skill and Physical. They would then aim to undertake the Expedition in Year 10.
Year 10 students who have completed their Bronze Award expeditions in April, can transition easily into Silver Award Level, to complete expeditions after their GCSE exams in the Summer of Year 11.
However some Year 10 students may choose to enrol for direct entry into the Silver Award at the start of the academic school year, complete Volunteering, Skill and Physical sections within the year to then undertake their expedition after GCSE exams in Year 11.
Year 11 students who complete their Bronze Award, can enrol for their Silver Award to undertake the expedition after their GCSEs.
Years 12 and 13 can enrol at any point to undertake the Gold Level Award.