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Discovering Life in all its Fullness

Duke of Edinburgh Award

"Through doing the D of E Award, my son has grown into a confident, positive and determined person. He has enjoyed and committed to every aspect of the award and I would encourage all parents to get their children to take part!" Parent of a DofE participant

Here at The King's we are delighted to offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award to our students as a Directly Licensed Centre. This means we are able to offer all levels of the award and control the delivery within the school.


There are 4 sections to the award:

Physical: any sport, dance or fitness activity that requires a sustained level of energy and physical activity. 

Volunteering: giving time to help other people, the community or the environment and animals.

Skill: An activity that will allow you to prove you have broadened your understanding and increased expertise in a chosen skill.

Expedition: Plan, train for and complete an unaccompanied, self-reliant expedition with an agreed aim.


To find out more about each section or search for items follow the link below:


Why do D of E?


D of E is about helping students along the path to a productive and prosperous future. Achieving the award will give students the skills, confidence and an edge over others when applying for Sixth Form, University and for a job. Beyond academic achievement, universities and employers want to see additional skills such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. D of E is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice. The D of E award is highly regarded by many of the UK's top employers who want to see, or in some cases demand the D of E award. Follow the link below to find out more about those employers.