Queen Elizabeth School

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an internationally recognised achievement for young people to demonstrate their skills, abilities, resilience and commitment. 

The three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, increase in length and expectation as they progress. At QES the Award is very popular with 200 pupils involved across the Awards each year taking advantage of this opportunity. The document below shows the timescales required for each section. The Bronze Award is usually available in the Summer of Y9, with pupils completing their expeditions and the Award in the Spring of Y10. The Silver Award runs through Y11 and the Gold in the 6th form.

All information regarding the award can be found on the website – dofe.org 


Mr Brooks coordinates all elements of the Award in school.
Contact via email – dofe@qes.org.uk or QES school phone – 0152427125.