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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award  information page. We currently offer the opportunity for students to achieve Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards during their time at The Ashcombe School.

Bronze Award

The Ashcombe School is currently offering the Bronze Award to Year 10 for 2023/2024.

  • Bronze Groups of 7 (mixed boys and girls) to be submitted by February half-term or they will be automatically allocated
  • Please remember that Bronze Assessed Expeditions are moving to Activities Week (15th to 19th July), so participants will only do 4 days Work Experience 
  • Groups should choose from Sunday 14th/Monday 15th July expedition OR (Friday 19th/Saturday 20th July expedition is FULL)
  • Route training sessions will run at 8am Wednesdays and 3.40pm Thursdays and Fridays throughout May 2024.

Dates for the Diary

Final Payment:              20th May 2024

Bronze Award 2024/25

Training Days: Friday 18th October 2024 (INSET day)
and Saturday 19th October 2024.
Attendance on BOTH days is required

Assessed Expeditions: Sunday 13th July to Monday 14th July 2025 OR Friday 18th July to Saturday 19th July 2025. Participants can choose the date of their expedition, but the cohort must be divided in half so once an expedition is full, participants will have to join the other.

Route planning sessions will run on Wednesdays at 8.00am, Thursdays and Fridays at 3.30pm throughout May 2025.

There are five payment deadlines:
Deposit (non-returnable) - £40: noon Friday 24th May 2024
Payment 1 - £40: noon Friday 28th June 2024
Payment 2 - £40: noon Friday 27th September 2024
Payment 3 - £40: noon Friday 31st January 2025
Payment 4 - £40: noon Friday 30th May 2025

Take a look at the Information Evening presentation for Bronze Award.

Bronze Award 2024/2025 Information Presentation

Duke of Edinburgh Kit List 2023 -2024 

Silver Award

The Ashcombe School is offering the Silver Award to Year 11 for 2023/2024.

Dates for the diary

Final Payment:                  Monday 19th February 2024

Route planning:               Wednesdays 8:00am, Thursdays and Fridays 3:40pm throughout                                                    January 2024 in R28

Assessed Expedition:     Thursday 21st March to Saturday 23rd March 2024

Gold Award

The Ashcombe School is offering the Gold Award to Year 12 for 2023/2024.

Dates for the diary

  • Practice expedition:  Wednesday 1st May  to Sunday 5th May 2024 (Snowdonia, Wales)
  • Assessed expedition:  Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2024 (The Lake District)


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