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Gold DofE

Gold DofE

The Gold Award is undertaken by approximately 110 students in the sixth form. Students begin their Gold Award in Year 12 and complete it with their Qualifying expedition after their exams in the summer of Year 13.

The Gold Expedition section is led by Mr Hill (HL) and Mr Haden (JHH). The Gold team consists of approximately 12 experienced and well qualified supervisors who take responsibility for supporting groups of students during the Tuesday afternoon training and route planning sessions, and during the expeditions themselves.

The Gold team is supported by Mr Dixon (Director of DofE), Mrs Kershaw and Miss Street (DofE Administrators).

Key dates Year 12 2021-22

Deadline for enrolment forms to be returned in person to Mr Dixon, Mrs Kershaw or Miss Street in person: Thursday 30 September

Deadline for £50 payment to be made online (covers enrolment and admin) Thursday 30 September

Expedition Information Evenings (duplicated for convenience): Tues 11 or Wed 12 January

Expedition training starts on Tuesday afternoons: Spring term for Y12

Expedition payment of £210 due: Friday 11 February

(Expedition balance of £210 payable in spring term of Y13)

Practice Expedition (Year 12): Sunday 10 July to Thursday 14 July

Compulsory Expedition debrief day in school (8:45 to 3:00): Friday 15 July

Key Dates for Year 13 (2021-2022)

Expedition payment due: 11 February 2022

Year 13 Brecons training camp: Wed 16 March to Sat 19 March 2022

Year 13 Qualifying Expedition: Sunday 3 July to Friday 8 July 2022

How much does it cost (Year 12 students)?

See the details in the enrolment booklet.

How much does it cost (Y13 students)?

Please refer to the application/enrolment information provided in Year 12. Information about the payment schedule will be provided in January. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Mrs Kershaw or Miss Street.