Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Draper’s Academy offers the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award to students in year 12.

Similar to Bronze and Silver, there are different sections to be completed; however, at the Gold level there is one additional section. With assistance from adult leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

  • Volunteering section: undertaking service to individuals or the community. Timescale: 12 months.
  • Physical section: Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills section: Developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

Timescale for Physical and Skills: one section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

  • Expedition section: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK. Timescale: 4 days/3 nights
  • Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.
  • If you didn't do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
  • Each section must be done for the minimum time and must be monitored and then assessed by someone with knowledge of that particular activity to achieve the award.
  • School provides training for the expedition section with Gold-level training taking place in mountainous areas such as The Lake District and Snowdonia.