The Duke of Edinburgh programme is hugely valued at Framlingham. We actively encourage pupils to engage with the scheme and stretch and challenge themselves in ways that help them develop those personal qualities that will serve them so well in adult life.
From 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 Framlingham College achieved an amazing 144 awards establishing it as the top School provider in the County by some margin. Nationally, Framlingham’s high success rate puts the school in the top 15 in the country – and in the top 5 on a per capita basis as most schools in the top 15 have twice, three and even four times the number of pupils.
All Year 9 pupils take part in the Bronze DofE Award and can choose to continue on the scheme as they progress through school. Taking part helps pupils to push personal boundaries and gain new skills, while also helping to demonstrate sustained commitment.
Typically pupils work towards their Bronze Award in Years 9 and 10, the Silver Award in Year 11 and the Gold Award during the Sixth Form. Each level gets progressively harder providing increasingly greater challenges. Participants must select and complete objectives in the following areas: Volunteering, Physical Activity, Skill Activity, Expedition and (for Gold Dof E participants) Residential.
It’s also worth noting that universities and employers value applicants who have successfully achieved at least one level of the DofE Award.