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DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD PROGRAMME: SILVER AWARD at Langley Grammar School

Course description

Participants who do not hold their Bronze Award must undertake a further 6 months in either the Service or the longer of the Skills / Physical Recreation Section.

The award will require a large commitment by the students since it will not be possible to complete all of the sections in the curriculum time devoted to this. It will also be necessary to hold additional meetings at lunchtime or after school from time to time and students will be expected to do much in their own time using their own initiative over the two years.

The Award is held in high regard by educational establishments and employers, and is seen as a valuable addition to academic qualifications. This is because of the proof it gives that you are a person of wider skills and abilities.

The cost of registering for the log book is approximately £15. This includes the students’ registration with the awarding body, an entrance pack and logbook as well as insurance for participants. There will be further costs for the two expeditions which are currently to the New Forest and the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Cost for these will be approximately £40 each. The two expeditions will involve missing a couple of days of school and a Saturday.

This is a popular enrichment course and we are limited to around 40 students because of logistics and equipment, so there may be a selection process for those wishing to participate.

Entry requirements

Students with five or more GCSE passes at grade C or above. These must include English and Mathematics at grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 29 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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