Interested in joining Sixth Form at Holcombe Grammar School in September 2024?

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The DofE is a life changing adventure you won’t want to miss. It’s about going the extra mile – learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening your horizons.

Millions of young people in the UK have already done their DofE – now it’s your turn!   

How do I choose my activities?

There are loads of activities to choose from – most activities can count towards your DofE award. Maybe you want to try something new? Or get better at something you already do? Your DofE can be whatever you want it to be.

Activities for each section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can fit in around your studies and life outside of school.





Why do your DofE?

  • Have lots of fun
  • Get healthier and happier
  • Meet incredible people and make lasting friendships
  • Get out of your comfort zone and have new experiences
  • Find talents and passions you didn’t know you had
  • Gain skills that employers value and which can be used on your CV
  • Become more confident and independent
  • Stand out from the crowd in college, university and job applications
  • Make memories that will last a life time

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email:

To find out more, please find the attached documents: