The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

GEMS FirstPoint School as an Independent Award Centre (IAC):

About The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award:

The Duke of Edinburgh is one of the most prestigious international award programmes for students 14 years of age and above. Participants design their own programme based on three key areas: Community Service, Physical Recreation and Personal Skills. The Award is divided into three stages: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each having a set of requirements to fulfill. Students will also complete an adventurous journey as part of the award. Despite the award being non-competitive and voluntary in nature, it challenges participants to set, as well as reflect, on authentic and progressive goals relating to their own personal growth. Taking part in the international award will allow students engage with their environment and interact with other societies.

GEMS FirstPoint School as Independent Award Centre (IAC):

GEMS FirstPoint School is an official licensed Independent Award Centre (IAC) for The Duke of Edinburgh International Award. As a result, students have the opportunity to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s award at FirstPoint School, promoting FPS as an avenue for creating life-long learners through authentic experiences and continued application of academic excellence in society.

2016/17 International Award activities at FirstPoint School:

  • 2nd - 3rd February 2017 - Bronze and Sliver Practice adventurous journey in Fossil Rock Dubai.
  • 24th - 31st March 2017 - Silver Final adventurous journey to Kenya.
  • November 2017 - Alternative Silver Final adventurous journey to Mussamdam.



For information about The Award at GEMS FirstPoint School, please contact: Ms G.Wharton – DofE, International Award Coordinator [email protected]