My DD's new sixth form is encouraging the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Considering that sixth formers need to hit the ground running from their first day, I was wondering if it would be too much and too late for her to start the Gold award now - Expeditions and all.
For a year now she has been a member of St John's Ambulance, had two weeks' work experience at a GP surgery, works in a charity shop for 3 hours on a Saturday (all of which will go towards her Gold Award) and she is also looking for a part time paid job - just a few hours a week.
Sixth form seems to come with - expenses!!!. £430 for each DoE Expedition of which there will be two - another in Year 13. We have also had to pay £270 for her upcoming Geography trip. Not sure what will come for her other 3 subjects.
Do you think that these activities will take up her time studying? She is hoping to go the Medicine route at Uni (not necessarily Sutton Trust types) and I am wondering if she would be best placed to continue with just St John's Ambulance and the children's charity with some more work experience at a GP surgery or hospital and leave out Duke of Edinburgh? What have your DC had to do?