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British School Quito secondary students have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (IA). This is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people aged 14-25, equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world.

There are three levels of award: Bronze, Silver and Gold, all of which present a programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community. The Award concept is one of individual challenge designed to encourage young people to develop into responsible, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society. As such students who complete the Award are highly valued by Universities globally and the successful completion of the Gold Award significantly enhances students’ applications to tertiary institutions.

All students at the British School Quito are required to undertake and complete the Bronze Award in Year 10, which is completed during their Extension Programme, after which students can choose to pursue the Silver and/or Gold award. 

For further information about the award please click on this link