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Welcome to David Young Community Academy

Welcome to David Young Community Academy

Our Academy opened in September 2006 and serves the area of East Leeds.We are part of the government’s original Academies programme, working within a network of high-performing Specialist Schools and Academies nationally. Our building is a state of the art 21st Century Academy with students and staff working in an ICT rich environment. OFSTED visits in May 2012 (section 5 and section 48) reported the Academy to be 'Good' and 'Outstanding' respectively. We attract a lot of attention nationally and internationally and host visitors on a very regular basis, as a key part of our role is to model innovative...

DYCA recognised for support to reservists

DYCA recognised for support to reservists

DAVID YOUNG COMMUNITY ACADEMY OF SEACROFT RECOGNISED FOR SUPPORT TO RESERVISTS David Young Community Academy has been recognised for its continuing commitment and dedication to the region's Reserve Forces by being presented with a special certificate after reaffirming their support, one of only 80 presented each year.  Signed by the Chief of the Defence staff and the Secretary of State for Defence, the certificate was presented by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional SaBRE Campaign Director Richard Lenton on 8th October 2012. The Academy has supported reservists for over six years.  PC Gordon Black, Safer Schools Police Officer, has been an...

Nicola Adams Olympic Boxer Visits DYCA

Nicola Adams Olympic Boxer Visits DYCA

When it was announced that Nicola Adams was coming into DYCA all of the school was hoping to be able to attend her assembly. I was specially selected with Holly Carr to attend a brief ‘meet and greet session’ in the board room with Nicola before the assembly began. It was an opportunity to meet an Olympic star who was brought up in my local area and I jumped at the chance to meet her and ask her about her experiences leading up to the Olympics. When she arrived and entered the boardroom she shook hands with everybody and...

GCSE & A Level Results

GCSE & A Level Results

As "top grades" go down across the country DYCA sees a 50% increase in students achieving GCSE grades at A*, A and B. A staggering 2005 increase in these top grades for English and 100% increase in Maths. This follows a record year for sixth form results with 37 students obtaining places at university and 5 at prestigious Russell Group Universities.            

  • Welcome to David Young Community Academy

    Welcome to David Young Community Academy

  • DYCA recognised for support to reservists

    DYCA recognised for support to reservists

  • Nicola Adams Olympic Boxer Visits DYCA

    Nicola Adams Olympic Boxer Visits DYCA

  • GCSE & A Level Results

    GCSE & A Level Results

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The Duke Of Edinburgh Award

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All aspects of the awars encourage teamwork, communication and leadership through a range of exciting and challenging activities, skills and volunteering tasks.

You can become involved in The Duke of Edinburgh Award in a number of ways

  • Saturday extra curricular trips with Adventure club.
  • As a Curriculum option in Senior 1, 2 and 3.
  • During the CAS in the International Baccalaureate.
  • Voluntary work outside normal school hours.
  • Attend the school OAA residential.

 

 

CANOEINGA group of students getting into a canoe

This activity takes place at Yeadon Tarn, Pugneys and at Aldwark. Pupils experience both open canoes and kayaks. They are taught the skills of both disciplines and are encouraged to work as a team and communicate with others in the group. Pupils will also get the chance to lead part of the activity.

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CAVING

Pupils experience the cave environment in caves in the Yorkshire dales and are taught about formation and conservation. They are encouraged to work as a team and communicate with others in the group. Pupils will also get the chance to lead part of the activity.

 

 

CLIMBING

This activity takes place at Harrogate and Leeds Walls and pupils follow the NICAS scheme of certification. They are taught the skills of belaying and climbing and are encouraged to work as a team, communicate and trust others in the group. Pupils will also get the chance to lead part of the activity.

WALKING AND CAMPING

A group of students putting up tentsThese activities take place between April and October at various suitable locations and give pupils to practice their navigational skills and campcraft skills in preparation for expedition. They may be supervised or remotely supervised.

EXPEDITION

This activity gives the pupils to experience a 2 or 3 day expedition in an area new to them and use all of their newly acquired team, communication, camp craft and navigational skills. They are expected to   complete it unaided and be self sufficient.

 

Further Study

Once you have completed the Bronze award why not challenge yourself and start silver and move onto gold.

 

Useful Links

The BMC

British Canoe Union

British Caving Association

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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