Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Hove Park School is an officially licensed provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh award is an outstanding mark of achievement for a young person and probably the most widely recognised by employers and universities as a sign of a number of social skills, resilience, responsibility and a balanced approach to life and learning.



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The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award - Year 9

In year 9 we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Students complete four sections. It is made up of three sections completed independently: a physical activity, volunteering and a skill, which in all cases can be something they already do, or something new, each once a week for at least three months, with one extended. However, the school will help identify possible activities, advise on who can assess their achievements and help them complete their e-log so they can achieve the award. Many teachers are assessors of individual sections for students.

The school oversees the expeditions and training for them. The Bronze practice and assessed walking expeditions take place in the Summer term. The dates are as follows:

The practice expedition will be all day Friday 5th June and overnight finishing Saturday morning 6th June

The assessed expedition dates are as follows: Mon-Tuesday 22-23rd June or Thursday/Friday 9/10th July.

All expeditions take place nearby on the South Downs.

The cost is £85 including DoE registration, which we must pay to the DoE, and expedition costs.

The awards are presented in March the following academic year: 2020- 2021.

Duke of Edinburgh Website

Leaflet for parents and carers

Leaflet for young people

Link to Wisepay


The Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, - Year 10

In year 10 we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. Students can enter straight to Silver, without having completed Bronze, or continue from Bronze. The Silver award is made up of three sections completed independently: a physical activity, volunteering and a skill, which in all cases can be something they already do, or something new, each once a week, one for three months and the other two, one of which must be volunteering, for 6 months. Directly entering students complete a longer time in one section than those progressing from Bronze, but it is practical for all candidates to complete before GCSE exam pressures begin. The school will help identify possible activities, advise on who can assess their achievements and help them complete their e-log so they can achieve the award. Many teachers are assessors of individual sections for students.

The school oversees the expeditions and training for them. The Silver practice walking expedition will take place Thursday to Saturday 23rd- 25th April in the Ashdown Forest and the Silver assessed walking expedition takes place in September in year 11 in the New Forest (dates tbc).

The cost is £145, for registration, which we must pay to the DoE and expedition costs which include coach travel.

The awards are presented in March in Year 11 2020-21.

Duke of Edinburgh Website

Leaflet for parents and carers

Leaflet for young people

Link to Wisepay

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The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award - Year 12

In the 6th Form we offer the Gold award. Students can enter straight to Gold, without having completed Silver, or continue from Silver. The Gold award is made up of the usual three sections completed independently: a physical activity, volunteering and a skill, which in all cases can be something they already do, or something new, each once a week for either 12 months or 6 months, with an extension required if you a direct entrant

The school will help identify possible activities, advise on who can assess their achievements and help them complete their e-log so they can achieve the award.

In addition, candidates undertake a residential for 5 days/ four nights, doing some activity with people they do not know and also complete their Gold expedition in more demanding terrain. NCS may be an example. Students will need to find a suitable provider for an expedition and training for them. Expeditions will take place usually in Snowdonia or the Lake District. Hove Park School may be able to offer some additional experience of the terrain through trips.

The cost is £25 for registration. There will be additional costs incurred for the residential and expeditions.

The awards are presented annually.

Duke of Edinburgh Website

Leaflet for parents and carers

Leaflet for young people

Link to Wisepay