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KS4 Courses & Qualifications

Here at Hill Park  we aim to ensure a high quality vocational and careers education is delivered to our Year 10 and 11 pupils that is both meaningful and appropriate.  Our KS4 pupils have the opportunity to study for a number of different qualifications. Please click on the links below to find out more about the courses currently on offer:

Pearson|Edexcel Functional Skills


AQA Unit Award Scheme


Accreditation and level


Edexcel Functional Skills Entry levels 1-3

Pearson Pre-entry level


Edexcel Functional Skills Entry levels 1-3

Pearson Pre-entry level


Investigative Studies

WJEC Science Today Entry pathways (Entry 2/3)

AQA Pre-entry level


OCR Functional Skills Entry 1-3

AQA  Pre-entry level


WJEC Humanities Pathway Entry 2/3

French and RE combined


AQA Unit award scheme


(Healthy living and fitness)

WJEC Entry Pathways

Entry 2/3

Arts Award


Art, Music and  Drama combined


AQA Pre–entry level


AQA Unit Award Scheme


Home cooking skills

BTEC level 1

Duke of Edinburgh

DofE Bronze award

Life skills

AQA Pre-entry level Units



Work experience

Pupils gain opportunities to gain work experience from year 7 onwards, this will be in the form of outside agencies coming in and delivering practical sessions about their profession and working lives. Completing their own research about possible working careers, visits and work experience placements at different workplaces.

In Year 11, Pupils also run their own ‘Tuck Shop’, providing a food service for the whole school to purchase food and drinks. Pupils develop their money skills and all profits go towards their end of year activities.


Pupils get the opportunity to visit and complete taster days at numerous colleges, this is tailored to where and what the pupils are interested in studying post Hill Park. They also complete a short bridge course at East Sussex college to gain valuable college experience and get a taste for potential college courses.

Pupils also gain 1:1 sessions from an independent careers advisor to support pupils in thinking about suitable career paths based on their strengths and interests.

College Tasters

Brighton & Worthing (Northbrook) MET College

East Sussex College (Lewes)

Plumpton College

Downs View Link College (DVLC)

College Open Days 2024

Brighton & Northbrook MET:  Please check:  https://www.gbmc.ac.uk

Plumpton College: Please check:  https://www.plumpton.ac.uk

Downs View Link College: contact direct 01273 507719 / http://www.downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk/link-college/

East Sussex College (Lewes Campus): Please check: https://www.escg.ac.uk

Parents/Carers are also recommended to view the Brighton & Hove Local Offer 



Careers Programme

For more information on our Careers Programme click here 

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