The professional
pathway from
education to employment

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What is
Dorset Studio School

Located in Dorchester, in the heart of Dorset, the Dorset Studio School is set within the beautiful 750 acre Kingston Maurward College campus, specializing in environment and land-based sciences. Studio Schools teach the National Curriculum and offer the same academic qualifications as traditional schools whilst also working towards key, industry specific technical qualifications through weekly real world work experience. Read more

What are the benefits
of studying at
Dorset Studio School

Graduates of the Dorset Studio School will leave with robust academic and technical qualifications, real world work experience and employability skills that will quite simply put them ahead of the competition. The Dorset Studio School offers sector specific facilities, equipment and expertise which are second to none. Read more

What you gain
from being part
of our school

Studio schools place great emphasis on creating an adult environment through which students develop both personal and employment capacity. The Dorset Studio School allocates weekly curriculum time towards personal development through actively teaching Communication, Relating to Others, Enterprise, Applied Thinking and Emotional Intelligence. Read more

Dorset Studio School curriculum

13 - 16 Curriculum

GCSE Core Subjects

Non Exam Subjects

  • English Language
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Outdoor Education
  • English Literature
  • Work Experience
  • Geography
  • Project Based Learning
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Duke of Edinburgh (optional)
  • Business Studies
  • Rural Craft or ICT

Vocational Core Subjects

  • Biology
  • Level 2 in Animal Care
  • Physics
  • Level 2 in Travel and Tourism
  • Chemistry

Post 16 Curriculum

Our Setting

Connecting with businesses

Business partners include; The Royal Veterinary College, the RSPCA, Knighton Countryside Management, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre and The National Trust. Employers are instrumental in shaping and delivering the Studio School curriculum.
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Bringing learning
and business together

Find Us

Dorset Studio School, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PX
Call 01305 215028. Our office is open 9 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

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