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Curriculum KS4


The Key Stage 4 Curriculum at Matravers has been designed to be as adaptable as possible to ensure that all students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential  as well as meeting their needs.  The curriculum model offers students approximately 33 level 2 subjects to choose from, including the core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science and PE.  To help students make the most of these opportunities three pathways have been created which offer guidance on the most suitable subjects for different types of learners.  The subjects on offer vary from each pathway but flexibility between pathways is possible if it is considered to be in the students’ best interest.

Making Choices

All students will be put into one of three coloured pathways, based on their attainment at KS3.  The colours are yellow, blue and green.  These pathways determine the number of GCSE or equivalent qualifications that students will obtain and in some cases, the combination of subjects that they can choose. 

The Curriculum

The majority of students follow a compulsory Core Curriculum that consists of:

  • English Language GCSE
  • English Literature GCSE
  • Maths GCSE
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • Core PE


Qualifications on offer

The GCSEs currently on offer include:                          

Art and Design: Fine Art                                                     

Art and Design: Graphic Communication                         

Art and Design: 3D Design                                                  

Art and Design: Photography                                               

Art and Design: Textiles                                                       

Computer Science                                                                                                  





Media Studies         

Religious Studies

The Vocational qualifications on offer include:

Business and Enterprise 

Health and Social Care


Creative iMedia


Travel and Tourism 

Performing Arts - Dance

Performing Arts - Drama

Download your Key Stage 4 Information Booklet here.