Curriculum Information

Curriculum Information

The Downham Market Academy Curriculum provides all students of different starting points and needs access to the full curriculum. Students study the same broad range of subjects through lessons and structures tailored to their needs. Into Key Stage four, students can diversify in a range of and academic and vocational options.

The curriculum aspires to provide a quality, broad, interesting and challenging curriculum which ensures students are always ‘ready’ for the next phase of their education.

The curriculum is not just courses, and supported by a strong pastoral and extracurricular program supports students in being versed in British Values and ready for their next stage of Education, Employment or Training; ready for life in modern Britain


KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9):

In Key Stage 3 students study: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Re, French, Art, Performing Arts,  Drama, Information Technology, Design Technology and PE

In Key Stage 3 students are set by ability, with some students following a slightly different shape their day to support their academic progress – these students study all subject areas, but may see subjects combined. For example, their Drama provision may be linked to their English work and delivered with the support of their English teacher.


KS4 (Years 10 and 11):

Students in Key Stage Four study a core curriculum of: English, Maths, Science, Ethics and PE. Student then choose three options from a range of academic and vocation courses outlined in the Pathways booklet below.

Some students may substitute by invitation and options choice for additional English or Maths lessons.


KS4 Pathways Booklet:


KS4 Pathways Video:



Subject Specific Curriculum Information (General Information)



DMA Subject Specific Curriculum Information

Physical Education and Sport


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