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SMSC Across the Curriculum

Here are some examples of what SMSC looks like in actual lessons.


  • Developing confidence and expertise in language, which is an important aspect of individual and social identity.
  • Enabling Students to understand and engage with the feelings and values embodied in high-quality poetry, fiction, drama, film and television.
  • Developing Students’ awareness or moral and social issues in fiction, journalism, magazines, radio, television and film.
  • Helping Students to understand how language changes over time, the influences on spoken and written language and social attitudes to the use of language.
  • Helping Students to engage in emotional literacy through differing genres.


  • Supporting whole school policy on issues such as discipline and behaviour.
  • Enabling Students to acknowledge the important contribution made to mathematics by non-western cultures.


  • Encouraging Students to reflect on the wonder of the natural world.
  • Awareness of the ways that science and technology can affect society and the environment.
  • Consideration of the moral dilemmas that can result in scientific developments.
  • Showing respect for differing opinions, on creation for example.
  • Raising awareness that scientific developments are the product of many different cultures.

Design Technology

  • Making clear the guidelines about the ethical use of the internet and other forms of communications technology.
  • Acknowledging advances in technology and appreciation for human achievement.


  • Looking at the establishment of multi-cultural Britain.
  • Enabling Students to reflect on issues such as slavery, the holocaust and Imperialism.
  • Showing an awareness of the moral implications of the actions of historical figures.


  • Opportunities for reflection on the creation, earth’s origins, future and diversity are given.
  • Reflection on the fair distribution of the earth’s resources.
  • Studies of people and places give Students the chance to reflect on the social and cultural characteristics of society.


  • Students may gain insights into the way of life, cultural traditions, moral and social developments of other people.
  • Students’ social skills are developed through communication exercises.
  • Listening skills are improved through oral/aural work.

Religion and Philosophy  

  • Learn about beliefs, values and the concept of spirituality.
  • Reflect on the significance of religious teaching in their own lives.
  • Develop respect for the right of others to hold beliefs different from their own.
  • Show an understanding of the influence of religion on society.
  • Appreciation and understanding of different cultures, religions and traditions.


  • Giving Students the chance to reflect on nature, their environment and surroundings.
  • Studying artists with spiritual or religious themes, issues raised by artists which concern ethical issues, I.e. war and violence.


  • Students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
  • Develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking. 

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