Personal Development

SMSC & Cultural Capital

Year 7

  • Discussions about what pupils aready know – which countries have Spanish as an official language?
  • Reflecting on cultural differences between Spain and UK at Christmas.
  • Discussing religion in Spain.
  • Talking about hobbies that young people may have in different countries.
  • Reflecting on the differences between the Spanish and British education systems.
  • Talking about “typical” family set ups in Spain and UK.
  • Understanding that families are all different.
  • Festival in Spain – cultural differences between festivals in Spain and UK.
  • Difference in Spanish and UK cities.
  • Difference in Spanish and UK daily routines.
  • Festival in Spain – cultural differences between festivals in Spain and UK.
  • Moral situation of endangered animals – conversations can be had in English here.
  • British values – the right to an education in different countries.

Year 8

  • Researching Hispanic countries – differences between them and the UK.
  • Looking at Spanish TVs shows – differences between them and British TV shows. 
  • Differences in Spanish and UK daily routine.
  • Differences in food in UK and Spain – food tasting to be done.
  • Looking at healthy living – healthy and unhealthy foods.
  • Understanding formal and informal 
  • Thinking about the world as a whole, rather than just their own city.
  • Thinking about being good citizens.
  • Thinking about different types of fashion across the world.
  • Researching Hispanic countries – differences between them and the UK.

Year 9

  • Differences between diets and food around the world.
  • Discussing how to live a healthy life.
  • Discussing personal qualities – what qualities are good to have as a person.
  • Researching different holiday destinations – differences between those countries and the UK.

Year 10

  • Differences between different family types
  • Qualities of good relationships
  • Pros and cons of technology – are young people addicted?
  • Difference between music styles/TV preferences in Hispanic countries and UK.
  • Day of the dead – Spanish festival culture
  • Christmas in Spain
  • Different types of homes
  • Daily routines in UK vs. Spain/other Hispanic countries
  • New year’s celebrations in Hispanic countries
  • School system in Spain vs. UK
  • Semana Santa – Easter in Spain
  • School system in Spain vs. UK
  • Bull running/bull fights – Spanish culture

Year 11

  • Global environmental and social issues
  • Pros and cons of technology – are young people addicted?
  • Differences between attitudes of smoking and drinking in UK vs Spain
  • Understanding of festivals in Hispanic countries

Linking Curriculum to Careers

Year 7

  • European Day of Languages – how languages and careers go together
  • Role plays of working in a tourist information office

Year 8

  • European Day of Languages – how languages and careers go together
  • Role plays of working in a restaurant
  • Role plays of working in a shop

Year 9

  • European Day of Languages – how languages and careers go together
  • Discussing jobs and future plans – pupils talk about jobs they would like to do in the future and why.
  • Options talk – why choose languages and how they can help your career.
  • Role plays of working in a hotel.

Year 10

  • European Day of Languages – how languages and careers go together
  • Applying for jobs
  • Writing CV

Year 11

  • European Day of Languages – how languages and careers go together