Personal Development

SMSC & Cultural Capital

Year 7

  •  Differences between the UK, British Isles and Great Britain. Discussion surrounding Ireland.
  • Issues surrounding flooding and governmental response and the value of natural environments
  • Drought & famine, moral standing. Reflect on responsibility of developed countries to respond to disasters.
  • Challenge stereotypical imagery 
  • Investigate the local area
  • Investigating different cultures and practices. Challenging stereotypical views and images.

Year 8

  • Evolution debate
  • Impact of natural disasters on countries at different levels of development.
  • Aid and support.
  • Destruction of natural environments
  • Responsibility of citizens of world
  • Sustainability
  • Local area investigation
  • Different cultures
  • Government control- population
  • Challenging stereotypes

Year 9

  • Migration
  • Challenging stereotypes and racism
  • Accepting and becoming aware of different cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Reflect on winners and losers- hard/soft engineering
  • Accepting and becoming aware of different cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Individuals impact on the world

Year 10

  • Sustainability
  • Reflect on winners and losers- hard/soft engineering
  • Reflect on winners and losers- hard/soft engineering
  • Plastic pollution, overuse of resources
  • Comparison between developed, emerging and developing countries- death tolls, aid.
  • Global warming and climate change
  • Destruction of ecosystems- nature Vs economic growth moral responsibility.
  • Considering whether the enquiry location should have greater investment in flood defenses

Year 11

  • Migration, segregation and racism
  • Sustainability
  • Slave trade
  • Government policy- top down/bottom up
  • Corruption
  • inequality
  • Healthy living
  • Climate change
  • Over use of resources

Linking Curriculum to Careers

Year 7

  • Ordnance Survey
  • Environmental Agency 
  • Non-Governmental Agencies
  • World Bank, IMF
  • Meteorological Office
  • Retail
  • Planning
  • Non-Governmental Agencies
  • Statistician

Year 8

  • Geological Survey
  • Tourism
  • Non- governmental Agencies
  • Non-Governmental Agencies e.g. WWF, Greenpeace
  • Environmental Agency
  • Planning
  • Metrological Society
  • Government
  • Tourism
  • Metrological Society
  • Tourism- skiing 

Year 9

  • Urban planning
  • Demography
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Agency
  • Tourism
  • Interpreter
  • Geographic Information Survey
  • Retail
  • Planning
  • Environmental Agency
  • Energy groups

Year 10

  • Ordnance Survey
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Agency
  • Planning
  • Non-Governmental Agencies
  • Forestry
  • Zoology/botanist
  • Planning

Year 11

  • Urban planning
  • Retail
  • Liverpool Council
  • Non- governmental agencies
  • NHS
  • Retail
  • Planning
  • World Bank
  • IMF
  • United Utilities
  • Shell/Esso