Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development

SMSC at Biddenham School

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum across all year groups and our Sixth Form. Across year 7 - 11, the core curriculum includes English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Religious Studies, core Physical Education and Science, alongside a broad range of option subjects.

We believe that all students should have access to a wide range of option subjects and that they can select subjects which provide them with the best chance of success and enjoyment of learning.

Students’ personal and social development is also supported during their tutor time, through which we deliver a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) programmes. We deliver additional PSCHEE and SRE during years 7, 8 and 9 in order to develop topics further and embed deeper knowledge and understanding of key issues.

We also run a comprehensive range of Enrichment activities for all year groups, which enhance our curriculum provision further. The school website is updated every term with a new programme to complement the curriculum delivery.

Preparation for life in Modern Britain

We believe it is our duty as an educational establishment to not only support students in gaining the skills required to pass examinations, but also to develop them into well-rounded global citizens, who will have the skills and adaptability to continue with further study and then into the world of work.

Our curriculum offers a wide range of opportunities to support students development of their own beliefs, to encourage them to make sound moral judgements and to be exposed to different viewpoints, religions and cultures in order for them to be prepared for life in a Modern Britain.

This is referred to as students’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC).



SMSC Promoting British Values at Biddenham International School
SMSC questions for lesson planning and observations
SMSC Criteria for lesson planning and Observations


We have also included a downloadable copy of the documentation for reference offline