On this page you will find resources for Arts-based SMSC Education.
My Artsmark offer to you is a series of downloads that you could use in your Curriculum Design to help you in your Artsmark Journey.
I have taught for three decades: GCSE English, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Drama and KS3 Music. Many years were taught in a Christian School where Spiritual content was embedded into the curriculum.
For Year 9 I enclose a work-scheme and power-point based on Dead Poets Society. This is strong on SMSC content and also links to English Literature and Drama work. With the constraints of trying to get through the English curriculum I almost (regrettably) felt that I could not justify giving the time to this scheme anymore …. but with the new emphasis placed on Health and Well-being, as well as SMSC I feel that this work-scheme has become justified and relevant once more. I aimed at Year 9 to avoid taking up Year 10 GCSE time. However, the scheme includes some GCSE material and is highly likely to be able to link to the GCSE English curriculum in your school. The Under Pressure script is a look at peer-pressure, bullying, manipulation.
Aiming at year 7 and 8, I have a horse-race script for pupils to consider their Attitude to Learning, using Drama to support Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education.
The Not Quite Shakespeare Company presents…tongue-in-cheek scripts that are accessible and entertaining for Drama, bringing out the story and themes quickly. Useful for year 8 or year 9. These raise the issue of conscience and well-being. They are cross-curricular, fitting into Drama, English and Religious Studies. They should be supplemented with the Sleepwalking Scene and Macbeth’s “Full of scorpions is my mind” speech.