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How to make revision work

Join our experienced teaching ambassadors and colleagues to discuss the most effective forms of revision for your exam boards.

About this event

As teachers we know how important the process of revision is to our students and how challenging they often find it to revise effectively. During this workshop our experienced ambassadors will share examples of techniques they have developed for students to use in lessons and in their own time that help build the necessary schema and retrieve knowledge, enabling them to perform well in their examinations.

Who is it for?

This  workshop is ideal for any teacher who is teaching or will teach GCSE Citizenship Studies 

Why attend?

By attending this session you will: 

  • practical strategies and ideas for immediate classroom implementation.
  • A deeper understanding of how to revise for your examination boards unique question types 
  • Increased confidence in your pedagogical approach to revision.

Links to the CCF and ECF criteria

This CPD will support the Initial Teacher Education Core Content Framework (CCF) and Early Career Framework (ECF), addressing the following areas:

  • Linking what pupils already know to what is being taught (e.g. explaining how new content builds on what is already known).
  • Providing opportunity for all pupils to learn and master essential concepts, knowledge, skills and principles of the subject. 
  • Discussing and analysing with expert colleagues how to revisit the big ideas of the subject over time and teach key concepts through a range of examples

CPD strand – GCSE Network

Building on our current strong network of GCSE teachers, we have developed a bespoke strand for members who teach GCSE Citizenship Studies. The focus of sessions will include improving outcomes for the Citizenship Investigation (active citizenship), examination technique, and opportunities for teachers to support each other with moderation of assessments.

Event team

Meet the team who will be running this event

Zoe Baker

Head of Education and Professional Development (ACT)

Helen Blachford

Teaching Ambassador and Chair of ACT Council

Steven Humphrys

Teaching Ambassador

Ryan Mason

Teaching Ambassador

Terri Barry

Teaching Ambassador


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