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Join us for our first GCSE network meeting 10 March 2021 from 5pm 

Join our Facebook group: GCSE Citizenship Exam Support

An essential network for all GCSE teachers who want to become part of a structure to share practice and expertise.


CPD Conference: How do select committees work? How can pupils get involved?

Friday 19 March 2021 2pm - 5.30pm

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Join us for this online conference on Friday 19 March 2021 hosted by ACT and UK Parliament's Education and Engagement team. Explore how UK Parliament and citizens hold those in power to account through Select Committees. Find out how your pupils can get involved. Hear from a range of guest speakers including:

  • Sarah Champion MP, Chair of the International Development Select Committee
  • UK Parliament Select Committee Engagement Team
  • ACT Teaching Ambassadors.

FREE for teachers

Media Literacy CPD - NEW Course begins March 2021

Tuesday 2, 16 and 30 March 2021 - 5pm-6.30pm


This course is designed by two ACT Ambassador teachers Helen Blachford and Bryden Joy. The course is for secondary teachers who are looking to build their subject knowledge and pedagogy to teach media literacy through citizenship. Sessions will address both national curriculum and GCSE requirements in relation to teaching about the media and building pupils media literacy and digital literacy skills.

Teachers will become:

-confident in using key terms to teach media literacy

-adept at using critical thinking and other pedagogies

-skilled at using news and media topical issues to build resilience and counter negative news effects

For those who complete all 3 parts you will receive an official CPD certificate from ACT. 


Adapt ACTive Citizenship Award Scheme 

Details coming soon

The ACTive Citizenship Award Scheme, in partnership with First News, is running again in 2021. We have also suggested adaptions to projects to accomodate public health considerations.


Suitable for both primary and secondary teachers, as well as those who are responsible for personal development, enrichment, RSHE, PSHE and pupil voice.

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