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Teaching democracy in Citizenship - a summary

This Summary provides an overview of the knowledge and understanding about democracy that should be developed through the subject of Citizenship. Democracy is a key overaching concept that brings together many themes and dimensions of the subject. 

Topical Issues Briefings

Topical Issues Briefings are designed to explore topical issues in Citizenship and how they relate to the new NC Citizenship programmes of study. They provide a starting point for teachers with teaching ideas and links to further resources.

Topical Issues 2 Europe, the European Union and the UK

In the second of a new series of Topical Issues briefings for teachers, ACT offers guidance to help you explore Europe, the European Union and the UK.

A summary guide to New GCSEs in Citizenship Studies

The ACT GCSE Summary Guide provides teachers with an overview of the new GCSEs in Citizenship Studies that are available for first teaching from 2016 and first examination in 2018. The guide is organised to provide you with a quick view of:

ACT Curriculum briefing - Citizenship and SMSC

This curriculum briefing on Citizenship and SMSC is part of a series produced by ACT to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014. The guide includes:

Resources to help you explain all about Citizenship

It can be very challenging to explain to colleagues and others what Citizenship is all about. In fact some head teachers and subject colleagues still believe that Citizenship was axed in the curriculum review. It was not. Citizenship is part of the KS3 and 4 national curriculum and the GCSE remains, as does the A Level. In order to help with clarity, ACT has produced some new style posters that can be downloaded and displayed in the classroom or staff room or used at governors meetings.

ACT Curriculum briefing - Citizenship and SMSC

This curriculum briefing on Citizenship and SMSC is part of a series produced by ACT to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014.

Topic Guide 5 - Justice, the legal system and international law

This topic guide on Justice, the legal system and international law is part of a series of guides produced by ACT to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014.

The Global Learning Programme and Citizenship

ACT has been developing a range of activities, advice and guidance to support the Global Learning Programme (GLP), which is a national initiative funded by DfID. The ACT materials include a poster that can be downloaded, enlarged and displayed in the staff room or classroom to promote the GLP and Citizenship, documents to use with senior leaders, parents  and governors and planning documents for teachers in Key Stages 2 and 3. The downloads include:

Topic Guide 1 - The Electoral System and Political Parties

This Topic Guide onThe Electoral System and Political Parties is part of a series of guides produced by ACT to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014.

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