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Curriculum planning, personal development and the new Ofsted framework - CPD materials and resources

Teachers gathered in London on 5 July 2019 for a day of CPD planned by the ACT Council of teachers. The day was full of practical sessions and guest speakers to help teachers consider and plan their curriculum provision for citizenship, smsc and personal development, and consider the new Ofsted inspection framework. Here are the presentations and accompanying resources.

Citizenship Matters Briefing for Senior Leaders

This short briefing provided by the Association for Citizenship Teaching provides senior leaders in schools with key information about Citizenship, its status in the curriculum and the new Ofsted inspection framework for schools. It sets out the requirements upon all schools to make provision for Citizenship, and how the subject relates to other important national policies.

'First Give Programme' for social action published by First Give

'First Give Programme', published by First Give, has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.

GCSE Citizenship Studies TeachMeets - run by experienced Citizenship teachers

Our council of teachers recently discussed the support needed by those teaching the new specification for GCSE Citizenship Studies.

Some of our experienced teacher members are going to run GCSE Citizenship Studies teachmeets. The first will be in London in early December 2017 and we hope to run a number of them in various locations.

If you are interested in attending one, please complete this short form to let us know a few key details, namely:

General Election Teaching Resources

The ACT Topic Guide on The Electoral System and Political Parties includes an overview of key concepts to address together with practical teaching suggestions and links to resources from Parliament Education Service, the Hansard Society, Bite the Ballot and the English Speaking Union.

Students celebrate and teachers speak proudly about their 2016 GCSE Citizenship Studies success

Congratulations to the 24,000 students who achieved their GCSEs in Citizenship Studies today (25 August 2016), and to their teachers of course.

A total of 18,720 candidates took full course Citizenship Studies and 5059 took the short course this summer, compared with 21,628 and 11,564 in 2015. Citizenship Studies as a proportion of the total number of GCSEs sat has seen just a small decline.

'AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies' published by Hodder Education

'AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies' published by Hodder Education has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.

The book includes:

After the EU referendum – What next? A citizenship lesson

After the EU referendum – What next? is a citizenship lesson to enable students to reflect on the range of issues, questions and concerns they may have relating to the aftermath of the EU referendum (published on TES' Subject Genius Blog for Citizenship).

'OCR GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies' published by Hodder Education

OCR GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.

The book includes:

Full Course GCSE Citizenship 2016

TES published an article, 'Six things we learned from today's exam entry figures', on 26 May 2016 which reported that Year 11 entries for GCSE Citizenship were down by 26%.

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