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Making Classics Accessible via Student Workbooks

By Lawrence McNally, Teacher of Classics at Impington Village College, Cambridge Over the winter break I decided to take on the task of creating a student workbook for the Greek Religion module for OCR’s A Level in Classical Civilisation. This should hopefully save a lot of time planning throughout the year as I have updated [...]

Win a Tour of the British Museum with Natalie Haynes

By Natalie Haynes A few months ago, I wrote an adaptation of an Ovid poem (Hypsipyle, from the Heroines) to be performed onstage at Jermyn St Theatre. They had invited fifteen women to adapt fifteen poems and it was an amazing project to be involved in - the plays should be available for students [...]

Promoting Classics through Ancient Philosophy

By David Whitney, Teacher and Writer, Delphi Philosophy One day after school, one of the grandparents of a girl in my class called me over to look at something on his phone. It was a photo of the girl at home, reading with every sign of enjoyment and concentration, an enormous book about Socrates. She [...]

Changes to OCR Ancient History GCSE

OCR have announced changes to the Ancient History GCSE syllabus in response to the disruption caused by coronavirus. Students will now be examined on both period studies (The Persian Empire, the Foundations of Rome), and a single depth study (from a choice of six). Each period study will account for 36.4% of the overall [...]

Our Shared Human Past: Outreach at Nottingham

The University of Nottingham, an ACE Partner, is offering a new suite of outreach lectures for schools delivered by leading academics from the Department of Classics and Archaeology. Designed to be fully flexible, they can be delivered online or in-person, depending on individual circumstances. Duration and content will be adapted for each school. There [...]

Resources for Classical Civilisation and Ancient History

By Peter Swallow, Website Manager for ACE ACE recently put out a call for resources on a range of Class Civ and Ancient History topics which teachers had told us they wanted support with. We've had a really positive response, and while not every topic has been covered, we're delighted to share some useful content [...]

Introducing Classical Studies in a Scottish Secondary School

By George Connor, Monifieth High School Classical Studies is available via the Scottish Qualifications Authority at all levels from National 3 to Advanced Higher. For most schools approaching the subject, it is likely that National 4, National 5 and Higher will be the courses undertaken. These are all very manageable and clearly guided by the [...]