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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 [...]

University College Dublin Joins as ACE Partner

‘We are thrilled to welcome our first official international partner to the ACE project: University College Dublin. This builds on our advocacy work with the Classical Association of Ireland Teachers’ Branch and complements our advisory role with the Irish Department of Education and Skills’ – Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, ACE project ‘The School of Classics at [...]

Sharing Resources for GCSE Classical Civilisation

By Laura Jenkinson-Brown, Course Leader for Classical Civilisation, Churcher's College I’ve been a fan of the new OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE since its arrival three years ago – I’ve found it rigorous and challenging, with broader knowledge and with great options for study. As the course leader in my department, I’ve been able to [...]

The University of Manchester Joins as ACE Partner

'Since our project’s beginnings in 2017, we have worked closely with schools and sixth-form colleges in Manchester and surrounding areas but have not, until now, had an official partner in Manchester. We are thrilled that Dr Andrew Fear and Dr Nicky Nielsen at the University of Manchester will become ACE advocates. They will complement [...]

Resources – Can You Help?

The results are in! In this blog, we’d like to share the most-requested resources and give teachers the opportunity to let us know if they already exist. We know that time is short, and there is absolutely no point in ‘re-inventing the wheel’, so if you have resources which cover the topics/requests below, please let [...]