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 [...]

MA in Classical Studies at the Open University

Our ACE partners at the Open University offer two scholarships per year for schoolteachers who wish to enrol on the MA in Classical Studies. Full details are available here. In this blog, we are delighted to host reflections from two previous recipients of the full-fees award. Stephen Dobson, Subject Leader for Classics, Redborne Upper [...]

Introducing Classics into Scottish State Schools

By Dr Alex Imrie, Classics Outreach Co-ordinator for Scotland, Classical Association of Scotland A campaign to reinvigorate Classics across Scotland is underway, drawing together teachers, academics and others dedicated to the idea that Classics should be available to all learners, not only those in private education. Under these auspices, ACE, in conjunction with the Classical [...]

Classics for All Ancient History GCSE Resources

Our ACE partners at the University of Warwick have been busy creating resources to support Ancient History in schools. Read an update here from Dr Paul Grigsby, Fellow in Outreach and Impact at the Warwick Classics Network. At the beginning of March 2020, Classics for All announced the release of a suite of online [...]

Attending ACE’s ‘OCR Classics in 20 British Museum Objects’ Event

By Lidia Kuhivchak, Classics Hub Ambassador at Lionheart Trust Schools We were extremely excited to hear about ACE’s event at the British Museum in conjunction with ‘Troy: Myth & Reality’. As an Academy Trust that has recently introduced Classics, it is particularly helpful for our students to have access to Classics events which do not focus [...]