Here is a selection of useful websites which contain a wealth of information about Classics teaching. If you can't find what you are looking for or would like some specific advice on a particular topic, please contact Richard Cole (

Teaching Resources:

Classics for All: Information about the use of multi-media resources in Classics and a guide to setting up Classics in schools.

The Classics Library: Like TES but for Classics teachers: sharing news, events, resources and ideas about Classics teaching. It's free to join but you will need to register to access the resources.

Classics Resources: A whole host of useful websites and resources relating to the study of the Ancient World. Use this website to find online collections of literary or historical texts, epigraphic resources, maps of the ancient world and much more.

Minimus: Information about the popular Minimus Latin course for primary school students. Student worksheets, scheme of works and teacher resources are available to download for free.

Maximum Classics (PDF, 714kB) and Mega Greek (PDF, 1,099kB): These courses combine foundation Latin and Greek language learning with work on classical civilisation and culture. Aimed primarily at KS2 students, these resources can also be used at lower KS3. All session plans, teacher guides, PowerPoints and worksheets can be downloaded for free from Maximum Classics (although please email to request login details and a password first.

Primary Ancient Greeks: This website provides free, accessible and engaging materials for teaching Ancient Greece at Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11). The stories for each week are linked by a common theme and provide the introduction to a history topic. 

Classical Tales: Download free audio files and teaching resources produced by award-winning storytellers Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Stories from Aesop's Fables, Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and the Odyssey are available and the resources can be used effectively in KS2 and KS3. 

Literacy through Classics: Some fantastic resources for primary schools on Latin, Greek, The Romans and The Celts designed by Classics students and staff at Swansea University

The Iris Project: Resources for primary schools on Latin, Greek, Ancient Theatre and Storytelling

Classics in Communities: This site includes links to further resources. You can also download two skills progression grids which offer benchmarks for Latin language learning across KS2. These have been designed to help teachers assess skill progression in Classical language learning, using the criteria listed in the DfE’s KS2 Foreign Language subject content.

Introducing Ancient Greek: This Open University site will help you prepare for a Beginner's Ancient Greek course 

Why Classics? See also this presentation on Why Classics? (Office document, 9,934kB) and its accompanying Resource starter pack (PDF, 2,344kB), delivered to PGCE students at the University of Bristol in June 2016, which includes tips and practical resources about setting up Classics clubs in schools.

Organisations offering training:

Classics for AllClassics for All supports state schools throughout the UK, both primary and secondary by giving teachers specialist knowledge and training to teach Classics. Since their first grant award in 2011, they have reached 700 schools, benefiting more than 40,000 pupils. For further information about their grants programmes and the kind of support available, please visit the website. 

Association for Latin Teaching: Summer schools and refresher days for teachers.

Classical Association: INSET days for teachers and conferences

Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies: The society aims to help those engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. It can provide grants to schools, and organises a series of lectures and conferences.

Exam boards:

OCR: Offering Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation at both GCSE and A Level, and Ancient History at A Level.

WJEC (Eduqas): Offering Latin at GCSE, as well as Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications in Latin Language and Roman Civilisation

AQA: Currently offering Classical Civilisation at GCSE and A Level but the last exam series for students taking the these qualifications will be June 2018. AQA is not developing new qualifications.

Classics teacher training:

Starting to Teach Latin: If you are interested in becoming a Classics teacher, this website provides information about teacher training routes and PGCE providers. 

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