For those who love their subject and would like to work with young people there is no better career than Classics teaching. Not only does it give you the opportunity to draw on and develop your subject knowledge and communication skills, it also gives you significant responsibility and the freedom to use your imagination and creativity from the moment you enter the classroom. In the words of a trainee who moved into teaching after working for a number of years as an accountant:
‘The thing that really made me leave was the fact that it didn’t use all of me, and I wanted something that made me use my creativity, made me think on my feet.’
But a successful career in Classics teaching depends on having the thoroughness and professionalism of the training you receive when you start out on teaching. The aim of this site is to provide information on the different routes through training that are available for future Classics teachers.
Masters level research assignments.
Here you can access the latest University research findings about Classics teaching and learning, including summaries of the PGCE Classics trainees from Cambridge and King's College London.
A place where practising Classics teachers can share teaching ideas.
Most recent additions
A Critical Evaluation of Pupil Response to Latin Poetry at GCSE: a case study with a Year 11 group a (Cresswell 2011) PGCE assignment Summary Article An investigation into how pupils' use of learning journals affects their understanding of how to tra (Morrow 2011) PGCE assignment Summary Article A critical examination as to what extent self assessment of unseen translation of Latin enhances pup (Penzer 2011) PGCE assignment Summary Article The effectiveness of the total physical response technique in motivating students to learn vocabular (Adams 2011) PGCE assignment Summary Article Roman medical ability: how pupils perceive medicine (Trenchard 2011) PGCE assignment Summary Article HOW DO PUPILS RESPOND TO THE USE OF SELF-MADE PICTURE CARDS TO HELP THEM WITH THE RETENTION OF LATIN (Sams 2011) PGCE assignment Summary Article Teaching Greek tragedy: a critical analysis based on the views of some year 12 students on the impac (Sgroi 2011) Summary Article To what extent does learning derivations aid vocabulary retention? Action research involving Year 9 (Dunn 2011) Summary Article An investigation into the effectiveness on long term memorisation of learning Latin vocabulary (Fagg 2011) Summary Article A case study exploring what preconceptions primary school pupils have about the learning of Latin an (McClelland 2011) Summary Article Differentiation strategies for teaching a new grammar point to a Year 9 Latin class (Nicoll 2010) Article Prior knowledge of Latin. (Callaghan 2009) PGCE assignment Article A critical evaluation into whether rote learning of verb pricipal parts has any perceptible effect. (Barker 2010) PGCE assignment Article Classics in Comprehensive Schools conference report 2010 (Hunt 2010) unpublished Article Using characterisation to motivate pupils' learning of Latin. (Bruce 2009) Unpublished PGCE assignment Summary Article The integration of ICT into the Classics classroom. (Lister 2007) JCT 2007. Article Video-conferencing as a teaching medium. (Mead 2005) Conference proceedings held at Cambridge University, 2005. Article Pupil responses to the CLC e-learning resources. (Laserson 2005) MPhil thesis. Unpublished. Article Teaching Latin literature using interactive whiteboard technology. (Hunt 2005) Meeting the Challenge: International Perspectives on the Teaching of Latin. 2008. Article The Creation of the CLC e-learning resource - an interim report. (CSCP 2001) CSCP Article