Your Classical Studies Subject Association
We support everyone who teaches and leads classical studies in schools and universities and at all stages of your career.
Online teaching resources
We continuously update our guide to online teaching resources for classical studies. Resources are shown by study level (KS2 to KS5, GCSE and AS/A-Level), with additional guides to Enrichment, Museums and Virtual Tours.
Our CPD days are delivered by leading classicists and held around the country or online. We aim to cover Latin and Greek, Ancient History and Classical Civilisation, with a focus on the current specifications and developments signalled by exam boards. Our sessions include opportunities to network with other Classics teachers and to join our subject reference groups. These support CPD organisers in tailoring sessions to your current needs and provide another opportunity for you to network with other teachers. Key exam board representatives are invited and engage directly with you on their developing thinking.
Our Grants programme supports Greek and Latin reading competitions, essay prizes and regional Greek/Roman days and school conferences. We also support a wider range of outreach promoting public awareness of the importance of classics and/or supporting classics in schools. Activities might include public talks or small interactive sessions on the classical world (either one-off or a series); reading and discussion groups; theatrical performances; costs to support schools who would otherwise find it difficult financially to attend a classical exhibition or event off-site.
Our annual conference is held at a different UK university each year. We welcome schoolteachers and aim to encourage you to attend with hugely discounted conference fees, special teacher events and pedagogy sessions scheduled outside term time.
Our Teaching Board
We merged in 2015 with JACT (Joint Association of Classical Teachers). As well as continuing to help fund the JACT Summer Schools, our Teaching Board is our main vehicle for engaging with and influencing exam boards, for example through feedback from our annual survey of teachers on the current round of exams, what went well and what could be done differently.
Join us to receive regular e-news, and a printed copy each Spring and Autumn of Omnibus, the fully illustrated magazine and popular teaching aid aimed at students in the final years of school or just starting university. Each issue includes around ten (1,500–2,000 word) articles on topics in Greek and Roman literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy and classical archaeology. Many of the great names in UK classical scholarship active in the last 50 years have contributed and the magazine has a key role in supporting the teaching of scholarship.