BSA Teachers Course

The British School at Athens runs an intensive course each year for school teachers of Greek civilisation which explores Ancient Greek history and archaeology through site tours and lectures.

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • CATB Classical Civilisation Virtual CPD – details coming soon.
  • ICCG Virtual CPD Day

24th January 2022, 4pm-5pm, Zoom

The Intermediate Certificate in Classical Greek, supported by the Classical Association, is an accessible qualification culminating in an examination based on the content of Taylor, Greek to GCSE I. Currently in a pilot phase, join the ICCG mailing list here for more information or view their website here.

5th March 2022, Loughborough Grammar School

22nd – 31st March 2022, Weekly

The British School at Athens is delighted to invite UK school teachers to attend a free virtual CPD course, focusing on the OCR GCSE Classical Civilisation module ‘Myth and Religion‘. Participants will follow a series of four virtual lectures, introducing the main themes of the module and providing new case studies beyond the GCSE syllabus.

23rd March 2022, 13:00-15:15, University of Birmingham

Past CPD Events

September 2021 – Classical Association Teaching Board CPD focusing on Greek and Latin at GCSE and A Level

Rowena Hewes on teaching Plato’s Symposium (A Level Greek Literature)
Edmund Lewis on teaching Thucydides 6 (A Level Greek Literature)
Dr Rebecca Armstrong on teaching Catullus (A Level Latin Literature).
Dr Chris Burnand on teaching Cicero’s Pro Cluentio (A Level Latin Literature)

Katharine Radice on teaching Latin Language at A Level.

Alex Karski on teaching Virgil’s Aeneid (GCSE Latin Literature)
Graham Lodge on teaching Echo and Narcissus and Amor (GCSE Latin Literature)
Henry Cullen on teaching Eduqas GCSE Latin Literature.
Henry Cullen on teaching the Superstition and Magic: Some Synoptic Approaches (Eduqas Set Texts for GCSE)
Dr John Taylor on teaching Latin and Greek language at GCSE.

NEC Study Bursaries

Applications for this scheme are currently closed.

The Classical Association has three full bursaries available for state sector teachers to study the OCR Classical Civilisation A level. The NEC course gives you the flexibility to fit your learning around your lifestyle and to study the OCR syllabus at your own pace, with a personal online tutor supporting you throughout. This provides an opportunity for personal development, an enhanced CV, and for enriching the support you can offer to students throughout your school. The CA will not only pay your course fees but also your exam fees, making each bursary worth an estimated £850 based on current course and exam fee scales.