Welcome to these pages, which are aimed at prep school Classics teachers. It is work in progress! Feel free to email me here.
Personal Update (2/9/2021):
Apologies for the recent inertia on this site, due to a combination of retirement, relocation and considerable downsizing. I was hoping to have made a start on my projected Nova Latina Book 2 by now, but this has not proved possible. I have a temporary workspace, and a mancave/study/office has been ordered, but won't be built until mid-March. By the end of the month it will hopefully be full steam ahead, but please bear with me in the meantime!
Introduction to Latin metre
This is a brief introduction to verse and scansion for young beginners.
CE Latin Specification Update
There have been some recent (10/3/21) minor updates to the prescribed vocabulary for the new syllabus. To reduce repeated glossings in the storylines the following items have been added to the Level 1 prescription: Troia, Troianus, Graecia, Graecus (from Level 2), Roma.
The latest ISEB Classics syllabus can be downloaded from here
CE Syllabus Changes at a Glance is my own unofficial summary of the situation - it can be downloaded from the link below:
Blast from the Past
Here is a survey of prep school Classics teaching conducted in 1999:
Online IAPS Classics Forum
This new forum can be found at
Classics at Orwell Park
Visit this page for the essentials of the Classics situation at Orwell Park.
I have written a Greek coursebook for young learners, leading to GCSE. The aim is to present the material in a user-friendly, non-intimidatory way, and the emphasis is on clear lay-out and uncomplicated grammatical explanations. The exercises are punctuated by reading passages of manageable length which increase in frequency as the course progresses. A reference section at the end comprises vocabulary chunks for learning, a listing of verbs, a grammar summary and a two-way vocabulary. It runs to about 270 A4 pages and is entitled Streamlined Greek. A pdf of this, and of the answer book, can be downloaded free of charge below. Hard copies can be purchased from Amazon at £9.99.
Streamlined Greek : Click below
Streamlined Greek answer book: Click below
New for September 2021:
Nova Latina Book 1
Year 8 Latin Revision Assistance
Syllabus-specific vocabulary and grammar revision aids:
Course books containing syllabus-specific grammar and vocabulary reference sections:
Prep School Latin: