Welcome to these pages, which are aimed at prep school Classics teachers. It is work in progress! Feel free to email me here.
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: