The Liverpool ACE Schools Project

The Liverpool ACE Schools Project is thrilled to offer a range of diverse opportunities for any schools and students with interests in the ancient world.

GCSE Delivery and Support

We currently run GCSE Latin programmes for schools across Merseyside, alongside both GCSE and AS-Level Ancient Greek funded by the charity organisation Classics For All. We also have the capacity to deliver GCSE Ancient History and GCSE Classical Civilizations, should you prefer a less language-based course. These opportunities are offered to schools who do not currently teach ancient-world subjects, or to supplement existing classics-related courses already being run.

Liverpool Study of Ancient Worlds

We are furthermore delighted to offer a brand-new series of three-session short courses focussing on the study of ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, and covering a range of topics from history to archaeology, literature to culture. The Liverpool Study of Ancient Worlds initiative is composed of original creations from our talented team of teachers. They are primarily aimed at Key Stage 3 students, though some may be modified to appeal to an older audience.

Our aims with this new initiative are to:

  • Provide all secondary-school students with the chance to study ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt
  • Forge lasting connections between the University of Liverpool’s Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology department and schools around Merseyside
  • Assist in the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills
  • Encourage young people to enjoy studying the past, and to consider further education in the arts & humanities]

The short courses below follow a Learn, Practice, Reflect structure: first, students learn the core materials; second, an interactive session allows students to put into practice the knowledge gained in the first session; third, students may deliver group presentations or debate key issues.

We hope that students will feel free to pick-and-choose which subjects interest them and combine these ‘mini-modules’ to create a personal record of ancient-world studies which will be recognised by the University itself in the form of a certificate signed by us.

Note: Activities/possible activities listed under the sessions are entirely your choice!

Introduction to Ancient Greek History

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Greek Mythology and Religion

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Rome – History and Culture

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Rome – Mythology and Religion

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Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Sciences

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Standalone sessions

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We are committed to flexibility, and so we are more than willing to tailor-make courses, days, afternoon activities or events to suit the needs of your students. We can adapt any of the materials presented above into a format of your choosing and are open to collaborating with you in constructing a tailor-made ‘ancient worlds day’.

Let us know what you would like and we will do our very best to provide it. Contact us for more information, to register initial interest or to discuss delivery of ancient-worlds study in your school in whatever form works for you.

Dr Ross Clare
Co-Ordinator for Liverpool Schools Classics Project
University Teacher in Classics & Ancient History
R.A.Clare@liverpool.ac.uk