At Key Stage 3, there are a number of different ways to introduce the study of the ancient world into the school curriculum. We work closely with school leadership teams and class teachers to design pathways of study that are tailored to the context and to the needs of each school.

Examples of how classics can be introduced at Key Stage 3 include:

  • Studying a classical text/s (e.g. The Odyssey, Antigone or a selection of classical myths) in translation as part of the Key Stage 3 English curriculum
  • Incorporating units of work on ancient history into the Key Stage 3 history curriculum
  • Embedding a unit on ‘Latin for Literacy’ into the Year 7 English curriculum, using Latin as a vehicle through which to highlight key points of English grammar and syntax.
  • Adding a term of Latin or Ancient Greek to a Key Stage 3 Languages carousel, ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to engage with ancient languages
  • Introducing Latin as a stand-alone subject on the curriculum for all pupils in Years 7 & 8 
  • Using classical myths to ignite curiosity, develop ‘science capital’ and deepen understanding key scientific concepts at Key Stage 3
Secondary pupils working on a classics task

For those interested in introducing or developing the study of classics at Key Stage 3, we provide ongoing support and advice. A comprehensive list of Key Stage 3 resources can be found here; free training can be provided for all courses listed and we can create bespoke programmes of study for individual schools.

Please email contact@classicsforall.org.uk for more information or Apply for support now.