Classical Association Annual Conference
Tuesday, 6th April 2021
14:00 - 15:30 (via Zoom - to register for the conference please complete the Classical Association's online form)
Who has Access to Classics in Schools Today?
This paper will reveal which Classical subjects (Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History) are available in various types of schools across England (fee-paying, state-maintained [selective] and state-maintained [non-selective]).This new data analysis has been made possible by the compiling of a schools’ database as part of the Advocating Classics Education research project. Numbers of students, numbers of schools and the regional distribution of schools offering these subjects at GCSE and A Level will be examined and their significance discussed. Three initiatives which seek to bridge the divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ of Classics education will be highlighted, together with suggestions for widening access to the study of Classics for all young people in British schools in future. https://classicalassociation.org/events/ca-annual-conference-2021/
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