Welcome to Maximum Classics

The new Maximum Classics course now has sixteen units, covering four years of Latin teaching. For more information (including the scheme of work), click here.

The courses on this site (Maximum Classics, Mega Greek and Word Roots) are designed to be teachable by incumbent, non-specialist staff after minimal training. Free training for all three courses is offered to UK state schools by Classics For AllIf you are interested in the provision of free training for your school, please get in touch using the form below.

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This course has been developed as a free resource for UK state schools: if that’s not you, and you’d like to access the resources published on this site, please consider making the (modest!) donation suggested below to support our efforts.


Ever needed a word for the little bits of dust you see in a ray of sunlight? This book revives 42 weird and wonderful Gaelic words collected by 19th century priest, poet and folklorist, Fr Allan, in South Uist and Eriskay.


🚨 Our @BigGive #ChristmasChallenge21 is now LIVE! 🚨

We're aiming to raise £50,000 in online donations to support classics in state primary schools!

Every donation made between now and 7 December will be DOUBLED 💸 https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900001v3lzYAAQ

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Why teach #Latin and #AncientGreek at primary school? 👨‍🏫

There are so many reasons - not least that learning about word roots improves literacy, grammar and vocabulary.

At @harperbell_sda in Birmingham, Latin has had a transformative effect on pupils' literacy and confidence.

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