Senior Cycle Classical Studies




Welcome to the Classical Studies subject page. The PDST Classical Studies team aims to provide high quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all students. This site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional developments provided by the PDST. 






All schools can apply for subject based support through the school principal.


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The Classical Association of Ireland Teachers (CAI-T) provide annual general meetings that provide support to teachers of Classical Studies and keep their members informed of any changes or upcoming events in relation to the world of Classical Studies. 






This section will be updated with upcoming news and events. 


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Leaving Certificate Classical Studies Webinar 1 – February 2022



This recording gives teachers the opportunity to:


  • Explore approaches to teaching using Practical Teaching Methodologies based on National Seminar Day Two.
  • Develop the means of incorporating the use of Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria into their Subject Planning.
  • View samples of student work that showcase Active Teaching Methodologies in action.


By the end of the recording teachers will have:


  • Reflected on the fact that the learning outcomes of the specification place students at the centre of their learning which encourages them to monitor and evaluate their own capacity to learn.
  • Explored the interrelated nature of the strands of study and considered the integrated experience of the learning outcomes in order to plan to optimise the learning for all students.




Leaving Certificate Classical Studies - Collaborative 2 December 2021



Leaving Certificate Classical Studies - Collaborative 1 Spring 2021






Classical Studies National Seminar Day 2 was held in November 2021. The focus of this seminar was to develop the skills needed to engage in a dialogic classroom, utilising primary sources to engage with the teaching of controversial issues in Classical Studies & to develop using success criteria & learning intentions.


The CAI-T will also keep their members informed of any upcoming news/events and hold annual conferences to provide support for teachers of Classical Studies.



Classical Studies National Seminar Day 2







The administrator for PDST Classical Studies is