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The  Intermediate Certificate in Classical Greek (ICCG) has been  established to meet the need for a new Greek certificate at a level below that of the current GCSE.

The examination is based on the content of Taylor, Greek to GCSE I. This website provides additional free materials which it is hoped will be useful for teaching this content.

The full GCSE demands a lot of teaching hours and is not feasible for many students and schools given the time they have available for Greek. This qualification is designed to be more widely accessible. It will be open to entries in any school year group, independent learners or indeed adults: it is anticipated that it may be particularly attractive for students in Y9-11, though it would be equally suitable for those beginning Greek in the sixth form or for adult learners.

The ICCG is endorsed by the Classical Association, Classics for All, JACT Greek Summer School and we are grateful to the Council of University Classical Departments and to the classical departments at the following universities for their recognition and support for the Intermediate Certificate: University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, King’s College London, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University College London, University of Warwick, the Open University, and Durham University.

It is being piloted in 2021-2022 with 20 schools (10 state and 10 independent) for examination in June 2022.  We expect the first  examination (open to all)  to take place in June 2023.

Following our initial consultation, we currently plan to assess students in a purely linguistic examination, with a single exam sat in schools and other approved centres, for example for adult study groups and independent learners, within a fixed period of one or two weeks in June each year. Scripts will be sent back to be marked centrally, and results will be sent out by the middle of August. Given the idea of an exam ‘window’ we would be modelling ourselves on the approach of an Olympiad, rather than the strict security protocols of official exam boards. The precise administration of the examination will be finalised during the pilot. Results will be graded Distinction, Merit, or Pass on the basis of previously agreed levels of attainment: there will be no fixed quota for each level.   We welcome comments on examination administration from non-pilot schools, teachers and learners – do email us intermediategreekcert@gmail.com

Schools not involved in the pilot are welcome to use our teaching materials and we welcome feedback from all teachers and learners of Classical Greek. More materials to be added over the course of 2021-22.

If you would like to submit resources to be shared with colleagues on this website please do send them to us at ICCGresources@gmail.com.  We reserve the right to edit resources before they are uploaded to the shared area.