Pupils start afresh with the Cambridge Latin Course, which provides an opportunity to learn the language in a lively way while travelling back to the times of the Romans.
Students following this path also study Greek civilisation. Thus, by the end of KS3, along with linguistic awareness, pupils have developed an understanding of the foundations of Western Civilisation through the study of classical history, philosophy and mythology.
Latin and Classical Civilisation are both offered at GCSE and A level. We enliven our rigorous teaching through use of ICT and termly visits to the theatre, museums and sites both in Britain and abroad.
Students also get an opportunity to visit Classics Faculties for activity days, including University College London and University of Cambridge.
Currently we offer ancient Greek for beginners and advanced students, along with Further Latin sessions for those who wish to improve or expand their knowledge of the language. The Classics Department also runs competitions and organises a Classics Day.
The study of Latin and Classical Civilisation provides a solid intellectual foundation, independent of financial or political changes. Latin scholars develop exceptional linguistic awareness: they master new languages with speed and confidence, and, with their ability to manipulate Greco-Latin roots, are prepared to excel in careers like Medicine, Dentistry or Law.
The study of the Classics, which are at the core of Western Civilisation, provides a key to understanding the modern world, from literature and history to politics and economics.
For all these reasons, Classical subjects are highly regarded by both universities and employers and lead to a variety of high-profile careers.
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