WHAT WE DO
In Years 7 and 8, we teach students the basics of the Latin language. We also introduce them to the fascinating world of Pompeii and Roman Britain, focussing on areas such as domestic life, religion, entertainment, slavery, politics and the Roman Empire. In Years 9-11 we focus in more depth on the Latin language, while still exploring the fascinating world of the Romans through their literature and history. At A level students get to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Latin language and literature and begin translating from English into Latin. We study an array of world famous literature including the poets Virgil and Ovid, the historian Tacitus, and the orator and politician Cicero.
Students who want to continue exploring the Classical world, but do not necessarily want to continue learning the languages, can take Classical Civilisation at GCSE and A level. They get to explore a vast array of topics including life in Athens and Pompeii, Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, Greek comedy, the Punic Wars and the early Roman Empire.
Students also get the opportunity to learn the Greek alphabet in Year 8 and, if they show aptitude, study Greek to GCSE and even A level.