Classics Department

Key Stage 3

In year 7 all pupils follow an introductory Latin course for one period a week. In addition, Classical Civilisation is studied through Drama, based on topics such as Greek theatre, Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ and Classical mythology.

Year 8 and 9 pupils who are in set one for English automatically study Latin for one period a week and benefit from the awareness of vocabulary and understanding of language which a Latin course provides. Those who are not in set one are invited to follow the same course during one lunchtime class a week and to keep open the possibility of choosing the Latin option for GCSE in years 10 and 11.

In all years except 7 and 8, Latin is taught through the Oxford Latin Course, which is modern and up-to-date, but still maintains the linguistic rigour of more traditional courses.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and 11 pupils can choose to study the subject for GCSE and can then continue to A Level in the Sixth Form if they wish.

Classical Civilisation is also offered to all pupils up to GCSE in years 10 and 11 and to 'A' level in the 6th form.

Sorrento Trip 2015