We firmly believe that the study of Classical Literature, Language and Civilisation is invaluable. It offers the complete study of one of the foundational civilisations in the Western world – Rome. We study their language, their literature, their culture, their architecture and much more. The relevance for students today can be seen at every juncture. It enables students to understand the English Language better, it allows students to put art/literature and history into a meaningful context, and it’s fun! Our main aim is to encourage students to enjoy the ancient world, and see its relevance to their lives today.
The Department is small, but growing, and offers Latin to a limited number of students on time table, and runs an after school Latin club for all students from any Key Stage. It also offers Classical Civilisation at A Level.
Key stage 3
Around 30 students are offered Latin for one hour a week in year 9. The Department follows the Cambridge Latin course. In this year we aim to complete Book 1 of the Course through an intensive study.