Classics & Latin
Key Stages 4 & 5
Latin is optional at GCSE level but is very well supported and results are consistently strong. For the language, the familiar Cambridge Latin Course is continued in Year 10, before switching to John Taylor’s GCSE Latin in Year 11. Pupils will also begin to study a variety of passages of authentic Latin literature, which again, is fully supported by the examination board OCR. Students who continue their Latin studies to Advanced level appreciate the scholarly and informal atmosphere in which the subject is taught and enjoy a strong and special camaraderie together.
Classical Civilisation is also an option at both GCSE and Advanced level, being accessible and attractive to students across the ability range as well as providing a rewarding contrast in study for the budding scientist or mathematician. There is a range of material studied, examining the history, literature, religion, philosophy, art and other areas of Greek and Roman culture.