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You may ask ‘Why Classics?’ and my reply would always be, ‘Why not?’

You may ask ‘Why Classics?’ and my reply would always be, ‘Why not?’

Classics is fun, it is interesting, and it offers an adventure across the ages. Yes, it is challenging but the sense of achievement one gains from mastering a tricky piece of grammar or even the Ancient Greek alphabet is akin to a victory upon the sporting field.

Latin and Greek both help us to understand the mechanics of language and especially how English works. It also advances many links to Modern Foreign Languages and aides future studies of these. The rich history offers a much broader insight into Western Civilisation and the heart of our culture. Walk back over millennia and understand our roots, read the first histories and poems, discover how and why wars took place, let your heart soar with the victories of Jason, Hercules, Alexander and then despair alongside Hector, Achilles and Penelope. Learn to argue your points like the ancient orators and develop higher order thinking skills but overall enjoy every moment.

All pupils start Latin in year 6 and we have a very strong record in both Common Entrance and Scholarship. Greek is taught outside of lessons up to scholarship.