Latin and Classical Civilisation
veni vidi vici!
Some of the most exciting events in history occurred under the Roman Empire – the assassination of Julius Caesar, the scandalous affair of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, the rebellion of Queen Boadicea against the vicious Roman invaders…to name just a few! In the Classics Department, we seek to bring alive the past and show its impact on the present, which is particularly relevant in a country where Romans once walked and approximately half our words come from Latin. We study the language, literature and culture of the Romans in Latin lessons, and Classical Civilisation lessons cover the broader topics of mythology, Greek and Roman literature and the ancient world.
All students study Latin in Years 7 and 8, and the teaching of Classical Civilisation starts in Year 8. Both subjects flourish at GCSE and A Level, and are examined by the OCR board. Teaching and learning is varied with books, digital resources, re-enactments, games and teachers who are passionate about everything ancient!
The Classics Department organise academic day-trips and biennial oversees trips to Italy and Greece, to help bring to life what is taught in the classroom.
floreat lingua Latina! (Long live Latin!)
Find out more about the OCR GCSE in Latin here.
Find out more about the OCR GCSE in Classical Civilisation here.