For our brightest and best, the Classics department has a demanding scholarship programme which stretches and challenges those in need of that bit extra. Latin has always had a reputation for stretching students intellectually, after all Latin begins in Year 5 and is studied via the immersion method until the end of Year 6 (we use Oerberg’s Lingua Latina). More exacting demands are made from Year 7 onwards. In preparation for Common Entrance examinations, our students work in the context of the grammar-translation method.
Running alongside all the grammar and vocabulary we also have a vibrant programme of Classical history, which sees our students study Greek mythology, Hadrian’s wall, Horatius, Caesar, and more.