In the Classics department we offer Latin GCSE and CLassical Civilisation A level.
At A level, the OCR Classical Civilisation course allows a more in-depth exploration of the history, culture and literature of the Greeks (Homer's Odyssey, and Athenian theatre) and Romans (the collapse of the republic, and Virgil's Aeneid), as well as an understanding of how these two cultures interacted with and built on the achievements of the broader classical Mediterranean. The educational visit for A level students is to Athens, Delphi and Mycenae and takes place in the years when GCSE Latin trips don't take place.
As at GCSE, students are successful and achieve grades which allow them to proceed to further study and employment, with a gratifying proportion choosing to pursue degrees in Classics or related disciplines.
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Mr S. Dobson - Subject Leader for Classics