Classical Civilisation and Latin are taught as subjects within the Languages Faculty.


Latin will fit comfortably with any combination of subjects and will provide breadth and a rewarding contrast in study for the scientist or mathematician. It’s more natural home is on the Arts side, particularly with English (because of the great influence Latin literature has had upon it), Modern Languages (because Latin is at the core of so many European languages and helps with the study of others), History, Philosophy and, of course, Classical Civilisation.


In Sixth Form, students have the option to take Latin and Classics. The Latin course allows students to develop their language skills to a very high standard so they can tackle original Latin texts. They will also explore a range of literature and historical context. The Classics Course delves into a diverse range of topics from The Odyssey and The Aeneid, to Greek Theatre and Love and Relationships. We look at a range of visual and textual sources.


The Classics suite is located in a prime position on the first floor of the Queen’s Wing. Our well-appointed rooms are equipped with data projectors to facilitate the delivery of our popular e-learning resources. In this area, there is also a very well stocked Classics bookstore and office. Examples of pupils’ work adorn the classrooms and adjacent corridors.


There are numerous sites both in the UK and abroad, which have been visited by our Latin and Classical Civilisation students to supplement and enrich their enjoyment and appreciation of the classical world. A variety of theatrical productions and study days are also organised by the department as appropriate. A recent trip saw the pupils visit Pompeii in Italy to explore the ancient remains of the city.


We provide subject support clinics for Y11 and Y13.

For more information please contact:


Subject Leader of Classics and Latin