Classics

Ms Carmel Landowski (Head of Department) BA (Bangor) PGCE Latin, Classical Civilisation
Mr Peter Forrest-Biggs  MA (London) QTS  Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation 
Miss Danni O'Laoire  MA (Nottingham) PGCE (London) Latin, Classical Civilisation
Mr Emanuele Maccherini MA (Siena) PGCE (Cantab) Latin, Classical Civilisation, Greek
Miss Katriona Pengelley BA (Nottingham) PGCE
MA (Institute of Education)
Classical Civilisation

What is Classics?

There is no subject that opens up a wider range of skills and pleasures than a knowledge of Classics.

Angela Lambert, The Independent

Classics is the study of all aspects of Roman and Ancient Greek civilisation: language, literature, history, philosophy, art and architecture, archaeology, science and technology, medicine and mathematics. Classics has something for everybody. No other subject is as varied, as fun, and as multidisciplinary. Classics is an academic subject that is highly regarded by employers and university admissions tutors alike - and great for the brain too!

The Classics Department offers Latin and Classical Civilisation throughout the School and Greek to GCSE.

All girls study Latin in Years 7 and 8. In Year 8 girls also study Classical Civilisation as part of their Latin lessons. Girls may opt for Latin and/or Classical Civilisation in Year 9 and then choose to pursue those courses to GCSE. Classical Greek GCSE is also offered as an extracurricular course in Years 10 and 11. These subjects may be continued in the Sixth Form at A level.

Both Latin and Classical Civilisation are facilitating A levels that sit well alongside any combination of A level choices, whether sciences or arts subjects.