Classics

Ms Carmel Landowski (Head of Department) BA (Bangor), QTS Latin, Classical Civilisation
Mr Peter Forrest-Biggs  MA (London), QTS (CfBT) Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation
Miss Danni O'Laoire - on maternity leave 2017 MA (Nottingham), PGCE (London) Latin, Classical Civilisation
Mr Philip Butler BA, PGCE (Reading) Latin, Classical Civilisation
Mr Keith Johnson   MA, PGCE (Cantab) Latin, Greek
Mr Emanuele Maccherini BA, 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 9, girls are divided into two sets: Latin and Classical Civilisation. Girls in a Latin set are also given a taste of Classical Greek in Year 9 and may then opt for Greek and Latin at GCSE.  Those in a Classical Civilisation set pursue a non-linguistic course in Year 9.  Girls in a Classical Civilisation set may opt for Classical Civilisation at GCSE, but not Latin or Greek.

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