The Department offers a colourful and vigorous experience of the classical world, its languages and its literature (including in translation).
We hope that your son will develop his awareness of the influence of the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome on our world today. More generally, pupils will gain a sensitivity to societies whose spiritual and moral values and priorities contrast with those of the modern western world.
In addition, we aim to encourage pupils to respond searchingly and personally to what they read; to think independently and analytically; to apply their evaluative skills to classical material; to express themselves with clarity and accuracy.
Small numbers in most of the sets allow there to be a really personal touch about Classics lessons, enabling each boy to flourish at his respective level. The ensuing results in public exams has in turn, led to numbers increasing in all three of the Classical subjects, including Classical Greek.