The Classics Department promotes in girls a love and understanding of the Classical World – its politics, literature, mythology, history and ideals. Through the evaluation of these societies and by making direct comparisons with modern examples, girls develop a deeper understanding of the values of, and problems faced by their own 21st century world. Lessons entertain and captivate girls’ minds and imaginations through the wide variety of topics covered. We inspire a fascination for the weird and wonderful world of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
The study of Classical Civilisation presents girls with evidence and opinions and encourages them to analyse what is good and bad in life for the Greeks and Romans. It allows them to develop and express structured arguments. Girls have the opportunity to study highly structured, inflected languages and appreciate their nuances and beauty. Through logic, precision and attention to detail, girls more fully understand English and modern foreign languages and appreciate their debt to Latin and Greek.
Mr J Hargreaves (Head of Department)
Mrs A Oliver
Mrs C Richards