Why choose Latin?
The key to a rich and influential literature and to a range of modern languages.
Latin gives students the key to a rich and influential literature and to a range of modern languages. Historical context and Roman ideas and values are studied as part of the background to literature and language. You will learn to think logically and analytically about language and literature and you will develop a critical approach to ideas of Roman society and compare them with those current today. There are also opportunities for developing research and presentation skills. There are trips to conferences and plays and, in some years, to Rome. The work is challenging but rewarding and many students have gone on to study classics at universities including Oxford. Latin A level is now offered by few state schools and colleges; it is a relatively rare qualification valued by universities and employers alike.
“I really enjoy studying Latin as I find looking in detail at the structure of a language really fascinating and I like translating the stories which give a window onto Roman history.”