Latin is offered as a second language choice in Year 8. We follow the Cambridge Latin Course, learning the Latin language through stories set in Pompeii, Roman Britain and Alexandria. The language is taught in a systematic and structured way, enabling pupils to understand and appreciate the grammatical workings, as well as the origins, of our own langage. Links are regularly made between Latin, English and the modern languages which the pupils study.
The Latin department runs several trips each year to support classroom work and to enhance pupils’ experience of learning this subject:
Year 8 – Fishbourne Roman Palace
Year 9 – Roman Baths Museum, Bath
Year 10/11 – Classics Study Day at the University of Oxford