The Classics Department aims to promote in girls a love and understanding of the Classical World – its politics, literature, mythology, history and ideals. Girls are encouraged to evaluate these societies and compare them with the modern world. Like Livy’s History, Classics lessons should aim to entertain and captivate girls’ minds and imaginations. Topics covered should inspire and develop in pupils a logical mind, precision and attention to detail.
The study of Classics presents girls with facts and opinions and encourages them to analyse what is good and bad in life both for themselves and for civilisation in general. Girls have the opportunity to study highly structured, inflected languages and appreciate their nuances and beauty. This enable girls to more fully understand the English language and appreciate its debt to Latin and Greek.
Mr J Hargreaves (Head of Department)
Mrs A Oliver
Mrs C Richards