Classics at Reigate Grammar School is inspiring, diverse, and provides a wealth of opportunity to students.
Latin is a language option available to all in the Lower School, taught using the Cambridge Latin Course, providing a rich and enjoyable introduction to the study of the ancient world. Many students then opt to continue with Latin to GCSE level.
Greek is introduced as a GCSE subject in the Third Form with an opportunity to explore the literature, history, drama and mythology of the Ancient Greeks whilst also developing linguistic proficiency and skills.
Classical Civilisation is also available to students as a GCSE option for those wishing to study the ancient world without a linguistic element or for those simply fascinated by the Greek and Roman civilisations!
All three subjects are available to Sixth Form students at A Level and are seen as highly-regarded ways of demonstrating all-round academic and applied ability; in recent years students have gained places at Oxbridge to read Classics as well as Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.
Beyond the classroom, there is much going on to enrich students’ experience, from classical reading competitions to re-enactments of ancient battles: visits to Roman villas and towns, theatre trips, set text study days and talks by University lecturers to name just a few. The department also boasts large overseas trips, taking groups of pupils to Italy or Greece on a rotational basis.