Greek A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Marlborough College
Classics is a popular and flourishing subject at Marlborough, and we aim to instil in all our students an enjoyment and appreciation of the rich linguistic, artistic and cultural legacy of the classical world.
The aims of this course are to deepen pupils’ experience of Greek literature and culture by extending their knowledge of Greek and by their personal response to authors studied in the original language. The texts will be chosen from the central areas of Greek literature, including Homer, Tragedy, History and Philosophy.
UNIT 1: Unseen Translation (33%)
Translation into English of a passage of Greek prose and a passage of Greek verse.
UNIT 2: Prose Composition or Comprehension (17%)
EITHER: Translation into Greek of a short passage of English (of at least 100 words)
OR: Short translation into English, with comprehension and grammar questions.
UNIT 3: Prose Literature (25%)
Questions on the set texts studied, including comprehension questions, set text translation and an analysis question. In addition, an essay on a set text.
UNIT 4: Verse Literature (25%)
Questions on the set texts studied, including comprehension questions, set text translation and an analysis question. In addition, an essay on a set text studied.
Every year our best classicists win places at Oxbridge.
The study of Latin or Greek is not only of benefit for those who wish to study a classical subject at university; it also sits well alongside many other arts or science subjects.
A Classics degree encompasses a wide range of disciplines: language, literature, history, philosophy, art and archaeology. It is regarded as an excellent preparation for a number of jobs such as the Civil Service and the Foreign Office; advertising, industry and the City; teaching; the Church; the BBC; the Law; journalism; computing; the Arts and business.
The department also runs a popular biennial trip to the ancient sites of Greece and enjoys success in district reading competitions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Marlborough College directly.