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Latin and Classical Greek AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at Cheltenham College

Course description

Classics opens the door to the ancient world, from the time of Homer’s epics to the might of the Roman Empire. Using written texts and archaeological sources, we examine the ways in which these civilisations have shaped our modern way of life, as well as noting the striking differences between our world and the societies of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. We also relish the challenge of learning and applying the Latin and Classical Greek languages. 


Course content

Latin: A Level

We study both language and literature, with equal emphasis on each. Language work requires more vocabulary and a stronger grip on endings, in the face of longer sentences and passages; literature requires more sophisticated comment on the works of Ovid, Cicero, Tacitus and Vergil. The biggest development is that the A Level introduces the option of prose composition - sentences at AS, a passage at A2.  Our exam board is OCR.

Greek: A Level

Greek A Level develops our best students' understanding of both language and literature, as we study the works of authors like Lysias, Xenophon, Sophocles and Homer, and develop their prose composition skills.  Our exam board is OCR.


Financial information


Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.

Further information

Outside the classroom, the Classics Society, where pupils of all ages are given the opportunity to present their research and ideas, meets twice each term.  In addition to the Department's own lectures and theatre trips and visits to Bath, we enjoy the programme of events offered by the Gloucestershire Classical Association and the Cheltenham Literature Festival.  Alongside biennial tours of Greece and Rome, there is an annual Third form residential trip to Provence in the Summer term.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheltenham College directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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