Why Study Classical Greek?
Greek is academically challenging and stimulating. It introduces pupils to some of the finest European literature and philosophy. It can be a discriminating factor on a CV, both for university and employment. It gives good linguistic experience for those who wish to explore other languages, such as Oriental languages, at university. Classicists are much sought after in Banking, Law, Journalism, Accountancy and the Arts because they have both logical and artistic skills.
Language 1: 105 mins, 33%
Translation of Greek prose and Greek verse into English
Language 2: 75 mins, 17%
Comprehension on Greek prose including grammar analysis OR prose composition
Prose Literature: 1 exam, 120 mins, 25%
Prose Literature: Thucydides Histories 6; Plato Symposium
Verse Literature: 1 exam, 120 mins, 25%
Verse Literature from: Homer Odyssey; Sophocles Ajax; Aristophanes Clouds
Pupils must have attained a minimum of a ‘7’ grade in GCSE Greek or equivalent, but ‘8/9’ is usual. The complexities of the language are such that it will suit pupils who enjoy the academic challenge of studying a subject that is not always immediately accessible. It says much about the calibre of those who continue with Greek that they achieve the highest grades in examinations and often go on to gain places at the most prestigious universities.
Everything – as a Classicist one is a ‘master of all trades’!
Contact for further information:
Mr M Johncock firstname.lastname@example.org