Latin and Greek
The substance of the Latin or Greek course (in preparation for the OCR examination board) at A Level is tackling major works of literature in both prose and verse. Pupils read a large portion in the original and the rest in English, as well as critical material. They develop as a rigorous grasp of the language, through composition in Latin or Greek as well as translation from them, an appreciation of literary style, through comparing the set texts to other authors, and a thorough understanding of many aspects of Roman or Greek life and culture. It therefore presents at least as much an imaginative as a linguistic challenge.
An A Level in Latin or Greek makes a sensible choice for anyone considering a degree in Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Art or Law. The skills acquired from studying Latin or Greek to a high level are widely recognised and in great demand. Graduates in these subjects can find themselves in journalism, law, politics, banking, accountancy, consultancy, the Civil Service or computing, to name only a few of the career paths open.