The School is seeking to appoint a well-qualified graduate to teach approximately 0.5 of a timetable and to share in the teaching of Latin throughout the School to Advanced Level and potentially Oxbridge preparation.
The person appointed will be an enthusiast for their subject, with the ability to communicate to girls at all levels. The ability to offer Ancient Greek or Classical Civilisation will be an advantage, but is not a requirement.
There are currently two full-time Classicists within the department. Classics is well-established at the School, with a number of girls each year pursuing the subject at Sixth Form and university level, including Oxbridge.
All girls start Latin in Year 7. In Years 8 and 9 they may continue Latin or choose to study Classical Civilisation. Latin is offered at GCSE (Eduqas) in the main option block and as a twilight option. Girls follow the Cambridge Latin Course. In recent years there have been two GCSE Latin groups as well as a GCSE Greek group.
In the Sixth Form, Latin and Classical Civilisation are offered to A Level. The School has also introduced A Level Greek from 2018.
Girls often go on to study Classics at university, including Oxford and Cambridge, with excellent results.
The Classics Department organises a number of trips each year for girls at all levels. There have been trips to Athens, Rome and the Bay of Naples and day trips include Fishbourne Roman Palace and Bignor Roman Villa, as well as theatre visits to see the Actors of Dionysus.