Latin & Ancient Greek

Latin

Latin & Ancient Greek

Classical education, namely the study of Latin and Ancient Greek, was a mainstay in western public education and a sine qua non (an essential part) of a well-rounded education. Latin and Greek were once the principal academic languages. Even to this day, these languages still hold a preeminent place in western academia. Many think that Latin and Ancient Greek are “dead” languages, but in fact, they live around us. Not only are they used in a variety of professions and disciplines, they can also be found in the languages we speak. The study of Latin and Greek helps improve attention to detail, grammatical accuracy, linguistic ability, and vocabulary. It also fosters a better understanding of the English language and western culture in general.

A weekly Latin course is offered to beginners in G7 and to intermediates in G8 as a CCA. While G9 and G10 students study for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Latin Exam, G11 and G12 students study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Latin Standard Level Exam; all on timetable. Students also sit the American National Latin Exam at various levels in March every year.

A weekly Ancient Greek course is offered to beginners in G9 to G12 as a CCA. Students sit the American National Greek Exam at various levels in February/March every year.

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