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Classics

In the tradition of a high quality and broad curriculum, The Oratory maintains a strong enthusiasm for the Classical languages and cultures.

The provision of Latin and Greek at The Oratory looks towards the overall intellectual development of pupils, particularly in their use of logical thinking, general cultural development, linguistic competence, appreciation of literature, and mental discipline.

 

Learning Latin

We believe passionately in Classics for everyone, and all pupils take Latin in the First and Second Forms. It has advantages for all pupils, whether it be to improve their literacy, to help them understand grammar in a way which supports their learning of other languages, or to develop methodical and logical approaches to problem solving.