Classics

Aims & Objectives

The aim of the classics department is to promote an in depth understanding of the the culture and language of ancient Roman and Greek society with particular emphasis placed on Latin and, where appropriate, ancient Greek.

At Sunningdale all boys from the age of eight learn Latin and in their final years boys can expect up to six periods of Classics per week.

Topic Areas

During their time at Sunningdale boys will:

  • Foster an understanding of Latin (and Greek) grammar and vocabulary and explore its usage in modern French and English.
  • Learn the myths of ancient Greece and the foundation stories of Rome.
  • Explore the ancient history of the Romans and the Greeks.
  • Develop an awareness of the major impact and influence both the ancient Romans and Greeks had on western society and language.