The study of Classics is perhaps one of the most wide ranging disciplines, encompassing Language, Literature, Philosophy and History.
The skills developed, especially the necessary attention to detail, the development of memory and communication skills, and the wide ranging experience of other cultures are useful in themselves and are transferable to other disciplines. This is why classicists always do well in the employment market. Most importantly, they are enjoyable subjects to learn!
“He alone seems to live truly and to enjoy his existence who, concentrating on some enterprise, finds a reputation for a distinguished deed or good practice.”
Sallust, Cataline’s War.
The study of Classical Civilisation touches on a varied range of topics from Ancient Philosophy, History and Politics to Religion, Literature and the Arts. It encourages excellence in pupils of all abilities and ensures that entrants to university and the jobs market alike will stand out from the crowd. Delving into such issues as the nature of heroism, the principles of democracy and the qualities of good leadership, our journey through the culture of the ancient world helps students to live truly and enjoy their existence to the full, whilst developing vital skills for academic study and life beyond.