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Latin and Classical Civilisation

veni vidi vici!

Some of the most exciting events in history occurred under the Roman Empire – the assassination of Julius Caesar, the scandalous affair of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, the rebellion of Queen Boadicea against the vicious Roman invaders…to name just a few!

In the Classics Department, we seek to bring the past to life and show its impact on the present, which is particularly relevant in a country where Romans once walked and approximately 60% of our words come from Latin.

Students study the language, literature and culture of the Romans in Latin, and the broader topics of mythology, Greek and Roman literature and the ancient world in Classical Civilisation.

Latin and Classical Civilisation are both options at GCSE and A Level, and are examined by the OCR board. Teaching and learning is varied with books, digital resources, re-enactments, games and teachers who are passionate about everything ancient.

Find out more about the OCR GCSE in Latin.

Find out more about the OCR GCSE in Classical Civilisation.

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We organise regular day trips, such as to Caerleon in Wales, the British Museum in London, the Roman Baths in Bath, and biennial overseas trips to Italy or Greece.

Pupils often compete in national competitions such as university essay competitions and the University of Leicester Artefact to Art competition. 

Long Live the Ancient World!

Redmaids' High 
Junior School

0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Bristol BS9 4DP

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Registered charity number: 1105017 

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Bristol BS9 3AW                        

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