The Teacher of Classics has a commitment to teaching Latin from Upper 3 to Upper 4, Latin at GCSE and AS/A Level and Classical Civilisation at AS/A Level. The ability to deliver Classical Greek would be an advantage but is not essential. The post commences on 4 January 2021. The post holder is responsible to the Head of Classics.
This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding classicist to lead a high-performing, lively and ambitious Classics Department, which is currently staffed by the Head of Classics, one full-time Classics teacher and two members of the Senior Leadership Team.
From Year 7 to Year 9 the girls follow the Cambridge Latin course and complete Book 2 by the end of their third year at school. The girls are also provided with a taster of Greek, involving the alphabet, transliteration and simple present tense translation at Key Stage 3. At GCSE, Latin and Greek courses are offered as separate options, making use of John Taylor and Henry Cullen’s two-part courses. The Sixth Form currently follows the A Level OCR courses in both Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilisation.
Pupils participate in a number of Classics trips and competitions throughout the year. Lower school pupils enjoy Metis, a weekly Classics club at lunch times, and older pupils attend Arête, our Classical Society. A busy schedule of trips and lectures is provided for all years.
The Classics Department is well stocked with texts and resources to support study at all levels of the curriculum. The Department has two Classics classrooms, as well as dedicated space in the Sixth Form centre. All classrooms have whiteboards and smartboards.