Weekly ancient Greek classes
Each week St Mary’s offers ancient Greek classes to pupils of a local inter-church comprehensive school. The classes run after school each Wednesday and look to harness the professional expertise which St Mary’s has in this area for the benefit of our local community. The classes lead to a GCSE in Classical Greek.
To provide the opportunity for students to study a Classical language.
The project is now in its 9th year.
Two teachers each provide a weekly ninety minute session on site at St Mary’s. One teacher is responsible for the ‘first year’ and ‘second year’ students respectively.
Students studying the previous course (which led to a short course GCSE) earned the qualification, with a large number of A* grades. The first cohort taking the new 9-1 GCSE will sit their exams in 2018.
St Bedes' offers the course to selected students in Years 9 and 10 From this we have had up to 10 students participating in any given year.