Latin enrichment course held at Colfe’s School

Partner: Trinity School, Deptford Green, Addey & Stanhope, Conisborough College
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

Held on Thursday afternoons, Colfe’s facilitates a Year 10 (beginners) and Year 11 Latin class. We currently have 20 Year 10 and 12 Year 11 students from a range of state schools that do not offer Latin. 

Students are invited to attend the first few weeks as a taster. If they decide to continue they will study for two years – one hour per week after school – here at Colfe’s and take the WJEC Latin Level 2 certificate (equivalent to a GCSE) at the end. 

The aims of this course are to:

  • Promote Classics to pupils who have not got the opportunity to study it at their own schools
  • Assist with English Language and MFL skills
  • Stretch the most able GCSE pupils at state schools and provide them with a genuine enrichment opportunity 
  • Provide pupils with a feel of what it is like to study at Colfe’s and offer guidance on our sixth form scholarship programme

In 2016, the first cohort go through the WJEC Latin Level 2 certificate consisted of four pupils – they achieved A*, A, A, B.