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Figures, Rudiments, Lower Grammar

The Latin course at SMH is taught by specialist teachers, and introduces pupils to a family living in Pompeii just before and during the eruption of Vesuvius, using the Cambridge Latin Course.

This course enables pupils to develop language skills alongside learning about Roman culture and civilisation. This continues into Lower Grammar, with the story moving on to Roman Britain via Alexandria. There is also a class for beginners in Lower Grammar. Pupils begin to develop an analytical approach to language generally, including an awareness of the relationship between Latin and the languages of today.

Greek is introduced alongside Latin for the most able linguists in Lower Grammar, further enhancing linguistic, analytical and communication skills.