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Launch of Classical Civilisation Qualifications

As the new academic year starts, Allerton Grange School has become the only state funded school in Leeds to offer Classical Civilisation at GCSE and one of only three sixth forms to offer it at A Level. Students studying towards these qualifications have started lessons with Miss Williams, Curriculum Leader for History, who spearheaded the campaign and secured the funding needed to offer the courses as part of our curriculum.

Classical Civilisation allows students to study the culture, history, art and literature of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Although mainly taught in private schools, our students now have the opportunity to obtain an unusual and highly regarded qualification that may help them to stand out from the crowd.

Complementing the new qualifications, Miss Williams is also launching an extra-curricular club to teach students Latin. Classes will start later in the autumn term and run throughout the year.

Mr Roper, Headteacher at Allerton Grange, said “We are extremely pleased to bring a new and exciting subject into our curriculum offer, which reflects our highly aspirational vision. Many thanks to Classics for All, The Roman Society and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies whose support has made this possible.”

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