Posted: 5th October 2018

On Thursday evening Leweston’s Classics Department was delighted to welcome Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls School to their bi-annual Classics Symposium, where students are invited to speak on a classical topic of their choice to their peers. From the tragedy of Dido’s death, to Greek Vase Painting and the poet Sappho, the range of topics was broad and the speakers from all three schools should be commended for the excellent delivery and research of presentations that were thought-provoking, inspiring and enlightening. Mimi L and Sophie S from Year 11 at Leweston spoke eloquently and passionately about who was most to blame for Dido’s tragic suicide, sharing thoughtful insights and a sound knowledge of their GCSE text – well done!

This event follows a Summer of success for the Classics Department as students gained another set of impressive results, gaining 100% Grade 9 in the new 9-1 GCSEs and 100% A at A Level Classical Civilisation. This continues the strong run of results from the department for a seventh successive year of 100% A*/A/9 at GCSE and 100% A*-C at A Level. Students should be justly proud of their remarkable achievements.

The Classics Department now looks forward to the academic year ahead with a range of enrichment opportunities for students to engage in beyond the classroom, including the Lower School Classics Club on Tuesdays and a weekly enrichment session at GCSE on Wednesdays. In addition, on Thursday 22 November the Classics Department is hosting a lecture exploring ‘The Mystery of where Odysseus lived’. Please do contact the Classics Department for more details. [email protected] 

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