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Classical Civilisation

Classical Civilisation offers challenge but is also accessible to all since everybody recognises something of themselves in the ancient world. Study of the ancient world provides an interesting and deeply relevant lens through which girls may make observations about the world and society in which they live today. Girls are introduced to the ancient world through a variety of sources including literature, plays, historiography, documentary and personal study and investigation. They also have the opportunity to get really “up close and personal” with the ancient world through a variety of extra-curricular visits, both in the UK and abroad. 

This subject also enables girls to develop many essential skills: literacy, self-expression, artistic ability, reasoning and debating. 

Challenge & Extension: There are many opportunities within the course; individual research projects and challenging essay titles enable girls to delve deeply into the vast array of subject material and to develop higher-order thinking skills.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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