Classics is alive and well at Wycombe Abbey. The department consists of three full-time teachers and three part-time. It is fully committed to bringing Classics to life through inspirational lessons as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We regularly arrange visits to museums and classical sites both in the UK and abroad, as well as theatre trips to see classical plays in London and the surrounding areas. We have an active Classics Society which meets regularly and invites distinguished scholars to speak on various classical topics.
We aim to encourage in all girls an awareness of the influence of classical languages and literature on our own civilisation, an understanding of the customs and historical significance of Greek and Roman civilisations and a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally. We particularly emphasise the connections between the classical languages and the Romance languages descended from them. We believe that classical antiquity as a whole continues to provide a valuable framework of reference and is an important European dimension to studies in an English school.