Latin is alive and thriving at CPS and we aim to make the subject as palatable and enjoyable as possible whilst aiming for the highest standards of achievement. The subject involves the study of both the Latin language and aspects of Roman and Greek culture.

The programme of study starts in Form 4 where the children are given an introduction to the subject, before venturing into a two-year programme which will take them up to Common Entrance or Scholarship. It is a fantastic basis for the learning of other languages particularly the Romance Languages, it also gives an understanding of grammar with a discipline and rigour which helps to train the mind.  Latin provides training in logical thinking, boosting cognitive processes essential for maths, science, and engineering. Latin has been said to ‘cultivate such mental processes as alertness, attention to detail, memory, logic, and critical reasoning’.


Latin, Mr Mark Halstead