The Classics department teaches two subjects, Latin and Classical Greek. Latin takes up the bulk of the department as it is taught in the curriculum. All but a few study Latin. Occasionally extra English or other help is required and this may take place instead of Latin. For the vast majority of children it is good for them to have a go, as it can be beneficial in other areas of the curriculum. The syllabus followed is that of Ab Initio – the ISEB Common Entrance Book, now reprinted under the new title, ‘Latin Practice Exercises’. There are 3 books covering Levels 1, 2 , 3 CE and Scholarship. The Scholarship material in Book 3 is sufficient for nearly every senior school, and more than sufficient for many.