I'm very proud of my fantastic GCSE students.
In 2021, two grammar school students achieved the top grade for their Classical Greek GCSE. This year, the exams were the culmination of two years of online classes with a group of conscientious and hard-working mature students. There was no requirement for them to actually sit the GCSE exam; exam results weren't necessary for university acceptance or a job interview. But the students did so anyway and the examination on the horizon provided an incentive to keep going. I’m excited that some of them are continuing with me to prepare for the A level examinations.
H.M. Classics Academy will continue to offer weekly hour-long Greek and Latin classes. In these classes, over the course of approximately two years, students cover the majority of the GCSE grammar.
The GCSE examination also includes two literature papers, for which students read 200 lines of unadapted Greek or Latin.
From September 2022, H.M. Classics Academy is providing tuition for students of any age (13 and over) who wish to prepare for the GCSE exams.
Two excellent tutors, Wendy Smith and Lynn Gordon, will lead classes in Latin (Thursdays, 6-8pm UK local time) and Greek (Sundays, 6-8pm UK local time).