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It’s no Myth: our Students Excel at Greek!

Four of our proud students with their exam certificates. Pictured from left to right are Grace Matthews, Igor Mieczkowski, Callum McHugh and Shannen Agagon.

Congratulations to six of our students who’ve passed their Level 1 Classical Greek EMACT exam!

A level Classics has been enjoyed by Notre Dame’s students for many years and remains a firm favourite, partly due to its rarity in our local area. But Head of Classics Ms Angela Yates wanted to offer more, so 10 years ago she set up Greek Club. The first rule of Greek Club? Learn Greek, of course.

Students attend Greek Club during lunchbreaks, and learn about many aspects of Ancient and Modern Greek life including inscriptions, food, music, politics, and day-to-day activities.

Ms Yates says, ‘It’s rare for a state school to be offering Classical Greek and to my knowledge we’re the only one in the area who does this. Over the years we’ve seen nearly 70 Notre Dame students undertake the course and pass the exam. I’m extremely proud of them all.’

Of course, fluency in Classical Greek is useful for students who wish to progress to classics degrees, and it’s also highly relevant to subjects like history. This fantastic added extra will make any CV or UCAS application sparkle, and is just one example of the extra-curricular activities we offer at Notre Dame.

So congratulations to students Shannen Agagon, Grace Matthews, Hannah Walsh, Dovydas Gedvilas, Callum McHugh and Igor Mieczkowski. Or perhaps that should be Εὖγε!