Greek to GCSE
Any pupil may opt to begin study of Ancient Greek in Year 10. The course followed is very similar to that for GCSE Latin. Course-books followed include Wilding and Greek to GCSE. By the time a Bolton School pupil sits the GCSE examination, he has studied the subject for two years, 6 periods per two-week cycle - a length of course that compares favourably with those followed at other schools. He is, therefore, well equipped to continue the subject at A Level if he so wishes.
Greek at A Level
The course is rigorous, and contains both linguistic and literary elements. Texts are studied for meaning, literary style, and for what they reveal about Ancient Greek Society. The current range of texts present the student with a representative sample of Greek writings, from history to tragedy, and from war epic to law-court speech.