As Camden School for Girls ponders dropping the subject due to financial pressures, teachers in its classics department have issued an appeal for help.
Study of ancient Greek at A-level might be abandoned at what teachers think is the last non-selective state school in England to offer the exam in the subject.
Governors at Camden School for Girls in north London, which has a co-ed sixth form, are considering the move while senior staff are said to have looked too at whether GCSE might be offered as an “enrichment activity” if parents pay for their children to do it.
Though ancient Greek is not essential when students apply to study classics at university, the loss of the subject at such a flagship non-denominational state school would bolster the perception it was the preserve of fee-paying or selective schools.
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