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Year 11 and Year 12 students awarded GDST Pearson & Silver award for Classics

We’re pleased to announce that Year 11 student Anyaa and Year 12 student Maddison have been awarded a GDST Pearson and Silver award, recognising their passion and dedication to studying Classics.

The award recognises enthusiasm and academic excellence in studying Classics across the GDST. All students at GDST schools are eligible to apply, and the winners are financial contributions towards studying a course with classical content.

When asked about what motivated her to apply for the award, Anyaa said ‘I really enjoy studying Latin and learning about Classical Civilisation. I wanted to take the opportunity to further my knowledge and meet more like-minded people. Much of the work I have done in Latin has been on language. I found this really fascinating because of the way sentences can be structured. Finding out about different suffixes and prefixes helped me to understand where words in English came from. I was awarded an Academic Scholarship in Latin for Sixth Form; I chose to do this exam in Latin because it is a subject I enjoy and translating Latin texts into English feels almost like second nature to me.’

To maximise her scholarship, Anyaa plans to attend a summer school, she said “This camp will be useful to provide me with the understanding which will help for A-level Latin when I start this course next year. After A-Level I would like to apply for Law at university, where the Latin I will have studied will be very helpful to me since it is used in many legal terms. I am also interested in doing a Latin course or Classical Studies degree, so Latin will be useful for any of these. I know that attending this summer school will help to further my knowledge and fuel my passion for this subject which is why I applied for the award.”

Congratulations Anyaa and Maddison, a well deserved recognition of the commitment and hard work you have put into your studies.

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