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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Classics in schools are 'facing extinction'

The Times
January 03, 2007


Classics in schools are 'facing extinction'
By Alexandra Blair, Education Correspondent


The teaching of Classics in British schools has become a postcode lottery, with Latin and Greek likely to disappear from the state sector in some parts of the country in as little as five years.

A study into the demise of classical languages suggests that they could vanish from all schools within 25 years unless substantial changes are made to the GCSE.

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