Ancient history essay success for Perse students
4 May 2021
Perse students successfully showcased their knowledge of significant figures from ancient times in the inaugural Cambridge Classical Association essay competition.
Kit Ward-Thomas and Will Sepanski (both Lower Sixth) were first and second in the ancient history section of the Years 12 and 13 category with studies of the first Roman emperor Augustus and his wife Livia respectively.
Carole Tucker (Year 10) triumphed in the ancient history section in the Years 10 and 11 class with her research into the first Persian emperor Cyrus.
Perse Head of Classics Seb Foster said: “I was delighted we had such a strong field of entries for ancient history in both the GCSE and A level categories. All of them took the initiative to research beyond the requirements of the syllabus, displaying excellent intellectual curiosity.
“I hope they enjoyed engaging with more ancient source material and secondary reading in the process. Well done to them all.”