Latin is a fascinating subject and includes the subject of language, culture, literature and history. It is also a rigorous and very well regarded subject at A-Level, helping students to develop the skills of precision, analysis and communication. These skills are sought after in many forms of employment, and of course at universities.
Are there any recommendations for entry to this course?
You should have achieved at least a grade 6 at GCSE in Latin. A desire to increase your knowledge and understanding of the language and how it works will enhance your enjoyment of the subject.
What will I study?
You will study Latin grammar and vocabulary further and apply these to unseen translations of both prose and verse, increasing your confidence in understanding complex Latin sentences. You will make a detailed study of a prose author like Cicero and a verse author like Virgil. In both cases you will analyse their literary
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by final examination.
What can study of this subject lead to?
Latin is an extremely rigorous A-Level subject and therefore is considered by many institutions and employers as intellectually demanding. Many students of this subject go on to careers in business, accounting, foreign service, medicine, dentistry, teaching and lecturing to name a few.
Is there anything else I should know?
Latin requires an enjoyment of history, literature and language. It is important to be able to develop ideas through discussion and written work, but also to love the more robust and consistent approach that intensive language study requires. To support your learning, a trip to Italy or Greece runs on a two yearly cycle.