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Latin A-Level at Hereford Cathedral School

Course description

You have already met most of the grammar, whilst studying GCSE.  At AS and A2, we study the grammar and vocabulary in greater depth and also learn about history, politics, philosophy and religion of the Romans with reference to the set texts, which are studied as works of literature in their own right. Thus, by the end of the course, you will be able to read many of the major authors from the first century BC and the first century AD independently.

Course content

At both AS and A2 language and literature (Ovids’s Amores, Cicero’s In Verrem, Aeneid IV and Tacitus’ Annals XV.)

Entry requirements

GCSE Latin at Grade B.  Prospective pupils with less or no experience should discuss the situation with the Classics Department.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Latin at A Level is evidence of clarity of mind. Employers hold Classicists in high regard because of their ability to think logically, and their well-developed communications skills. Students who study Latin may go on to study Law, Medicine, History, Politics, Modern Languages, Archaeology, Theology, English  or Classics at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Cathedral School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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