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Latin GCSE equivalent at Christ The King College

Course description

Latin is made up of three aspects:
 Core Latin Language;
 Roman Civilisation OR Additional Latin Language; 
 Latin Literature.

Course content

In Year 10, you will study Latin Language with Roman Civilisation, based around the Cambridge Latin Course, but also beginning to learn the set vocabulary list. Towards the end of Year 10, you will also begin studying Latin Literature. Latin is a GCSE equivalent, and a pass in Latin counts as a qualification for the English Baccalaureate.


There is an exam of 1 hour 15 minutes for core Latin Language; Roman Civilisation and Additional Language are assessed by a 1 hour exam; Latin Literature by two 1 hour exams.

Future opportunities

University admissions tutors are always impressed by a student who has done Latin. So few schools are able to offer the subject now that anyone with Latin stands out from the crowd. If you know Latin, learning Classics and modern foreign languages such as Italian, French and Spanish is made much easier. Latin also gives you a much richer understanding of English and history.

In addition to pursuing the study of Latin beyond GCSE, those wishing to pursue many careers, for example those in Law and English, would benefit from a background of Latin. The academic discipline and rigour of the subject provide an excellent foundation for further academic study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years