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Latin AS/A2 Level at Joyce Frankland Academy

Course description

At AS the course develops the ability to read, understand and appreciate Latin texts within their literary, social and historical contexts. There is a prescribed vocabulary list with which the students become familiar and a list of grammatical and syntactical features which students learn to recognise and analyse.

Candidates develop their language skills through a study of prescribed verse and prose texts, such as the works of Ovid and Cicero. Candidates will need to demonstrate understanding of literary techniques and have the opportunity to make a personal response to the texts.

At A2 students study Latin verse in an holistic way through prescribed verse texts, such as the works of Virgil or Catullus, and through responding to an unseen verse passage via comprehension questions and translation.

Candidates also study Latin prose through prescribed prose texts, such as the works of Livy or Tacitus, and through an unseen prose translation.

Entry requirements

At least grade B at GCSE Latin and minimum school entrance requirements.


AS and A2 are assessed by two external exams each.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joyce Frankland Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years