Latin A Level at Colston's Girls' School
Why study Latin?
The skills of critical analysis, interpretation, and logical thinking you will learn at Latin A Level will be attractive to all universities. When applying for any degree course a background in Latin will be recognised as an indication of academic rigour and achievement. Degree courses in Latin are very popular and many students take advantage of the opportunity to continue studying a subject they enjoy or combining it in a multidiscipline degree with politics, languages or in an allied discipline such as archaeology, European Studies or International Relations.
1. Unseen Translation Learners build their knowledge of vocabulary and linguistic structures through reading and studying prose and verse texts in Latin. Learners study texts written by a range of prose authors and the verse unseen author to develop linguistic competence.
2. Prose Composition or Comprehension
3. Prose Literature
Learners study two Latin Prose Literature set texts in depth. Learners also study additional literature in translation in order to understand the context from which the set texts have been taken.
4. Verse Literature
Learners study two Latin Verse Literature set texts in depth. Learners also study additional literature in translation in order to understand the context from which the set texts have been taken.
6 C grades and above.
Language - 80 marks 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
Literature - 80 marks 2 hours written paper
Unseen Translation - 100 marks
1 hour 45 minute paper written paper
Prose Composition or Comprehension- 50 marks
1 hour 15 minute paper written paper
Prose Literature - 75 marks 2 hour paper written paper
Verse Literature - 75 marks 2 hour paper written paper
Latin is a facilitating subject that provides particularly good preparation for degree in Medicine, Biology, Classical Studies, Law, Politics, History
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colston's Girls' School directly.