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Latin A level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

You will build upon your knowledge of the Latin language at GCSE to enable you to develop a more confident and analytical approach to the translation of Latin into English and English into Latin. You will read, discuss and write about several different Roman authors to enhance your skills of communication, hone your analytical skills and further develop your skills of literary criticism. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the Roman context of the literature in order to support your understanding.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Unseen Translation (33%)
  • Unit 2: Prose Composition or Comprehension (17%)
  • Unit 3: Prose Literature (25%)
  • Unit 4: Verse Literature (25%)

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above in GCSE Latin or the WJEC Level 2 Qualification.


By written examination.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Latin still commands a great deal of respect amongst the academic community. A pass at AS Level enables progression to A2. It can lead directly to degrees in classics and law, but also to many other university courses relating to language, literature and history.

Further information

What equipment or materials will I need?

You will need: a Latin dictionary, texts, A4 writing paper, A4 folder, pens, pencils, highlighters etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years