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Latin (Cambridge Pre-U) at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

Course description

STUDIED AT SIMON LANGTON GIRLS’ SCHOOL SITE

Board: CIE

Outline of the Course

  • Reading of a range of authors in Year 12 to improve fluency & understanding of Roman literature
  • Unseen translation practice throughout the course and consolidation of grammar in Year 12
  • Prose composition – learning to translate from English to Latin (from the start of Year 12)
  • Reading the ‘paired texts’: Virgil Aeneid Book 10 and Lucan Civil War Book 1, beginning in Year 12
  • Reading the set prose text - Cicero: First Speech against Catiline, beginning in term 5 of Year 12
  • Learning commentary and essay skills throughout the course

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Verse literature - Virgil & Horace – paired texts

2hrs 15 mins

90 marks

30%

2

Examination: Prose Literature - Cicero

 

1hr 30 mins

60 marks

20%

3

Examination: Unseen translation (Latin to English in prose & verse)

2 hours

90 marks

30%

4

Examination: Prose Composition (English to Latin) or Comprehension

1 hr 30 mins

60 marks

20%

 

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Latin guarantees a place on this course.  

Please note that applicants must also meet our overall entry requirements of 8 GCSE passes at grade 9 - 5.​

Further information

There will be a presentation on this course at our Sixth Form Open Evening in February.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year

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