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Latin A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

AS and A Level Latin will appeal to candidates who have enjoyed Latin language and literature at GCSE and look forward to continuing to develop their translation skills and to reading verse and prose set texts in their originals by timeless authors such as Ovid, Cicero, Virgil and Tacitus. Students who wish to study Latin should enjoy the problem solving element of translating Latin and demonstrate a strong interest in the study and interpretation of literature.

Entry requirements

- Grade B in GCSE Latin.

If you have studied Ancient Greek to GCSE and would like to pursue this further, please do enquire as to its availability for the forthcoming academic year.


01 [33% A Level]: Unseen Translation
02 (17% A Level]: Prose Composition or Comprehension
03 [25% A Level]: Prose Literature
04 [25% A Level]: Verse Literature

Future opportunities

A Level Latin is desirable for a degree in Classics and can prove a great asset when studying for degrees in History, English, Philosophy, Modern Foreign Languages and Law. Classics graduates move on to challenging and interesting careers in many fields, including teaching and the Law. Notable examples are Boris Johnson, who read Classics at Oxford University and has subsequently had careers in politics and journalism, author JK Rowling and Margaret Mountford, Lord Sugar’s famed assistant on ‘The Apprentice’!

Further information

Latin complements Classical Civilisation, Modern Foreign Languages, History, English Literature, Drama and Classical Greek and is often enjoyed by scientists, mathematicians and musicians. Latin is one of the named facilitating subjects and regarded as highly desirable by universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

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