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A Level Latin at Spalding Grammar School

Course description

If you enjoy language, literature and history or you like finding out what makes people tick, then Latin is for you. Your prior qualifications should include a decent grade at GCSE and much interest and enthusiasm.

The first year of the course (AS Level) can be taken as a stand-alone qualification. Students can then continue into Year 13, and the AS qualification becomes the first part (worth 50%) of the full Advanced Level (A2) which is examined at the end of the second year.

The day-to-day activities of the course involve the development of the skills of translating from Latin, comprehension work and a probing study of works of literature. By the end of the course you will be able to read standard Roman authors unassisted and will have a sound understanding of English and Latin grammar.

The examination board is OCR, the only board to offer Latin. Assessment is by written examination only, with four examinations taken over the course.

In Y12 we study for AS Unit L1 (Entry Code F361) Latin Language and AS Unit L2 (F362) Latin Prose and Verse Literature.

In Y13 we study for A2 Unit L3 (F363) Latin Verse and A2 Unit L4 (F364) Latin Prose

Entry requirements

At least a grade B in GCSE Latin

Future opportunities

Students of Latin will have a great variety of potential degree courses and careers open to them. Promising Classicists will be given the opportunity to learn Greek in preparation for university. Large numbers of Classics graduates go on to find success in a wide range of careers, including banking, marketing, the civil service, law, journalism, publishing or other media work, as well as more obvious routes such as teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Spalding Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years