Latin A Level at West Kirby Grammar School
WHY CHOOSE LATIN?
The course examines some of the literature, concepts and beliefs of Roman civilisation which both in its own right and in its transmission of Greek culture has provided much of the framework for our ways of viewing the world.
CONTENT - Advanced Level
Accidence and syntax in accordance with subject specification
Vocabulary in accordance with A2 Word List
Verse set text: Virgil Aeneid 1 - Epic Poetry
Prose set text - Tacitus Annals XIV
Unseen translation and comprehension
- In order to progress onto Advanced Level courses you must achieve at least a D grade at AS Level in three subjects (excluding General Studies)
- See entry conditions for AS Levels
Examination at end of Year 13 - 2 x 2 hour units
Unit F363 : Latin Verse - prescribed verse texts
Unseen Latin verse, tested via comprehension and translation
Unit F364 : Latin Prose - prescribed verse texts
Unseen Latin Prose, tested via comprehension and translation
WHAT CAN I DO WITH LATIN?
Latin is a well respected A Level subject and qualification which has traditionally combined well with a wide range of Arts subjects and is increasingly valued in combination with Science subjects, providing contrast and balance to an A level course.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?
A good grade GCSE is needed to start the course together with an interest in language, literature and the culture of a key civilisation which contributed largely to our own.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.