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Latin A Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

Advanced Level

  • 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

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

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

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year

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