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Latin A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Blackheath High School

Course description

GCE Latin builds on the work on language and literature covered at GCSE level.  Anyone wishing to do the course should have gained at least a grade B in GCSE Latin.

Aims of the Course

  • To develop an appropriate level of competence in Latin and a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally;
  • To develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the classical world;
  • To enable students to acquire, through studying a range of appropriate sources, knowledge and understanding of selected aspects of classical civilization;
  • To develop an awareness of the continuing influence of the classical world on later times and of the similarities and differences between the classical world and later times;
  • To enable students to develop and apply analytical and evaluative skills at an appropriate level;
  • To encourage an informed, personal response to the material studied.

Course content

We shall be following the OCR Advanced GCE in Latin.

Y12 students will take the following modules:

  • AS unit L1 - Latin Language
  • AS unit L2 - Latin Verse and Prose Literature

Y13 students will take the following modules:

  • A2 unit L3 - Latin Verse
  • A2 unit L4 - Latin Prose

We attend lectures aimed at sixth formers who are studying classical subjects, which normally take place in the early evening.  Latin students will also have the opportunity to take part in theatre, overseas and residential visits which are organized by the Classics department.

Future opportunities

Latin combines well with both arts and science subjects and encourages critical thinking, high level language skills and the ability to express oneself clearly in writing and orally, qualities which are required in many careers, including law, industry, finance, social work, education, healthcare, journalism and the arts.  In addition the academic rigour and the influence of Latin on scientific language make it a popular choice with those who wish to follow medical and scientific subjects.  Many students of Latin choose to pursue courses in Latin, Classics or Classical Studies at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackheath High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September