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Latin A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

The key to a rich and influential literature and to a range of modern languages.

Latin gives students the key to a rich and influential literature and to a range of modern languages. Historical context and Roman ideas and values are studied as part of the background to literature and language. You will learn to think logically and analytically about language and literature and you will develop a critical approach to ideas of Roman society and compare them with those current today. There are also opportunities for developing research and presentation skills as well as trips to conferences and plays and, in some years, to Rome.

The work is challenging but rewarding and some students have gone on to study classics at universities including Oxbridge.

Latin A level is now offered by few state schools and colleges; it is a relatively rare qualification valued by universities and employers alike.

"Studying Latin has been a great opportunity to get to know the Romans, their language and their authors. The teachers help get you up to speed with an A level standard of work really quickly." Finn Jarvis


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Latin: GCSE grade 6 in Latin (short course GCSE acceptable).

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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