Latin

Curriculum Intent

Latin is the basis for a number of scientific terms and much of the English language; it introduces logic and improves literacy. Latin offers pupils the opportunity to extend their vocabulary, explore an ancient language and the ancient world. Fewer students study Latin up to GCSE, so it is therefore a great qualification to have —which helps you to stand out, when applying for Sixth Form / University.

Students can study Latin in addition to another Modern Foreign Language (MFL).

Overview by Key Stage:

Key Stage 3

Latin Learning in KS3 combines learning about different aspects of Ancient Roman life, associated vocabulary, structures of words and sentence translation.

From the beginning of the curriculum, students learn to value the precision of this language as well as the structure of language in general.

Key Stage 4

Latin at KS4 follows the Eduqas syllabus. The curriculum spans across four components and these are as follows: 


Component 1: Latin Language

This part of the curriculum teachers students to translate from Latin into English and English into Latin.


Component 2: Latin Literature and Sources

Students study a prescribed selection of Latin literature, both prose and verse, on a theme, together with prescribed ancient source materials. A choice of two themes is offered. Books studies include two themes 

Theme A: Travel by Land and Sea

Theme B: Superstition and Magic


EITHER

Component 3A: Latin Literature (Narratives)

Students study a prescription of Latin literature which forms a narrative, accompanied by adjacent passages in English. A choice between two narratives (either the verse or prose option) is offered.

OR

Component 3B: Roman Civilisation

Worth 20% of the qualification and assessed with a 1 hour open book exam.

Students study one of the two prescribed topics of Roman Civilisation. 

Overview by Key Stage:

Key Stage 3

Latin Learning in KS3 combines learning about different aspects of Ancient Roman life, associated vocabulary, structures of words and sentence translation.

From the beginning of the curriculum, students learn to value the precision of this language as well as the structure of language in general.

RSE Overview

Latin at KS4 follows the Eduqas syllabus. The curriculum spans across four components and these are as follows: 


Component 1: Latin Language

This part of the curriculum teachers students to translate from Latin into English and English into Latin.


Component 2: Latin Literature and Sources

Students study a prescribed selection of Latin literature, both prose and verse, on a theme, together with prescribed ancient source materials. A choice of two themes is offered. Books studies include two themes 

Theme A: Travel by Land and Sea

Theme B: Superstition and Magic


EITHER

Component 3A: Latin Literature (Narratives)

Students study a prescription of Latin literature which forms a narrative, accompanied by adjacent passages in English. A choice between two narratives (either the verse or prose option) is offered.

OR

Component 3B: Roman Civilisation

Worth 20% of the qualification and assessed with a 1 hour open book exam.

Students study one of the two prescribed topics of Roman Civilisation. 

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