GCSE Latin

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 3 March – Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April

Boards
OCR

Length of Course
20 hours

Times
9am to 1pm daily

The principal focus is on translation skills, supported by revision of vocabulary, grammar and sentence construction.

Study for the majority of the course is centred upon translating unseen passages of Latin in preparation for the Latin language 1 and 2 components. Students will be tested in detail each day on the passage they have studied the previous day to ensure that they have a full grasp of the syntax, accidence and grammatical structures. The remaining time is given to workshops in which students will be given help, with their set texts. Again, the emphasis is on translation of the original Latin, but within an overall understanding of these prescribed texts.

Prose
Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776
Tacitus: Messalina
Pliny: Ummidia Quadratilla

Verse
Selections from Aeneid 1
Aeneid 1, lines 176-196, 308-323, 339-359, 367-445
Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)