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GCSE Latin

GCSE Latin

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
  • Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
  • Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April

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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. 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 and looking at the literature and culture aspect of the course. Again, the emphasis is on translation of the original Latin, but within an overall understanding of these prescribed texts.

Prose Literature B
Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN
9780521578776
1. Druides
2. Tumultus et Rebellio

Verse Literature B
Selections from Aeneid 4 and 6
Aeneid 4, lines 279-319, 331-361, 381-396
Aeneid 6, lines 450-476
Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)

Literature and Culture

  1. Entertainment
    The Ampitheatre, The Theatre at Pompeii, The Circus Maximus and Chariot Racing, Dinner Parties
    2. Myths and Beliefs
    Roman Gods, State Religion, Beliefs in the After-life, Aneas, Romulus and Remus

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