Latin runs as a language for Years 9 – 11.

In Years 12 and 13 students can opt to study the culture and history of the classical world by joining A Level Classics.

Click on the links below to jump to a particular Year Group:

 

 

Year 9

Half Term 1

Cambridge Latin Course, stages 1-3:

  • Culture: life in Pompeii, housing, business

Internal Assessment: Yes

 

Half Term 2

Cambridge Latin Course, stages 4–6

  • Culture: drama, slavery, food

Internal assessment: Yes

 

Half Term 3

Cambridge Latin Course, stages 7–9

  • Culture: spectator sports, public baths

Internal Assessment: Yes

 

Half Term 4

Cambridge Latin Course, stages 10–12

  • Culture: education, political life, the disaster at Pompeii

Internal Assessment: Yes

 

Half Term 5

Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through history, mythology and Roman culture.

Internal Assessment: Yes

 

Half Term 6

Transition to Year 10 using Cambridge Latin Course, book 2

Internal Assessment: Yes

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Year 10

Half Term 1

  • Cambridge Latin Course Book 2a – Romans in Britain. Changing lifestyle and fashions; attitudes to an invading culture; grammar and vocabulary foundation for GCSE.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Assessment: Yes

Half Term 2

  • Cambridge Latin Course Book 2b – Alexandria. The cultures of Rome, Greece and Egypt meet and mingle, sometimes with explosive consequences.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Assessment: Yes

Half Term 3

  • Myths, legends and historical passages including:
    • The Trojan War: Greeks besiege the Romans to claim back the world's most beautiful woman
    • Romulus and Remus: brother kills brother before founding the city of Rome
    • Julius Caesar's assasination: a general and politician becomes successful - too successful - and is murdered by his own government

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Assessment: Yes

Half Term 4

  • Grammar continues to be studied using legends and histories.
  • Vocabulary drawn from GCSE prescribed list to equip pupils for future assessment.
  • Basic aspects of writing in Latin incorporated to provide fuller understanding of grammar.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes

Half Term 5

  • Myth and history form basis for grammar - materials takem from equivalent of GCSE foundation tier.
  • Source work introduced, chosen from a variety of topics - religion, entertainment, military life etc.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Assessment: Yes

Half Term 6

  • Source work continues
  • Prescribed Literature introduced for GCSE

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Assessment: Yes

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Year 11

Half Term 1

  • Improving breadth and depth of vocabulary through history and mythology.
  • Transition to comprehension for GCSE - skills and textual knowledge for literature.

Internal assessment: Yes

Half Term 2

  • Grammar and translation: Ablative Absolute, Passive verbs
  • Literature study ongoing, featuring practice of written answers for OCR prescription.

Internal assessment: Yes

Half Term 3

  • Grammar and translation: Result and Purpose clauses, Indirect Statement
  • Literature study ongoing of OCR prescription.

Internal assessment: Yes

Half Term 4

  • Grammar and translation: Review of grammar topics and comprehension practice
  • Sources for Latin (primary sources read in translation to prepare for examination)

Internal assessment: Yes

Half Term 5

  • Revision and exam preparation

External assessment, GCSE:

  • Language paper
  • Prose Literature
  • Sources for Latin

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