Studying Latin presents the unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of the language, literature and culture of the fascinating ancient world. We read a range of Latin texts from renowned Roman writers, including Cicero, Virgil, Livy and Ovid. This allows us to delve into the intriguing epics, poetry, politics and history of the Romans. The course helps students develop highly valued transferable skills, such as keen analysis, problem solving and attention to detail, making the study of Latin very worthwhile.
Minimum of GCSE 6 in Latin
- Translation and prose composition
- Cicero, Pro Caelio, 51–58, 61–68
- Virgil, Aeneid Book 2, 40–249
- Translation (Livy and Ovid) and prose composition
- Pliny, Letters 1.9, 3.16, 4.2, 4.19, 8.8, 8.16, 8.17, 9.6
- English: Pliny, Letters 1.12, 2.6, 2.20, 3.14, 5.8, 7.5, 9.12
- Ovid Fasti 2 267–358, 685–852
- English: Fasti Book 2
The A-Level is assessed through 100% examination.
Internal examinations will take place to assess knowledge and understanding.
- Unseen Translation (one prose and one verse text): 1 hour 45 minutes – 33% of A-Level
- Prose Composition or Comprehension: 1 hour 15 minutes – 17% of total A-Level
- Prose Literature: 2-hours – 25% of A-Level
- Verse Literature: 2-hours – 25% of A-Level
Exam Board: OCR
Are you interested in:
- The Ancient World?
- Languages (ancient and modern)?
- Culture and history?
- The challenges of translation?
Leading to a career in:
- Foreign Office
- Teaching and Research
This subject goes well with:
- Classical Civilisation
- Modern Foreign
- English Literature
Click below to learn about the course from Latin student, Lauren.