Latin OCR (H043) (H443)
WHAT THIS COURSE OFFERS YOU
- Choosing Latin A-level will allow you to unlock the literature, culture and philosophy of the past.
- Not only will you explore scandalous poetry which had its author exiled for being so controversial, you will also take sides in a murder case which had deadly implications for the lawyers involved and changed the course of the entire Roman Republic.
- Students will have the opportunity to study Latin authors in the original and to translate stories from thousands of years ago.
- It is a great subject not only for those interested in languages and linguistics, but those more mathematically and scientifically inclined as it requires students to use logical processes to work out how to translate passages.
- You’ll enjoy this course if….
- …you are interested in languages or linguistics.
- …you like analysing literature.
- …you like logical puzzles.
- 5 GCSE passes at G4 or higher.
- G5 or above in GCSE English.
- G5 or above in GCSE Latin.
ASSESSMENT / CORE MODULES
- Unseen Translation (33%)
- Prose Comprehension or Composition (17%)
- Prose Literature (25%)
- Verse Literature (25%)
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
- Small classes mean tailored, individualised teaching for all students in the group.
- There is a strong emphasis on independent learning and research.
- Achieving well in a language at A-level will considerably enhance employment opportunities in all career areas and significantly boost earning potential for the individual.
- Latin specifically can lead onto many interesting jobs, as it is still very popular amongst employers from law firms to MI5.
- Notable people who studied Latin at university are J.K. Rowling, Tom Hiddlestone and Mark Zuckerburg.
- Other possible pathways include: politics, banking, teaching, journalism, academia, civil service, social work and media.