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Key Stage 3

The first part of the  Cambridge Latin Course is taught to students in Keystage 3 via the Twilight Curriculum.  This is taught in tandem with the skills already required for Common Entrance and shortly to be required at GCSE.

The whole course provides an introduction to the Latin Language and  offers students a springboard into GCSE.

Students’ knowledge of the language and the vocabulary is tested frequently and rigorously.

In addition, students receive a grounding in knowledge of aspects of Roman history.

Pompeii is covered in the first term.  Thereafter, there are units on Roman Britain and Alexandria.

KEY stage 4

'Latin to GCSE Parts I and II' - two years (GCSE Latin (OCR) / GCSE Classical Civilisation (AQA)

LATIN Content
  • Unit J282/01: Latin Language 1 – subject matter will be mythological or related Roman domestic life.
  • Unit J282/02: Latin Prose Literature:  prose texts taken from the OCR Latin Anthology
  • Unit J282/03: Latin Verse Literature:  poetry extracts taken from the OCR Latin Anthology

The written exam

Practical work (Controlled assessments)

Paper 1:  Latin Language  – 50% of grade

Paper 2:  Latin Prose Literature – 25% of grade

Paper 3:  Latin Verse Literature – 25% of grade

·         None

  • Unit 1: Greece and Rome:  Stories and Histories
  • Unit 2: Greece and Rome:  Drama and Life
  • Unit 3: Greece and Rome:  Conflict and Carnage
  • Unit 4: Greece and Rome:  An Evaluative Study

The written exam

Practical work (Controlled assessments)

There are 3 papers, each lasting 1 hour.

Each paper carries 25% of the total grade.

The examinations are set on Topics 1, 2 and 3.

25% of the final GCSE mark;

Students present an evaluative study of the chosen topic.

The controlled assessment lasts 3-4 hours and carries a maximum mark of 60.

 Queries should be addressed to Mrs. E. J. Price, Director of Latin/Classics at eprice@wardenpark.co.uk