Latin (Cambridge Pre-U)

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Latin

Board

CIE

Outline of the Course

  • Reading of a range of authors in Year 12 to improve fluency & understanding of Roman literature
  • Unseen translation practice throughout the course and consolidation of grammar in Year 12
  • Prose composition – learning to translate from English to Latin (from the start of Year 12)
  • Reading the ‘paired texts’: Virgil Aeneid Books 2 and 10, beginning in Year 12
  • Reading the set prose text – Cicero: in Verrem 2, beginning in term 4 of Year 12
  • Learning commentary and essay skills throughout the course

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Verse Literature

2 hours 15 minutes

30%
(90 marks)

2

Prose Literature

1 hour 30 minutes

20%
(60 marks)

3

Unseen translation

2 hours

30%
(90 marks)

4

Prose Composition/Comprehension

1 hour 30 minutes

20%
(60 marks)

 

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