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Latin

Minimum Entry Criteria

Essential: 7 in Latin

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

Unit 1: Unseen translation

  • Students build their knowledge of the Latin language to become familiar with the vocabulary and linguistic structures.

Unit 2: Prose composition or comprehension

  • Students develop and demonstrate their knowledge of vocabulary and language structure by:
  • Translating unseen material from English to Latin; or
  • Showing understanding of an unseen prose text through comprehension and questions on grammar and syntax.

Unit 3: Prose literature

  • Students study two prose texts from a choice of Cicero, Tacitus, Livy or Seneca.

Unit 4: Verse literature

  • Students study two verse texts from a choice of Virgil, Horace, Ovid or Catullus.

Both literature components involve translation, and writing commentaries and essays.

Assessment

 
Type of Assessment
Duration
Weighting
1
Unseen Translation
1 hour 45 minutes
33%
(100 marks)
2
Prose/comprehension
1 hour 15 minutes
17%
(50 marks)
3
Prose Literature
2 hours
25%
(75 marks)
4
Verse Literature
2 hours
25%
(75 marks)

Sixth-Form-Programme-of-Courses-2023.pdf