Latin is taught to all students in Year 8, becoming an optional subject in Years 9, 10 and 11.
We use the Cambridge Latin Course, following its main character, Quintus, from the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed the city of Pompeii through adventures in Roman Britain and Egypt to a showcase trial in the city of Rome itself.
In the course students:
– Build up a range of Latin vocabulary and grammar.
– Focus on the Roman way of life, with topics such as home life, gladiators and the Roman army.
We follow the Eduqas specification, which consists of:
– Latin Language: students translate a Latin passage into English and answer comprehension and language questions about it.
– Latin Literature: students read two Latin texts and answer questions about them in English.