Latin

Latin at KS5

STUDIED AT SIMON LANGTON GIRLS’ SCHOOL SITE

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 Book 10 and Lucan Civil War Book 1, beginning in Year 12
  • Reading the set prose text – Cicero: First Speech against Catiline, beginning in term 5 of Year 12
  • Learning commentary and essay skills throughout the course
UnitType of AssessmentDurationWeighting
1Examination: Verse literature - Virgil & Horace – paired texts2hrs 15 mins90 marks 30%
2Examination: Prose Literature - Cicero

1hr 30 mins60 marks 20%
3Examination: Unseen translation (Latin to English in prose & verse)2 hours90 marks 30%
4Examination: Prose Composition (English to Latin) or Comprehension1 hr 30 mins60 marks 20%