Classics - Latin
This curriculum, based on OCR A Level in Latin, has been designed to help learners develop their understanding of the Latin language and the related ancient literature, values and society.
This curriculum will enable learners to:
- develop an appropriate level of competence in the language studied
- acquire the language skills which enable learners to read literary texts, both prose and verse, in the original language
- develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the literary, historical and cultural features of the ancient world
- acquire the literary skills which enable learners to read ancient literature, both prose and verse, in its original language with appropriate attention to literary techniques, styles and genres
- apply analytical and evaluative skills at an appropriate level which show direct engagement with original texts in the ancient language
- make an informed personal response to the material studied
- begin to develop a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally
- be encouraged to develop research and analytical skills that will empower them to become independent learners.
The key features for the learners are:
- the opportunity to be inspired, motivated and challenged by reading widely across a range of set texts
- the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the life and culture of the ancient world through the literature studied
- the encouragement to develop and apply critical analytical skills, which will help learners in their future study
- the opportunity to develop linguistic skills which will help both in the study and application of English and other languages
- the separation of the assessment of unseen language and set texts in different question papers
- the chance to develop the language and literature skills needed to progress to studying Classics at undergraduate level.
Resources: John Taylor Beyond GCSE and Memrise; M. Owen ‘Prose Unseens’ (OPU) and M. Owen ‘Verse Unseens’ (OVU); teacher-made resources for literature.