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Classics - Latin

Latin AS / A Level

Who is the course for?

Students who enjoyed Latin at G.C.S.E. level and who wish to develop further their understanding of the Latin language and the literature of the Romans.

What can it lead to?

A qualification in Latin still commands a great deal of respect amongst the academic community. A pass at AS Level enables progression to A2. It can lead directly to degrees in classics and law, but also to many other university courses relating to language, literature and history.

What are the entry requirements?

Students must achieve Grade C (preferably a B) or above in GCSE Latin or the WJEC Level 2 Qualification.

What will students Study?

Students will build upon your knowledge of the Latin language at G.C.S.E. to enable then to develop a more confident and analytical approach to the translation of Latin into English and possibly English into Latin. They will read, discuss and write about a few Roman authors to enhance their skills of communication, hone their analytical skills and further develop theri skills of literary criticism.

How will students be taught?

Teaching will be in the form of whole class teaching, group work and group discussion. Regular homework will be set, including such tasks as translation, grammar practice, preparation of literary texts and vocabulary learning.



Two written examinations each lasting 1.5 hours.


Two written examinations each lasting 2 hours.

What units will students take?


Unprepared translation.

One prose set text and one verse set text.


One prose and one verse paper (including set text and unseen translations).

What equipment or materials will students need?

Students will need: a Latin dictionary, texts, A4 writing paper, A4 folder, pens, pencils, highlighters etc.

Awarding Body


Course Offer Conditions

Harrow 6th Form Collegiate expects to run courses that are offered. However, courses that do not recruit to a satisfactory level may be offered at another centre or withdrawn.

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